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Is the 1.4 TSI enough in the Passat, etc?

We have a 141 diesel Passat 2.0-litre and we want to change to a petrol VW, either a Tiguan or a Passat, but the engine size in both looks underpowered. What should we do?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Shevaun McDonnell (Rathmore, Co.Kerry) - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:38

How much VRT on this 2008 Volvo V70?

Hi, James here from Dublin,

Can you tell me how much VRT I'd have to pay on importing a 2008 Volvo V70 3.0 T6 AWD Auto? Mileage 105,000 miles.

Filed under VRT - Asked by James Nolan (Dublin 24) - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:35

Any light green Hyundai Tucson colour?

Did the Hyundai Tucson ever come in a light green colour?

Filed under paintwork - Asked by Kevin Bbehan (Dublin) - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:02

Why is the 95hp Polo so much more?

I was thinking in buying a VW Polo. Since the 1.0 65hp and 75hp petrol models are fairly sluggish, it's the next one up I am interested in, the 1.0 95hp version. But the difference in price between the 75hp and 95hp model is a whopping €2,700 (€19,295 vs €21,995).

I checked the price in the UK and, sure enough, the differential between the same two models is under £900. What's going on here? How can Volkswagen justify the huge price difference in Ireland? I suspect it's to protect sales of the Golf, but then that argument should apply in the UK as well.

At any rate I won't be buying one now.


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by KEVIN Deehan (Dublln) - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:51

Wiper and fogging issues in my Octavia.

I drive a 2007 Skoda Octavia Ambient 1.4. I am having problems with wet inside the front and rear windscreens, yet the automobile does not seem damp. Also, the rear wiper stops and starts as it sees fit. What would you suggest?

Filed under fault - Asked by Eoin Ryan (Waterford) - Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:23

Timing belt or chain for Peugeot 407?

Peugeot 407: timing belt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Harry JD Tate - Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:33

Which models is Volvo Pilot Assist on?

Is Volvo Pilot Assist only available in the "90" series automobiles (XC90, etc)? They are the only ones I see where it's available on the Volvo website.

Thanks Philip

Filed under safety - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:04

2014 Nissan Qashqai: how much VRT?

How much VRT should I expect to pay on a good spec 2014 Nissan Qashqai?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Paul Kelly (Limerick) - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:45

How much VRT on a 2017 BMW 4 Series?

How much VRT would there be on a 2017 BMW 4 Series M Sport Coupe with about 100 miles on the clock? Diesel automatic.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Joanne Lawlor (Firhouse) - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:03

How much could I sell my Merc coupe for?

Hi, I’m just in the process of getting Irish plates on my Mercedes E 350 auto Coupe BlueEfficiency (first registered on July 2009), which I’ve had in London for four years. It has a panoramic roof, electric mirrors, heated seats, satnav, AMG seats and 68,000 miles on the clock. How much can I expect to sell it for privately?



Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Dave Downey (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:36

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