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I need advice regarding what to buy new that is comfy and has the option of four-wheel drive. Some say go for the Ford Kuga. What do you reckon?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge) - Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:03
Can you recommend any budget all-wheel drive SUV or estate automobile? I tow a automobileavan for a couple of weeks over the summer and live on a road that occassionally floods so four-wheel drive could be useful. I have a Hyundai Sante Fe with two-wheel drive at moment and it is particularly poor in snow or slippy conditions. Would you have any recommendations?
Filed under tyres - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:36
When driving in snow while in a four-wheel drive, should it be engaged at all times or just in dodgy areas? I.e. main road is clear versus side roads slippy - or take it as given that it's on all the time driving?
Filed under winter driving - Asked by Sean Vigna (Kildare) - Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:19
I am looking at the new 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in the "Classic" spec but am worried that this spec does not come with front fog lights as standard and I am told that these cannot be retro fitted after purchase.
I cover around 40k km per year and need to know if this will be a issue in the winter especially?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Noel Slater (Limerick) - Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:00
Hyundai ix35 1.7-litre diesel or Skoda Yeti 1.6 GreenLine? Your opinion please?
Noel Clarke (Drogheda)
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Noel Clarke (Drogheda) - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:16
I spend half the year in Ireland, half in the USA. I am being offered a low-mileage fully serviced 2007 Fiat Croma 2.4 turbodiesel for €9,000 with a full service history and the owner says they never had a problem, but there aren't many about (why?). Do you think it's a good deal for me as a 12,000 mile p.a. driver?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Henry Gibson (Oyster Cove, NY And Callan,, KK.) - Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:02
One of the lads in the office has a pal that's looking at .
What do you reckon?
Runner or not?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Gavan O'Brien (Kildare) - Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:13
I was considering a new Mondeo, but Ford is only putting the 163hp 2.0 diesel in the Titanium Spec at about €34k, where as an Opel Insignia has a 160hp 2.0 diesel available at about €30k. However, I have heard the 130hp Insignia is more drivable.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Michael Morrissey (Kilkenny) - Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:27
Hi, I'm currently looking to move to a diesel as my new job has me doing a far longer commute. I've spotted a second hand '03 VW Passat 1.9 TDI that I like the look of. I did a full history check on the vehicle and it seems genuine. Only issue is that the coolant warning light is flashing when the coolant level is fine. A friend suggested it could be the sensor needs to be replaced, but I don't want to buy if it's something more serious. Is this a common problem with VWs?
Filed under fault - Asked by Sean McDermott (Cork) - Tue, 09 Nov 2010 09:31
I am thinking of changing my 2002 petrol Opel Astra 1.4 for a 2008 diesel 1.3 Astra. What is the difference in engine power, overtaking etc?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Patrick Meskill (Clonmel) - Sun, 07 Nov 2010 17:18