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Audi A3 Saloon or Mercedes CLA?


I am looking for a little advice on changing my car. I have a 2010 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI and am trying to make my mind up between the Audi A3 Saloon and the Mercedes CLA. Petrol I'm thinking? And most likely new or one year old. Any advice would be really appreciated.



Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Claire Murphy - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:31

Most economical 1.4-litre cars?

What is the most economical 1.4 petrol or diesel car in Ireland, max 2015?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Ed Burke (Cork) - Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:05

Can you export the California to the US?

Do you know or offer the service to export a left-hand-drive VW California camper to the US? I have heard via the rumourmill that it may be possible to do this if it is the camper model and classified and US titled as an ‘RV’.

Thank you,


Filed under importing - Asked by Steve Barker (Yarmouth, Maine US) - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:37

Can I bring my wife's car for an NCT?

Car booked in for first NCT on 26 July in Cahir. Registration book in my late wife's name. Is this ok or do I need to re-register prior to NCT? If so do I need to cancel my NCT date, re-register and re-book?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Michael Ruth (Clonmel) - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:23

How much is my 2009 Ford Focus worth?

How much is my 2009 Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia with 130,000km on the clock worth?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Declan Wrenn - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:20

Could I afford to insure a 1.9 diesel?


I am looking to buy myself a new car soon enough. I am simply waiting to have a full year on my insurance. I got insured on a 1.6-litre petrol Audi A3 Sportback, as my first car, with Axa insurance. The quote was around €3,700. I am looking for a diesel this time and I am wondering what kind of quotes I could be expecting if I try to get insured on a 1.9 diesel this time? There aren't many 1.6 diesel cars around that I would like to get.


Filed under insurance - Asked by Kris M (Dublin) - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:56

How much to register imported Ford Galaxy?

If I was to import a car from the UK and it was a 2007 Ford Galaxy with the OMSP of €2,928 with mileage of 72,360 leading to a rate of VRT at 28% making that VRT payable at €819, how would I go about finding the total cost of registering the vehicle in Ireland?

Filed under importing - Asked by David Murphy (Dublin) - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:36

What's the 1.2 petrol Qashqai like?

I am looking at the 1.2 N Connecta Nissan Qashqai from 2017 and was wondering what you thought of the engine? Is the car relatively big for a smallish engine?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Lee Thompson (Gloucester) - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:56

Can I convert an estate to be an LCV?

Hi guys,

Just wondering whether it is possible to convert an estate/touring/wagon into full commercial vehicle to avail of the €333 rate of tax etc? If so, what do the dimensions of the space in the back need to be and are there any other requirements and stipulations such as no spare wheel?


Nick, Dublin

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Nick Symmons (Dublin) - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 00:12

Belt or chain in a 2011 Ford Kuga?

Does a 2011 Ford Kuga 2.0 have a timing belt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Col Wlsh (Cork) - Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:17

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