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Thoughts on these petrol engines?


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

What hybrid SUV will I go for now?

Hey guys,

Currently driving a Qashqai and looking to change to a hybrid, but local Nissan dealer said they won’t have hybrid Qashqais until 2020. What alternatives can you suggest please?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Dara Weston (Dublin) - Wed, 30 May 2018 23:05

How good is the Clio's air conditioning?

How good is the air conditioning in the Renault Clio Expression?

Filed under comfort - Asked by Joan Gardiner (Athens Greece) - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 05:26

I have a €3,500 budget for an economical automobile...

I have a budget of €3,000-€3,500 and want to buy a used automobile. What is a decent mileage I could expect for a diesel automobile registered on 2008 and after? Which brands are good and reliable?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Vis Heg (Galway) - Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:02

Value of a 2015 Kia Soul diesel?

What is the used automobile value of a 2015 (151) Kia Soul EX CRDi with 100,000km on the clock? It has a full service history and was recently serviced.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Mary Kinsella (Dublin) - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 20:48

Insurance cost for learner on 1.4 Peugeot?

What kind of price range would a learner driver be looking at for insurance of a 2013 Peugeot 307 1.4 HDi?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Cathal Flannery (Limerick) - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 08:55

How much VRT to impotr a 1995 Porsche 911?

How much VRT would I pay on a 1995 Porsche 911 Automobilerera Auto from Northern Ireland? I am paying £38,500 for the automobile, 87,000 miles, in very good condition.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Gerry Monaghan (Dublin) - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:57

Thoughts on this used Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Thinking of buying a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 manual five-door with side steps, a boot spoiler, window tint, alloys and fog lights, with 120,000 miles on the clock.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Andree Cushion (Pafos Cyprus) - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:28

Should an older camper mean vintage VRT?

I imported a 1972 Volkswagen T2  van from Europe. It is quite basic and not fully done up yet or restored. Revenue want to charge €800 VRT despite me paying only €800 for it when I bought it. I am being charged as a camper van, but I expected to be charged the flat vintage rate of €200 as it is over 40 years old. Should I not have been taxed the vintage rate? They say that is only for automobiles, but the website does not state that. It says all vintage vehicles and the VW T2 is a vehicle is it not?

Great if you could advise.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Ellen Armie (Dublin) - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:17

Do I pay VRT importing a Nissan Leaf EV?

I am planning to import a 2017 Nissan Leaf  from the UKl do I need to pay VRT?

Filed under importing - Asked by Raj Shah (Fermoy) - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:16

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