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Looking for a practical compact estate...


I'm looking for a small estate the back seats of which fold completely flat. Which models, to your knowledge, best fit this requirement?

Thanks, Tom Nelson

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Tom Nelson (Maynooth) - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:33

When to change my Mondeo's timing belt?

When do I change the timing belt on my 2014 Ford Mondeo 2.2 TDCi diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Peter Johnson (Cheshire) - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:29

Should these things be standard on GT?


I bought a GT model 1.2 and it has no ambient lighting and no kick back boot opening; is this extra or just for certain countries?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Pat Kennedy (Kildare Ireland ) - Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:58

Which small automobile meets my needs?

I would like a small automobile with the following: automatic gearbox, leather seats, glass roof and four or five doors. What makes or models are available?

Thanks, Kathleen

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Kathleen Barry (Dublin) - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:17

Hyundai i20, Opel Astra or Ford EcoSport?

At same lending cost... what to buy and why? Hyundai i20, Opel Astra or  Ford EcoSport Titanium Plus?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jitu Mehta (Rajkot.) - Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:12

Is the Honda Fit 1.3 a good automobile?

Is the Honda Fit 1.3 a good automobile?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Buckley (Cork) - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:43

Have you a new Mazda CX-5 review?

Have you done a review of the new Mazda CX-5 yet?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mark Foley (Dundalk) - Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:10

We're looking for a good seven-seater.

Hi, we're looking for a seven-seater where we could potentially fit three automobile seats across the back seat. We currently have a Nissan Qashqai, which we love. A friend recommended a Volkswagen Touran, but says it feels a bit boxy to drive - but that might be the case with all seven-seaters? Our budget is €30k net of trade in (04 Ford Fiesta).

Happy to buy new or consider up to two years' old.


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Rosalind O'Brien (Dublin) - Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:02

Which 2008-2009 estate to buy?

What is the estate automobile to buy around 2008-2009 low tax brands? I was leaning towards Volvo.



Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Mike Doherty (Cappoquin) - Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:24

Do I need xDrive 4x4 in a BMW X5?

Hi I currently drive a BMW 520d and am interested in buying a 172/171 BMW X5 2.0-litre diesel. There is a good price difference between the sDrive and the xDrive models. If I do buy the X5 I wouldn't be going off-road driving and wouldn't be using it for towing either. I would just be using it for normal on-road driving. I do about 20,000 miles/32,000km a year. I would like to know if you think that the sDrive model would be enough or would I need the xDrive for added stability for driving on wet or icy roads in the winter. I've never had trouble in my 5 Series, but then the X5 is bigger and taller.

Thank you.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jane Walsh (Cork) - Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07