Quick car review finder - select below

4,153 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.

Which 2017 estate to go for?


I want to upgrade my old Ford Focus Estate (2005) as it's not very economical. Would like another estate but don't know if I should go for diesel or petrol or a different make of estate. Hoping to purchase a 2017.

Thanks a mill


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Margot O'Leary (KINSALE) - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:54

Is the new NOX tax in place now?

Has the extra cost of VRT on a diesel car, for example a 2014 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel, been effective since the latest budget?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Shane Mcloughlin (Ballina Co Mayo) - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:56

Timing belts or chains?!


I was a bit concerned to read in an online article that the timing chain on a three-year-old Volvo V60 (just outside warranty) broke and destroyed the engine (and until the newspaper got involved Volvo was going to make the owner pay for the new engine). The article also said that they were noticing an increase in timing chains breaking. Surely the whole point of a chain vs belt was that it would last. Better off with a belt and changing it at 150,000km. Costly, but, perhaps unthinkable, more secure??

Having been very taken with your recent review of the V60, I'm reconsidering going back to a Skoda, but unfortunately, the same article said that the Volkswagen Group were suffering particularly from broken chains. Does the Superb diesel have a chain or belt? Do all cars now have timing chains?


Filed under diesel - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:23

When to change my Mondeo's belt?

My 2015 Mondeo 2.0 auto has done 150,000km on the clock. When does it need a new timing belt/chain.

Many thanks

Filed under servicing - Asked by Declan Curtis (Dublin) - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:37

How much to tax a Partner van privately?


How much does it cost to privately tax a 1.6 diesel, 2014 Peugeot Partner van?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Kevin Pearse (Limerick) - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:04

When to change 162 Astra's timing belt?


Just wondering when should the timing belt be changed on an Opel Astra 162 1.6 diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Richard Chamney (Limerick) - Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:05

Can I buy a Grand California in the USA?

Where and when can I purchase a VW Grand California RV in the USA?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Korey N (Brandon ) - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:38

Can I export a Grand California to the USA?

Can I buy a Volkswagen Grand California camper van and ship to the USA?

Filed under importing - Asked by Betty Li (Hayward CA) - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:42

What's happening with the new Clio?


Can you tell me please what the new Renault Clio to be released here by 2020 will be called that is comparable with the existing Renault Clio IV Dynamique Nav and is it expected to same sort of price? Thanks so much as dealer offering to buy 191 and get 2020 in year's time and I want to make sure will be getting as good a spec with offer in a year's time and know what I should be asking for clarification.

Filed under pricing - Asked by Alison Jones (Waterford) - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 23:58

Which Ford Kuga has heated leather seats?

Which Ford Kuga model has heated leather seats?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Catherine Stanley (Mallow) - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:48