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I'm planning to buy a Honda Civic Hybrid (2007-2008) 1.3-litre CVT from the UK with average mileage and full service history. Are there any problems with this particular model and what should I look for?
Filed under reliability - Asked by Alex Parvu (Dublin) - Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:35
I am looking at a 2008 Peugeot 307 HDi 1.6 Sport with 70k miles on the clock; anything I should look out for? Any problems with this model?
Filed under reliability - Asked by Jack Doyle (Enniscorthy) - Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:35
Hi, I'm looking to buy either a 2005 Peugeot Expert van for around €3,500 with 75,000 miles on the clock or a 2005 Ford Transit Connect T220 van with 120,000 miles for the sameish price. What would be the best one to buy and what problems would I have to look out for?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ruairi Mc Automobilethy (Mullagh Co Cavan) - Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:03
What kind of tyres should be on a 2012 Audi A4 Technik? Sshould they be run-flat tyres?
Filed under tyres - Asked by Noel Ryan (Waterford) - Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:13
I usually buy a new automobile every three years, which means I'm due to trade in my two-year-old Toyota RAV4 diesel at the end of 2018. Will my diesel be accepted against a hybrid?
Filed under diesel - Asked by Dan Dineen (Cork) - Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:44
I currently drive a BMW 330d Touring. It's been a great servant and never missed a beat in the four years I've owned it, but it's coming to the time to move on. With the future of diesel looking at best unsure, what would be your recommendation for a long term replacement?
Typically I like to hold a automobile for about five years and in an ideal world to buy a one-year-old automobile. Looking for something practical yet fast, engaging and comfortable. A plug in electric automobile is out as I don't have and cannot get a power point installed in the apartment complex that I live in. Typically I do only 11,000km per year in this automobile and 90 per cent of the time is on motorway runs.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by David Smyth (Dublin) - Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:01
I love saloons (memories), but my wife says they are too big. What saloon, up to four years old, would look not much bigger than an Opel Astra hatchback?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:21
I have a 2011 SEAT Leon Ecomotive SE 1.6 diesel and the stop-start system is not working. It seems to have decided to stop working and when I try to use it the message on my dashboard is 'start/stop is not possible.' I have checked the tyres and the pressure and they seem to be within spec. Can you advise what I need to do to get it back working?
Filed under fault - Asked by Anne Marie Connolly (Mullingar) - Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:06
I am completely baffled about petrol vs diesel vs hybrid. I am looking to trade in a Skoda Octavia 1.6 diesel for a second hand automobile, but I am being told not to get diesel again as petrol is now being encouraged. I think hybrid looks too expensive and electric does not seem viable at this point. The additional problem is that there seems to be very little choice in a family saloon in petrol with a 2016 or 2017 reg.
Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by John White (Newbridge) - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 22:32
If I import a automobile from the UK, do any manufacturers provide the balance of the new automobile warranty once the automobile has been re-registered here if the automobile is still in warranty in UK?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Simon M (Dublin) - Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:08