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BMW 320d or 330e?

Hi lads,

I'm trying to decide between a 2016 BMW 320d or a 330e... I do about 40,000km a year, my work commute is three days local (about a 50km round trip) and two days to Dublin (350km round trip). I live in the countryside as well, so not an urban driver as such. I'd like to move away from diesel, but I'm concerned that I won't at least match my current mpg on my existing diesel Audi A5.

Any thoughts would be most welcome!

Thanks, Brian

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Brian Duignan (Kilkenny) - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:42

Should I change this B-Max's timing belt?

I'm buying a 2013 Ford B-Max 1.4 petrol. It has been lying up for six months with a drive a couple of times a week. The mileage is 57,647km; should I look at changing the timing belt since it wasn't driving much and is six years old?

Filed under servicing - Asked by David Geoghegan (Mullingar) - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:18

Will a 1.0-litre last as long as a 1.6 diesel?

Will a one-litre engine last as long as a 1.6 diesel?

Filed under reliability - Asked by John Seery (Mallow) - Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:07

Issue with my 2011 Audi A6 gearbox.

I have a 2011 model Audi A6 and thecar jumps when driving, says gearbox malfunction, but you can still drive. I flushed out oil and changed the gearbox filter and still the problem remains. But I noticed when the car has driven for a while it will stop and it drives smoothly.

Please help

Filed under fault - Asked by Felix Ndukwe (Cape Town ) - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:11

Are the Qashqai bumpers the same?

Can a 2012 Nissan Qashqai+2 use the bumper off a five-seat Nissan Qashqai?

Filed under bodywork - Asked by Chris Mcdonagh (Roscommon) - Sun, 29 Sep 2019 00:42

Belt or chain in a 2005 Toyota Avensis?

Does my 2005 year Toyota Avensis have a timing belt or a timing chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Leigh Willyams (Dunedin ) - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 05:21

Belt or chain in a petrol Nissan Qashqai?

Does a 2009 Nissan Qashqai 2.0 Acenta petrol have a timing belt or a chain?


Filed under servicing - Asked by Kevin O'neill (Lurgan) - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:07

Do I have to fix the stop-start system?

Hi, my auto stop-start stopped working and a symbol keeps on flashing on the dashboard. Will it damage my car if I don’t get it fixed right away? I’ve a Nissan Note.

Filed under fault - Asked by Sandra Clarkson (Dundee) - Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:40

What could be up with this Hyundai ix35?

My sister's car, a 151 Hyundai ix35 that she ony bought six months ago, decided to cut out on her when she was out driving today. What could the problem be? The engine malfunction light came on. Could it be to do with the timing chain in it or a relay in the engine or something else altogether?

Thanks in advance for the reply.

Filed under fault - Asked by Alan Carty (Edenderry) - Wed, 25 Dec 2019 19:25

Does the weight of a Hilux matter to tax?

Does a new commercial Toyota Hilux need to be weighed before road tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Lillian Montgomery (Fermoy Co.cork) - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 17:24

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