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Any ideas why my Skoda Octavia won't start?

Hi, I have a 2007 Skoda Octavia. It has problems starting when cold. It can take up to six tries to get it going. I have changed the air flow meter. Any ideas what else should be checked?

Filed under fault - Asked by Pat Doyle (Dublin) - Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:47

What's the sportiest automobile my €3,000 will buy?

What is the best "male" automobile to be bought for 3000 Euro?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Bilal Durrani (Dublin) - Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:08

Why is the Suzuki Jimny so expensive to tax?

I am confused! I saw a 2008 Suzuki Jimny 1.3 I liked the look of. Went on to motortax online to see how much tax for the year was. It said tax band 171-190g/km, which is 677 euros!!! Emailed dealer and he said tax correct. Surely something seriously wrong? My husband's Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0-litre is €660 and other Jimnys are 358 Euros.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Holly Darling (Wexford) - Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:20

How reliable is the Opel Vectra?

How reliable is the 2005 model Opel Vectra SRi 1.9 CDTi 16v with 150hp?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Craig Nolan (Dublin) - Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:39

How much is my BMW 320i worth?

How much is a 2000 BMW 320i M worth? It has 140,000 miles (225,000 kilometres) on the clock.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Davo P (Dublin) - Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:25

How economical is the BMW 520d?

What mileage per gallon would I get from a 2009/2010 BMW 520d?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Colm Costello (Dublin) - Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:07

Is it ok to put mis-matching tyres on my Toyota RAV4?

Would it be okay to put tyres not matching on my 2006 Toyota RAV4 D4D? Could it interefere with the four-wheel drive engaging automatically and are there any other things I should be aware of? These tyres are brought in from abroad and almost new and it's tempting to buy them as they are a fraction of the price of new ones.

Would really appreciate your advice on this.


Filed under tyres - Asked by Valerie Evans (Cork) - Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:40

Should I buy a Tata Safari?

Is the Tata Safari a reliable motor?

Filed under reliability - Asked by LISA MORAN (GOREY) - Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:04

What fuel consumption should I expect from my Renault Grand Scenic?

What fuel consumption should I be getting from a 2006 Renault Grand Scenic both 'urban' and on longer journeys? What factors affect the consumption?


Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Rory Byrne (Bray) - Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:34

What's the Mazda3 hatchback like?

I'm thinking of buying a 2010 1.6 d Mazda3 Sport five-door hatch. Is it any good and anything to look out for when testing?

Filed under reliability - Asked by David Lacey (Tipperary) - Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:03

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