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Dacia Duster, Suzuki Vitara or Citroen C3?

I currently have a 162 D Dacia Duster that I want to trade up.  Problem is, I don't know what to go for. I was looking at the Suzuki Vitara and also the upgraded Duster and the Citroen C3 crossover, but I don't have a lot of financial power to play around with except the car I have as a bargaining tool. Any suggestions?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Christine Lynch (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:49

Will the Government alter our tax bands?

Hi guys,

I currently have a 2017 Audi Q5 190hp quattro auto S line, which would be due a change for Jan 2020. Road tax is €280 now, but I see from the full WLTP figures applicable from 1/9/2019 the tax will be €1,200, which is a crazy increase, and VRT will also get a huge hike. Do you know if the Government intend to widen the emissions bands to counteract this before 1/9/2019 or should I be looking at buying for 192? Opinions please.



Filed under taxation - Asked by Pat Higgot (Dublin) - Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:28

How much VRT on this VW Transporter?

How much would it cost to clear a 2014 Volkswagen Transporter Kombi with 180hp, 65000 miles and a DSG transmission?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Darren Reynolds (Ballymote) - Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:41

Why has my Honda's stop-start stopped?

My Honda Insight auto stop stopped working. Any idea why?

Filed under fault - Asked by Juliana Funsho (Duleek ) - Sat, 01 Dec 2018 21:26

Should I keep or fix my Nissan Qashqai?


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?

Thank you

Filed under reliability - Asked by Bernadette Dyani (Cape Town) - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:49

Why is my Dacia beeping under braking?

My Dacia Logan makes an electronic beeping sound when I hit the brakes (not the handbrake); sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it does, what could be wrong?

Filed under brakes - Asked by Dries Dobbelaere (Brugge) - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:24

Can I get a refund on my NCT?


My car has one year on its NCT, but is not damaged and will be scrapped. Can I transfer the NCT or get money back? It's a 2003 Citroen Xsara 1.4.

Thanks a lot in a advance!

Regards, Sasa

Filed under NCT - Asked by Sasa Kadragic (Clonsilla) - Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:59

How much to change my Primera's speedo?

How much does it cost to change the speedometer in a Nissan Primera from kilometres to miles in  the UK?

Filed under mileage - Asked by Patricia Conway (Dublin) - Sat, 26 Jan 2019 10:21

When to change an Audi A4 TDI's belt?


When is the timing belt due for first change in a 151 Audi A4 SE Technic 2.0 TDI?

Thank you

Filed under servicing - Asked by Dwnis Canife (Cork) - Sat, 26 Jan 2019 13:30

Timing belt on a 2015 Toyota Avensis diesel?

I have just bought a 2015-reg Toyota Avensis 2.0-litre diesel estate; can you please tell me if it has a timing belt or chain fitted ot this model?

With thanks.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Mumtaz Hussain (Oldham ) - Sat, 02 Feb 2019 14:48