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Which new small car would suit me best?

I am trying to decide what small car is best for me to buy. I currently own a 2007 Nissan Micra and I like the look of the new model. It has more rear passenger room and boot space as well as Bluetooth. I have also read a review stating that the Hyundai i10 is better overall. I think the i10 is bit small space wise and think the i20 would be better. However I heard Hyundais are not reliable. I disliked driving the new Opel Corsa. The Volkswagen Golf/Polo and Toyota Auris are also too expensive for me.

What do you recommend?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jacqueline Lynch (Dublin) - Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:27

Where can I service my Smart car?

Is there a Smart main dealer in Dublin? I need to get the company Smart car serviced and would like it done by a main dealer.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Rob Davis (Dublin) - Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:33

Why are Opel cars branded as Vauxhall in the UK?

Why are Opel cars branded as Vauxhall in the UK?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:16

How can I open my bonnet if the lever is broken?

The lever for popping the bonnet has broken. Is there an alternative way?

Filed under fault - Asked by Anthony Griffin (Ballina) - Mon, 30 May 2011 19:41

Choosing a new supermini - Mazda or Skoda?

I need a new car for city driving and a weekly motorway trip. I'm trying to decide between the Mazda 2 sensu and the Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI or have you any recommendation? My one requirement is air conditioning.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Paula Devine (Dublin) - Mon, 23 May 2011 20:49

How much is my Volkswagen Passat worth?

I have 2006 Volkswagen Passat petrol FSii ,chrome finished windows, excellent condition, 145,000km on the clock. I was wondering what would it be worth if I was to sell it?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Melanie Walsh (Trim) - Mon, 23 May 2011 20:16

Should I get a Kia Sportage in the scrappage scheme?


Looking at a Toyota Corolla Diesel. But, is it worth the extra cash to go for Kia Sportage 1.7 diesel in the scrappage scheme?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Pat Cuddy (Ennis) - Sun, 22 May 2011 22:33

Opel Astra CD/battery problem

Hi guys.

Do you know anything about a "known" problem with 2005 model Opel Astras whereby the motor in the console mounted CD player stays on when the ignition is off and eventually drains the battery? I know two family members suffering the same problem. Do you know if there is anything that can be done to fix it?

The only option Opel gave is to replace the whole console, but the problem will eventually happen again. Both cars are out of warranty so Opel dealers don't want to know and have only offered to replace the console at huge cost. Any ideas lads?

Love the site by the way.


Filed under fault - Asked by Thomas Leonard (Laytown) - Mon, 16 May 2011 20:33

Can I trade-in two cars?

I have a 2000 Nissan Almera and 2003 Skoda Octiava. I want to use both against a new car. What are my best options?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by John Butler (Thurles) - Thu, 19 May 2011 11:53

How much is my Toyota Yaris worth?

How much can I expect to get for a 2004 1 litre Toyota Yaris with 30,000 miles on the clock and in perfect condition? Thanks

Filed under used car values - Asked by Colette Cronin - Thu, 19 May 2011 12:44