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How much should I get for a 2001 VW Golf?


How much should I expect to get for a 2001 VW Golf 1.4? Clean automobile with two owners, not hacked, only 59k miles on the clock, either as a trade in or as a private sale?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Leonie Hannon - Fri, 10 May 2013 14:08

Is the Renault Scenic reliable and frugal?

How reliable and economical is the 2003-2004 Renault Scenic 1.5 diesel?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Chris Mullins (Cork) - Fri, 10 May 2013 14:18

BMW 530d or 520d?


Thinking of buying a 07/08 BMW 530d M Sport with 60,000 approx. miles. Have been given all negative reasons why I should not buy a 530d over a 520d. Too thirsty! Tax too high! Repairs very high! Whereas on blogs from UK guys are saying they would choose a 530d over a 520d anytime.

Any advice?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Aidan Richardson (Dublin) - Fri, 10 May 2013 16:17

How much is a 2008 Volvo S40 worth?

How much is a 2008 Volvo S40 1.8 Flexifuel SE Edition with Winter Pack and 60,000km on the clock worth?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Frank Milton (Harolds Cross, Dublin 6) - Fri, 10 May 2013 16:29

How reliable is the 2009 Volvo V50 diesel?

How reliable is the 2009 Volvo V50 diesel estate?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Michael Keating (Galway) - Fri, 10 May 2013 16:31

We need advice on a faulty automobile...


We need advice on where or what to do next. We bought a 132 VW Passat 1.6 TDI on the 7/4/17 from a dealer for €11,500. Well pleased until five weeks ago when the automobile had a fire (a fuse went on fire) and burned all the fuses and fuse box to a crisp. The warranty crowd wouldn't cover the damage as it's an electrical fault, but after much rowing and threats of a solicitor the garage said they would cover the damage and put in a new wiring loom and fuse box .

We collected the automobile last Thursday from a different garage, as the one we bought it from sends all its automobiles to this crowd for any work that needs doing.  The automobile drove grand for two days and then problems started intermittingly, wipers packed up, power steering stopped working,  airbag lights on dash, central locking going mad, windows dropping,  etc. Then on Monday, the automobile refused to start so I checked the fuses (driver's side) and noticed there was no new wiring loom put into the automobile and all the cables were soldered onto a new fuse box.

The automobile was recovered last night for it to be fixed again.  This automobile is now unfit for purpose and we have lost all faith in it.   I can't really afford a solicitor at €150 an hour. Where do we go from here?

Please help!

Filed under electrics - Asked by Ruairi Mc Automobilethy (Mullagh Co Cavan) - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:09

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



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