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Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Langan (Westmeath) - Sun, 14 Jul 2013 00:03
Doing a bit a research on Renault. I bought a new Renault Laguna III 1.5 dCi in January 2008 with beige half leather and auto hand brake and now have 210,000km on the clock. I forked out €32k in 2008 and five years later the engine is gone. Not happy, won’t buy another Renault. Seems to be a built-in switch that when it reaches 200,000km or five years the automobile is knackered. I have to get a replacement engine, which is impossible and not cheap. So much for commercial good will. Automobile was serviced and timing belt was changed. I would not recommend Renault to anyone, especially when the garage/dealer that I bought it from in 2008 is now in liquidation (not mentioning any names). Is it true that I potentially only have recourse through dealer of purchase? Are people out there aware of this situation?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Gareth Egan (Cadamstown) - Sun, 14 Jul 2013 21:51
Can my father change the Motability automobile he got in April 2017 due to my parents struggling to get in or out due to the automobile being too big for them? Both have mobility problems.
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Robert Fraser (Glasgow) - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:19
How would you compare, performance wise, the 2.0, 170hp Skoda Superb against the new Octavia RS?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:41
My parents have a 1991 Toyota Previa and lately it has been making a lot of metal grinding sounds from the rear. I took it out to test it and for the first few minutes the automobile seems fine. But after a while, and especially on the motorway, the automobile starts making metal grinding sounds.
We took it to a couple of garages and they said it was the rear axle. To fix/replace it, its going to cost around €700 to €1,000 depending on if we want to fix/replace the whole axle. Can the rear axle really be the problem? And does the price range sound right for this problem?
Filed under fault - Asked by Jin Masaki (Fresno) - Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:50
I have a 2007 Skoda Octavia 2007 1.9 TDI that sometimes won't start - the engine will turn over, but won't start. When it does eventually start it runs ok for a while, then it cuts out and won't start any more: fuel pump, pipes, filter and fuses etc, have been checked and all ok. Have a fault code but not sure if related - P1650 data bus powertrain: missing message from instrument cluster ECU.
Filed under fault - Asked by Steve Daly (Cork) - Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:26
How much should I pay for a clutch to be installed on a Ford Transit van please? I am getting mad quotes and ranges from €200-€450.
Filed under servicing - Asked by Yvonne Bracken (Tallaght) - Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:58
Why do my front wheels shudder whèn I press the brakes?
Filed under brakes - Asked by Tony Ahern - Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:25
When do I change the timing belt on a 1.6 TDI Skoda Fabia first registered in 2013?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Bob Gibbens (Derby) - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:36
Hi, just wondering if you know if Audi Ireland will honour remaining warranty on a demo imported from an Audi dealer in the UK?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Leo Forde (Meath) - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:45