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Life expectancy of a modern Ford diesel?

My 2008 Ford Galaxy Ghia 2.0-litre diesel has 245,000km on the clock and it is driving great. What is the life expectancy of a modern diesel engine?

Filed under mileage - Asked by Mervyn Boles - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:13

Should Volkswagen replace my Golf's sensor?

My 2007 Volkswagen Golf has its ESP light display on. My Volkswagen dealer told me that it was the pressure sensor on the ABS would need replacing and could not be fixed. He told me it would cost €1,500, which I think is outrageous! After some research I saw in the UK that Volkswagen is replacing these free or labour only as there is a known fault.

Any advice/help would be appreciated.

Filed under fault - Asked by Patrick Martin (Dublin) - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:42

Does the 09 Renault Scenic have problems?

Looking at a 2009 Renault Scenic 1.6 petrol with 50,000 miles on the clock. Does the 09 Scenic have electrical problems in general or are they a good buy?

William, Portlaoise

Filed under reliability - Asked by William Kinsella (Portlaoise) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:03

How can I get my dealer to fix my Audi?

Bought an Audi A6 from a dealer in Dublin last Monday; on Wednesday a fault appeared on the dash about the gearbox fault code 17090; rang the dealer on Thursday and told he will not fix the automobile; took it the main Audi dealer and did a diagnostic check and was told the automobile is not safe to drive.

What do I do now?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Damien Oconnell (Clonee Dublin) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:58

Does my Audi A6 have ISOFIX?


I wonder can you help please? I have bought a 2008 Audi A6  SE (not an import, an Irish automobile); I am hoping to attach an ISOFIX automobile seat to the automobile. The automobile was advertised as coming with ISOFIX. Trouble is, I think I need a 'latch bracket' as part of any ISOFIX installment. I am not sure. Can you advise? I have two holes in the chassis.

Help, baby due soon!

Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Darren Donaldson (Dublin 3) - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:10

Nissan Qashqai or Toyota Corolla?

Hi, would you consider a 2007 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel to be as reliable as a 2007 Toyota Corolla 1.4 diesel of similar mileage and condition? I will be buying one or the other in the next week or so and my heart is saying Qashqai, but my head is saying Corolla - can you provide an independent insight please? I do 20,000 miles per year.

Many thanks

Filed under reliability - Asked by Cathal Tiernan (Dunmore, Co.Galway) - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 23:04

How much to tax a BMW 318i?

Hi, could you please let me know how much it is to tax a 2006 BMW 318i M Sport?

From Lo in Dublin

Filed under taxation - Asked by Lorraine Lyons (Dublin) - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:38

When does the new Skoda Octavia arrive?

Can you tell me when the updated 2017 Skoda Octavia will be offered for sale in Ireland?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Gerry Cummins (Limerick) - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:21

Loads of problems with my Opel Astra...


I have a 2006 Opel Astra 1.4 petrol. The management light is on and a mechanic said he thinks it's just an oxygen sensor, but recently my automobile has not been able to blow out hot air. The coolant seems to be gone, but it was only topped up recently and the engine is very hot after I drove it today and it sounded really loud when I turned on my air conditioning. Also, it is slightly vibrating and there is a whistling noise coming from the automobile.

Any help is welcome

Filed under fault - Asked by Amy Taylor (Dublin) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:49

What does the Ford B-Max look like?

What does the Ford B-Max look like?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ron Waller (Torrance) - Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:30