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When to change my Skoda Rapid's timing belt?

Hi, I have a Skoda Rapid diesel 1.6 TDI: when should change this automobile's timing belt and water pump? Current mileage is 70000 on the clock.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Nasser Sharif (Glasgow ) - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:13

Have you reviewed the Lexus IS 300h?

Have you got a review of the Lexus IS 300h?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Bob each ofen (Ashbourne) - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:17

Can I get short-term insurance for an import?

Hi, I have purchased a automobile in the UK and paid the VRT here. When I rang about ta it I was told I have to have insurance first and give them the policy number and date of expiry. When I rang an insurance company I was informed that the automobile would have to be taxed first - so checkmate.

Is there a solution to this problem? I only want to insure it for a short while as I bought it to sell it and long term insurance would eat up any profit I hope to make.

Filed under importing - Asked by James Neville (Dublin) - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:28

Should we repair our Suzuki Ignis?


Our reliable 2005 Suzuki Ignis stopped today after five years, on my birthday, happy birthday to me :)

Drove to the shops, came out and there was a tick tick tick whenever the ignition key was turned, then some smoke coming from the dash area and a smell of burning. We had planned to use as a scrappage trade in for the new year but not just yet!

My questions are, does it sound like a starter motor issue? If yes, should we have it repaired - will the automobile need to be driveable to the new automobile garage to avail of the scrappage offer? It flew through the NCT earlier this year.

Thanks in advance.

Filed under fault - Asked by NIAMH O DONNELL - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:52

Tell me about the new Nissan X-Trail 2.0D...

Hi guys,

Regarding the Nissan X-Trail with new 2.0D engine now in the range, will we see this in the Irish fleet? When will the new 2017 X-Trail that is going to be supplied in US/Austrailia hit Irish shores and is the 2.0D reserved for that model?

Any info appreciated!

Thanks, Colin

Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Colin H (Kildare) - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:27

Advice on buying new automatic diesel?

Any advice on buying a new automatic diesel... say Ford Mondeo or Audi or BMW?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge) - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:19

is the new Hyundai i20 a good automobile?

Hi, I would like to know if the Hyundai i20 is a good automobile to buy in 1.2 petrol guise (new), or should I stick to the Fiesta, Corsa, Polo etc? My commute is 21km dual automobileriageway. Would the petrol be ok or should I look at the diesel?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Peter O'Shea (Mallow, Cork) - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:11

What do I need to buy from the UK?

l am about to buy a used 2009 Toyota Avensis TR model from a private seller in the UK. What documents do I require from him for VRT/VRO in Ireland? I appreciate your advice because this my first time.

Thanking you.

Filed under importing - Asked by Ebere Johnson (Dublin ) - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:04

Is the Renault Megane 1.5 diesel a good automobile?

Is the Renault Megane 1.5 diesel a good automobile?

They seem to be cheaper than other similar makes. The version I'm looking at is a 2010 model.

Colm Nagle.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Colm Nagle (Kerry Ireland ) - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:08

Why an eight-valve diesel engine from Dacia?

Why does the Dacia diesel engine have eight valves when 16 is the norm nowdays?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Martin Killeen (Ennis) - Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:39

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