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Does the car I'm scrapping need an NCT?

Does the scrappage vehicle have to have an NCT?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Molly Ryan (Limerick) - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:56

Which estates have seven seats?

Can you recommend any estate car (not SUV or MPV) that can seat seven?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Paul Stack (Co Kildare) - Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:08

Which mid-size SUV for €20,000?

What would you recommend in terms of a mid-size 4X4/SUV? Diesel is the preferred option with a sensible tax band a major consideration as well as decent fuel economy. I have circa €20,000 to spend on straight cash deal.



Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Maurice Hannon (Galway) - Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:00

I'm thinking of a Ford Kuga, what are my other options?

I need advice regarding what to buy new that is comfy and has the option of four-wheel drive. Some say go for the Ford Kuga. What do you reckon?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge) - Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:03

How do I cope with the slippy conditions in my two-wheel drive SUV?

Can you recommend any budget all-wheel drive SUV or estate car? I tow a caravan for a couple of weeks over the summer and live on a road that occassionally floods so four-wheel drive could be useful. I have a Hyundai Sante Fe with two-wheel drive at moment and it is particularly poor in snow or slippy conditions. Would you have any recommendations?

Filed under tyres - Asked by William Neale (Dublin) - Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:36

Should I keep four-wheel drive engaged?

When driving in snow while in a four-wheel drive, should it be engaged at all times or just in dodgy areas? I.e. main road is clear versus side roads slippy - or take it as given that it's on all the time driving?

Filed under winter driving - Asked by Sean Vigna (Kildare) - Thu, 02 Dec 2010 11:19

Should I get the Santa Fe with fog lights?

I am looking at the new 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in the "Classic" spec but am worried that this spec does not come with front fog lights as standard and I am told that these cannot be retro fitted after purchase. 

I cover around 40k km per year and need to know if this will be a issue in the winter especially?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Noel Slater (Limerick) - Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:00

Hyundai ix35 or Skoda Yeti?

Hyundai ix35 1.7-litre diesel or Skoda Yeti 1.6 GreenLine? Your opinion please?

Noel Clarke (Drogheda)

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Noel Clarke (Drogheda) - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:16

Should I buy a Fiat Croma?

I spend half the year in Ireland, half in the USA. I am being offered a low-mileage fully serviced 2007 Fiat Croma 2.4 turbodiesel for €9,000 with a full service history and the owner says they never had a problem, but there aren't many about (why?). Do you think it's a good deal for me as a 12,000 mile p.a. driver?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Henry Gibson (Oyster Cove, NY And Callan,, KK.) - Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:02

Should I buy an Alfa Brera?

Hey Paddy,

One of the lads in the office has a pal that's looking at this Alfa Brera.

What do you reckon?

Runner or not?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Gavan O'Brien (Kildare) - Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:13