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Can I scrap a car without the engine?

The question is in relation to my brother-in-law's car, which is being scrapped as part of the Government car scrappage scheme. Can he remove the perfectly running engine from this car and donate it to my brother before he sends it to be scrapped? My brother's engine gave up the ghost last week so it would save my brother the expense of having to buy a new engine. They both have the same make and model of car so it would be brilliant. I've been ringing the Revenue office but have not managed to make contact with anybody who seems to know anything and could find nothing on their website.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Zoe Stiles (Limerick) - Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:36

What estate to replace my Renault Laguna?

I own a Renault Leguna Estate and am looking into trading it in for a new car with a similar boot capacity and minimum 1,600cc. What would you suggest for the budget conscious buyer?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ranald Milne (Dublin) - Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:51

Which dealers offer PCP finance in Ireland?

Which dealers offer PCP finance in Ireland?

Filed under finance - Asked by Katie Dyer (Enniscorthy) - Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:13

What are my Toyotas worth on trade-in?

What trade-in value would I get for a 2008 Toyota Avensis petrol with low mileage? Also would a garage take two trade in cars, against the purchase of one new car? If so would you give me the approximate value of a 2008 Toyota RAV4 with petrol, low mileage too?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Barbara Spain (Co Dublin) - Sun, 09 Jan 2011 16:54

What seven-seat four-wheel drive options are there?

My wife is looking for a seven-seat four-wheel drive, but not a BMW X5 or Jeep type car. Are there any other options?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eamonn Crawford (Clonmel) - Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:03

What new Skoda models are on the way?


Could you please tell me what plans Skoda has for new /replacement/updated models. I believe this information was given in the Sunday World on 26 December (in the write up on the Skoda Yeti), but I missed it.

Filed under future cars - Asked by Noel Clarke (Drogheda) - Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:09

Is the Kia pro_cee'd reliable?

Is the Kia pro_cee'd a reliable car to buy from new?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Liam Kearney (Limerick) - Mon, 03 Jan 2011 21:11

Which car to replace my beloved Saab?


I'm looking to replace our '99 Saab 9-3, which has been a great car - now with 206,000 miles on the clock. I'm looking for a safe, reliable family car - four- or five-door - with low tax. I'm contemplating 2008 models to reduce tax - we're currently paying  €634. I'm looking at Skoda Octavia, Volvo S40, Volkswagen Passat, Saab 9-3 and Toyota Avensis. I want manual and probably diesel. Which would you advise or are there others to consider?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Peadar O'Callaghan (Donegal ) - Sat, 01 Jan 2011 16:34

Which would you choose? Renault Fluence or Mazda3?

Which is better: Renault Fluence or the new Mazda3?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Hany Saied - Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:32

Where will I get my Jaguar serviced?

Hi guys,

I'm looking at buying a 2001 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 petrol with very low mileage on the clock. Is there anything I should be aware of in terms of getting it serviced? I don't plan on driving it too much but if something did go wrong is it going to cost me an arm and a leg to fix?

Thanks for your help.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Keith O'Sullivan - Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:12