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How to sort insurance with US experience?

How do I insure my wife who has been driving on a USA licence for the last year, but is now transitioning to a learner permit as is required by the law in Ireland? Insurance underwriters don't seem to be able to flex to someone who has 17 years driving experience, has been driving an Audi A6 legally for a year, but now is mandated to hold a learner's permit until the mandatory 12 lessons and test is passed.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Paul Schneider (Dublin) - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:58

Can I buy a new Mitsubishi Lancer?


Would it be a mistake to buy a new Mitsubishi Lancer, as I read that production would not be continued and parts might not be available?

Filed under parts - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Tue, 01 May 2018 11:16

Timing belt change on 2008 Mazda3?


I live in Norvay and I'm going to buy a 2008 Mazda3 diesel model and I wonder if this automobile has a timing chain or belt and what are the intervals for this. Is it different in Nordic countries or the same worldwide?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Jan Olsen (FOLDFJORDEN) - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:53

Beeping sound in my Sandero!

My Dacia Sandero Stepway will sometimes make a beeping sound whilst driving but nothing comes up on the dashboard.

Filed under fault - Asked by Deborah Taylor (Wrexham) - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:33

Belt or chain for VW's 1.0 TSI engine?

Does the VW 1.0 TSI petrol engine run with a timing chain or timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Samad Sapawi (Singapore) - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:44

VRT estimate for a 2017 Honda Civic?

I’m planning to import a 2017 Honda Civic Smart Plus 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo. No databases have this automobile and I can’t seem to get a VRT estimate anywhere.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Kamil Jastrzebski (Longford ) - Fri, 18 May 2018 14:05

Can a company import a automobile VRT-free?


We are an Irish registered company with an office and employees in the UK. We have a UK-purchased automobile (purchased new in 2015 and in the company name since) that is used by a UK employee as a company automobile. One of our employees here in Ireland is due a automobile and is happy to drive the UK automobile. Thus we wish to import and register the automobile here in Ireland at the head office. Can we import and register here without incurring VRT?


Filed under VRT - Asked by Harry Lawlor (Co Limerick) - Fri, 25 May 2018 14:24

Thoughts on these petrol engines?


Is the 1.2 TCe petrol engine in the Renault Kadjar any good? It’s something I’ve been looking at buying (used), but I get the impression from reading various comments and reviews online that it seems rather gutless in terms of power/torque and the economy is just ok. I know the 1.5 dCi is the default choice, but my mileage (roughly 7,000km per year mainly urban) doesn't justify a diesel. Peugeot’s 1.2 on the other hand seems to be excellent and highly regarded. Yet it’s the same size?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Seamus Hadrill (Dublin) - Wed, 30 May 2018 11:05

What hybrid SUV will I go for now?

Hey guys,

Currently driving a Qashqai and looking to change to a hybrid, but local Nissan dealer said they won’t have hybrid Qashqais until 2020. What alternatives can you suggest please?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Dara Weston (Dublin) - Wed, 30 May 2018 23:05

How good is the Clio's air conditioning?

How good is the air conditioning in the Renault Clio Expression?

Filed under comfort - Asked by Joan Gardiner (Athens Greece) - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 05:26

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