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Is the Toyota RAV4 a good buy?

Is a 2007 Toyota RAV4 2.0 Luna with 46,000 miles on the clock a good buy at €11,900?

Filed under used car values - Asked by John O'Brien (Waterford) - Sun, 15 May 2011 21:24

VW Passat CC or Peugeot 508?

Dear sirs,

I would like to know which car is more reliable and economical between Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0-litre TDI or the Peugeot 508 2.0-litre diesel.

Thank you

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Gerry Farrelly (Leixlip) - Sun, 15 May 2011 13:10

Why the delays on the Kia Sportage?

Have you heard anything about why it is taking so long for the new Kia Sportage to reach Irish showrooms? Is it just right hand drive cars for Ireland and UK that are slow to arrive or is it all over Europe?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Kevin Leonard (Rush Co Dublin) - Sat, 14 May 2011 09:15

Should I buy the VW Golf 1.2 or a Toyota Auris 1.3?

My question is: I'm looking to change my 2006 1.2 SEAT Ibiza and am considering the 1.2 Volkswagen Golf Highline or the Toyota Auris 1.3 Sport. I drive every day, mostly city driving but only do about 6,000km a year. Do you have any comments on either of the cars I'm considering or is there anything else I should have a look at?

Many thanks for your help


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Brendan Cullen (Dublin) - Mon, 09 May 2011 12:00

Is the Opel Meriva a decent buy?

Hi lads, just a quick question.

We have a 2003 Fiat Punto and we are expecting twins shortly. We were looking for a five-door car with Isofix seats but not too big a body. We are thinking about an Opel Meriva Club version, 3-4 years old. The Meriva has a flat and level boot that would leave some space for shopping etc. Basically, is the Meriva a good car, cheap to run and flexible enough to cope with two young babies?

Do you have any info on autodirect.ie? They seem to offer good deals.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by David Mc Ardle (Drogheda Co Louth) - Wed, 11 May 2011 16:29

New Audi Q5 or BMW X3?

Hello guys,

What do you think of the Audi Q5 compared to BMW X3?

Thank you.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mary Foley (Cork) - Thu, 12 May 2011 12:32

How much to replace my Fiat's windscreen?

How much will a windscreen cost me for a 2003 Fiat Doblo?

Filed under windows - Asked by Eileen Lyne (Caherciveen, Co. Kerry) - Tue, 03 May 2011 21:12

Are Xenon lights better?

Hi, I would like to know if Xenon lights give better light than standard halogen lights and I would also like to know if Xenon bulbs blow faster than standard please.

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Jane Kelly (Cork) - Tue, 10 May 2011 17:25

Which Kia pro_cee'd will I buy?

Hi, I am thinking of updating my car to a 2008-2009 Kia pro_cee'd. I think it is a good looking car and the seven-year warranty a real plus point. Would you recommend this car or know if it's a nice drive? I do roughly 10,000km per year so wondering if the petrol engine might be better for me. Would there be much of a power/economy difference to the diesel model? Is there anything else to watch out for?

Thanks, Ciaran

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ciaran Reid (Dublin) - Wed, 11 May 2011 09:26

I have injector problems with my Skoda Octavia.


My 2007 Skoda Octavia (a 1.4-litre with 90,000km on the clock) was misfiring badly for a good while before the engine warning light came on. The 'bank 1' oxygen sensor went so we replaced the sensor and the warning light went off. No faults were showing on the diagnostic tool (electrics diagnostics only), but the engine was still misfiring. Unburned fuel was found in cylinder 3, which we eventually got cleaned out.

The coil and spark plugs were testing and found to be firing so it looks like the fuel injector for this cylinder is the problem. I'm going to bring it to a main dealer to try resolve as I think best case is to re-program the injector or worst case, replace it. My question is, how much should this cost to do in best and worst case scenario?

Thanks! Linda

Filed under fault - Asked by Linda Meehan (Laois) - Sat, 07 May 2011 20:03