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Is a new petrol engine coming to the Ford Mondeo?

Is there a mid-term update of the Mondeo from Ford due in 2010? Is there any info about a revamp of the petrol engine, which would be timely as its own dealers were critical of the 110hp 1.6 as currently sold in Ireland.

Filed under future engines - Asked by Ger Brennan (Dundalk) - Mon, 24 May 2010 00:02


How do I tell if a car is clocked?

Hi,

If I am buying a second-hand car, is it possible to tell if the clock has been tampered with and if the mileage is genuine? I know the best way to go is to buy from a reputable dealer, but can they guarantee the mileage on the clock is genuine?

Thanks

Filed under service history - Asked by Mark Mc Dermott (Dublin) - Sun, 23 May 2010 11:45


How much road tax on a BMW 520d?

How much road tax will I pay on a 2009 BMW 520d? Is it cheaper under the new car tax law?

Filed under road tax - Asked by Robert Quinn (Laytown) - Sun, 23 May 2010 17:21


What engine to go for in Skoda Octavia Combi?

Hello,

I am thinking of changing to a 1.8 petrol Skoda Octavia Combi automatic, but have heard that this engine has problems. Have you heard this? If so, what engine would you recommend?

Thank you

Filed under reliability - Asked by Arthur McFaul (Dunshaughlin) - Sat, 22 May 2010 14:12


Risky to buy these old Alfas?

How reliable are 1999 Alfa 156 1.8 T-Sparks and 2000 Alfa 146 1.6 T-Sparks? Which would you recommend to buy?

 

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Michael Bell (Dublin) - Mon, 17 May 2010 16:58


Do older Renault Scenics have electrical problems?

I am thinking of buying a second-hand Renault Scenic, but I've heard the horror stories about window motors, coils and electrics. Did Renault sort out these problems? If so what year was that?

Thanks

Filed under reliability - Asked by Damian Lawless (Dublin) - Wed, 19 May 2010 16:35


Nissan Note report

Hi,

Have you a report on the Nissan note?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Pat Gibbons (Dublin) - Fri, 14 May 2010 12:03


What value for a Passat CC?

Have you any info on a VW Passat CC? What would be the value of a 2009 with 12,000miles?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Dan Neill (Dub) - Sat, 22 May 2010 18:06


A new MPV for a new arrival

I am thinking of buying a 2005 Renault Grand Scenic Diesel, would you recommend it? Are there problems with electrics or the engine or any other problems I should know about?

Should I go for a Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 diesel instead? I need room for 3 baby seats. Money is tight so cannot go above 2005.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ray Ryan (Limerick) - Fri, 14 May 2010 22:35


Which diesel hatchback to buy?

I am looking to buy a new or 2008/2009 diesel car and wondering which is best value: Kia cee'd, Kia Venga, Hyundai i30, Peugeot 308 or SEAT Leon?

Thanks

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:44