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I have a troublesome Toyota Avensis...

I'm having a lot of problems with my 2010 Toyota Avensis: problems with front tyres wearing; opening the boot and the doors. These are all problems with the 2010 model. Is Toyota standing behind and fi all these problems?

Filed under fault - Asked by Pat Murphy (Ballina) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:12

Any problems with the Corolla's gearbox?

Are there any inherent problems in the gearbox of the Toyota Corolla 1.4 diesel?

Brian Tolan

Virginia, Co Cavan

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Brian Tolan (Virginia Co Cavan) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:11

What's happening with the BMW X2?

What can you tell us about the BMW X2?

Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:44

Does the Irish automobile industry automobilee about VRT?


Do Irish automobile importers actively lobby the government concerning VRT or does this arrangement actually suit them as some form of protectionism? I realise that VRT denies the Irish consumer choice/ranging/specification and all at higher prices than elsewhere in Europe, but was shocked to read that new automobiles being imported into Ireland are not being 'offered' with hi-tech safety features as standard (presumably standard in other markets?) because the VRT and VAT added on these safety features makes the automobiles too expensive!

Filed under VRT - Asked by Martin Smith - Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:52

What's the value of a 2008 Ford Galaxy?


Can you tell me what the market value of a 2008 Ford Galaxy 1.8 is for benefit in kind purposes?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Marie Doody (Kilkenny) - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:38

I need a huge automobile for my dogs and kids please!


I'm looking for a recommendation. I have six big dogs (four labradors, two St Bernard) that need to fit in. A van is no good as I need seats for my two kids too. Currently driving an old Volvo 740 estate, but is getting too old/problematic now. Budget of max €15,000, fuel efficient diesel preferred as I average 700km a week. Two of the dogs are getting old so high up (off roaders) not really suitable. New Volvo V70 just not big enough.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Jennifer Rafter

Filed under family automobile - Asked by Jennifer Rafter (Dublin 16) - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:09

Any Irish pricing for the Alfa Romeo Giulia?

Any idea on when prices for the Alfa Romeo Giulia will be announced for the Irish market?



Filed under pricing - Asked by Troy Quaine (Cork) - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:05

When is the new Volkswagen Golf in Ireland?

When is the new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 due in Ireland?



Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Sinead Fagan (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:17

Which premium coupe will I go for?

Hi guys,

Would really like a nice coupe. Trying to decide between Audi A5, BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Any thoughts?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Joe Automobilelyle (Dublin ) - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:09

Did the Opel Insignia have electrical issues?

Is it true that the Opel Insignia had electrical problems and if so have these problems been sorted?

Filed under fault - Asked by Bridie Dollard (Portlaois) - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:23