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Would a petrol Mazda6 be a good buy?


Due to an economical write-off I'm being forced into a car change. Moving from a solid 1.8 Opel Vectra Comfort (Petrol)2003. My budget is €10k plus pre-accident value, approx €2.5 - 3K. Took a Mazda6 2.0 Diesel Exec. 2008 for a test drive and really like it. The mileage is high and I've been reading of a lot of problems with the engine in general. Not doing a lot of mileage these days so would consider a Petrol. Given the low value of Petrol cars at the moment and the problems with Diesel version, would a Mazda6 1.8 Petrol be a good buy?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Dee Kennedy (Cork) - Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:43

Why does my low coolant light keep coming on?

The low coolant warning light is coming on in my Mazda RX-8 when driving over 120km/h. Coolant level and oil are ok. Any idea what's causing this? The light goes off again after a few minutes.

Filed under fault - Asked by Sean Naughton (Co. Limerick) - Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:07

Is that a fair price for my Honda CR-V?

Hello I need some advice please. I have a 2004 honda CR-V with 119,000 miles on the clock. I have been offered €4,000 for it and I would like to know if you think this is the best price I can hope for. Thanks.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Sheila Conway (Cork) - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:43

Which should i buy. Volkswagen Passat or New Ford Mondeo?

Which should i buy. Volkswagen Passat or New Ford Mondeo?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Kunaselan Muthiah (Selangor Malaysia) - Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:55

What discount should I look for?

When buying new (no trade in) from a main dealer what sort of percentage discount should I be looking at ?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Dave O'Sullivan - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:23

What mileage does the BMW 316i SE do?


I am considering buying a 2008 BMW 316i se petrol. Any idea roughly what the mpg of this car might be (the dealer told me 49mpg)? I've trawled the net with not much luck. I do approx 13.5k miles per year, would I be better off with a diesel? Your advice is appreciated.

Thanks Gavin (Tipperary)

Filed under running costs - Asked by Gavin O Connor (Roscrea) - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:54

Why are my service intervals so short?

My Skoda Octavia with a 1.6-litre TDI CR engine and set to variable servicing does not do more than 8.5K before the service spanner comes on. Any idea of the problem?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Peter Dalby (Cockermouth) - Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:52

Can I service my Nissan Almera myself?

How do I service my own Nissan Almera oil and air filters?

Filed under - Asked by Joseph Roche (Limerick City) - Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:40

What should I do about squeaking brakes?

My front passenger-side wheel is making a squeaking noise when in motion. It's a 2006 Nissan Almera SXE. Also my brakes make a load noise when being pressed. Can you help please?

Filed under brakes - Asked by Leeianne Roche (Limerick City) - Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:50

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen?

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen?

Filed under safety - Asked by Adi Greenberg (Los Angeles) - Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:09