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I have been researching replacing a Ford S-MAX (hence my questions to you alreadu!) and have been struck by the spec difference between the new model SEAT Alhambra here and in the UK. Most automobiles nowadays seem to be the same in the two countries, but with this model it appears to me that there is a huge difference.
We do not have the option of the more powerful diesels and the SE Lux in the UK comes with absolutely everything. The Irish spec is very basic in comparison with all the gizmos and leather etc. extra. Do you know why this might be? Based on my initial rough calculations I think I could buy a brand new model in the UK, pay the VAT/VRT and get a higher spec automobile for less.
What do you think?
Filed under importing - Asked by Andrew Kelly (Limerick) - Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:43
What is your impression of the 2011 VW Golf 1.6 TDI 105bhp?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jim Cotter (Limerick) - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:59
What is the best seven-seat automobile on the market, in terms of value for money and reliability?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by John Does - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:37
Hi, I recently bought a 2008 Kia Sorento (30k miles) privately and really like it. Everything has been great so far except for when I hit bumps in the road. The bang you get from going over bumps is quite hard and travels through your body. I did research on Sorentos before buying it but now going back I see there are suspension problems reported on Kias. Do you think if I replace the shocks it should ease the suspension problem and do you know if there is a type of shock that I should get a garage to install to try and dampen down the bang I get from bumps in the road?
Filed under fault - Asked by Ciaran Browne (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:06
What is the combined fuel economy of the Toyota Corolla?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Gerard Goggin (Waterford) - Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:46
I'd like to buy a sporty second hand automobile for around €3,000 but would go up to €4500. I have my heart set on a Toyota Levin. Is this a good choice & do they have any common faults to look out for? Any other good suggestions would be appreciated.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ciaran Mc Cashin (Drogheda) - Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:56
Hello the better half has a 2005 BMW 116, which has 16-inch alloy wheels. These are very badly buckled and have run flat tyres. Is it possible to fit ordinary 16-inch steel wheels and ordinary tyres on it and would any 16-inch wheel do the job i.e. VW Golf steel wheels?
Filed under tyres - Asked by Ruairi Mc Automobilethy (Mullagh Co Cavan) - Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:23
How much is my 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Comfort 1.3 worth? (has 95k miles on the clock).
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Ciaran Mc Cashin (Drogheda) - Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:23
Which are deemed the better automobile ( I know they are almost identical! )....the C4 Grand Picasso, or the Peugeot 5008. Legroom up front and even in the second row seems better in the 5008?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by David Weir (Co Meath) - Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:32
Hey, i'm looking to change my automobile at the minute and am thinking of the VW Golf 1.2 as i like the look of it and it will be cheap to insure, tax and run but as myself and my wife have a baby on the way i'm worried this won't be big enough. I don't do enough mileage to justify the extra cost of a 1.6 diesel and would like to stick to a max of 1.4. Do you think i should go ahead and get the Golf or is there anything else i should consider? My budget is 20k but i don't want a automobile older that 2010.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brendan Cullen (Dublin) - Tue, 06 Sep 2011 08:52