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Toyota RAV4 or Hyundai Tucson hybrid?

Should I buy the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Aisling Roche (Cork) - Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:08

Should I upgrade my 2021 Tiguan?


I am planning on buying a Volkswagen Tiguan Elegance 1.5 petrol in the New Year; as it comes with 19-inch wheels and I like my comfort should I get Adaptive Chassis Control as an extra?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by James Duffy (Dunleer Co Louth) - Mon, 09 Nov 2020 19:07

Looking for a spacious family car...

Looking for recommendations for a family car for a two-year old and a newborn. Petrol, good legroom and boot size, affordable and doesn't feel 'huge' to drive or difficult to park. Already checked out Skoda Octavia and Nissan Qashqai so any advice on these? We weren't looking to buy a brand new car but they both seem to have good scrappage deals...

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Orla Greaney (Dublin) - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:04

Disabled driver that wants to trade up in Feb...

I am on the Disabled Drivers Scheme and want to trade up next Feb '21. I currently drive a Mercedes A-Class hatchback that has been valued at €22,500. I would like to change to something a bit more robust as most of my driving is on country roads. I carry backseat passengers very occasionally and would like a decent sized boot. Automatic gearbox and reversing camera are neccessary. Also something stylish. I have €4,500 to spend with my current car and the DDS allowance. Don't mind petrol or diesel.

Thank you,

Grainne D, Cork

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Grainne Dennehy (Rosscarbery) - Mon, 12 Oct 2020 22:29

Any more Ford Mondeos coming?

I've been a Mondeo driver forever. All good, no problems. 

Do you know if the Mondeo will stay on sale in the Irish market? Dealers are coy about disclosing the full facts. 

If I cannot have a lovely new Mondeo, what do you recommend? I like diesel and the Mondeo size suits me. Give me a few suggestions, please. My mortgage is now paid so I could go up a grade as a special treat...

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge County Kildare) - Fri, 30 Oct 2020 01:38

Cost of a new Mazda MX-5?

What would be the total cost of a new Mazda MX-5 GT and will there be any for sale here in Ireland before the end of the year?

The Mazda dealers and Mazda Ireland are not very upfront with this information. You would think that they would be hungry for sales and especially on a model that is the flagship of the brand.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Anthony Byrne (Cork) - Sat, 17 Oct 2020 13:42

Should I buy an Opel Corsa-e before 2021?

I was going to switch to an EV in the New Year. Should I now bring this forward? Was looking at an Opel Corsa-e. I get that the VRT will reduce from 14% to 7%, but this will be outweighed by the loss of the €5,000 VRT rebate? And what of the €5,000 SEAI grant? Will that still be in the equation in the New Year?

Many thanks for your guidance.

Paul, Galway

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Paul Greenstreet (Clifden) - Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:40

How much to buy and tax a new Audi A6?

What will a new Audi A6 cost and how much to tax come 2021?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Terry Fitzpatrick (Carlow) - Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:51

Will it be cheaper to buy a VW Tiguan now?

We want to buy a new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace as our family is growing in the New Year. Would it be cheaper to get one now or will we see much difference if we order one for January 2021?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Dorothy Humphreys (Athlone ) - Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:27

Is the facelifted Mercedes-AMG E 53 here?

Hi there,

Is the new facelifted Mercedes-AMG E 53 going to come to Ireland? What will be the estimated cost if so?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Xiaoming He (Dublin) - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:41

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