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Filed under mileage - Asked by Philip Dawson (Dublin) - Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:33
I have a 2010 Ford Fiesta 1.25. It's a great automobile and fun to drive, but very uneconomical for a small automobile. Is this normal? I average 6.7 litres/100km (42.2mpg) by its own computer and manually checked to be similar.
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:48
Having recently been a victim of a automobile theft (they took my Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI), I am in the market for a new automobile. I am completely confused as to what to buy though; fuel economy is a major factor in my decision - the Scirocco was quite economical when driven correctly. I have been looking at Honda, both Accord and Civic though I am worried about the 2.2-litre engine size. Style is also a major factor and I have also viewed a Volvo C30 R-Design and Ford Focus 'WRC'.
Have a love of stylish hatches but not opposed to a change! Please help.
The insurance company will only give me €15,000 so that's my budget for now. I do about 30,000 kilometres a year so need something pretty economical, though I am single so practicality is not really a consideration.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Daniel English (Navan) - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:32
Are there problems with buying a automobile for which the road tax has expired more than three months ago? Are there problems if in the past there are periods where the automobile was not covered by road tax?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Bob Williams - Sun, 06 Jan 2013 07:27
How much automobile tax would I pay on a 2004 Nissan Primera powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Lisa Cumiskey (Balbriggan) - Sat, 05 Jan 2013 12:33
How much is the road tax for a 2005 Audi A6 powered by a 2.4-litre petrol engine?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Daniel Rozairo (Dublin) - Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:35
Hello, can you tell will it be possible to buy a new model Range Rover in commercial format or have one converted in 2013? It will be for business use and would be important to able to claim the VAT on it.
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Gerry O Reilly (Dublin) - Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:42
What will the VRT be on a 2011 Honda Accord 2.2 i-DTEC Type S? The emissions are 157g/km.
Filed under VRT - Asked by Brendan Dooley (Ennis) - Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:44
whats the new ford kuga like is it value for money
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Derek Sheehan (New Ross) - Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:27
I was going to buy a 2008 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Multitronic, but I have been told they give a lot of turbo and flywheel trouble. It has 143,000km on the clock. What's your opinion?
I had a 2004 E-Class Mercedes-Benz in Elegance spec, powered by a petrol engine. The Audi I think gives me the same comfort as the E-Class, but is diesel, which will be much cheaper to run. It is also in a low tax band, but I have heard bad reports from an owner regarding flywheels and the turbo. Mind you, the Mercedes was not without problems like the SRS, which cost me money.
Filed under reliability - Asked by James Murphy (Dublin) - Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:49