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What's better in a small automobile? Trad auto or new DSG?

Which type of automatic gearbox is better in a small automobile? We're considering a conventional automatic in the Ford Fiesta or a DSG dual-clutch system in rival model.

Filed under automatic - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:38

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt interval

I'm thinking of buying a 2.2-litre diesel, 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with 50,000 miles on the clock and I'm concerned about the timing belt. What is the recommended timing belt interval please?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Liam D'Arcy (Dublin) - Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:25

What should I look out for on 2009 Honda Accord diesel?

What should I look out for when buying 2009 Honda Accord i-DTEC?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Eoin Lorigan (Portlaoise) - Tue, 02 Oct 2012 19:07

Should an Audi A6 clutch need replacement this soon?

Is it common for a 2010 Audi A6 TDI to require a clutch replacement at 42,000km?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Patrick Hickey (Limerick) - Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:45

Do you know of any issues with the 2008 Audi A5 2.7 TDI?

Could a 2008 Audi A5 2.7 TDI with 150,000km on the clock have any issues that I should be aware of before purchasing?

Filed under fault - Asked by Jonny Bradley - Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:23

Does BMW know something about 2013 VRT rates?

I've just seen the 2013 price list on BMW's website. In the last few days, BMW has changed the VRT rates on its automobile configurator from the current rates, to what I presume must be the new anticipated rates. Band A and B appear split and have risen a lot. Prices have obviously risen as a result. Does BMW have information nobody else has or is it just taking a chance based on rumours from the Department of Finance? Do you have any knowledge of this?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Andrew Kelly (Limerick) - Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:30

Is it possible to retro-fit a reversing camera to my Golf?

Can the rear view reversing camera be retrofitted to a MK6 Volkswagen Golf Edition-R? If so how much would it cost?

Filed under aftermarket - Asked by Eoin S (Dublin) - Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:51

Can I replace my tyres with higher profile items?

Hi, my automobile needs two new front tyres (Ford Focus). I have two very good tyres that I could put on it but they are slightly different. The tyres on the automobile are 195/50 R15 and the tyres I have are 195/55 R15. Is it possible to put them on the automobile?


Filed under tyres - Asked by James Cummins (Co.Dublin) - Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:23

Which diesel Golf to buy?

Hello. I want to buy a 2009 Volkswagen Golf 2.0-litre diesel, but my question please is how does it compare with the fuel efficency of a 1.6-litre diesel Golf? Which is more fuel efficent? I don't do huge driving, just 60-80 kilometres a trip. Please help!

Thank you.

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Lorraine O Connor - Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:29

Can you clarify the price of the Dacia Duster 4x4?

Is the real price of Dacia Duster 4x4 €14,990 as shown on this site or €18,990 as on the Dacia site?

Filed under pricing - Asked by Rolande Hall (Shannon, Co. Clare) - Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:40