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My Octavia's engine dies sometimes - why?

My engine on my Skoda Octavia 1.9 diesel sometimes just dies when slowing down (possibly under braking) but then will start again without any problem. What could it be?

Filed under fault - Asked by Geoff Collins (Stockport) - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:12

What economical family automobile should I trade up to?

I am looking to trade in a 2008 Citroen C4 Coupé (three-door) for a more economical family automobile with at least four doors, low road tax and I have a tight budget. I need either a saloon or estate and have approx €6,000 to spend with my automobile - any recommendations?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Catherine Walsh - Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:34

Can you recommend a new automatic SUV?

Hi - in choosing a new automatic SUV to buy, what make / model would you recommend. Where possible, engine size to be less than 2 litres (1.9 fine) for insurance purposes. Indifferent as to petrol / diesel

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by John McCormack - Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:10

What's the best MPV for under €8,000?

What is the best MPV available for under €8,000? It can be either a five-seater (C-Max) or the full seven-seater. My priorities are reliability and fuel economy.


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by James Behan (Dublin) - Wed, 01 May 2013 16:42

Is the Nissan Almera reliable?

Is the Nissan Almera a good automobile? I have heard you could have a lot of problems with them.

Filed under reliability - Asked by Sean Brown - Wed, 01 May 2013 14:42

Is Dacia launching a new MPV?

Will Dacia launch a seven-seater in Ireland?


Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Peadar Cois (Dublin) - Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:37

Can you help me find a economical automobile for under €7,000?

I am looking for an economical used automobile for under €7,000. I do about 15,000 miles per year with a 40km round trip daily commute in city traffic so fuel economy is important - I am thinking diesel. I have two kids under seven so need space for those (although I have considered a roof box for them - imagine the peace!!!). In seriousness though safety is a factor - boot space not so important. Don't want to go over a 1.6-litre; what should I be looking at? Please help...

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Lisa Crowe (Dublin) - Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:33

Is my Golf worth anything in scrap?

Hi. I have a 1999 Volkswagen Golf that failed its NCT last week. The cost of getting it fixed is too high so I want to buy a new automobile. How much can I get to scrap my automobile?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Pippa Robertson - Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:23

Which 1.4-litre automobile for €1,200?

What's the best automobile I could buy for €1,200? Around 1.4-litre.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Paul Knowd - Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:11

Can I rely on the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Any common problems with Mitsubishi's 2005 Pajero Sport? I need it for trailer work.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Stephanie Bray (Navan) - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:14