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Should I go for a hybrid next?


I am considering purchasing a second hand family size hybrid such as the Lexus IS 300h, as I am trying to save on running costs. I currently drive a 131 Vauxhall Insignia SRi 2.0 diesel, which is lovely to drive and decently economical. I am changing job, and will be communiting about 100km a day, mainly on motorway (although the M50 is like a car park at rush hour so I don't expect to be getting over 60km/h). This will be our only family car so need decent boot space for the baby and buggy etc. I have about €20-25k to spend, looking for a 151 model. I have read mixed advice about whether to go hybrid, or to stick with diesel for the size of car and amount of mileage I will be doing. Your advice and thoughts are much appreciated.

Many thanks, Emma

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Emma Tong (Skerries) - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 00:20

What hybrid SUV will I go for now?

Hey guys,

Currently driving a Qashqai and looking to change to a hybrid, but local Nissan dealer said they won’t have hybrid Qashqais until 2020. What alternatives can you suggest please?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Dara Weston (Dublin) - Wed, 30 May 2018 23:05

Best plug-in hybrid on the market?

I have a budget of €30-35k; what is the best plug in hybrid car available in the market now?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Lee Russell (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:51

Can you tell me about a new Lexus crossover?

Can you tell me anything please about the new Lexus hybrid small crossover due out in 2018 I think? I drive an Audi A4 and love it, but thinking of changing to Lexus so I can drive a hybrid.

Many thanks

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Elizabeth Regan (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:04

Advantages of a regular hybrid car?

Can you explain the advantages of a hybrid car that doesn't plug in to the grid, please and thanks?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:43

Will hybrid VRT relief change in the Budget?

I would welcome your opinion on the upcoming 2018 Irish Budget in November. The current VRT relief on hybrid cars is €1,500. In light of current poor sales of hybrid cars in Ireland (two per cent of total Irish sales), do you see them raising this value or could they possibly withdraw it?

I ask this because I am planning to purchase a hybrid for 181 and I would like to take advantage of the 'increased' value.

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Michael Carey (Letterkenny) - Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:39

Tech specs for the 2012 Honda Fit Hybrid?

Technical specifications for 2012 Honda Fit 1.5 automatic hybrid?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Zhivko Stoyanov (Laytown ) - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:06

What is the cheapest hybrid in Ireland?

What is the cheapest hybrid car in Ireland?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Igancio Irigoien (Dublin) - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:22

Lexus IS 300h or BMW 330e hybrids?

Hi there,

I need to make the move back to petrol from diesel as I am not doing the mileage and concerned about reliability of a modern diesel with DPF blockages. I would like a small comfortable automatic saloon. I don't have options to charge an EV car at work or at home. Should I go with the Lexus IS 300h over the BMW 330e?

John, Dublin.

Filed under hybrid - Asked by John Cronin (Dublin) - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 14:55

Hybrid and electric cars are not the future...

This is not really a question, just a comment. I just don't understand all this hype about electric and hybrid cars. I live in an apartment, probably way more than half the world lives in apartments or cities where recharging is not feasible. It doesn't look like the future to me.


Filed under hybrid - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:12

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