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Can I have my automobile registered in another county?

I live in Wicklow but I would like my new automobile to have Kildare reg plates as this is my native county. Is this possible?

Filed under registration - Asked by Neville Case (Wicklow) - Sun, 17 Jul 2011 23:07

Can I get a discount on a new BMW 520d?

Hi, I would like to know if it's possible to get a discount on a new BMW 520d from a BMW dealer. I have seen on the internet that it seems to be common practice in other countries but have not heard anything about what happens in Ireland. Thanks.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Sarah Jones (Limerick) - Sat, 16 Jul 2011 03:33

Toyota Yaris or Kia Picanto?

I would like to buy a small automobile. I am looking at the Toyota Yaris or Kia Picanto. Can you tell me what you think about these two automobiles?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jomy Jose (Kilkenny) - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:02

What luxury automobile suits a short driver?


I am 163 centimetres tall (5 foot 3 inches). I am realy confused about my dream automobiles and I want to know if they suit me or not. One of these automobiles is the BMW 750iL. The second one is the Range Rover Sport Supercharged.

What do you think?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Tariq Konounah (Khartoum) - Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:24

Should my head gasket be under warranty?

Hi, I had my head gasket done on the automobile last October and it has now gone again and it's only July. What I would like to know is, is the garage who did it first time required to do it under guarantee? I thought with something like that there should be some sort of guarantee with it.

Filed under warranty - Asked by Steve Rutter (Shrewsbury) - Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:20

What value is my Opel Astra?

Hi guys,

What is the value of my automobile for insurance purposes, please. It is a 2009 Opel Astra 1.3 CDTi saloon with 45000 km on the clock.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Dermot Lucey (Cork) - Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:35

Can I do PCP on a second-hand automobile?

Is it possible to do a PCP on a second-hand automobile from a garage or does it have to be new? I was considering doing this with a F10 BMW 5 Series and taking the worry out of depreciation etc. I would have a sizeable deposit.

Filed under finance - Asked by Paul Byrne (Drogheda) - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:16

When is the seven-speed auto Mercedes E-Class coming?

Any idea when the new revised Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the seven-speed automatic and lower emissions will be released and if prices will be reduced in line with lower VRT rates?



Filed under new automobile ordering - Asked by Andrew Kelly - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:30

Where do I get a new key fob for my Saab?

Where can I get a key fob for a Saab 9-3 1.9 TD without having to take out a bank loan? Is there some place on the Long Mile Road in Dublin?


Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Mike Mc Donald (Dublin) - Mon, 23 May 2011 15:48

What estate automobile should I pick?

i have a choice bewteen an Opel Insignia Estate, BMW 320d Estate, a Skoda Superb Estate or a Volkswagen Passat Estate. each of of these are diesel. What would you think is the best automobile?

Thanks for your help.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Larry Murphy (Navan) - Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:07