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How can a 1.6-litre diesel engine manage a automobile like the Mondeo?

I wish to get the 1.6-litre diesel engine explained to me. The Ford Focus has a 1.6d and now the Mondeo has a 1.6d engine. Can both do a good job? One is small automobile, one is large and heavy. Is 1.6d a good engine generally?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge) - Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:09

What's the fuel consumption of the Volvo V50 diesel?

What fuel consumption should I expect from a 2005 Volvo V50 2.0-litre diesel?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Mike Hawkins (Ballyhaunis) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 13:06

Any issues with the 2003 Toyota Avensis?

Any issues with the 2003 Toyota Avensis 2003 1.6? The one I'm looking at has 100,000 miles on the clock (160,000 kilometres).

Filed under reliability - Asked by David Hannan (Limerick) - Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:48

How does this Toyota RAV4 sound to you?

Is a 2003 Toyota RAV4 with 85,000 miles  (137,000 kilometres) on the clock a good purchase at €4,950 and is it a reliable vehicle?

Filed under pricing - Asked by Siobhain Monerawela (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:03

How much is the VRT on a 2008 Honda Accord?

How much is the VRT on a 2008 Honda Accord 2.2 diesel emitting 137g/km with 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometres) on a 58 plate? And why don't Revenue list them on the web site for VRT quote?


Filed under VRT - Asked by Derek Wall (Clonmel) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:35

How reliable is the Citroen C5 HDi diesel?

Is the Citroen C5 diesel 1.6 HDi a reliable automobile? At what km should it have its timing belt changed?


Filed under reliability - Asked by Ceppie Martin (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:48

Diesel Mégane, Focus or Citroen C4?

I have €9,000 to spend on a used automobile. What's the best out of these three diesels to buy? A Renault Mégane, Ford Focus or Citroen C4. Some Méganes seem to be six-speed so which would be more economical and reliable?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Tommy Fallon (Leinster) - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:33

How economical is the BMW X5?

What's the fuel consumption of a BMW X5 3.0-litre diesel?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by David Caprani (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:40

Why won't my Focus start after an engine change?

I currently own a Ford Focus C-Max - a 2005 model with a TDCi engine. Unfortunately I destroyed the engine when I drove i to water. I got a second hand one from a 2010 C-Max and took it to my mechanic to fit. The mechanic has swapped the new engine into it, but it won't start. He told me he has swapped everything possible from the old engine but it's doing nothing. Any advice would be gratefully received.

Filed under fault - Asked by Phil Brett (Cork) - Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:05

What's the pricing for the Dacia Duster?

Are your prices correct for the Dacia Duster Signature 4x4?

Filed under pricing - Asked by Vincent McInerney (Listowel) - Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:10