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How often do I change the belt in my Focus?

After how many miles does the timing belt on a 2015 diesel Ford Focus 1.5 have to be changed?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Rory Waters (Kildare) - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:17

Price for private sale of Peugeot 407?

How much can I expect to get for a private sale of a black Peugeot 407 HDI 1.6? Few extras include rear parking sensors, retracting side mirrors etc. It's in good nick with a few scratches on the driver's door handle. Also, roughly any idea how much I would get for it as a trade in?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by S Corcoran (Kildaer) - Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:28

Common faults with the Range Rover Sport?

What are the common faults with the Range Rover Sport?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Colm Mellett (Navan) - Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:03

How good is the Smart Roadster?

How good or bad are Smart Roadsters?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Langan (Westmeath) - Sun, 14 Jul 2013 00:03

Anything I can do about my Renault Laguna?

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 his Motability automobile?

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

Skoda Superb vs. Octavia RS diesel?


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

What's the noise in my Toyota Previa?


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?

Thank you.

Filed under fault - Asked by Jin Masaki (Fresno) - Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:50

What's wrong with my 2007 Skoda Octavia?


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 to replace a Transit's clutch?

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


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