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What would you choose betweeen 2010 Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery? Reliability; safety; and family functionality are the main criteria. I know all would have high running and service costs in particular the Disco and Q7. Image isn't important to me! I have 16, 15 and 6-year-olds and new baby soon, and a nutcase of a labrador havs to be accomodated!
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:02
Why won't the rear window on my Land Rover Freelander stay closed?
Filed under fault - Asked by Mark Kavanagh (Dublin) - Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:58
I bought a 2006 Citroen C3 two years ago (paid €5.6K, one owner, low mileage) and noticed recently that it was slipping out of gear when in first. Having had the garage look at it, they said the gearbox would need to be replaced fully (costing approx €1,000). It is also leaking coolant and needs the head gasket replaced. Total estimated bill approx €1,500-2,000. Is this reasonable? Are we right to be annoyed as the automobile has only 64,000km on it?
Thanks in advance
Maria in Cork
Filed under repair - Asked by Maria V - Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:23
How reliable are the timing belts on the 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.2 petrol TSI? How often should they be changed? Any issues with timing belt on new 1.0 TSI?
Filed under servicing - Asked by James Barry (Dublin) - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:54
I currently drive a 2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. I would like to change to a automobile that is higher off the ground. I need a boot big enough to hold golf club and caddy, but not looking for a big expensive SUV. Does the new Golf fit with these conditions? I also would like an automatic; what makes do you recommend please?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:14
Would a 2005 Skoda Octavia diesel with 290,000km on the clock still be a good buy? The automobile is in excellent condition body-wise and has had the timing belt changed twice as well as the clutch and turbo done. It drives very well and I am told they are very economical. If it is looked after will it do up to 500K kilometres or more?
Filed under mileage - Asked by Mark O'Sullivan (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:51
Which diesel estate from the mid-'00's - Volkswagen Golf (Comfortline), Volvo V50 SE, or Audi A4 - is the most reliable and easiest/cheapest to get parts for/maintain?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brian Browne (Mullingar) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:47
2007 BMW 520d Automatic (LCI model) or 2006 BMW 320d Automatic (saloon)?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Sandra Fairbrother (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:45
Are Skoda Octavias of 2005 reliable? Looking at a 1.4-litre model.
Filed under reliability - Asked by John Cooke (Waterford) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:57
How would a 2010 Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Limited Auto perform off-road pulling a horse trailer with two horses? Also, what about its economy?
Filed under towing - Asked by Maria O,Grady (Thurles) - Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:34