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Can the Opel Insignia compare to the Ford Mondeo?

I was considering a new Mondeo, but Ford is only putting the 163hp 2.0 diesel in the Titanium Spec at about €34k, where as an Opel Insignia has a 160hp 2.0 diesel available at about €30k. However, I have heard the 130hp Insignia is more drivable.

Any comment?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Michael Morrissey (Kilkenny) - Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:27

Should I worry about the coolant warning light in a Passat?

Hi, I'm currently looking to move to a diesel as my new job has me doing a far longer commute. I've spotted a second hand '03 VW Passat 1.9 TDI that I like the look of. I did a full history check on the vehicle and it seems genuine. Only issue is that the coolant warning light is flashing when the coolant level is fine. A friend suggested it could be the sensor needs to be replaced, but I don't want to buy if it's something more serious. Is this a common problem with VWs?

Thanks. Sean.

Filed under fault - Asked by Sean McDermott (Cork) - Tue, 09 Nov 2010 09:31

Is the newer diesel Astra quicker than the old petrol one?

Hi guys,

I am thinking of changing my 2002 petrol Opel Astra 1.4 for a 2008 diesel 1.3 Astra. What is the difference in engine power, overtaking etc?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Patrick Meskill (Clonmel) - Sun, 07 Nov 2010 17:18

What is the best satnav?

What is the best and most up-to-date satnav product available for the Irish market?

Filed under satellite navigation - Asked by T Swift (Dublin) - Thu, 04 Nov 2010 11:08

What are average prices for the 2007 Toyota Corolla and Avensis?

How much can I expect to pay for a 2007 Toyota Corolla or Avensis without a trade-in? 

Filed under used car values - Asked by Martina Watson (Longford) - Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:34

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