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Is the 2005 BMW X3 2.0-litre diesel permanent four-wheel drive or not? If it is would it be very hard on tyres and suspension?
Filed under tyres - Asked by Patrick Ryan (Tipperary) - Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:03
I'm looking at the following Ford Focus. I'm a cash buyer. What do you think I could get it for?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Sean Kelleher - Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12
Hi, I would like to know what you think of the new Mercedes-Benz M-Class with the 2.0-litre diesel engine.
I would also like to know if you have heard anything about BMW bringing out a 2.5-litre diesel version of the X5 in 2014. What do you think in general of both SUVs that are available at the moment and which do you prefer?
Thanks for your help.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ann Bourke (Limerick) - Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:53
What trade-in price would I get for my 2006 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Sport Comfortline with 155k miles on the clock?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Michelle Masterson (Dublin) - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:20
I want to buy a 2005 Toyota RAV4 4x4 2.0 D-4D (for lower tax). Are they underpowered with this engine? I need it to tow a large automobileavan. What do you thunk of these automobiles? I was also thinking of a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, but I have heard they can give terrible expensive clutch/flywheel trouble.
With regard to the RAV4, because they are permanent four-wheel drive (as opposed to part-time in the Santa Fe) would they be more expensive on tyres, tracking, suspension, etc?
Filed under towing - Asked by Patrick Ryan (Tipperary) - Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:03
Hi, we just had our second kid so in the market for a seven-seater. The Ford S-MAX comes highly recommended from friends. We've been offered a 2.0-litre S-MAX Zetec TDCi with 140hp, registered in March 10, with 28k miles on the clock, privacy glass and rear parking sensors for €24,500 in a straight deal (i.e. no trade-in). It has dual-zone climate control and electric windows so is a decent spec and is a UK import. I'd like your opinion on the S-MAX as a family automobile and on the price?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brian Keane (Dublin 16) - Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:51
How do I drift in a Jaguar XF with the traction control turned off?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Abdullah Al-barakat (Oman, Muscat) - Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:30
Question for you: 2009 Skoda Superb 1.9 TDI, 2008 Saab 9-5 1.9 Tid or 2008 Volvo S80 2.0 D: all similar price. Safety, reliability and economy are what's important and in that order!
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:41
Looking closely at a 2010 Volkswagen Passat, powered by the 1.6 diesel engine. It's the Highline model with great spec. My only concern is with the 1.6 engine: is it big enough for this automobile? Will I be dropping the gears to overtake etc?
Filed under performance - Asked by Michael Mulvey (Ashbourne) - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:00
I'm intending to buy the new BMW 3 Series (F30), but I don’t know if I should go for a 318d 136hp or a 316d 116hp with a better pack of options. I’m a calm driver, but I’m afraid that this difference of power could make a huge difference concerning the comfort. Could you please advise me?
Kind regards, Fernando.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Fernando Tenorio (Brussels) - Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:34