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Which engine in a 2018 VW Polo?

Can you please explain the engine choice in the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo? Wondering are the naturally aspirated petrol options 65hp and 75hp only suitable for city driving? I understand the TSI petrol 95hp are only available in automatic, is this true? I do mostly city and country driving with the occasional motorway trip. At the moment I drive a 1.4 diesel 75hp Peugeot 207 and want to go for petrol as my yearly mileage is only 6,000 kilometres. Which petrol engine do you think would be the best for me?



Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Catherine Connolly (Galway ) - Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:55

Any info on the TMC Costin?

Hi, have you any information on the TMC Costin?

Filed under classic automobiles - Asked by Stephen Roche (Dublin) - Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:19

Which automobile for my graduating daughter?

I’m looking for best all round, safest, reliable automobile for my daughter (22-25 yrs) who will be needing a automobile once she graduates from university. I’m torn between the Skoda Fabia, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20, Suzuki Swift or Opel Corsa. each of too confusing to make a wise decision...

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Sharon Adderley (Sandy) - Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:40

Advantages of a regular hybrid automobile?

Can you explain the advantages of a hybrid automobile that doesn't plug in to the grid, please and thanks?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:43

Hyundai Santa Fe or Kia Sorento?


I'm getting a new company commercial SUV. I regularily drive remote country roads and am mainly based on site. I have the option between a Hyundai Santa Fe or a Kia Sorento with a budget of around €40k including VAT. Which would be the best to go for?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by JP Heraty (Dublin) - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:49

How will an imported L200 pick-up be taxed?


I'm looking to bring in a 2010 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, but want to bring it in for private use so not commercial. I have called the tax office and Revenue and no one can tell me whether it will be taxed on the CO2 emissions or on the engine size. Can you help?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Karen Odonovan (Automobilelanstown ) - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:27

Looking for a very spacious family automobile!

I'm looking for a 2008/2009 family automobile with room for three children. Need good fuel economy and low tax. What would you suggest? Can be any type, make or model. Children aged 5, 7 and 12 years all tall and need space and Dad tall also, so would need a bit of room.  About 15,000 to 20,000 miles a years.


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Filed under family automobile - Asked by Susan O'Donoghue (Tipperary) - Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:51

Is my Kia cee'd warranty valid?

Just bought a 2014 Kia cee'd and noticed it has only ever had one service; does this make the warranty void?

Filed under warranty - Asked by Michael Youngson (Montrose) - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:34

Want to know the best seven-seater.

Want to know the best seven-seater on the market.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Bridget Enabulele (Dublin) - Wed, 15 May 2013 13:30

What will I get for my Rover 45?

Hi, I have a 2005 Rover 45 Connoisseur with 52k km on the clock and it's in very good condition. What can I expect to get on a trade in or selling private?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Charles Elston (Dublin) - Wed, 15 May 2013 14:35