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I notice in Spain that there are a pile of pre-registered cars labelled "zero km" being sold at a discount to get rid of stock before the WLTP regs come into effect. Has the same thing applied here? I haven't noticed it.
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:40
I have a Volvo V40 D3 Pro Nav with Xenium Pack and Intellisafe Pro. Can the mph on the speedometer be easily changed to km/h or is it stuck on mph forever?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by JOHN ROONEY (DUBLIN) - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:24
I am interested in buying a new Ford Fiesta; the model I am interested in is priced online at €20,150. One dealer in the Cork area quoted me €22,000 for the exact same thing, another quoted €21,395, making delivery charges €1,850 and €1,245 respectively. Audi quotes €650 delivery for the A1. Would you ask Ford Ireland for a comment and if it intends to do anything about it?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Pat Mc Sweeney - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:47
What's the difference between a Volkswagen Passat and a Volkswagen Passat Sport? I have a Passat Sport and there don't seem to be many in Ireland. My car is a TSI 1.4 by the way.
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Alan Brady (Tallaght, Dublin) - Tue, 14 May 2013 13:15
Can my father change the Motability car he got in April 2017 due to my parents struggling to get in or out due to the car being too big for them? Both have mobility problems.
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Robert Fraser (Glasgow) - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:19
I have two questions:
1) What are the most sold cars in Ireland?
2) What is the pricing range for cars people are buying the most in Ireland?
Looking forward to hearing from you
Kind regards, Stan
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Stan Melnis (Dublin) - Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:46
Can the speedo on the new Peugeot 3008 SUV be changed from mph to kph and back?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by John Freeman (Newry) - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:31
I have recently purchased the 2013 4th generation Renault Clio. I bought this car in the UK, but am due to have an extended stay in Germany with the army shortly. I will be there approximately six months. I know when travelling abroad for long periods it is advisable to alter headlights. Could you advise if the 2013 Clio dCi Dynamique S Medianav has the ability to 'flat beam' headlights as I have been informed that this will be acceptable during my time there?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Katie Howard (Portsmouth) - Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:51
Thanks very much for your reply on fuel additives for a Skoda. In the normal event, it is probably the case that an engine doesn't get raced very often, and probably runs at fairly low revs most, if not all, of the time. Is there a benefit in running an engine, either petrol or diesel, from time to time at high revs and, if so, how often and for how long?
Your review of the Jaguar F-Type 2.0-litre was very interesting. I have one comment about the engine noise. There are times driving on a back road when it is a pleasure to hear an engine crackle and roar, but perhaps not always. I was driving along a long Spanish sea side resort behind an F-Type, where there were ramps and pedestrian crossings every couple of hundred yards. My thoughts were that one could quickly get tired of that roar every time the car started off again.
Perhaps, that's just me getting old and grumpy!
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:46
Hi! Hope you're well and hope you don't mind having a read of my rant to see what you think.
I'm wondering lately what is it with car manufacturers, in particular European ones, who in recent years have decided to skimp on doing full right-hand-drive conversions on their cars. For example, in the current Skoda Octavia, the bonnet release is on the left, as it was designed to be. The access buttons for the stereo are also to the left for easy access by the driver. If you take a look at the right-hand-drive model though you see the handbrake, bonnet release and stereo controls still placed for the left-hand-drive market. Same applies to the latest Golf; Volkswagen has been doing that with the Golf since the MK3 model.
And marques outside of VAG are also guilty - in particular Renault and Peugeot stand out as prime offenders for this - so much so as not bothering to convert the wipers to the right side. It looks so lazy - and I presume it's saving a meager sum on each car sold. You'd know this is the case as the premium brands such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes still go to the trouble of doing the conversions properly - but what's frustrating is that Skoda was doing proper conversions until recently. Their MK2 Octavia, sold until 2013, had it done properly. So it's a shame to see it going in the wrong direction.
Is there any way you could run this by your people in the motoring industry? I love new cars, but I'm sure most people would be willing to pay the extra €100 per car or whatever it is to have it as intended for the market. I'm sure some acknowledgement of it might make them reconsider. The poor attempts at the minute look very, very shoddy and I wish they'd give us the same attention as they do the left-hand-drive world.
Thank you for reading. I know - first world problems right?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Colin Moynihan (Waterford) - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:57