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How do I change the oil and filter on my 2007 VW Passat TDI?

How do I change the oil and filter on my 2007 Volkswagen Passat TDI? I've changed the oil on my previous (1999) Passat, but the 2007 version is different - and how often should I change it?

Thank you

Filed under servicing - Asked by Pat Murphy (New Ross) - Tue, 24 May 2011 16:06

How do I remove the fuel filter in my Renault Laguna?

How do I remove the fuel lines from the fuel filter on a Renault Laguna 3 1.5 dCi?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Bill Cronin (Dublin) - Wed, 25 May 2011 21:29

Why is the close button for my Renault Mégane not working?

My Renault Mégane's 'close' button is not working. Any ideas?

Filed under fault - Asked by Redmond Noel (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:18

How much is my VW Passat worth in the UK?

How much is my '55'-plate Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI worth? There are 137,000 miles on the clock.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Susan Lemon (Preston, Lancashire) - Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:03

Can you explain what 'VAT' qualifying means on importing a car from the UK?

I am considering buying a car in the UK. Can you clarify what 'VAT qualifying' means? Does this mean that I can get the UK VAT back but I have to pay Irish VAT and VRT? I realise VAT is payable on cars less than six months old.

Filed under importing - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Fri, 17 Jun 2011 23:24

BMW X5 or 5 Series?


I would like to buy a BMW and have a choice between a 2008 X5 or 2011 5 Series. I need something with a big boot that is also reliable, as it will be family transport for five years. At the moment I have a Nissan XTrail and am worried about going back to driving a low seated car. Thats' why I am considering the X5 and also because I don't like the X3. Could you give me some advice please?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Sinead Murphy (Cork) - Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:49

How do I turn off the traction control in a Jaguar XF?

How can I turn the traction control off in a Jaguar XF?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Sloom Ssj (Riyadh) - Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:20

How much is my VW Golf worth on trade-in?

I was wondering if you would know how much on average I would get for a trade in for a 2003 VW Golf 1.4, three-door, 90,000 miles, NCT March 2013?

Thank you

Filed under used car values - Asked by Anna Lynch - Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:20

I am thinking of buying a Fiat Panda under the scrappage scheme

I am considering buying the Fiat Panda 1.1 petrol Eco Active under the scrappage scheme. Your advice here would be most welcome.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Tony Kearney (Wicklow) - Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:31

Should I bargain harder on a Skoda Octavia?

Hi guys - I'm thinking of putting in an offer on a 2010 Skoda Octavia Elegance (1.6 TDI), which has been imported from the North. The dealer will allow me about €2k (although in reality I suspect a lot less) on my own 02 Octavia.

Should I seek some reduction in the quoted price on the basis that a) the car has a speedometer in mph and it would cost me to change this and b) it's currently in use by one of the sales people with all the evidence of normal family use over several months and c) it's beyond it's due service. I don't know how much below the initial asking price I should start my offer. Thanks.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Elaine Edwards (Navan) - Thu, 09 Jun 2011 09:13