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How reliable are second-hand Saabs?

I have always loved Saabs. I am now considering buying a used 9-3 or 9-5, maybe a 2007 model or thereabouts. I have heard that some models more than others can be very expensive to maintain, as major things go wrong with them, like the Turbo, etc... Is this true? Is there one model more than another I should look for?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Trish Gallagher (Wexford) - Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:39

How do I know if my automobile is due an NCT?

I have a 2007 Opel Corsa. I know I need to get the NCT done this year, but I don't know when it is due or anything.  Friends of mine are saying that they write out to you and let you know; others are saying that you need to ring up. My question is, does the NCT company write to customers who are due an NCT?  

Filed under NCT - Asked by David Phelan (Dublin 17) - Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:48

When is the timing belt due to be changed on a Leon?


How often should the timing belt be changed on a Seat Leon 05. is it 40000 or 60000 miles? Thanks

Filed under servicing - Asked by Donal O'Brien (Dublin) - Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:38

Which to buy - VW Passat or Ford Mondeo?

Which to buy, 09 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TDCi or Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Kevin Reilly (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:04

Why is there a difference in VW Group finance rates?

Why are SEAT and Skoda able to offer finance at 4.9%, but VW only does 5.9%? each of three are provided by the Volkswagen Bank, right?


Filed under finance - Asked by Paul Campbell (Irishtown) - Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:16

How much should changing the crank sensor cost?

I arrived at your site when I was looking for information on crankshaft sensors. I have to have the crankshaft sensor replaced on my SEAT Leon TDI FR. The dealer said the gearbox will have to be removed and that the cost will be around £300. Is this correct and a reasonable cost?

CH Belfast

Filed under fault - Asked by Colin Harvey (Belfast) - Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:14

Is an Almera loan automobile acceptable for delayed Qashqai order?


I ordered a Nissan Qashqai in December 2010 and was given a delivery date of early February. This was changed to mid/late March last week and the dealer offered a 2007 Almera until the Qashqai is ready. Is this a reasonable offer? Does it go on my insurance policy?

Filed under new automobile ordering - Asked by ERIC LEAHY (CORK) - Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:25

Is a second-hand Audi A4 a good buy?

Hi, I've been looking at upgrading my automobile and have been looking at Audi A4 around 2005/2006. They are all quite high mileage but is this something I need to be concerned about? I have been looking at , which seems a good deal and has 79,000 miles on the clock - what do you think? I do roughly 5-7,000 miles per year so not too worried about fuel costs. Is there anything else I should watch out for or take into account?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ciaran Reid (Mulhuddart) - Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:35

Ford Mondeo or Ssangyong Kyron?

What automobile is a better buy: a 2005 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 115hp Zetec estate with 89,500 miles (English import) and a tiny rust patch on roof; or a 2007 Ssangyong Kyron 2.0 XDI 141hp with 147,000 kilometres (Irish automobile) in good condition? I'm basically looking for a diesel with a big boot and I can get my hands on both of the above.



Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Dave Clarke (Automobilerigaline, Co. Cork.) - Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:56

How much for my 2010 Corolla?

How much should I expect to get for a 2010 Toyota Corolla Terra with 8,500 kilometres on the clock?

Filed under resale value - Asked by Shane Oneill (Kildare) - Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:16