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Should I worry about an engine replacement?

I'm looking at a automobile advertised as having 18,000 miles on the clock, but at foot of ad it explains that engine was replaced after 148,000 miles and that new engine has only 18,000 miles on it. So the automobile itself has 166,000 on clock. I am wondering if the fact the engine needed to be replaced is in itself a red flag, and whether or not 166,000 is a huge mileage for a five-year-old automobile?


Filed under mileage - Asked by Gary Gallagher - Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:26

Thoughts on 2005 Citroen C5 diesel?

Considering 2005 Citroen C5 1.6 diesel; what is your opinion on this automobile?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Mairead Baker (Dublin) - Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:08

What's the 2006 Toyota Verso like?

Any issues with any of the Toyota Versos from 2006? How are the automatics in this range?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Byrne (Mullingar) - Fri, 04 Jan 2013 23:01

Does Hyundai's warranty transfer to Ireland?


I found your article on importing a automobile from UK very helpful, thanks. My question is, are there any issues regarding the manufacturer's warranty on imported automobiles? I'm considering purchasing a Hyundai in Northern Ireland and there is over three years left on the warranty; does this transfer without an issue when I bring automobile to the Republic?


Filed under warranty - Asked by Jim Cullen (Clare) - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:41

How much to tax a 2.2 Toyota Verso?

How much to tax a 2.2 Toyota Verso for one year?

Filed under taxation - Asked by John Hamilton (Donegal ) - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:45

How much to change a Honda Civic's belt?

How much would a timing belt for a 2004 Honda Civic 1.4 be?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Egis Racinskas (Dublin) - Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:34

Belt or chain on my 2.0 diesel Ford?

Does my 2010 Duratorq 2.0-litre diesel engine have a timing chain or a belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Andrew Brown (Whitstable) - Sun, 29 Jul 2018 17:00

Do I need to change a cracked brake disc?


I checked my brake disc (the front one) and there is a crack after a small part from the top of the disc got cracked out from an accident and everything else is okay except this part so is it safe to keep it or should I change it?

Thanks a lot for the help

Filed under brakes - Asked by Aziz Tariq (Kuwait) - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:08

Is the BMW 520d Touring a good buy?

Is the BMW 520d Touring a good buy in today's market?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Garath Smith - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:24

Which is best seven-seat to use as a taxi?

Which is best seven-seat vehicle to use as a taxi?

Filed under taxi - Asked by Thomas Murtagh (Dublin) - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:04

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