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What automatic car would you recommend for my budget?

Hi, with a budget of €1,500 I'm looking for a reliable automatic car keeping in the low tax bracket of 1,400cc-  to 1,500cc. I'm thinking about a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Can you recommend another possible candidate?


Filed under automatic - Asked by Aidan Molloy (Dublin) - Sat, 08 Feb 2014 17:30

Will an automatic Nissan Micra suit me?

Hi, can you tell me is a 2007 Nissan Micra Sport 1.2-litre automatic good for long journeys? I go to visit my mother twice a week she lives 50 miles away; the rest of the days are just normal school runs etc.

Thank you, Paula

Filed under automatic - Asked by Paula Fanning (Dublin) - Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:33

What's the automatic Volkswagen Polo like?

Thinking of buying an 04 Volkswagen Polo automatic. Is this a reliable car and is there anything to be aware of relating to the automatic gearbox?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Peter Malone (Tallaght) - Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37

What small automatic car would you recommend?

Which model and brand of automatic cars recommanded for new learner?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Gary Zheng (Dublin) - Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:46

Why does the DSG gearbox cost double in Skoda's Superb?

Ever wonder why the DSG gearbox in the Skoda Superb is double the price of the Octavia's? I've asked the people in Skoda to explain why, but they ignored me...

Filed under automatic - Asked by Ben Dolan (Galway) - Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:22

Is a high mileage auto Audi A4 ok?

What should I look out for when buying a 2008 Audi A4 automatic? It has 170,000km on the clock.

Filed under automatic - Asked by Simon Doocey - Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:01

What's better in a small car? Trad auto or new DSG?

Which type of automatic gearbox is better in a small car? We're considering a conventional automatic in the Ford Fiesta or a DSG dual-clutch system in rival model.

Filed under automatic - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:38

Should an automatic Fiesta drain its battery more?

Does an automatic (i.e. Ford Fiesta 1.4) take more out of a battery than a manual?

Filed under automatic - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:30

What auto will I replace our SEAT Alhambra with?

I am getting rid of a 2000 SEAT Alhambra automatic 2.0-litre, as it seems to only get about 23 miles to the gallon. I want to get a smaller car with good mileage for about €5,000, but it needs to be automatic as my wife is American and can't drive 'stick'. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class seem cheap. Are these any good or can you recommend an automatic with smaller engine?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Greg Darcy (Dun Laoghaire) - Sun, 04 Dec 2011 01:40

What type of automatic gearbox is in the Hyundai i40?

What type of automatic gearbox is in the Hyundai i40?

Filed under automatic - Asked by John Carey (Clogheen) - Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:10

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