Quick car review finder - select below

4,806 Irish motoring queries answered to date.

On CompleteCar.ie there is no such thing as a silly question. No matter how small or complicated an issue seems, we'll help. Our experts will quickly answer your queries in a friendly and jargon-free manner. What are you waiting for? Ask us Anything!

Please remember that we offer advice, not gospel. We cannot be held responsible for recalls, a second hand car's history, acts of God, changes in car pricing or Government policy. We are here to help and offer independent, impartial and free advice. What you do with it is entirely up to you!

By submitting a question you are agreeing to this statement. Thank you.

Ask Us Anything

Please ask your question in the box below. We will answer it as soon as possible.

Please note that we may edit the text of your question and that, if you provide your name and town, these will appear with your question. No other personal or contact information will be displayed or made public.

Will the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 tow bar fit the Mk7?

Will the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 tow bar fit the Mk7?

Filed under towing - Asked by Joe Flynne (Carlow) - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:07


Can I transfer a tow bar from a 3 Series to a Volvo?

Can I transfer a tow bar from a 2001 BMW 316 to a 2008 Volvo S40?

Filed under towing - Asked by Bart O Farrell (Mitchelstown) - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:08


Would a Nissan X-Trail make a good horse box tow car?

Will a Nissan X-Trail pull a horse trailer/horse box double, and are the brakes good enough for this trailer too?

Filed under towing - Asked by Bernice Mc Kenna (Dublin ) - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:40


Would a 1.6-litre car be ok for towing a caravan?

I am looking for the best economical new car for towing a 1,000kg caravan. Can you please advise if a 1.6-litre car would do?

Many thanks

Filed under towing - Asked by Eric Kinlan (Dublin) - Thu, 30 May 2013 13:06


A towbar for my Focus or buy a Citroen Berlingo?

Should I buy a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) or put a towbar onto my 2000 Focus? I need something to carry lots of trees/logs for firewood. Is it a waste of money putting a towbar on my 13-year old Focus 1.6 petrol saloon and purchasing a trailer or would a three-seat van be better value and more economical? I have two small kids so I need something to carry them and all their gear also (for school runs etc.). Or would some sort of pick-up or SUV suit me better? Motor tax, fuel economy etc. are all factors to consider, thanks

Filed under towing - Asked by K C (Cork) - Fri, 10 May 2013 17:01


I need to replace my Focus and I need to carry logs

What to replace my 2000 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol saloon with? It's starting to rattle a bit and it's only doing 35mpg plus high tax for an old car. I recently purchased a stove and need a lot of timber to supply it. I have been loading up the boot of my Focus with timber logs, which is not ideal (I don't want to pay a few hundred Euro on getting a tow bar fitted as the car isn't worth it). A few bits starting to give trouble - steering linkage, engine missing sometimes, timing belt due, NCT due, four new tyres etc. I only do about 10,000km a year, live in the country (rough roads, potholes etc), two young kids. I was thinking about a 4x4 SUV or pick-up to cover both transporting kids around and for the timber work, or should I look for a more economical car with a towbar? I want to come up a few years (maybe stretch to 2008 for low tax).

Sorry it's a bit longwinded but any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Filed under towing - Asked by K C (Cork) - Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:55


Hyundai Santa Fe or Toyota RAV4 for towing?

I want to buy a 2005 Toyota RAV4 4x4 2.0 D-4D (for lower tax). Are they underpowered with this engine? I need it to tow a large caravan. What do you thunk of these cars? I was also thinking of a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, but I have heard they can give terrible expensive clutch/flywheel trouble.

With regard to the RAV4, because they are permanent four-wheel drive (as opposed to part-time in the Santa Fe) would they be more expensive on tyres, tracking, suspension, etc?

Filed under towing - Asked by Patrick Ryan (Tipperary) - Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:03


What used car will suit towing a small boat?

I am looking for a secondhand car that would be good for occasional towing of boats/trailers (up to 1,030kg), but not horrible on fuel for driving to work. I have a fairly low budget of about €8,000, but I also have a 2002 Opel Corsa for a possible trade in.

Any recommendations?

Filed under towing - Asked by Laura Mulhair (Dublin) - Thu, 26 May 2011 19:09


What SUVs are good for towing, but in a low tax bracket?

What cars or SUVs are in the lower tax bands and can pull a horse box with two horses inside?

Filed under towing - Asked by Steve Royston (Listowel) - Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:51


I need a tow car for €12,000.

I have inherited a small farm and I am thinking of buying a car or jeep to pull a trailer, spending about €12,000. What would you recommend?

Thanks

Filed under towing - Asked by Alfie Barrett (Ballinasloe) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:26


Back to Question list