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What car for family of four under scrappage?

What car should we get on scrappage that's cheap, economical and spacious for family of four?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Mary Tully - Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:42

Can I trade-in two cars for scrappage?

Can I trade in two cars for one on the Government Scrappage Scheme? One of the cars, a 2000 Fiat Punto is eligable for scrappage; the other, a 2007 Nissan Note, is not. Do you think any garage would give government scrappage on the Punto and trade-in on the Note in return for one new car?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Mary Brown - Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:45

I need a stylish, practical car for low mileage use.

Hi, I am looking for a reasonably stylish and fun-to-drive car that is practical enough to carry a couple of sets of golf clubs. I only drive about 3,000 miles a year as I live in city centre and walk most places. I therefore was thinking a petrol model would be a wiser choice than diesel.

I am less worried about upfront cost and more about cost of ownership such as depreciation, servicing, maintenance etc. I don't mind spending more for quality, but value and reliability are important. I am therefore thinking a couple years old maximum.

Cars I have considered are a 2008/9 Mazda6 Sport five-door with the 1.8-litre petrol engine (tough to find) and a 2009 Audi A5 with the 2.0 TFSI engine. This probably shows that I have a pretty broad range of things I would consider and I would be open to something completely different. What are your thoughts?

Apologies as I know its a fairly broad question but I figure you guys need a challenge every now and again.

Thanks for the great site, there really is no equal in Ireland.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Derek Popkes - Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:19

Should my MINI's catalytic converter fail so quickly?

I have a three-year old MINI One with 37,000km on the clock and have just been told by the MINI dealer my catalytic converter needs to be replaced. They have quoted me 800 Euro (300 for the part and 500 for labour) to replace it. Should a car of this age and mileage need the part replaced and should it be this expensive?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Yvonne Meehan - Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:41

What is causing my BMW fuel injector problem?

My BMW's injectors inject fuel all the time. What can be the problem?

Filed under fault - Asked by Hennie Steenberg (Benoni South Africa) - Sat, 18 Jun 2011 12:00

Can you help with the roof on my Peugeot 306 CC?

Hi, I have a '98 Peugeot 306 CC with a folding electric roof. I'm having a problem when closing the roof. It opens perfectly but when it's closing the back window won't open to let the boot part down: i.e. it isn't completing the closing sequence. Could this be an electrical problem? Can you help?

Filed under fault - Asked by MIchelle Whitty - Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:41

How can I stop my Mazda's alarm going off?

The alarm keeps going off for no apparent reason on my 2008 Mazda6. What could be the problem?

Filed under - Asked by Sandra Murphy (Galway) - Sun, 08 May 2011 18:44

My Honda's head gasket has gone twice in nine months!

I got the head gasket done on my 02 Honda Civic 1.4 last September (2010) due to burst radiator. Now it's gone again after nine months. Would this indicate it was not fixed properly or just bad luck?

Regards, Tom

Filed under fault - Asked by Tom Lysaght (Celbridge) - Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:08

How do I change my Renault Mégane's front bumper?

How do I change the front bumper on a 2001 Renault Mégane Fidji?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Sidney Black (Bottisham) - Sat, 14 May 2011 16:08

My car has a problem at idle


I have a 2004 1.6-litre Skoda Octavia. At idle the car chugs as if it is about to cut out and sometimes acceleration fluctuates. What do you think it is?

Thank you

Filed under fault - Asked by John Doogue (Carlow) - Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:34