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Toyota Avensis or Ford Mondeo for reliability?

Which 2008 diesel automobile is best value and gives least trouble: Ford Mondeo 1.8 diesel or Toyota Avensis 2.0?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Paddy Byrne (Mullingar) - Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:21

I have €4,000 for a small automatic automobile...

Willing to spend €4,000 on a small automatic. Any suggestions what I should look for?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Samm Panka (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:09

What will I replace my Nissan Micra with?

I intend changing my automobile in the next two or three months. Currently I have a Nissan Micra, but I would like to buy a more solid and comfortable automobile this time. I do about 5,500 miles a year. I would be interested to know what make of automobile you would suggest and whether a diesel automobile is worth considering.

Thank you.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eileen D - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:18

Most fuel-efficient nearly new automobiles for €15k?

What are the more fuel efficient nearly new, small or medium sized family automobiles you can get for around the €15,000 mark?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Niamh Roche (Drogheda) - Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:22

Should I go for an automatic Volvo S40?

I'm looking at a Volvo S40, automatic. Are there any disadvantages of an automatic over a manual? Are there any reports about Volvo S40 gearboxes?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Nabeel Alhamdy (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 22:07

Much difference between BMW 318i and 320i?


I have €15-17k and want to buy a BMW, either 318 or 320. Is there much of a difference between the two? Or has either had more problems? Hoping to get a 2009.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Vinnie Mc (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:12

Thoughts on the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel?

How reliable are the Nissan Qashqai? I am thinking of buying a 1.5 diesel... are they economical?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Colette Fitzpatrick (Wexford, Ireland) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:20

Are the Opel Zafira diesel good or bad?

Are the Opel Zafira diesel good or bad?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Eric Graham (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:32

My VW Transporter is vibrating...

Good day,

I am referring to a question sent in by Ken Maher (Ballyger, Co.Galway) on 16 March 2014. He asked about a 2004 VW Transporter that had a vibration at about 2,000rpm when under power/load. I am experiencing the exact same problem with my 2007 Transporter T5. Was there ever a reason other than the CV joints?

Filed under fault - Asked by Derek Wormald (Queenstown) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:13

Does this Avensis have a timing belt?

Does a 2008 Toyota Avensis D-4D have a timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Kieran Boyle (Nenagh) - Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:01