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I am considering buying a Renault Grand Scenic Limited. I have had several Scenics and my experience has always been good. But I am wondering is the panoramic sunroof likely to be a source of problems?
Filed under bodywork - Asked by Brendan Scully (Dublin) - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:39
I have a 2017 C-Class Mercedes (C 300) that I keep in Spain for when I visit. As it's one of these modern automobiles permanently connected to the internet, the battery only lasts 4-5 weeks. As I don't have any means to keep it charged, would it do any harm if I disconnected one of the battery cables to keep the battery charged up?
Filed under electrics - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:58
How do I insure my wife who has been driving on a USA licence for the last year, but is now transitioning to a learner permit as is required by the law in Ireland? Insurance underwriters don't seem to be able to flex to someone who has 17 years driving experience, has been driving an Audi A6 legally for a year, but now is mandated to hold a learner's permit until the mandatory 12 lessons and test is passed.
Filed under insurance - Asked by Paul Schneider (Dublin) - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:58
Would it be a mistake to buy a new Mitsubishi Lancer, as I read that production would not be continued and parts might not be available?
Filed under parts - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Tue, 01 May 2018 11:16
I live in Norvay and I'm going to buy a 2008 Mazda3 diesel model and I wonder if this automobile has a timing chain or belt and what are the intervals for this. Is it different in Nordic countries or the same worldwide?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Jan Olsen (FOLDFJORDEN) - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:53
My Dacia Sandero Stepway will sometimes make a beeping sound whilst driving but nothing comes up on the dashboard.
Filed under fault - Asked by Deborah Taylor (Wrexham) - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:33
Does the VW 1.0 TSI petrol engine run with a timing chain or timing belt?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Samad Sapawi (Singapore) - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:44
I’m planning to import a 2017 Honda Civic Smart Plus 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo. No databases have this automobile and I can’t seem to get a VRT estimate anywhere.
Filed under VRT - Asked by Kamil Jastrzebski (Longford ) - Fri, 18 May 2018 14:05
We are an Irish registered company with an office and employees in the UK. We have a UK-purchased automobile (purchased new in 2015 and in the company name since) that is used by a UK employee as a company automobile. One of our employees here in Ireland is due a automobile and is happy to drive the UK automobile. Thus we wish to import and register the automobile here in Ireland at the head office. Can we import and register here without incurring VRT?
Filed under VRT - Asked by Harry Lawlor (Co Limerick) - Fri, 25 May 2018 14:24
Is the 1.2 TCe petrol engine in the Renault Kadjar any good? It’s something I’ve been looking at buying (used), but I get the impression from reading various comments and reviews online that it seems rather gutless in terms of power/torque and the economy is just ok. I know the 1.5 dCi is the default choice, but my mileage (roughly 7,000km per year mainly urban) doesn't justify a diesel. Peugeot’s 1.2 on the other hand seems to be excellent and highly regarded. Yet it’s the same size?
Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Seamus Hadrill (Dublin) - Wed, 30 May 2018 11:05