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What's the point of the new Toyota Supra?

What's the attraction of a new model Toyota Supra when it is (just) a re-badged BMW and owes nothing to Toyota, nor can claim any of the Toyota reliability?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:04

Toyota RAV4 Luna vs. Sport?

What is the difference between a Toyota RAV4 Luna and RAV4 Sport?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Don Murphy (Cork) - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:36

Should I buy a new Tesla Model 3?


I’ve been doing a lot of research into buying a car lately, specifically would love a Tesla Model 3 - Standard range plus. I’ve been looking at price from GB compared to Ireland and it’s around €5k cheaper (around £38k v €48k). I also understand I would be in receipt of €5,000 SEAI grant, but I cannot seem to calculate the VRT.

1. Can I buy in the UK and ultimately would I save money doing so vs Ireland?

2. I live in Dublin and I get the DART to work everyday (roughy €100 per month). I also currently drive home roughy three nights per week to Monaghan (roughly costs me €325 in petrol and tolls). I have a free parking space in work. (Quicker to drive than DART to work) Would I be naive in thinking that I would almost eradicate all of that €425 with an EV? Aside from electricity costs, also what would you estimate those to be?

The alternative for me was to buy an 15/16 Audi A5 or BMW 4 Series in around the €20k mark, but still be subject to aforementioned €425 monthly costs on top.

Am I trying to convince myself that a Model 3 is my best option or is it my best option? NB: I want something that I actually want, i.e. I don’t want a Nissan Leaf; if I’m going EV it would be Tesla or equivalent.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Brendan Traynor (Dublin) - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:04

Where can I view the Volkswagen California?

Where can I view the Volkswagen California camper?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Vic Tejera (Brentwood Ny11717) - Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:08

What do you think of the Merc A-Class Saloon?


have you some views of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon? What models are available? Is it value for money? Thinking of buying one for the 201 registration.


Pat Conway

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Patrick Conway (Fountainstown) - Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:54

Difference between the Skoda Fabia trims?

What is the difference between the Skoda Fabia Style and the Skoda Fabia Ambition?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ben Jackson (LIMERICK) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:31

Which fuel to get for lots of commuting?


I have a 1.4-litre 171 hatchback Volkswagen Polo with manual transmission and a diesel engine. I drive approx 100km a day five days a week for work, and the car currently has a mileage of approx 116,000km on the clock. Given that diesel and petrol cars are currently being phased out of the market, what's the best car for me to invest in, going forward given that I drive long distance and also do a lot of driving in cities? Is hybrid or electric the best option for long distance commuting and city driving?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Anne O'Sullivan (Cork) - Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:36

What will we replace our Passat with?

Hi there I have a query please.

I have a 181 Passat Comfortline with 78,000km on the clock. We are looking to change as we do every two years. We have got varying prices of €15,000 for the Passat and €16,000 for a Tiguan. We are thinking of the SUV route and have also priced the Skoda Karoq, where we were quoted €11,000. We don't think we are willing to pay as dear to stay Volkswagen, but the garage has a 192 demo Tiguan for €11,000 and wondering if that is worth it. Because of high mileage, resale value is a consideration.

Any advice appreciated.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eleanor McGrath (Co.Clare) - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:14

Can I buy a Grand California in the USA?

Where and when can I purchase a VW Grand California RV in the USA?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Korey N (Brandon ) - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:38

Difference between these SEAT Tarracos?

What is the difference between the SEAT Tarraco XCellence and the XCellence Lux besides the price?

Thank you

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mat Monteith (Warrington) - Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:31

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