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Is €300 too much to pay for an alternator?

Is €300 too much to pay for an alternator for a 2008 Saab 9-3?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Edmund Ryan (Kilkenny) - Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:00

Blue smoke and poor running in my Daewoo!

Hi, I have a 2001 Daewoo Lanos with 103,000 miles on the clock and every time when I start it a lot of blue smoke comes out of the exhaust pipe for about four seconds and it runs rough for about two minutes. The smoke also smells like burning. What could be the problem ?

Filed under fault - Asked by Colin Harris (Tipperary ) - Sun, 12 May 2013 17:02

What's wrong with my electric windows?

My electric window goes down ok but is sluggish going up. I have sprayed runners with silicone to no avail, sometimes no movement at all. I suspect dodgy motor, as I tried a switch from breakers, but same problem. Any thoughts appreciated, thanks

Filed under electrics - Asked by Frank Brady (Malahide) - Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:15

Should our family go for the Kia Sportage?

Is the Kia Sportage a good family option? We have three young kids and thinking of either 2011 or 2012. Thanks

Filed under family automobile - Asked by Helena Dixon (Ennis) - Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:11

What's the automatic Volkswagen Polo like?

Thinking of buying an 04 Volkswagen Polo automatic. Is this a reliable automobile and is there anything to be aware of relating to the automatic gearbox?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Peter Malone (Tallaght) - Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37

What will I replace by Hyundai Santa Fe with?

I'm currently driving a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0-litre 2WD... It's a lovely automobile and has great spec for its time - leather upholstery, a/c, cruise control, etc, but on the downside is poor on fuel consumption and motor tax. I drive about 20,000km per year - manily Dublin with about 10 trips to Mayo each year.

What would you recommend replacing it with?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Francis Rock (Swords) - Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:51

What new hatch should I replace my Peugeot 407 with?

I have a Peugeot 407 1.8 petrol with 133,000 on the clock and I'm looking at Mazda3, Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Leon, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or sticking with Peugeot 308 new. Any recommendations on trade-in of 407 and choice?

Thank you

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Donagh Lennon (Waterford) - Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:14

Anything to look out for on the Toyota Land Cruiser?

I am going buying a 2010/2011 Toyota Land Cruiser. Is there anything I should look out for in particular? What is your opinion regarding long/short wheelbase? Would automatic or manual be a better buy? I would not be doing a lot of trailer pulling?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Morgan O' Connell (Tralee) - Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:39

Toyota Land Cruiser or Audi Q7?

Hi, I am buying an SUV and I am in between a 2007/2008 Audi Q7 and a 2009/2010 Toyota Land Cruiser. Which in your opinion would be the best buy? Are you aware of any problems with either?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Morgan O' Connell (Tralee) - Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:10

How reliable is the 2007 Kia Cerato?

How reliable is the 2007 Kia Cerato?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Anna McManus (Newbridge) - Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:42


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