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Which is best seven-seat to use as a taxi?

Which is best seven-seat vehicle to use as a taxi?

Filed under taxi - Asked by Thomas Murtagh (Dublin) - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:04

Why do Honda S2000s cost so much to insure?

Why do Honda S2000s cost so much to insure? I'm 28 and have eight years no claims, no penalty points and want to insure myself and my 26-year-old girlfriend (full licence) on the automobile. each of the major insurers have refused to quote for me only, never mind her, and the excess they are  trying to charge me is over a grand. I have just gotten a quote for a Lotus Elise for the two of us for €700! Why is the S2000 so dear?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Ian Higgins - Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15

How to sell a 2000 Toyota Avensis?


I have a Toyota Avensis that I want to sell for export. It's year 2000 with 180,000 miles on the clock. The automobile is still running but the head gasket is not far from going (have to fill coolant up regularly). Do you know who might buy automobile from me and how much I'd get?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Ken Hayes (Cashel) - Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:15

Looking for reasonably priced diesel automobile...

I'm looking for a reasonably priced diesel automobile Focus/Mondeo size from Opel, Ford or Volkswagen, 2008 on, low mileage automobile. I would average 20,000km a year.

Filed under diesel - Asked by Fintan O'Malley (Bailieboro) - Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:03

Is the 1.6 TDI VW Golf worse on the road?


Have you driven the VW Golf mk7 1.6 TDI yet? Is the semi-independent torsion beam set up going to be less composed under normal driving conditions (including poor roads) compared to the multi-link set up on higher powered versions?



Filed under comfort - Asked by Shane Drew (Balbriggan / Dublin) - Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:14

Thoughts on 2008 Nissan Primera petrol?

How economical is a 1.6-litre petrol 2008 Nissan Primera and how reliable would such a automobile be?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Seán Mc Groarty (Donegal) - Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:08

What to do with my converted UK campervan?


I have a 2005 Citroen Relay 2.2-litre van I converted to a campervan in the UK. I am looking into registering it here, as I have moved back permanently. I went through the UK DVLA and converted it officially, but they did not change the vehicle category. It is N1. I checked this with them when I got the log book back and they said it remains as is, a commerical vehicle.

Here I understand I need to go through the whole palaver again and get an engineer to sign off the conversion, so it is MI, passenger vehicle. If I am looking at this thing correctly, I would be paying €900+ tax? Onto insurance, any idea what I would be paying on this size vehicle? I have two years' no claims driving it in the UK. Do they accept UK no claims here? It's hard to find the information online as you need to enter your reg and as it doesn't have an Irish reg yet, I have met some dead ends. The van is not worth much and it looks like it will cost me a whole lot more to run it here than in the UK. I am trying to get an idea before I start spending money, if it's a good idea to keep it, leave it on the drive or see if I can take it back or sell it to a UK driver. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by E O'Mahony O'Mahony (Cork City) - Tue, 03 Jul 2018 20:35

Which auto automobile for just €2,500?

I only have €2,500 to spend on a automobile. What kind of automobile should I get for that price with an automatic gearbox and an economical engine?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Fiona Foley (Bray) - Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:51

Which family automobile for €25-30k? An A6 Avant?

My budget is €25-30k for a family automobile (we have three kids). Considering a 2014-15 Audi A6 Avant. I keep automobiles for a long time, planning at least 5-8 years. Current mileage is very low (10,000km a year). What other automobiles would you consider - based on my desire for an A6? Is paying over the odds for a diesel sheer lunacy based on my mileage, and considering that diesels MAY be worthless by the time I go to trade in?

Filed under family automobile - Asked by Andy FitzPat - Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:46

Is my Hyundai's gearbox under warranty?

In January I bought a 141 Hyundai privately with only 60,000 miles on the clock. The automobile has been stamped on the log book by independent garages (i.e. not Hyundai). Now my automobile's gearbox has gone and only time it mentions about gearbox servicing in servicing schedule is 96 months. I can understand servicing the engine wrong could bring faults, but as gearbox is a sealed unit not required servicing until 96 months I don't know why Hyundai is refusing to stand over my gearbox. It is saying that it was not properly serviced even though the gearbox was not due to be serviced.

Is this regular practice in your opinion?

Filed under warranty - Asked by Martin Mcgourty (Clonmel) - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:11