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Should I tell buyers my automobile's mileage is higher?

Hi there - I have a query regarding selling my automobile. A year ago I bought a 2002 Ford Focus from my brother, as he couldn't afford to keep two automobiles on the road. It was in great running order; however the instrument panel was not working, so the speedometer, odometer all the gauges etc wouldn't work. My brother sourced a second hand instrument cluster and had it fitted, and everything worked perfect EXCEPT, the mileage had gone from approx 90,000 to 70,000, as that was the mileage on the second hand cluster. My problem is now I want to sell on the Focus, and I don't know how to approach the mileage issue with potential buyers. Obviously it wasn't my intention to clock the automobile, it just turned out that way - any suggestions?

Filed under mileage - Asked by Morgan Casey (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:24

How much is my Skoda Octavia vRS worth?

How much is my 2009 facelift Skoda Octavia vRS TDI realistically worth? It is a rare but desirable satin grey metallic example with 68,000km on the clock - driving perfectly. I am finding it hard to work this out. Any feedback would be appreciated!

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by M L (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:03

Are Volkswagen Golf Estates reliable?

Are Volkswagen Golf Estates reliable? I've heard they have electrical problems. The one I'm looking at is 2002 registered.


Filed under reliability - Asked by Gavin Ward (Dublin) - Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:44

How much is my BMW 325i Coupé worth?

How much is my BMW 325i Coupé worth? It has 30,000 miles on it (48,000 kilometres) and is a 2007 automobile bought here in Ireland from a main dealer.

Thank you

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Peter McTigue (Cork) - Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:12

Can I get a spare wheel for my new Kia Rio?

My new Kia Rio has no full spare wheel. I would be unable to put the contraption left in the boot on if I get a puncture. Can I buy a spare wheel from a scrap yard and will it have to be a Kia Rio wheel?


Filed under tyres - Asked by Pad Kennedy (Naas) - Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:58

How much is my Volkswagen Passat worth?

How much would my 2007 Volkswagen Passat Highline be worth now? It's 1.9 TDI (with red DI), leather interior, air conditioning, 6 CD changer and heated front seats. It has around 170,000 miles on the clock.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Pierce Bowen (Wexford) - Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:53

Should a dealer be asking me to pay an import's VRT?

I Am buying a automobile from a small dealer, he has brought it in from the UK. He wants me to pay with bank transfer or draft & wait for it to clear before letting me drive away in the automobile or getting the automobile registered or paying the VRT. Also he wants me to pay the VRT as he is not TAN registered? What are your thoughts?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Philip C - Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:52

For €5,000, what automobile would suit my wife, just learning to drive?

I want to buy the missus a automobile. She is just learning to drive and she'll need to ferry our one-year-old around too. I don't want to spend too much, about €5,000 maximum, no real preference for make or model, but I want something safe, easy to drive, with good visibility. Low tax a bonus. Any ideas?

Filed under learner - Asked by Johnny B (Dublin) - Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:43

What family automobile do you recommend?

Hi, what family automobile do you recommend for €6,000 budget and good resale value? I need this for only nine months.

Filed under family automobile - Asked by Srinivas Rao (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:34

Should I consider a UK import?

Do you think UK imports reliable? What about rust under body from salt? What about clocking?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jason Kelly (Dublin 18) - Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:44



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