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What to replace my Mondeo with?

Please point me in right direction. I have a 2018 Ford Mondeo and would like to change in January 2022, so I need some advice. I like diesel. What three cars should I be test driving? Around the size of the Mondeo with five doors. Help!

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge County Kildare) - Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:18

Which full-size new seven-seater to go for?


I currently have a Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace but would like to upgrade to a seven-seater with seven full-sized seats as I'm expecting my fourth child. I'm looking at the SEAT Alhambra, which ticks a lot of boxes, but would prefer a petrol or hybrid option. I can't go electric as parking is on-street and there's no option to plug in. Looking at a 2021 Alhambra so would consider something in a similar price range.

Any advice appreciated,


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Karen Golden (Dublin 6) - Sat, 26 Jun 2021 15:09

Diesel or petrol Skoda Kamiq?

Is the diesel or the petrol a better investment in the Skoda Kamiq?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Anne Heffernan (Listowel ) - Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:42

Should I buy a Tesla Model 3 now?

I am thinking of buying a Tesla Model 3 instead of a Peugeot e-2008. Good idea? Should I wait for a possible M3 price drop? Do you think it may happen over the coming months? Or should I get one before the 21-23% VAT increase? Tough, perhaps impossible to know when to take the plunge.

Thank you.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Peter Dublin (Dublin) - Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:25

What discount on a new BMW X5?


What will be a reasonable discount from an official BMW dealer when buying the new X5? just a rough idea on what we can expect to get please.

Thank you


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Tom Boyle (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Dec 2020 13:20

Should I stick with BMW diesel for now?

I drive 65,000km a year, mostly to Dublin, Cork and Galway and Dublin Airport. I have owned four 520d M Sports and on average get 40mpg. I am changing again and very interested in hybrid and considering a 530e M Sport with 26,000km on it. I change the car about every 15 months as I do high mileage and would like to go greener but running costs are my main concern. Currently I get the VAT back on diesel as I am VAT registered. I'm conscious that we will eventually have to go this way and wondering should I make that move now. What do you think?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Howard Simpson (Ballymoe) - Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:38

When is the updated Kia Picanto here?

When is the updated Kia Picanto going on sale in Ireland?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Colum Madden (Galway) - Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:54

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

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