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I notice in the detailed UK specs for the Kia Stinger (which otherwise appears like a wonderful car), it says, both for the 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre petrol engines, that the service interval is a mere six months. This seems weird when many new cars with powerful engines have a two-year service interval, at least for the first service. What do you think?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 14:55
Why would a 2009 diesel Peugeot with 66,000km on the clock lose power and stop on the motorway at 100km/h? I turned it off and restarted it and it was perfect for about 40km then it happened again.
Filed under DPF issues - Asked by Michelle Roche (Limerick) - Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:32
I bought a Ford Kuga in Jan 2015 and have done 127,000km. I was asked to change the timing belt today at a Ford service. I Googled and found out that I can do up to 200,000km or 10 years between timing belt replacements. If that is so I could save money now and do it later. Can you advise? Mine is three years old and I service it regularly, at least every three months, as I am always driving long distances alone.
Filed under servicing - Asked by Bee Hoon Lim (Batu Pahat, Johor) - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:04
I have a Dacia Sandero Ambiance 1.2 not done 19,000 miles yet. But have lost power steering. The car is three years and two months old. Any idea what the problem could be?
Filed under fault - Asked by Matthew Green (Galashiels ) - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:11
Just found out my 2012 Volvo S60 needs a new gearbox. Will I be at a loss if I use an independent garage rather than a main dealer when I come to sell it?
Filed under gearbox - Asked by Dylan Poole (Kildare) - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:27
Where I can find the detailed specifications and differences between different models of Nissan Primera models between 2002-2008?
Filed under optional extras - Asked by Jakub Nowak - Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:32
Just wondering which car is best to buy for a swivel front seat passenger as my sister has difficulty getting from her wheelchair to the passenger seat. I thought a swivel seat may help. I drive a Passat, but I was told these are not suited for swivel seats.
Filed under wheelchair - Asked by Linda Fagan (Co Louth) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:17
I am looking to trade in my beloved 152 Audi A4 2.0 for something a bit bigger in the boot etc. Have been in a 162 Audi Q5, which was quite nice, and familiar, but am considering a Skoda Karoq too. Any guidance? What engine would you recommend in the Karoq? I like the idea of the 1.6 DSG, but would I feel too short changed in it coming from a 2.0-litre manual?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ronan Murray (Dublin) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:48
I'm looking for a family car and have two children under three.
I've had coupes (currently in an Audi A5) all my life so ideally I'd like to switch it up and get an SUV. I'm at a loss of what to get - I'd love the Volvo XC90 and can afford it, but the pragmatic side of me is telling me not waste a huge amount of money on a depreciating asset like that, no matter how great it is.
On the other end of the scale I think the Hyundai Santa Fe is a great looking car, but I can't stand the plasticky feeling of the interior and the ugly interior layout. Do you have any recommendations that would allow me to keep the luxury feel of my Audi, but not cost the earth like the Volvo?
Or... do I just compromise and get a 3-4-year-old Audi A6 Avant estate?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Rich K (Dublin) - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:11
I'm thinking of importing a 2013 Lexus RX 450h F Sport with 64,000 miles on the clock; any idea of the VRT on that?
Many thanks, Robert.
Filed under VRT - Asked by Robert Scott (Dublin) - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:37