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Which is the best seven-seat car?

I am planning to buy a seven-seat car; which is the best?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Paul S (Limerick) - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:02

Will my SsangYong's engine ever be right?


I sent my SsangYong Acton into the garage on Dec 20th as the fuel injectors needed to come out. I have rang every week since then and there's always an excuse... So last week I had it out with the manager and he admitted that one of the injectors disintegrated into the engine! Now the engine has been taken apart. I am not being charged any extra, but it's just the length of time (now eight weeks) I'm waiting> Will they get it back working again?

Filed under fault - Asked by Fiona Blackburn (Gorey) - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:36

Which saloon to get with under €12,000?


Looking to buy a second hand saloon car for under €12k. Do about 10-15k km per year. Decent sized engine, four doors and fuel efficient and wanted to buy something other than the usual boring Toyota or Nissan! Any advice?

Thanks Michael

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Michael Doran (Dublin) - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:58

What is the best SUV for families?

What is the best SUV for families?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Kim Spendlove (South Circular Road) - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:50

Can I import a seven-seat commercial?


In terms of importing a Land Rover Discovery that has a commercial classification in the UK already, but has seven seats - what needs to be done in terms of conversion?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Mark Quinn (Dublin) - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:32

I have a reappearing dent in my Peugeot!

I have a 151 Peugeot 5008 that I got last June a year old. The car had a dent on the boot just above the number plate. The dealer got a man to push the dent out and it looked really well. In December I noticed the dent had reappeared. The dealer wants the same guy to push this dent out. I am happy with this, however, I am concerned that in six months time the dent will reappear. Is there anything else that can be done to strengthen the door from behind. I was talking to the dent guy and he seems a bit worried about doing anything from behind (I suppose from a warranty point of view).


Filed under bodywork - Asked by Liam Mc Grath (Portarlington) - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:51

How reliable is the Volvo V50?

How reliable is the 2012 Volvo V50?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Bob Skillington (Cork City) - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:02

Will my UK import have a warranty?

Seriously thinking of buying a 2016 Audi A6 in U.K. For lots of reasons, money saving been the main factor. If I buy from a main dealer on a relatively new car will I have a warranty? Also, should I haggle on displayed priced cars? Any help appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by David O'Connor (Wexford ) - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:10

Petrol or diesel Golf for my mileage?

Trying to decide between a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 petrol and the diesel 1.6, both 2010: the petrol has 44k miles on the clock and diesel 50k miles. I've been told that unless you do high mileage the petrol might be the better option.

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Gerry Manning - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:36

Would an electric car work for us?

Hi there,

My wife drives a 2005 Toyota RAV4 1.8 petrol. Over a year ago she changed jobs from a 6km commute to one with a 48km commute each way. This is half motorway and then mainly country roads. This coupled with kid taxi duties means she does nearly 650km a week (Mon to Fri) and spends around €75 a week on petrol. I do 900km a week and already have a car loan for a diesel car.

So my question is, an electric car feasible for someone with that commute and no option to charge at work, except for probably emergencies, and monthly repayments must be €300 or less? Which I assume means that the new Ioniq and new Leaf are out of reach.

Filed under electric cars - Asked by David Delaney (Kells) - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:04