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Can a puncture in a run flat tyre be repaired?

Can a puncture in a run flat tyre be repaired?

Filed under tyres - Asked by James Dundon (Dublin) - Wed, 12 May 2010 16:18


I need a diesel automobile for high mileage

I am driving between 800-900 km per week to and from work and I am looking to change from a 2005 1.4 petrol Volkswagen Golf with 133,500km (82,950 miles) on the clock, to a diesel automobile.

My budget is approx €13,000 euro but am not sure what to buy. I have looked at the Volkswagen Passat, but are there other options out there that you could recommend?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ollie Walsh (Donegal) - Tue, 11 May 2010 23:31


Is the petrol Volkswagen Passat short on power?

I am thinking of buying a VW Passat 1.6 FSI but have been advised not to as it is short on power. What do you think?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Stephen Scott (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 22:46


What do you think of the new Mazda3?

What do you think of the new sporty Mazda3? I have a budget of €30k. What would you recommend new that would have enough boot space for golf clubs and comes with strong accessories like a roof rack or boot rack for automobilerying a racing bike?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Anthony Dowd (Cork) - Mon, 10 May 2010 20:52


Comfortable, spacious and diesel for €8,000?

I want to buy a diesel automobile. I need space and comfort. My budget is up to €8,000. What automobiles would you recommend?

Thanks

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Neil Duffy (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 17:00


Buying a Lexus from a non-Lexus dealer

I have ordered a Lexus executive IS 220d for my wife from a Toyota dealer due to them having the best price in the area.

Is this a good automobile in the class and price bracket of €36,800? Are there any pitfalls to ordering from a non-Lexus dealer in terms of extra free kit or back up before I hand over the cheque? Delivery is in late June. No deposit has been paid yet. A factory sunroof is being fitted for an extra €1,150.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Pat Cashman (Cork) - Sun, 09 May 2010 14:32


Can I choose to have my county registration plate?

Hi there. Here's a different one.

I'm waiting to take delivery on a new van. I'm buying it in Dublin but live in another part of the country. I assume the dealer has to obtain the vehicle's registration number so my question is this. Can it be registered at my local office so that I have my county's index plate and not a 'D'. Nothing against Dublin, just that I am a 'local' business and would like the local number.

Thanks.

Tom Kelly.

Filed under registration - Asked by Tom Kelly (Limerick) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:43


How to buy an Audi A4 Avant from the UK?

Want to buy a 2001 Audi A4 (b5) Avant TDI in the UK private or from non-franchise dealer. How do I do this without being caught out?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jim O'Sullivan (Co.Cork.) - Tue, 11 May 2010 11:44


What options help a BMW 5 Series retain its value?

I am thinking of buying a BMW 520d second-hand. What are the best optional extras to look for that will help hold second-hand value in a few years? I understand that an automatic gearbox is almost essential for executive automobiles and that leather can also be worthwhile.

Filed under optional extras - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 11:19


What automobile to buy with €30,000?

I have about €30k to spend on a automobile. I am retired and will consider a diesel as I will be doing some farming and some clerical work requiring travel. What automobile would you recommend?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Tony Kelly (Feakle) - Sun, 09 May 2010 21:55






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