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Is the Honda Fit 1.3 a good car?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by John Buckley (Cork) - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:43
Have you done a review of the new Mazda CX-5 yet?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mark Foley (Dundalk) - Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:10
Hi, we're looking for a seven-seater where we could potentially fit three car seats across the back seat. We currently have a Nissan Qashqai, which we love. A friend recommended a Volkswagen Touran, but says it feels a bit boxy to drive - but that might be the case with all seven-seaters? Our budget is €30k net of trade in (04 Ford Fiesta).
Happy to buy new or consider up to two years' old.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Rosalind O'Brien (Dublin) - Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:02
What is the estate car to buy around 2008-2009 low tax brands? I was leaning towards Volvo.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Mike Doherty (Cappoquin) - Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:24
Hi I currently drive a BMW 520d and am interested in buying a 172/171 BMW X5 2.0-litre diesel. There is a good price difference between the sDrive and the xDrive models. If I do buy the X5 I wouldn't be going off-road driving and wouldn't be using it for towing either. I would just be using it for normal on-road driving. I do about 20,000 miles/32,000km a year. I would like to know if you think that the sDrive model would be enough or would I need the xDrive for added stability for driving on wet or icy roads in the winter. I've never had trouble in my 5 Series, but then the X5 is bigger and taller.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jane Walsh (Cork) - Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:07
I want to buy a new car but I am confused - do I buy petrol or diesel?
Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Taranpreet Singh (Jalandhar) - Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:02
I've been looking at a 2007 BMW 730Ld for chauffeur work. One owner from new who is also a chauffeur, all timing chains replaced and gaskets and seals and full auto transmission service done. There's 160k miles on the clock.
Any advice on this model BMW please?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Kev Dillon (Dublin ) - Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:10
How much is road tax on a 1997 July-registered BMW 520i?
Filed under taxation - Asked by David Conway (Cork) - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:18
Thinking of buying one of the two cars mentioned below:
2009 2.0-litre Toyota Avensis D-4D Luna four-door with 145,000km on the odometer or 2010 2.0-litre Toyota Avensis Strata with 87,000km on the odometer. The 2010 model is €995 dearer, but with a difference of 58,000km on the odometer it might be a better buy? Both are diesel. Other than a lower mileage, do you have an opinion which is better? Also what is the max mileage one can expect to get over the lifetime of this car
Many thanks. Marlen
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Marlen Carvalho (Wicklow) - Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:29
Thinking of buying a 2014 Opel Astra (1.4 petrol) for circa €7,000. NCT'd to 2019, but highish mileage at 177,000km. Too good to be true?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Patrick Trehy (Donaghmede) - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:07