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What do you think of the 1.0-litre Octavia?

I'm considering buying a 2016 1.0 petrol Skoda Octavia, but my mechanic is sceptical about a small engine pulling a big car. Any advice?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jan Crowley (Dublin) - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:57


Nissan Qashqai or Skoda Karoq?

Hi there

I’m trying to decide between the Nissan Qashqai and the new Skoda Karoq. Any advice for me please?

Thanks

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Patrick Hogan (Galway ) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:35


Should I swap my Nissan for a Mercedes?

Hi there,

Thinking of changing my car this year from a Nissan to possibly a Mercedes GLA or B-Class. Are they similar? Can you help me narrow down my decision; should I change or stick with Nissan?

Thanks in advance

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mary Murphy (Clare ) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:42


What to replace my Renault Scenic with?

I have an ageing Renault Scenic petrol automatic. Apart from poor mpg, it is brilliant - comfortable (I've fitted cruise control) with very good options for load carrying. What do I replace it with?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by John Wiloughby (Stroud) - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:29


I need a tiny car with a huge boot...

Hi guys, do you have any quick tips on a small enough hatch with a big boot? I need to use split seats to lock a road bike into the car. For security it needs to be in the car for a while. I can just about do it in a Hyundai i10, but it’s a real squeeze. I fold down the bigger seat split, push the passenger seat forward and in it goes but it’s very tricky. Hoping to do the same with something slightly bigger and easier! Tiny hatch with a shiny modern cockpit and a cavern for a boot anyone?

Cheers!

Richie

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Richie Daly (Waterford) - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:55


Which SUV to replace my Audi with?

Hi, I have a 2013 Audi 2.0 TDI S line Black Edition quattro with only 21k miles on the clock. I only purchased as an import last summer and love it. It’s my first premium car and enjoy the feeling that brings.

However, recently, I am wondering whether it’s right for me. I’m 6’4” in height and find getting in and out of it's low height a bit of chore. I also use it as main family car for two tall toddlers (three and two) for crèche runs etc.   So space is quite tight. I’ve been considering replacing it with an SUV for the ride height, space, practicality and better fuel economy. Must be good to drive also. I would love to stay premium, but probably wouldn’t afford it in that category. Was looking at the Mazda CX-5 as a compromise or alternatively the new Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar or Nissan Qashqai. Annual mileage is roughly 10k km and budget is what I’d get for the Audi.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Seamus Hadrill (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:43


What's the Fiesta's 1.1-litre engine like?

Please let me know is the Ford Fiesta 1.1-litre engine an EcoBoost unit, or how does it compare with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by EAMON Mcevoy (Dublin) - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:08


Suzuki Swift or Hyundai i10?

Which car is better for easy and safey driving for a new learned driver: the Suzuki Swift or Hyundai i10?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Sai Ram (Srikakulam) - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:38


Tell me about the Toyota Auris 1.2...

Hi,

My friend is considering buying a new Toyota Auris 1.2 Turbo petrol and was asking me for some advice. Is this engine the same as the Puretech one made by Peugeot, as I know Toyota and PSA share some engines, etc? Or is it made by Toyota themselves or is it a BMW engine? I would almost rather if it was much the same as the PSA Puretech one, but is this so?

Kieran, Waterford.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by CiarĂ¡n Holohan (Waterford) - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:55


Which seven-seater with boot space is best?

Guys - brother is looking for a seven-seater to accommodate a growing family. Needs to have room for buggy or two in the boot if possible. His budget is about €10k. Nothing too big engine wise to keep running costs down. Any advice appreciated - thanks.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Barry Delaney (Dublin) - Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:02


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