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Which Passat has better performance?

Which of the 2007 VW Passats has the best performance, the 1.6 petrol or the 1.9 diesel?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Stephen Scott (Dublin) - Sun, 09 May 2010 18:39

How much is my Passat worth?

Can you put a trade-in value on a 2006 VW Passat FSI Highline 1.6L against either a new or 2009 C-Class Mercedes? The VW has 57,000km on the clock and is in excellent condition.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Liam Doyle (Dublin) - Sun, 09 May 2010 16:16

Should I change from petrol to diesel?

My father drives a 2008 1.8-litre petrol Mazda6. He drives on average 10,000km per year. He is considering trading his car for a new 1.9- or 2.0-litre TDI - Audi A4 or VW Golf/Jetta.

He is also considering doing a trade for a 2004/2005 BMW 320d. In your opinion is it worth while for him to change his car to a diesel and what diesel cars would you recommend?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Damien Smith (Newmarket-on-Fergus) - Sun, 09 May 2010 15:25

Can I fit smaller tyres?

Hi, can I change the tyre size from "235/45 R17" down to "16"?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Jerry Gayer (Kerry) - Sun, 09 May 2010 12:40

Can you recommend a quiet tyre for my BMW?

My 2008 BMW 3 Series suffers with tyre noise. Will swapping the runflats for conventional tyres improve things? Is there a quiet tyre you could recommend?

Filed under tyres - Asked by James Simons (Leixlip) - Sat, 08 May 2010 21:39

Japanese import safe without NCT?

Is it safe to buy a car imported from Japan without an NCT?

Filed under importing - Asked by Madeline Orbeta (Dublin) - Sat, 08 May 2010 18:40

How do I change a camshaft sensor?

Is it easy to change a camshaft sensor in a 2004 SEAT Leon 1.4? If so how do I go about it?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Robert McSweeney (Cork) - Sat, 08 May 2010 13:45

Which large 4x4 for growing family?

Hi Guys,

Congratulations with the site and wishing you great success! Currently in deliberations with my husband on choosing a new 4x4 as our primary family car. Our BMW X3 is too small for our growing family. What is the advice you can offer on the following models: GMC Tahoe or Nissan Patrol 2010? Please take into consideration that we live in Dubai when answering. Thanking you in advance!

Marie and Constantine Economou

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Marie Economou (Dubai) - Fri, 07 May 2010 20:23

What tyre pressure for my Xsara?

I have just bought a 1998 1.4 Citroen Xsara and it has no handbook with it. I am wondering what the tyre pressure should be for the car? Also, would you know if it would be possible to get a handbook for the car from somewhere?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Patricia Dodd (Mallow) - Fri, 07 May 2010 21:07

Is my excessive tyre wear normal?

I've got a 01 Audi A4 1.6 Petrol (newer shape) and spent €620 on four firestone 235 x 45 R17 tyres. However, after only 13,000 miles there is very little life left on them, another 2-3k miles at most. I've really looked after them, had them rotated after about 7k and haven't been spinning wheels or any of that boy racer stuff. One of them (back left at present) is worse than the others alright and is pretty much at the end of its life already. The wear is even through all of the tyres.

Question 1: Is this about the normal for this size wheel? It seems terrible to me.

Question 2: I've heard that some of these big name brands aren't really worth the money; can you recommend a more reasonably priced tyre for what looks like an almost annual expense I'm going to have to budget for?


Filed under tyres - Asked by Ciaran Lutttrell (Cork) - Fri, 07 May 2010 13:02