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What is the value of my Mazda5?

Hi guys,

What would be the approximate trade-in value of a 2008 Mazda5 diesel with 56,000 on the clock?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Tim Hehir (Cork) - Sat, 06 Nov 2010 18:33

Does the Skoda Octavia have a problem with its fuel injectors?

My 2007 Skoda Octavia 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine seized because one of the fuel injectors broke and allowed diesel to be injected constantly rather than intermittently. Is this a common problem with this car?

Filed under fault - Asked by Gerard Flaherty (Dublin) - Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:02

When is the new Audi A6 arriving?

When is the new Audi A6 due?

Filed under future cars - Asked by Tom Weafer (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Nov 2010 08:26

How does the 1.4 TSI DSG Golf perform?

How does the 1.4 TSI DSG auto perform in the new Golf? And what are the economy figures? Thinking of buying one next year.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eoin S (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:09

What is the trade in value of 2001 BMW 320Ci against new Golf?

What would be the likely trade in value of a silver 2001 BMW 320Ci (85k miles) with extras (sports leather seats, climate control, HK sound system etc) for a new Golf 1.4 TSI? Would I be lucky to get €3,000?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eoin S (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:26

How does the 1.4 TSI Volkswagen Passat perform?

Hi guys,

What is the story with the 1.4 Volkswagen Passats TSI? I know it has 120hp but is it suitable for such a big car? 

Are they economical? Can they overtake without labouring??

I am still shopping around myself and have just come across these, they seem good value, I do about 12,000 kilometres per year.

Any information is welcome.

Thanks Mick

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Michael Mulvey (Ashbourne) - Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:23

Do I have to use specific anti-freeze in my BMW X5?

Hi, my 2005 BMW X5 3.0d is taking its time to start these mornings. It's due a service shortly (1,000 miles). Should I put anti-freeze in it now or wait? Also, will any anti-freeze do or does it have to be specific type as the manual says or is this scaremongering so I get it done by BMW?


Filed under servicing - Asked by Justin Mc Elwee (Sligo) - Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:14

Should I buy now or wait until the New Year?

Hi guys,

Is there any point in changing my car this side of Christmas? I am going from a 2006 Opel Vectra to a 2008 Mazda6.

Thanks Mick

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Michael Mulvey (Ashbourne) - Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:28

What small diesel car can you recommend?

Can you recommend a few small diesel-engined cars that qualify for the scrappage scheme? Value for money is important. It must be a five-seater, must have four doors and reliability is important. I'm considering a Ford Fiesta or similar-sized car.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:00

BMW 520d auto versus manual?

Can you give me a rough idea what the mpg difference would be between a BMW 520d automatic and 520d SE manual version for mainly suburban driving.

I know that for resale automatic is better, but ecomony is important to me.

Also, the suspension for M Sport version is stiffer and firmer; I am not into fast driving, but do like the sport styling. Can you tell me is the ride comfort difference noticable?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:22