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Any problems with the 2006 Ford Focus diesel?

Hi, I am looking at buying a 2006 Ford Focus Ghia Diesel with 74,000 miles on the clock. Can you advise any problems with this automobile?

Thanks a million

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by David Pendlebury (Bettystown) - Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:46

Is the Opel Insignia a reliable family automobile?

I'm thinking of buying a second hand Opel Insignia. Just wondering are they a good reliable family automobile?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Stephen Berry (Automobilelow) - Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:35

How would you rate the Peugeot 3008?

How would you rate the Peugeot 3008? Say out of 10. Looking at a 2012 model with 35,000km on the clock.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by James O Reilly (Cork) - Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:52

Surely tax on a Volkswagen Polo Sport can't be €570?!

How much is the road tax on a 2009 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Sport auto petrol? One example is showing as €570 tax, which can't be right, can it?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Barry Charles (Dublin) - Sat, 05 Jan 2013 18:26

When should I change my Jetta's timing belt?

I have a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta with 102,000km on the clock. When should I change the timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Noel Ferry (Letterkenny) - Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:16

Does Toyota sell the petrol RAV4 with four-wheel drive?

Is it possible to get a 4x4 petrol Toyota RAV4 in Ireland?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Nessa Kenny (Dublin) - Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:13

Timing belt or chain for my Nissan X-Trail?

Has the 2005 Nissan X-Trail 2.2 diesel got a timing belt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by James Doyle (Dublin) - Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:52

Can you help us choose a large seven-seat family automobile?

Hello! We have a Peugeot 307 SW 1.6 petrol. We are due our fourth baby in the spring and are researching to find a full seven-seater (which could comfortably fit seven adults) preferably with low road tax. We think the full seven-seater is better from a safety point of view and aren't concerned about how this affects boot space. The newer models with low road tax are quite a bit more expensive but I assume are cheaper in the long run! What would you recommend? Value for money and safety essential!.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Feena Farrell (Kilcock) - Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:03

Toyota RAV4 or Volkswagen Tiguan?

I am looking to change my three-door Audi A3 for a four-door automobile. I'm looking at Volkswagen Tiguan or Toyota RAV4 (2008/9). I have a dog so need the extra room. Any comments?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Patsi Kennedy (Wexford) - Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:00

Why do UK dealers offer larger discounts than Irish ones?

I was looking at some UK owner forums while researching new automobiles and was struck by the level of discount people seen to achieve. Figures of 15% and 17% seemed very achievable with large "dealer contributions" being mentioned, even on high-spec BMWs and Mercedes. I have never been able to get anything close to this in Ireland. Am I a poor negotiator or do Irish dealers not have the margin to do this? What discount levels are possible in your experience?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Andrew Kelly (Limerick) - Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:10


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