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Belt or chain for VW's 1.0 TSI engine?

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

VRT estimate for a 2017 Honda Civic?

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

Can a company import a automobile VRT-free?


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

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