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Risky to buy these old Alfas?

How reliable are 1999 Alfa 156 1.8 T-Sparks and 2000 Alfa 146 1.6 T-Sparks? Which would you recommend to buy?

 

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Michael Bell (Dublin) - Mon, 17 May 2010 16:58


Do older Renault Scenics have electrical problems?

I am thinking of buying a second-hand Renault Scenic, but I've heard the horror stories about window motors, coils and electrics. Did Renault sort out these problems? If so what year was that?

Thanks

Filed under reliability - Asked by Damian Lawless (Dublin) - Wed, 19 May 2010 16:35


Nissan Note report

Hi,

Have you a report on the Nissan note?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Pat Gibbons (Dublin) - Fri, 14 May 2010 12:03


What value for a Passat CC?

Have you any info on a VW Passat CC? What would be the value of a 2009 with 12,000miles?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Dan Neill (Dub) - Sat, 22 May 2010 18:06


A new MPV for a new arrival

I am thinking of buying a 2005 Renault Grand Scenic Diesel, would you recommend it? Are there problems with electrics or the engine or any other problems I should know about?

Should I go for a Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 diesel instead? I need room for 3 baby seats. Money is tight so cannot go above 2005.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ray Ryan (Limerick) - Fri, 14 May 2010 22:35


Which diesel hatchback to buy?

I am looking to buy a new or 2008/2009 diesel automobile and wondering which is best value: Kia cee'd, Kia Venga, Hyundai i30, Peugeot 308 or SEAT Leon?

Thanks

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:44


I want to change my Rav4 for a seven-seater, just not a boring one!

Hi, congrats on new website, hope it works well. I'm looking to change an '05 Toyota Rav 4 for a 7 seater, but don't want a boring looking rectangle type automobile! Any ideas for a decent 7 seater that looks good as well, maybe '07/'08, max spend €15k. Thanks.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Emer Kennedy (Dublin) - Sat, 15 May 2010 10:19


Replacing an Almera under scrappage

I want to replace my ten year-old Nissan Almera and I am told the Nisssan Tiida is it's natural successor.

I've seen very few few on the roads and cannot find a test drive report on it. Do you have any info on this automobile please?

My budget is up to €20,000 as well as the scrappage allowance.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Pat O'Regan (Limerick) - Fri, 14 May 2010 14:45


What fuel economy should I get in my 1.3 diesel Astra?

Hello, I drive a 2008 1.3-litre diesel Astra with a six-speed gearbox on a fairly normal driving pattern: start, stop, traffic-jams etc. and M50 motorway driving (in which I use the cruise control). What sort of fuel economy should I expect?

Thanks

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Alec Cowan (Tallaght) - Tue, 11 May 2010 17:04


Replacement seats for an E39 BMW 5-Series

I have a E39 BMW 5-Series. The automobile seat is basic and quite uncomfortable for me. I am quite heavy. Is there any budget options out there for seat replacement?


Filed under - Asked by Al Ca (Galway) - Fri, 14 May 2010 21:32






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