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Can I replace my tyres with higher profile items?

Hi, my car needs two new front tyres (Ford Focus). I have two very good tyres that I could put on it but they are slightly different. The tyres on the car are 195/50 R15 and the tyres I have are 195/55 R15. Is it possible to put them on the car?


Filed under tyres - Asked by James Cummins (Co.Dublin) - Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:23

Which diesel Golf to buy?

Hello. I want to buy a 2009 Volkswagen Golf 2.0-litre diesel, but my question please is how does it compare with the fuel efficency of a 1.6-litre diesel Golf? Which is more fuel efficent? I don't do huge driving, just 60-80 kilometres a trip. Please help!

Thank you.

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Lorraine O Connor - Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:29

Can you clarify the price of the Dacia Duster 4x4?

Is the real price of Dacia Duster 4x4 €14,990 as shown on this site or €18,990 as on the Dacia site?

Filed under pricing - Asked by Rolande Hall (Shannon, Co. Clare) - Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:40

What is the fuel economy of a BMW 316i?

How economical is a 2008 BMW 3 Series with a petrol 1.6-litre engine?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Juls Higs (Cork) - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:26

Does the mk1 Ford Focus have glow plugs?

Does a 2002 Ford Focus have glow plugs?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Kevin Marshall (Sheffield) - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:51

Are there problems with the Volkswagen Tiguan's TDI engine?

Does the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-litre TDI have troublesome balance shafts in its engine similar to the Audi engine?

Filed under fault - Asked by James O Regan (Bunratty) - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:17

Do you think my car was serviced?

Hi, I bought a 2009 Opel Insignia four months ago. The place where I bought it from promised it had a full service done. A few weeks ago I noticed that every time I used the brakes there was a grinding sound. Also the code 'no 82' came up on the dashboard. Apparently this means that the engine oil needs to be changed.

Over the four months the car has not been used a lot. My question is if the place did a full service, would these problems still occur? The guy who I bought the car from was very dismissive and agreed to do the brakes. But he wouldn't even find out what the code 82 meant - I had to do that myself.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Jackie Cullen (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:36

What do you think of the Audi A1?

What do you think of Audi A1? I've a 2002 BMW 316i that costs me a lot on parts and labour and petrol and am thinking of buying a 2011-2012 Audi A1, as I want a smaller car, preferably diesel, that doesn't cost too much to run.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Susanne Lally (Galway) - Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:51

Help me choose my BMW or Audi!

I'm looking to spend up to €8,000 on car. I'm torn between the Audi A4 TDI S line (2005 and up), E90 BMW 320d (2005 and up) and the E46 BMW 320Cd (2004 -2006). Wondering what the pros and cons of all three cars are and which would be the best choice. Or would those models in petrol be better again?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Sean Pidgeon (Dublin) - Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:29

Should we worry about high mileage for a first car?

My 22-year-old daughter is buying her first car with a budget of €3,000. Is this a sufficient budget? We are looking at the usual websites but most cars have high mileage. Should we be overly concerned with high mileage?

Filed under learner - Asked by Nuala Ryan (Dublin) - Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:16