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Power comparison for petrol/diesel Golfs?

Is a 2013 1.2-litre petrol Volkswagen Golf Highline with 105hp the same power as a 1.6 diesel with 105hp?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Claire Automobileroll (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:19

Should you be recommending diesels?


I have the impression that on many occasions you can recommend a diesel as being a better option, and I can fully understand why. The problem is, it seems to me, that there is a huge degree of uncertainty over diesels, with widespread negative publicity and many cities proposing to ban them. It doesn't really matter whether this negativity is justified. The "uncertainty" will kill any market. Not only do you have to worry about where you might be allowed to drive, but also whether there will be much demand for diesels in four or five years time, when you go to sell. So economically, diesels might be a better proposition, but it takes a brave person to make that choice.


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:14

My Citroen's heater isn't working...


I have just bought a 2004 Citroen C5 and the heater blower does not work; is this a common problem?

Filed under electrics - Asked by Patrick Hehir (Kilmihil) - Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:01

Should Audi cover my A3 chain fix?


I have a 2011 Audi A3 1.2 TFSI with 74,000km on the clock and am advised that engine noise means new timing chain and guides need to be replaced. This seems to be a problem with the A3 of this year. Should Audi cover the cost of the defective timing chain, parts and labour?


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Filed under warranty - Asked by Michael Quirke (Dublin 18) - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:45

My 2015 Audi Q3 won't start. Help!

I have a 2015 Audi Q3 and it does not want to turn on the engine. It's as if the security system has activated a short current for the engine as everything else turns on. How can I correct this?

Filed under fault - Asked by Jose A Flores (Puerto Rico) - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 03:41

Will a Golf diesel with no DPF pass the NCT?

Will a Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI diesel pass the NCT test if the DPF has been removed?

Filed under NCT - Asked by George Irwin (Newtownards) - Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:41

When is my Mondeo diesel's belt due?

When is the timing belt change due on a 2014 Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi Titanium X?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Neil Wood (ST HELENS) - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:21

When to change my Meriva's cam belt?

I have a 2009 Vauxhall Meriva; when should the cam belt be changed?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Steve Hill (Bridgwater ) - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:00

Diesel Audi A6 or hybrid Mercedes E-Class?

2014 Audi A6 Avant diesel vs 2014 Mercedes E-Class 2.1 hybrid: which would you go for?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Tania Browne (Monaghan) - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:24

Value of a 2009 Citroen C4?

Value of a 2009 Citroen C4 with 200,000 kilometres on the clock?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Bali Bhao (Kilkenny) - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:52