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Can I fit a swivel seat to a Honda CR-V?

Please advise if a swivel passenger seat can be fitted to a Honda CR-V.



Joe Mungovan (Ennis)

Jun 2019 Filed under: miscellaneous

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How much weight does a car jack take?


In line with your offer to ask you "anything", is it possible to know what proportion of a car's weight is lifted when you jack up on one side to change a wheel? Presumably some of the weight is being taken by the two wheels that remain on the ground. I ask this because, for a different job unrelated to the car, I want to buy a small hydraulic bottle jack (the smallest smallest possible to fit into a particular space) and I'm wondering if the max lift of the bottle jack is less than the total weight of the car, would it be safe to use it for changing a tyre.

As always, many thanks in advance, Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Oct 2018 Filed under: miscellaneous

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Is my Nissan Juke's start-stop ok?

On start-stop on a Nissan Juke, is it normal for the engine to completely cut out so you have to start it again through the ignition if you take your seat belt off?

Lindsay Pidcock (Redditch )

Jan 2019 Filed under: miscellaneous

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Any pre-reg WLTP bargains around?

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.



Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Sep 2018 Filed under: miscellaneous

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Can I change my Volvo V40's speedometer?

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?


Aug 2018 Filed under: miscellaneous

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Why do delivery charges vary so much?


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?



Pat Mc Sweeney

Jun 2018 Filed under: miscellaneous

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What's a Volkswagen Passat Sport?

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.

Alan Brady (Tallaght, Dublin)

May 2013 Filed under: miscellaneous

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Can my father change his Motability car?

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.

Robert Fraser (Glasgow)

Sep 2017 Filed under: miscellaneous

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What are the best-selling cars in Ireland?

Hello guys,

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

Stan Melnis (Dublin)

Jul 2013 Filed under: miscellaneous

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Can I change my Peugeot 3008's speedo?

Can the speedo on the new Peugeot 3008 SUV be changed from mph to kph and back?

John Freeman (Newry)

Aug 2017 Filed under: miscellaneous

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