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What's wrong with our Peugeot 207?


Our Peugeot 207 has a problem that the mechanics can't get right. When engage (D) Drive, it loses power even when you step on the accelerator. However, when you engage (R) Reverse, it has all the power.

What could be the problem?

Filed under fault - Asked by Henry Buwembo (Kampala) - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:22

Does an Opel Vectra have a timing belt?

Does a 2004 Opel Vectra Estate have a timing belt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Austin McCartney (Dublin) - Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:25

When to change a Hyundai ix35's chain?

When does the timing chain on a Hyundai ix35 need changing?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Kevin McCarthy (Wexford ) - Sun, 03 Sep 2017 19:24

What's the Mercedes E 200 like?

I have just purchased my first E 200 Mercedes and it is my first move to the brand. It is the Avantgarde model. Any advantages or disadvantages to this model please?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Leo Ganter (Dublin) - Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:57

Can we look at petrol vs. diesel in detail?

Though diesel cars are more expensive to buy, the trade-in value will also be greater, a point that does not seem to be taken into consideration in the diesel vs. petrol debate. The first question a dealer asks is "is it petrol or diesel?", which is generally followed by a turning up of the nose when the answer is petrol.

Practically all motoring correspondents highlight the benefits of diesel without referring to the fact that diesel engines are designed to be driven on long journeys where the engine reaches its optimum temperature, which does not happen on short runs, thereby increasing the potential for engine damage. Thumbs up to you for your very informative question and answer section. How about a full article on diesel-v-petrol taking into account servicing costs and highlighting the potential of engine damage to diesel engines when used only on short journeys?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Michael Corduff (Dublin) - Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:56

Is there a jack in a Citroen C4 Picasso?

Does a 2010 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso come with a jack?

Thank you.

Filed under tyres - Asked by Paula Briggs (Galway) - Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:54

Car tax on a 2007 Audi A4 TDI?

What is the car tax on a 2007 Audi A4 diesel in Ireland?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Alan Mc Donnell - Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:15

In a 2007 Volkswagen Passat a good buy?

Is an 07 Volkswagon Passat 1.9 with 160,000 mileage a good buy?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Barbra Brennan (Drogheda) - Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:18

What new car deals are coming for 181?

Any ideas of what kind of car deals will be coming for the 181 buying season? Expecting good deals due to poor sales or are we in for high PCP rates all around?

Filed under finance - Asked by John O'Connor - Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:10

Which hybrid saloon for up to €60,000?

Hi, what hybrid saloon car would you recommend with a budget of €50 -60k? How are residuals with hybrids doing?

Many thanks,

Paul from Carlow

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Paul Duffin (Carlow) - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:24