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Does my 2008 Ford Focus TDCi have a timing belt?

Foes my 2008 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi have a timing belt? If so, when should it be changed?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger Glynn (Clare) - Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:06

Does the Skoda Superb come in 'soft roader' guise?

Can we get the Skoda Superb in 'Outdoor' guise, and if so, how much extra?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Liam Kelly (Clare) - Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:35

Does my Mondeo Estate have a timing belt or chain?

Does my 2002 Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0-litre TDCi have a cambelt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Sharon Wyatt (Taunton) - Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:10

Will an airbag light mean failed NCT?

I have a Lexus GS 300 (95 reg) with an airbag light always on. Does this mean it well fail its next NCT test? Thanks

Filed under NCT - Asked by Adrian Scanlon - Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:34

What do you think of this Ford Fiesta?

I've found a 2002 Ford Fiesta with 87,000 kilometres on the clock. It's a 1.2-litre engine, timing belt done, looks and drives great, it's from a garage and well looked after. It has a Donegal registration, but came from Scotland at some stage. The car will be used as a second car to do light driving. I would be grateful for your expert opinion.

Thank you


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by David Foran (Dingle) - Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:39

How much is a 2005 auto Honda Jazz worth?

How much is a 2005 auto Honda Jazz worth?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Sadiya Faisal (Mullingar) - Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:30

What's the 2008 Kia Sorento like?

I am interested in a 2008 Kia Sorento. I have been told by a mechanic he would never buy a Kia or Hyundai as they are substandard and Japanese cars are way better. We are aware it has a big engine (which we don't need to be honest), but we can't find a car we both like for approximately €10k and this seems to be the compromise position. Have you a view on the Kia Sorento, as all my online research has made me quite positive about it, but the mechanic I was speaking to is worrying me? We are down to one car so prompt response appreciated.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Sinead Oboyle (Dublin) - Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:58

What city car will fit my driveway and has ISOFIX?


We have a very narrow driveway (1,800mm at the widest) and are looking for a four-door city car that will fit. On top of that, we're expecting a baby so are looking for an ISOFIX system and space for a buggy. Any suggestions?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Deb S (Dublin) - Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:37

How does the 1.4 TSI Passat compare to the 1.6 FSI?

How do you think the Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI and 1.6 FSI compare?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Sherif Rabie (Cairo,egypt) - Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:49

Trading in my Impreza for a new Opel Astra.


I'm thinking of trading in my 2009 Subaru Impreza Diesel shortly. I'm looking at the new entry-level Opel Astra GTC. My car was an ex-demo, has 60,000 kilometres on the clock, is the middle spec edition (Xenons, sports seats etc.) and is in excellent condition with full service history. There are not many diesel Imprezas around and I'm finding it hard to put a value on it. Would it be reasonable to expect a trade-in allowance of €12K against the new car which is priced around €22K?


Filed under used car values - Asked by David Ryan (Dublin) - Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:41