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Should I buy a standard auto or a DSG?

My wife has to change to an automatic but we dont know whether the basic automatic or the dual manual and auto is the best. Sometimes our daughter who drives manual would use my wife's car . I feel, rightly or wrongly , that the less complicated the transmission is the less can go wrong. We would love you expert opinion. Thank you.

Filed under gearbox - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Sat, 07 May 2011 12:08

Should I buy a Mazda6 Diesel Estate?

Hi Paddy, I'm still on the look for a diesel family estate and have found a 2006 Mazda 6 TS 2.0d (121) 82k FSH. But after doing some googling there is a lot of negative threads about Mazda 6 diesels, DPF, Clutch failure, oil consumption etc. Would you have any inside Mazda info? My general impressions of Mazda were very good. Should this model dsl 6 be avoided or are they a good buy.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jim O'Sullivan (Co.Cork.) - Wed, 04 May 2011 13:49

Is the new Audi A3 saloon coming to Europe?

Will Audi bring their saloon version of the next generation A3 to the Europe and market. I understand that the new A3 will be a size between the A4 and the present A3 .

Filed under future cars - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 06 May 2011 10:30

Renault Laguna: How do I drain the water from the diesel fuel filter?


Where would i Find the Diesel Fuel Filter on an 08 Laguna 1.5Dci Phase 3 and how do i drain the water from it, Many Thanks

Filed under servicing - Asked by Paul Hickey (DUBLIN) - Fri, 06 May 2011 08:59

How many Audi R8s were sold in 2007?

How many Audi R8 were registered in Ireland in 2007

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Joe Keane (Limerick) - Thu, 05 May 2011 19:28

How much is my 2006 Toyota Avensis worth?

Hi, I have a 2006 Toyota Avensis. It has 120,000km on the clock and some slight bumper damage. How much would this car be worth?

Filed under resale value - Asked by Karl Walsh (Dublin) - Wed, 04 May 2011 15:20

Should I choose a Passat or a Citroen C5?

Which would you choose? Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Comfortline or the Citroen C5 1.6 eHDi VTR+NAV (both four-door saloons)?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Michael Halpin (Dublin) - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:58

We need a low-emission seven-seater with sliding doors

We are going to avail of the scrappage scheme to buy a new car. Our main needs are:

- great storage: we cart around jogging buggies, bike trailers, hiking back packs etc.

- preferably A tax band (if such cars exist in Band A).

Because of storage needs we have been looking at seven seaters (although we just have one child we love lots of storage capacity) and my husband spotted one we both like (the Ford Grand C-Max). We really like the sliding back doors and the tinted back windows - keeping the sun out of our two-year old daughter's eyes is a constant struggle! It is a bit out of our price range (though if really worth it we could stretch). Just wondering what you would recommend and if there is a something similar to the Ford C-Max but cheaper? 

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ailis Brosnan (Castleisland) - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:37

Is the Hyundai i30 diesel a good buy?

Is the Hyundai i30 diesel a good buy?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Denis Doran - Tue, 03 May 2011 21:00

What type of automatic gearbox is in the Hyundai ix35?

I would like to know what type of automatic gearbox is in the Hyundai ix35 2.0-litre diesel AWD?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by John Carey (Clogheen) - Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:00