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Is the BMW 520d Touring a good buy?

Is the BMW 520d Touring a good buy in today's market?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Garath Smith - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:24

Petrol Audi A3, BMW 318i or Honda Civic?


I'm planning on buying a brand new 2018 Audi A3 1.0-litre TFSI S line Saloon or 2017 BMW 318i M Sport or 2018 Honda Civic 1.0-litre Turbo. Please help me with the questions below since I have no way getting a test drive:

1. Which one is more fun to drive?

2. Are these cars fast?

3. What is more reliable and costs less to maintain?

4. What is the overall best car?

Thanks, Arjun

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Arjun De Silva (Kandy) - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:57

Looking at maybe a new petrol SUV.


I'm looking to change my 151 Toyota Corolla 1.4 Luna diesel at the end of this year or early next year. It currently has 93,000km on the clock. About 70 per cent of our driving is on short journeys such as short runs to town of about 10km. Would I be better to stay with diesel or go to petrol? I'm thinking about getting a crossover/SUV, something like a Peugeot 3008, Nissan Qashqai or a Kia Sportage, or would I get better value getting a smaller SEAT Ateca, Suzuki Vitara or Opel Mokka? My children are all adults now and are only around at weekends so our mileage will be decreasing a bit. Any advice would be great.



Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Roddy McMyler (Kilkenny) - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:51

Help me choose the right BMW X3...

What concerns should I have with buying a BMW X3 manual as opposed to automatic? What would you consider pluses and minuses to be of the X3 two-wheel drive?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Dermot Walsh (Dublin) - Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:27

Can I buy a Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI?

Where can I buy a new Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI? My local dealer says its not available in the Republic.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Hugh McKitterick (Dundalk Co. Louth) - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 17:39

Is there a seven-seat Jeep 1.4?

Does the Jeep 1.4-litre turbo petrol come in seven-seat form?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Josephine Nolan (Kilkee) - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 11:20

Ford Mondeo, Skoda Octavia or Opel Insignia?

Hi there,

I commute between Gorey and Dublin 3/4 times a week and am in the process of changing my car. I'm tall (six-two) and appreciate leg and head room... Looking at three cars at the moment (diesel): Mondeo, Octavia or Insignia.


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Andy Long (Gorey) - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 02:45

Petrol Mazda CX-5 any good?

What do you guys think of the Mazda CX-5 in its 2.0-litre petrol guise?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Kieran Donnelly (Cork) - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:51

Is the Opel Astra estate a good buy?

Is the Opel Astra estate a good buy, and is it economical?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Laura McMahon - Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:59

Is a Subaru Impreza a good buy?

Is a Subaru Impreza petrol estate a good buy?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mossy Bouzzah (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:11

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