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Looking at a VW Passat with 77,000km on the clock. What should I be asking about timing belt replacment and/or air condition pollen filter replacement?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Joe Bishop (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:13
I am currently driving a 2005 Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre. Now I am planning to upgrade to a bigger automobile since I will be driving regularly on the motorway. My budget is around €3,500. What automobiles can you suggest that are comfortable to drive for longer distances? I have Suzuki SX4, Mazda3 and Skoda Octavia in mind.
Thanks in advance
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Hariprasad Govindharajan (Shannon) - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:24
Does a 2015 Ford Focus Zetec 125 Powershift five-door automatic have rear parking sensors?
Filed under parking - Asked by Rob Wegg (St Austell) - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:03
What would you choose betweeen 2010 Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery? Reliability; safety; and family functionality are the main criteria. I know all would have high running and service costs in particular the Disco and Q7. Image isn't important to me! I have 16, 15 and 6-year-olds and new baby soon, and a nutcase of a labrador havs to be accomodated!
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:02
Why won't the rear window on my Land Rover Freelander stay closed?
Filed under fault - Asked by Mark Kavanagh (Dublin) - Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:58
I bought a 2006 Citroen C3 two years ago (paid €5.6K, one owner, low mileage) and noticed recently that it was slipping out of gear when in first. Having had the garage look at it, they said the gearbox would need to be replaced fully (costing approx €1,000). It is also leaking coolant and needs the head gasket replaced. Total estimated bill approx €1,500-2,000. Is this reasonable? Are we right to be annoyed as the automobile has only 64,000km on it?
Thanks in advance
Maria in Cork
Filed under repair - Asked by Maria V - Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:23
How reliable are the timing belts on the 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.2 petrol TSI? How often should they be changed? Any issues with timing belt on new 1.0 TSI?
Filed under servicing - Asked by James Barry (Dublin) - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:54
I currently drive a 2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. I would like to change to a automobile that is higher off the ground. I need a boot big enough to hold golf club and caddy, but not looking for a big expensive SUV. Does the new Golf fit with these conditions? I also would like an automatic; what makes do you recommend please?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:14
Would a 2005 Skoda Octavia diesel with 290,000km on the clock still be a good buy? The automobile is in excellent condition body-wise and has had the timing belt changed twice as well as the clutch and turbo done. It drives very well and I am told they are very economical. If it is looked after will it do up to 500K kilometres or more?
Filed under mileage - Asked by Mark O'Sullivan (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:51
Which diesel estate from the mid-'00's - Volkswagen Golf (Comfortline), Volvo V50 SE, or Audi A4 - is the most reliable and easiest/cheapest to get parts for/maintain?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brian Browne (Mullingar) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:47