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Should my head gasket be under warranty?

Hi, I had my head gasket done on the car last October and it has now gone again and it's only July. What I would like to know is, is the garage who did it first time required to do it under guarantee? I thought with something like that there should be some sort of guarantee with it.

Filed under warranty - Asked by Steve Rutter (Shrewsbury) - Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:20

What value is my Opel Astra?

Hi guys,

What is the value of my car for insurance purposes, please. It is a 2009 Opel Astra 1.3 CDTi saloon with 45000 km on the clock.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Dermot Lucey (Cork) - Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:35

Can I do PCP on a second-hand car?

Is it possible to do a PCP on a second-hand car from a garage or does it have to be new? I was considering doing this with a F10 BMW 5 Series and taking the worry out of depreciation etc. I would have a sizeable deposit.

Filed under finance - Asked by Paul Byrne (Drogheda) - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:16

When is the seven-speed auto Mercedes E-Class coming?

Any idea when the new revised Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the seven-speed automatic and lower emissions will be released and if prices will be reduced in line with lower VRT rates?



Filed under new car ordering - Asked by Andrew Kelly - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:30

Where do I get a new key fob for my Saab?

Where can I get a key fob for a Saab 9-3 1.9 TD without having to take out a bank loan? Is there some place on the Long Mile Road in Dublin?


Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Mike Mc Donald (Dublin) - Mon, 23 May 2011 15:48

What estate car should I pick?

i have a choice bewteen an Opel Insignia Estate, BMW 320d Estate, a Skoda Superb Estate or a Volkswagen Passat Estate. All of these are diesel. What would you think is the best car?

Thanks for your help.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Larry Murphy (Navan) - Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:07

Some handbrake queries


I would like to know if the footbrake on Mercedes with manual gearbox is hard to manage also how reliable is the electric handbrake on BMW. Thanks.

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Jim Murry (Dublin) - Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:44

Which car should I trade in?

I have a 2000 Micra with only 40,000 miles, its our second car. We also have an 2004 VW Passat 2.0-litre Diesel. Would I do better in the Scrapage Scheme with the Micra or trading in the Passat. We would like something similar to the Passat  or even a little smaller.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Donal Mc Menamin (Dublin) - Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:43

What used car will suit towing a small boat?

I am looking for a secondhand car that would be good for occasional towing of boats/trailers (up to 1,030kg), but not horrible on fuel for driving to work. I have a fairly low budget of about €8,000, but I also have a 2002 Opel Corsa for a possible trade in.

Any recommendations?

Filed under towing - Asked by Laura Mulhair (Dublin) - Thu, 26 May 2011 19:09

I need another estate car

Great site. I have one myself so know the amount of work it takes to keep it running so well done.
I have a 2001 Audi A6 and want to replace it with an estate as I have a dog. I have about €20k to spend and am not worried about getting a car that is a few years old, as I do not do much mileage.


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Mark S (Dublin) - Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:04