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I need a larger car for my golfing needs!

I currently drive a 2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. I would like to change to a car that is higher off the ground. I need a boot big enough to hold golf club and caddy, but not looking for a big expensive SUV. Does the new Golf fit with these conditions? I also would like an automatic; what makes do you recommend please?

Kind regards


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:14

Is a high-mileage Skoda Octavia ok?

Would a 2005 Skoda Octavia diesel with 290,000km on the clock still be a good buy? The car is in excellent condition body-wise and has had the timing belt changed twice as well as the clutch and turbo done. It drives very well and I am told they are very economical. If it is looked after will it do up to 500K kilometres or more?

Filed under mileage - Asked by Mark O'Sullivan (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:51

Which premium compact used estate?

Which diesel estate from the mid-'00's - Volkswagen Golf (Comfortline), Volvo V50 SE, or Audi A4 - is the most reliable and easiest/cheapest to get parts for/maintain?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Brian Browne (Mullingar) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:47

BMW 520d or 320d do you think?

2007 BMW 520d Automatic (LCI model) or 2006 BMW 320d Automatic (saloon)?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Sandra Fairbrother (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:45

Are Skoda Octavias of 2005 reliable?

Are Skoda Octavias of 2005 reliable? Looking at a 1.4-litre model.

Filed under reliability - Asked by John Cooke (Waterford) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:57

Towing ability of a 2010 Jeep Cherokee?

How would a 2010 Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD Limited Auto perform off-road pulling a horse trailer with two horses? Also, what about its economy?

Filed under towing - Asked by Maria O,Grady (Thurles) - Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:34

Is this petrol BMW 5 Series too cheap?


I am thinking of purchasing a second hand 2004 BMW 520 2.2 petrol for €5,500 with 91k on the clock. When I compare similar models same year for sale they are minimum €6k more expensive. Am I missing something or just getting a good deal? Just an opinion please.

Thanks, J

Filed under used car values - Asked by John Hickey (Dublin) - Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:31

Black good for a new Toyota Land Cruiser?

Is a black Toyota Land Cruiser a good colour to buy new?

Filed under paintwork - Asked by Pat Keoghan (Dublin) - Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:15

Are Volkswagen Boras good cars?

Are Volkswagen Boras good cars?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Paudie Healy (CORK) - Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:29

Is this Ford an import because it's in miles?

I drove a 2011 Focus today and its mileage clock was in miles. Are all Fords like this or is this car an import from the UK?

Filed under mileage - Asked by Tom King (Tralee) - Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:14