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Just wondering if you have any advice on what to watch out for when buying a 2018-regstered Audi Q7 e-tron (diesel plug in-hybrid)? The motivation for buying it was an SUV with three ISOFIX points on the back seat while leaving a decent boot for buggies and scooters. Other seven seaters left too small a boot.
David Mulvany (Kells)
Oct 2021 Filed under: reliability
Is the 2006 Volkswagen Polo a reliable car? I'm used to an 03 Golf, which was excellent; I need a reliable car on a tight budget.
Catherine Prior (Galway)
Nov 2020 Filed under: reliability
I am thinking of buying an 09 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel, but I have no knowledge in terms of engine services or what type is better between 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel.
Gino Natural (Portlaoise )
Feb 2020 Filed under: reliability
Will a one-litre engine last as long as a 1.6 diesel?
John Seery (Mallow)
Sep 2019 Filed under: reliability
I'm interested in buying an X-Type Jaguar 2.0-litre diesel circa 2009 (facelift model). So far I've been hearing mostly good reviews, but was wondering are they expensive to maintain for servicing, parts etc. and if there's any electrical or diagnostic problems I could be fleeced for?
Barry Hennessy (Donard)
Aug 2019 Filed under: reliability
Every so often I take it into my mind to change what is by now a seven-year-old car. And when I do a lot of questions come to mind and hence my recent questions on long term costs of hybrids (which seem to be taking over the market) and on the Hyundai Santa Fe. The latter I wouldn't really have considered, except I was in a dealership and was very taken by it.
But on mature reflection, the cost of changing simply can't be justified. Recently I came across material on the Subaru XV 1.6, which hadn't been on my radar, but which seems on paper to have a lot going for it. But I'm rather concerned about the CVT gearbox. There's an American mechanic on YouTube who seems very experienced who argues that this technology has yet to prove its long-term reliability and that after 60k miles (sic) they can give rise to problems. Even Toyota, with its claim to excellence, has recently done a recall in the States to replace the transmission.
Secondly, also there are conflicting views on whether the engine might be described as gutless. Anyway, that's where my researches have got me and I would very much welcome your views.
Thanks in advance
Philip Donegan (Ballina)
Mar 2019 Filed under: reliability
I am driving a 2012 Nissan Qashqai dCi; I am the third owner and I bought it on 158,428km. I had to replace the battery, clutch master cylinder, front and back brake pads. I took it for a service at the required intervals, but this time around I have exceeded the mileage for the next service by over 5,000km due to financial constraints. I'm not having major problems except hearing some funny squeaky metallic sounds when I'm driving. I need to do the wheel alignment/balancing and I was also told at my last service that the sub-frame needs to be replaced because it is bent somehow. I am not in a position to buy a new car and I still owe money on this car; is it advisable to fix this car or just sell it?
Bernadette Dyani (Cape Town)
Nov 2018 Filed under: reliability
Greetings to you, I will like to request your view on a 2010 or 2011 Peugeot 3008. We are first time car buyers and we are currently viewing a 2010 Peugeot 3008, with approximately 110k miles on the clock, diesel engine, automatic for €7,500 sticker price (negotiable). We love this car and we would love to have it, but we are wondering what kind of problems and the level of reliability this car has. We will appreciate if you can provide us with your analysis of this car.
Afeez Are (Leixlip)
Oct 2018 Filed under: reliability
What should I look out for in a 2003 Fiat Punto?
Sep 2012 Filed under: reliability
Have there been any known faults on the 2009 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI 105hp?
Tom Walsh (Co)
Nov 2012 Filed under: reliability
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