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VW Passat or Ford Mondeo for taxi?

New Volkswagen Passat 1.6-litre diesel or new Ford Mondeo 1.6-litre diesel, cannot decide which is better for used as a taxi in Dublin.

Filed under taxi - Asked by Paul Mc Mahon (Dublin) - Mon, 16 May 2011 11:35

Toyota Camry engine management light woes

My Toyota Camry engine management light is going on/off depending on what brand of petrol I use. What is going on?

Filed under fault - Asked by Philip Morrin (Navan) - Mon, 16 May 2011 09:40

2011 Audi A6 TDI or BMW 520d?

Hello, could you tell me what you think of the Audi A6 2.0-litre TDI and the BMW 520d - both 2011 models please?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Sinead Dowling (Dublin) - Thu, 19 May 2011 11:34

How much for a Nissan Micra crankshaft sensor?

Hi, I have a 1999 Nissan Micra. The crankshaft sensor needs to be replaced. Mechanic told me the part alone will cost €70. Seems expensive? Can you confirm price please?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ciaran O'Neill (Dublin) - Mon, 16 May 2011 18:42

How good is the Nissan Qashqai?

I am looking at the 2009 Nissan Qashqai diesel. Is it a good buy?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Maty Meehan (Donegal) - Wed, 18 May 2011 22:47

How much is my S-Max worth and should I keep it?

Hi guys,

I have a one-owner 2008 Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi 140 Auto Titanium spec with 75,000km on the clock and wonder at approximate trade-in value? I see a wide variation in asking prices on the web. I am wondering if I should look to change it this year or next, or should hold on as it is a good car but don't want to be left with something worthless in a few years time.



Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Andrew Kelly (Limerick) - Tue, 17 May 2011 11:35

Should I choose petrol or diesel?

Hi guys,

My question has two parts. Firstly I am changing car and always drove a diesel but am wondering about improved economy of modern petrol engines, e.g. VW Jetta 1.4 TSI vs.  VW Jetta TDI. Maybe you can advise what criteria I should consider?

Also, as my mileage is difficult to predict, I am concerned that if I am not doing enough miles I will have problems with the particulate filter on a diesel. What do you think?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Peter Power - Tue, 17 May 2011 14:51

How much tax will I pay on my Porsche 911 Turbo?

Is there a different cost for road tax for a UK import 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo versus a 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Joe Keane (Limerick) - Wed, 18 May 2011 22:44

Buying my first car for €5,000

Hi, I want to buy my first car. My budget is €5,000. I will be driving it on country roads and returning to Dublin at the weekend. Can you recommend the best car for my needs. I have a full driving license for the past 5 years. I look forward to your reply.

Regards Hazel.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Julie Travers (Tallaght) - Sun, 15 May 2011 22:42

What is the value of my 2005 Skoda Octavia?

What is the current value of a 2005 Skoda Octavia 1.6-litre petrol? There are 120,000 miles on the clock and it is in mint condition.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Liam Arrigan (Rathkeale) - Sun, 15 May 2011 14:38