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What will I replace my Nissan Micra with?

I intend changing my car in the next two or three months. Currently I have a Nissan Micra, but I would like to buy a more solid and comfortable car this time. I do about 5,500 miles a year. I would be interested to know what make of car you would suggest and whether a diesel car is worth considering.

Thank you.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eileen D - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:18

We need a new family car for under €25k.


We are in the market for a new family car that is low maintenance, fits three car seats and preferably be on or just above the €25k mark. We do very little mileage, we currently do one round trip of about two miles to a creche and back with some longer drives at the weekend, but rarely. We both commute by public transport for work. We are considering hybrid/electric as we drive so little but to be honest with the research I've been doing, it seems most hybrids start at €25k and i'm prepared to consider a petrol model if it kept us below that price and suited our needs. We have no brand loyalty at all, but more interested in the ones that offer long warranties.

Any suggestions?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by RUTH COONEY (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:36

Honda Jazz or Suzuki Baleno?

I'm trying to decide between the Honda Jazz and Suzuki Baleno. Things that matter to me: rear seat comfort, front seat comfort, space overall, boot space and power.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Manav Abhijit (Ranchi) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:46

When will the updated Mazda6 hit Ireland?

When will the updated Mazda6 hit Ireland?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eamonn McDermott (Limerick City) - Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:58

Thoughts on the 1.0-litre petrol Octavia?

Your comments on the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI petrol automatic please? Fuel consumption, power, spec level, or any other useful info.

Many thanks in advance


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Angela McIntyre (Co. Offaly) - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:12

Which car is best for motorway driving?


I am currently driving a 2005 Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre. Now I am planning to upgrade to a bigger car since I will be driving regularly on the motorway. My budget is around €3,500. What cars can you suggest that are comfortable to drive for longer distances? I have Suzuki SX4, Mazda3 and Skoda Octavia in mind.

Thanks in advance


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Hariprasad Govindharajan (Shannon) - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:24

I need a larger car for my golfing needs!

I currently drive a 2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. I would like to change to a car that is higher off the ground. I need a boot big enough to hold golf club and caddy, but not looking for a big expensive SUV. Does the new Golf fit with these conditions? I also would like an automatic; what makes do you recommend please?

Kind regards


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:14

Do delivery charges for new cars vary?

Is it cheaper to buy a 2018 Peugeot 3008 in Dublin instead of Wexford? We are finding the delivery charges as high as €2,100.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Catherine Harris (Wexford Town) - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:02

Will I go for a Skoda Karoq 1.6?


I am looking to trade in my beloved 152 Audi A4 2.0 for something a bit bigger in the boot etc. Have been in a 162 Audi Q5, which was quite nice, and familiar, but am considering a Skoda Karoq too. Any guidance? What engine would you recommend in the Karoq? I like the idea of the 1.6 DSG, but would I feel too short changed in it coming from a 2.0-litre manual?


Ronan, Dublin

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ronan Murray (Dublin) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:48

Looking for a large family car...

I'm looking for a family car and have two children under three.

I've had coupes (currently in an Audi A5) all my life so ideally I'd like to switch it up and get an SUV. I'm at a loss of what to get - I'd love the Volvo XC90 and can afford it, but the pragmatic side of me is telling me not waste a huge amount of money on a depreciating asset like that, no matter how great it is.

On the other end of the scale I think the Hyundai Santa Fe is a great looking car, but I can't stand the plasticky feeling of the interior and the ugly interior layout. Do you have any recommendations that would allow me to keep the luxury feel of my Audi, but not cost the earth like the Volvo?

Or... do I just compromise and get a 3-4-year-old Audi A6 Avant estate?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Rich K (Dublin) - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:11

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