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Automobile was last insured in 2009? Does it qualify for scrappage?

I have an old automobile with an NCT 1/11 and it was last insured on 09/2009.  The automobile never got sold and was not used for 17 months. Is the automobile still eligible for the scrappage scheme?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Ado Bugu (Letterknny) - Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:46

How are registrations allocated to dealers?

Hello Paddy, How are registrations allocated to dealers especially in early January?

Are they issued individually or in blocks? 

Filed under registration - Asked by Jerome O'Connor (Wicklow) - Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:47

I need a good automobile for commuting in England. Can you help?

I'm moving to England and will have a 100-mile round-trip commute each day. I currently drive a 2006 Ford Mondeo Platinum 1.8-litre petrol, but will be selling that. What would be the best diesel automobile to buy with a budget of around £3,000 sterling?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jonathan Kelly - Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:37

Opel Insignia or Skoda Superb diesel estate?


We are changing our automobile under the scrappage scheme. We were looking at diesel estates such as the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer and the Skoda Superb Combi. The Superb Combi is well priced but it has a 1.6 TDI engine, which I think maybe too small for the automobile. The Opel is more expensive and you lose space and it is not as well specced. Or should I look at something else?


Filed under scrappage - Asked by Des Wynne (Dundalk) - Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:01

Why is my Skoda Octavia losing power?

Hi, my '05 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI is giving trouble lately. It loses power and even cuts out, but starts up again. I heard they have a wiring loom problem. Could this be the problem?

Filed under fault - Asked by Danny Duggan (Cork) - Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:11

How can I fix my rear demister?

I have a 2001 Skoda Octavia. The rear dimister does not clear all of the rear windscreen. Can you offer any advice?

Filed under fault - Asked by Brian May - Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:00

How did my VW Caddy get stolen?

My '05 VW Caddy (new shape) was recently stolen. They some how hot-wired it and drove off with it. Caddys have a coded key ignition and I have both keys and they had to break a window to get in, so how did they start it?

Filed under automobile theft - Asked by James S - Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:07

How safe are rear seat passengers in a seven-seater?

What is the safety record for rear seat passengers in a seven-seat automobile?

Filed under safety - Asked by Shane Oneill (Kildare) - Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:02

Should I buy at an auction?

I am a 24-year-old man looking for my first automobile. I am looking for something of medium size, medium to small engine and a solid automobile. I was just wondering is it a good idea to go to automobile auctions or are they a bit of a gamble. Or what could you recommend with a budget of a maximum of €4k?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Doheny (Kilkenny) - Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:21

Has the new Audi A6 got offset pedals?

If you've driven the new Audi A6, does it have the horrible off-set clutch pedal like the A4 / A5? 

Filed under gearbox - Asked by T Charles (Dublin) - Tue, 01 Feb 2011 20:36


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