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Has the Alfa Romeo Giulietta turned out to be reliable?

As the Alfa Giulietta has been available from mid-2010, has the reliability been any better than previous models?

Filed under reliability - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:07

With €20,000 what family automobile will we upgrade to?

We are upgrading our automobile as we have a baby with another on the way. My current automobile is an Audi A3 Sportback. What can you recommend? Our budget is about €20,000 including trade-in and we cover about 15,000 kilometres per year commuting.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Gillian O Riordan O Riordan (Cork ) - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:00

What will I upgrade to from a Mazda MX-5?

 I'm currently driving a Mazda MX-5 and loving it. It makes me smile every time I drive it. But with the latest payrise I'm contemplating an upgrade. Is there anything that will give the same driving experience or at least very close to and also be faster? I'd be thinking of spending up to about €50,000, but can be less or slightly more if I feel it's worth it. And no, doesn't have to be brand new, but like the MX-5 I want that amazing driving feeling and something that's reliable (or bulletproof as the MX-5 is).

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Duggan (Stillorgan) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:12

Any known problems in the 2007 Peugeot 308?

Do you know of any problems with the 2007 Peugeot 308 1.6 diesel?

Filed under reliability - Asked by John Ryan (Cork) - Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:35

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