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What mileage does the BMW 316i SE do?

Hi,

I am considering buying a 2008 BMW 316i se petrol. Any idea roughly what the mpg of this car might be (the dealer told me 49mpg)? I've trawled the net with not much luck. I do approx 13.5k miles per year, would I be better off with a diesel? Your advice is appreciated.

Thanks Gavin (Tipperary)

Filed under running costs - Asked by Gavin O Connor (Roscrea) - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:54


Why are my service intervals so short?

My Skoda Octavia with a 1.6-litre TDI CR engine and set to variable servicing does not do more than 8.5K before the service spanner comes on. Any idea of the problem?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Peter Dalby (Cockermouth) - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:52


Can I service my Nissan Almera myself?

How do I service my own Nissan Almera oil and air filters?

Filed under - Asked by Joseph Roche (Limerick City) - Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:40


What should I do about squeaking brakes?

My front passenger-side wheel is making a squeaking noise when in motion. It's a 2006 Nissan Almera SXE. Also my brakes make a load noise when being pressed. Can you help please?

Filed under brakes - Asked by Leeianne Roche (Limerick City) - Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:50


How safe is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen?

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen?

Filed under safety - Asked by Adi Greenberg (Los Angeles) - Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:09


Is a Toyota Avensis a good buy?

Hello Paddy,

Great site. I'm looking at a 1.6 2008 Avensis Aura.Very low mileage. is it reliable and economical? I do approx 12000km per year.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jose O Connell (Mayo) - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:57


What is the best small car?

What is the best small car in your opinion in terms of performance, reliabiliy and economy?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Pollyanna Annonymity Important (Youghal) - Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:58


Will I buy a Volkswagen Passat instead of a Golf?

Hi Paddy,

Thanks for the answer above (Which VW will i buy? 06/09) but i have another question: looking around i've realised that i can get a 2011 1.4 Petrol Passat Comfortline for the price i'd be paying for a 2012 1.2 Golf Highline. As the family is growing should i consider this?

I really like the Passat and the 1.4 Petrol would be ideal for me as although i drive every day, it's all city driving with only the occasional long trip outside Dublin. Anyone i say this too thinks i'm mad buying petrol as when i come to trade the car in up the line, no one will want a petrol car? I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Brendan Cullen (Dublin) - Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:00


What car to replace my reliable Volvo?

Hi folks,

I drive 500 miles a week at my own expense to and from work on the N24 - one of the worst national routes in the country. My 2001 Volvo S60 2 litre Turbo (Petrol) has been mostly a great servant and now has almost 240,000 miles on the clock. The running costs have become a bit tasty in recent times. I have a budget of around €15,000 to replace it with a second hand motor. I'll consider most any marque of car. Running costs, reliability and safety are my most important considerations. Any chance of a few suggestions?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Noel Carroll (Tipperary) - Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:43


How much is my 2005 Ford Focus worth?

How much is my 2005 Ford Focus LX 1.4 petrol with 70,000 miles on the clock worth?

Thanks

Filed under used car values - Asked by Wayne Rowan (Athy) - Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:41