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I have a 2005 Saab 95 (2.0t) petrol automatic with about 136,000km on the clock. It just failed the NCT on emissions with "smoke". It is apparently a problem with the turbo (burning oil) and between that and a few other more routine issues it looks like about €1,200 to sort. The automobile seems to be running well otherwise, but I'm worried that there might be other issues around the corner.
That's the background - my question is, should I hold onto it and get it fixed or... bite the bullet and go for a change?
Filed under reliability - Asked by J B (Dublin) - Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:09
When is the all-new Ford Mondeo due in Ireland? In the meantime, what changes are Ford making to the current model?
Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Martin Barrett (Ballina) - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:08
What's the best new automobile finance deal around at the moment?
I have been offered at a very good price a 2001 Opel Zafira: low mileage. very clean, engine looks and sounds good and very dry, i.e. no sign of oil. No NCT, thouhg assured that with two new back tyres and a back window wiper it will pass.
My question is, how are these automobiles on petrol?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Bill Heffernan (Gorey) - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:26
How much is it to tax a 2013 2.2-litre engined Land Rover Freelander?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Anthony Downes (Buncrana Co Donegal) - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:54
I'm planning to purchase either a 2007 BMW 520d M Sport automatic (M47 engine) or a 2008 BMW 320d Coupe automatic (N47 engine). I've heard the N47 engine is prone to timing chain issues. Does that only occur when it reaches high mileage? Or overall is the 520d a much better automobile because I just need some pros and cons before I buy either one.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Sandra Fairbrother (Dublin) - Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:04
Hi, would you know if UK Audi and Volvo manufacturer warranties would be honoured by Audi/Volvo dealers here in ROI?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Rob Doorly (Drogheda ) - Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:22
Which seven-seat SUV that has low road tax would you buy? I’m thinking of buying new.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Brian O Rourke (Dungarvan) - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:21
Might be looking for a automobile that doesn’t exist, but we’re hoping to find something that’s easy for elderly parents to get in and out of; handsome looking; economical (ideally a hybrid); could easily take child seats; reliable; and have all the mod cons - reverse camera, heated seats etc. Can you help?!
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Aisling Costelloe (Dublin 7 ) - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:52
Is the Volvo V40 a good new buy?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by John Dignam (DUBLIN IRELAND) - Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:58