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Mazda6 diesel or petrol Megane?

I am looking at buying a used automobile. I travel up and down to Drogheda from Dublin each day for work. Would a 2.0-litre diesel be more efficient than a 1.6 petrol? They are both 2007, diesel is a Mazda6 and the 1.6 is a Megane.

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Jon Stout (Drogheda) - Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:25

When to change my Tucson's timing belt?

When should the timing belt be replaced in a 2006 Hyundai Tucson?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Brian O Connor (Portlaoise) - Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:54

My Ford Focus has poor radio reception...

I have a 2010 Ford Focus and it has a very poor radio reception. I have checked the aerial and the wire going to the radio and they are ok

Filed under electrics - Asked by Martin Mc Phillips (Cavan) - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:21

What do you think of the 1.0-litre Octavia?

I'm considering buying a 2016 1.0 petrol Skoda Octavia, but my mechanic is sceptical about a small engine pulling a big automobile. Any advice?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jan Crowley (Dublin) - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:57

Does my Avensis have a timing belt?

What does a Toyota Avensis TR D-4D EURO 3, 2010 have, a timing belt or chain please? If a timing belt at what mileage does it require changing, please?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Charles Bryan (Cork) - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:43

How much oil in a Zafira 2.0 diesel?

How much oil is in a Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0-litre diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ste Moore (BISHOP AUCKLAND) - Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:08

Change interval for Mazda3 timing belt?

How many km before timing belt replacement on a 2009 Mazda3 diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Martin Quigley (Wexford) - Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:28

What's wrong with my Ford Mondeo?


I hope you can help. My 2006 Ford Mondeo 2.0-litre TDCi Platinum revs very high when ticking over and also lately will totally lose power and engine will cut out while driving.

Filed under fault - Asked by Anne Mahon (Galway) - Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:30

What is the history of this Toyota Yaris?

The automobile I'm interested is a Toyota Yaris with reg 06 C XXXXX. What is its history?

Filed under history - Asked by Frank Clarke (Passage West, Co. Cork) - Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:01

What's up with my Mondeo's key fob?

I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo Titanium and have two fobs - one locks and unlocks the automobile and engine will start when I press the push button; second fob locks and unlocks the automobile, but engine won't start when I press the push button and screen says doesn't recognise the key. I changed fob battery, but still the same - any idea/solution?


Filed under fault - Asked by Aidan Mackey (Blarney) - Sat, 27 Jul 2013 14:33



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