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What should I look for on a 1977 Mercedes 280?

Just wondering about the Mercedes-Benz 280 SE circa 1977. Are there any issues I should worry about before purchasing one?

Filed under classic cars - Asked by Mark McDonald (Dublin ) - Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:00


What's the Nissan Patrol like?

Hi, I am considering purchasing a 2004 Nissan GR Patrol passenger vehicle privately. It has 110,000 miles (177,000km) on the clock and I am getting bad reports on this type of vehicle regarding overheating and cyclinder head problems etc, but at the same time I'm aware that it is the vehicle of choice with United Nations and Irish Army etc, although I do see the Irish Army has changed to Mitsubishi Pajeros. What do you think?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Derek Noonan (Kildare) - Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:01


Does the Nissan Almera burn oil?

Hi, I have a 2007 Nissan Almera 1.5-litre petrol. I just wanted to enquire whether it was unusual for these Almeras to have high engine oil consumption.

Many thanks

Filed under fault - Asked by May Harrington (Clontarf, Dublin 3) - Sun, 11 Nov 2012 17:53


What should I look for on a 2009 Audi A3?

I am thinking of buying a 2009 Audi A3, which is a UK or NI import with 93,000 miles (about 150,000km) on the clock. Are there any specific questions I should be asking the salesman? When should the timing belt/chain be changed?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Fergus Capper (Dublin) - Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:39


Where will I get a luggage cover for my Hyundai?

Where can I get a rolling luggage cover for the rear of a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Michael Jones - Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:36


How reliable is the Range Rover Sport?

Hi. I am considering a 2006/07 Range Rover Sport. Some say they give mechanical trouble and can be expensive to repair. What is your opinion?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Jim Cowan (Donegal) - Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:29


How often should the timing belt be changed in the Hyundai Trajet?

How often do you change the timing belt on a Hyundai Trajet? It's a 1,998cc diesel.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Richard Foy (Dublin) - Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:52


What's causing my Mercedes battery to drain?

My 2004 Mercedes-Benz M 270 CDI is discharging the battery within two hours when parked up. It has a new battery, the sam units, alternator, interior overhead lighting, door sensors and dash clocks were all checked and none of these seem to be the problem. Have you any suggestions to what may be the cause of this?

Filed under fault - Asked by Shane Evans (Cork) - Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:16


Is there a timing chain in my Mercedes-Benz M-Class?

What mileage should I change the timing belt in a Mercedes-Benz M 270 CDI?

Filed under servicing - Asked by George Sparling (Adare) - Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:18


Can I get a spare wheel for my Skoda Yeti?

I own a Skoda Yeti Greenline and it has no spare wheel. Where could I get one? I don't like the system supplied with the car.

Filed under tyres - Asked by John Connaughton - Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:18