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Renault Megane E-Tech or Tesla Model 3?

Hi,

I'm planning to change to a new EV. I've narrowed my choice down to two cars - the Megane E-Tech and the new Tesla Model 3. Which in your opinion is the better car, and why?

Many thanks

Peter

Ainsley Heffernan (Bray)

Jan 2024 Filed under: choosing new car

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When will the new Toyota Prius be here?

Hi folks,

Do you know when the new Prius will be available for test drives in Ireland? I presume, while I'm writing, that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will not be available in Ireland? I saw an interesting review of it online recently.

Cheers

Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Mar 2023 Filed under: choosing new car

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Will I go hybrid instead of diesel?

Hi there,

Since options for new diesel cars are decreasing daily, can conventional hybrids such as the Toyota Corolla and the upcoming Honda Civic be as efficient for long motorway commutes? I would do over 50,000km annually and 75 per cent of that would be motorway.

Ideally my next car would be fully electric, but between the lack of availability, ever increasing purchase cost, electricity unit prices and finance nearly on parity with fossil fuel costs and the fact almost every large battery EV seems to be an SUV, I would need to look at all options.

David Delaney (Kells)

Sep 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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Are hybrid Skodas available in Ireland?

Hi,

I’m interested in the Skoda Superb iV Sportline Plus PHEV (estate and hatch) or possibly even the Octavia iV PHEV, but they don’t seem to be on Skoda.ie although they do appear on Skoda.co.uk… I would have thought they would be available with the demand for electric and more and more companies insisting their fleets are electrified to some degree because of emissions?

Martin Smith (Dublin)

Jul 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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Should I go electric or hybrid with a new BMW SUV?

I own a 2017 Audi Q7 S line. I like the car a lot and the specs are high but I feel like I need to move up a few years within the next 10/12 months. I drive approx. 25,000km per year, 75 per cent of that is made up of short journeys of about 10 miles per journey and the remainder is longer motorway driving. I do not want to buy diesel again and think a BMW X5 xDrive45e may suit my needs, or maybe a BMW iX. I am considering a new car purchase.

In your opinion, which option would suit my needs better?

Thank you

David Scully (Cork)

May 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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Lexus RX vs Toyota RAV4?

Hi folks.

Reading your review of the NX 450h, I'm wondering how it compares to the RAV4 PHEV? The NX is marginally, possibly insignificantly bigger and substantially dearer but they both have (as far as I can see) similar powerplants. Both with Toyota's reliability. Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing how you would compare them.

Thank you

Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Mar 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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Electric or hybrid for my 100km commute?

Hi,

I am currently driving from Limerick to Kilarney five days a week for work and driving a diesel BMW 5 Series. I am looking at the option of electric or hybrid and would really appreciate any advice on which may be a better option for these type of journeys.

Brian Lawlor (Limerick)

Mar 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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EV or hybrid with €50,000 to spend?

Hi there,

My parents are in the market for a new car (sub €50k). They like the height of the crossovers/SUVs and are interested in a hybrid or electric model. They do about 18k km per annum, mostly on country roads, and the odd road trip to Dublin (300km each way). Wondering would you recommend full EV (Skoda Enyaq) or hybrid (Peugeot 3008 &and VW Tiguan)?

Many thanks,

Michael, Ennis

Michael Sweeney (Tulla)

Feb 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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Any bargains on the Citroen C5 Aircross?

My question is, seeing as the Citroen C5 Aircross is getting a facelift and new features will be available in Ireland in June, will there be a price reduction in the current versions now awaiting availability in dealers?

Kieran McGlynn (Bunbeg)

Jan 2022 Filed under: choosing new car

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Is a Citroen Ami ok without smartphone?

Is a smartphone necessary to drive a Citroen Ami?

KK Ho (Tseung Kwan O/ Hong Kong)

Dec 2021 Filed under: choosing new car

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