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A Toyota a replace my Skoda Superb with?

Hi,

I currently have a Skoda Superb estate, which I find handy for the occasional bulky load. I was thinking of probably changing it for a similar model (having daydreamed of more exotic cars like a Ford Raptor - I'm just not willing to pay the annual road tax). However, there is a view out there that the most reliable cars are Toyotas. Is there a Toyota that would come close to to the Superb estate in terms of load capacity?

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Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Aug 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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Audi A3 Saloon or Mercedes CLA?

Hi,

I am looking for a little advice on changing my car. I have a 2010 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI and am trying to make my mind up between the Audi A3 Saloon and the Mercedes CLA. Petrol I'm thinking? And most likely new or one year old. Any advice would be really appreciated.

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Claire

Claire Murphy

Jul 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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Can I trade my car in against a Tesla?

If I order a Tesla Model 3 for 2020, how can I trade in my current car, given that Tesla only makes electric cars?

James Hanley (Dublin)

Jun 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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What will I replace my VW Golf R with?

I recently had my 182 VW Golf R stolen. They broke into my home to take the keys, which terrified us all, most especially my kids. Now I need to buy a replacement car. I have no clue what to buy due to the rapidly changing pace of cars from diesel to electric and I cannot hold out until the autumn for the launch of newer cars. What I would like is something no smaller than a Golf, up to any size. It cannot be a flashy car or a targeted car like my Golf R, but not as boring as the typical taxi car either. Believe it or not I would like something as fuel efficient as possible without compromising on build or ride quality. I mainly drive country roads and motorways, with city driving maybe once a week. I find cars like hatchbacks great for getting more stuff in when the seats are down. I would also like the car to keep with the times for the next three years so not diesel.

Hope you can help

Joe Lyons (Dundalk)

Apr 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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Which exec EV to replace my Jaguar with?

I plan on replacing a Jaguar XF diesel next year and would like to move to a “greener” alternative. Are you aware of any PHEVs or pure electric cars that are expected this year in the executive category apart from BMW 530e and Mercedes E 350 de? I would like to go all electric but prices seem very high at the moment. I drive about 40,000km per annum so hybrid diesel or pure electric with good range look to me like the best options. The only executive EVs all seem to be around the €90k mark, which is too high for me.

Joe Peterson (Wicklow)

Jun 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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Polo or SEAT for a little more power?

Trading in a 2007 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec, which was around 70hp. New Polo default seems to be 1.0-litre 65hp, actually lower power than 12-year-old Fiesta? Maybe default SEAT ibiza SE is better with its 1.0 MPI EVO 80hp engine. Load of one adult and two children, Offaly/Kildare roads and M4 travel twice a week to Liffey Valley usage.

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John

John Quinn (Offaly)

May 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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When does the A-Class Saloon arrive?

When is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon coming to Ireland?

PJ Horkan (Charlestown )

May 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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Any news on Tesla Model 3 in Ireland?

Whats the latest on the Tesla Model 3 for Ireland... availability, trade ins and costs?

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Fintan Farrell (Maynooth)

Mar 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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Which Merc A-Class has the better chassis?

Hello,

I have read conflicting information from several sources re the type of rear suspension available on the new Mercedes A-Class hatchback. I understand that some get torsion beam while others get multi link, but unable to get a definitive list on those that get the multi link type.

Some say that the A 250 only gets it, another that both the A 200 AMG Line and A 250 get the it. While finally, another source said that if the car is fitted with 19-inch alloys even in lesser powerful engine variants it will get the better rear suspension setup. Any ideas which info is the right one? I am looking to see if it's possible to get the multi link rear suspension on the upcoming A 180 petrol AMG Line or whether it will need 19-inch alloys to make the switch.

John M, Carlow

John Moran (Carlow)

Nov 2018 Filed under: choosing new car

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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Skoda Kodiaq 4x4?

Hi.

Could I ask you to do a comparison between the Skoda Kodiaq and new Hyundai Santa Fe in 4x4 format, please?

Thanks

Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Feb 2019 Filed under: choosing new car

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