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Which SUV for kids with €30k to go for?

Good morning guys,

I need some advice on cars or SUVs! I am looking for a family vehicle as I have three kids under five. So that means car seats. I have a bad back so I need height and I need boot space for a buggy. My budget is €30k and I already have a Renault Grand Scenic that does the job, but is ugly to be honest. I live in Kildare and do drive on bad roads. I do have an option to buy in the UK and bring the car over, as well.

Can you recommend anything?

Thank you


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Donna Phelan (Maynooth ) - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:03

Which engine for my Jaguar XF?

Which engine should I go for in a Jaguar XF? The 2.2 or 3.0-litre V6 diesel?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Bill Conway (Longford) - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:42

How do the autonomous packs compare?

Love to know if you have compared the difference between BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo for their semi-autonomous packs.

Regards Martin

Filed under safety - Asked by Martin Anderson (Dublin) - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:41

Have you reviewed the Hyundai Tucson?

Reviews of the Hyundai Tucson?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Carol Moore (Cork City ) - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:31

High-mileage Passat Estate ok?

I am considering buying a 2007 Volkswagen Passat auto estate 2.0. It has done 220,000km. Should I be worried about the high mileage?


Filed under mileage - Asked by Peter Mcdonnell (Kiltimagh) - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:02

Mitsubishi Outlander or other 4x4s?

Hi ,

Thinking about buying a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 diesel from the UK, not for the seven seats, but for 4×4 capabilities, low running costs and reliability. I'm wondering are there any other options. And is the Mitsubishi 2.2 belt or chain driven?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jonathan Crawford (Donegal ) - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:34

Alternatives to the Golf GTD Estate?


If possible please can you do a 'Five of the best' report for compact estate cars in Ireland? I desire and am ready to order a Volkswagen Golf GTD Estate as am currently on my second GTD, but need more space. I want to carry on the Golf GTD customer journey, but alas, this perfect solution for me and my family is 'not available in Ireland...' Therefore I need to look elsewhere so would appreciate your opinions if possible? It appears SEAT and Skoda have this category to themselves.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Martin Smith - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:12

Would I save money importing a Discovery?

Hi, I am interested in buying a 2014 to 2016 Land Rover Discovery 4. Would I save much importing? Can you do it for me?



Filed under importing - Asked by Patrick Oconnor (Sligo) - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:33

I need a car for just one year...

I need a car for one year. What has the best resale value and what year should I be looking at if I am to sell it in 2018 and recoup the best part of my investment, i.e. not lose any more than I would if I were to hire the same model and year car for 12 months? If that makes any sense.

Filed under resale value - Asked by Helen White (Meath/Dublin/Kildare) - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:59

Nearly new sensible car or older premium?


I'm thinking of changing my car, but I'm torn between buying a nearly new model like the Mazda6 or a three-year-old premium car from such as BMW, Jaguar or Audi with lowish mileage. Servicing cost of premium brands is also a concern. On the other hand, I can get a lot of car for reasonable money. Decisions! Decisions!

Your opinion greatly valued. Thanks in advance.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Tom McGrath (Kilkenny) - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:53