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Is the Mazda RX-8 suitable for a learner driver?

Hi, I am about to buy my first car and I have my eye on a Mazda RX-8 that my neighbour is selling, but I'm not sure if I should make an offer because I hear insurance is going to be an issue and I'm not sure if they're suitable for learner drivers.

What do you think?

Filed under learner - Asked by Matthew Okpo (Dublin) - Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:15

What cars should I consider for a 17-year old girl's birthday?

What cars should I consider for a 17-year old girl's birthday? It has to be safe and with lowest insurance class possible?

Filed under learner - Asked by Kal Ell - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:44

Should I trade in my Peugeot 206 now or wait?

I have a 2003 Peugeot 206 that needs the guts of a €1,000 worth of work to keep it going and have €12k-14k put aside for an upgrade. The only thing stopping me trading in the Peugeot against a newer car is the fact my wife is learning to drive. Would I be better off putting the money into the 206, wait 6-9 months while my wife learns to drive as I'm worried she could damage the newer car?

Filed under learner - Asked by Gary Eastwood (Dublin) - Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:22

Is this Ford Focus a good buy for my daughter?

I'm thinking of buying a 2002 Ford Focus 1.4 for my daughter. The seller is looking for €1,950; do you think I'd get it for cheaper?

Filed under learner - Asked by Brid Sexton (Cork) - Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:55

Is the Mazda2 a good starter car?

What do you think of a 2008 Mazda2 petrol as a starter car for a girl?

Filed under learner - Asked by John Cusack (Athlone) - Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:32

For €5,000, what car would suit my wife, just learning to drive?

I want to buy the missus a car. She is just learning to drive and she'll need to ferry our one-year-old around too. I don't want to spend too much, about €5,000 maximum, no real preference for make or model, but I want something safe, easy to drive, with good visibility. Low tax a bonus. Any ideas?

Filed under learner - Asked by Johnny B (Dublin) - Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:43

Should we worry about high mileage for a first car?

My 22-year-old daughter is buying her first car with a budget of €3,000. Is this a sufficient budget? We are looking at the usual websites but most cars have high mileage. Should we be overly concerned with high mileage?

Filed under learner - Asked by Nuala Ryan (Dublin) - Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:16

Volkswagen Polo or Hyundai i30 for learner driver?

Hi, as a learner driver, which is the best of these? 2008 Hyundai i30 Classic 1.4 (99,000 kilometres) or 2008 Volkswagen Polo 1.2 (32,000 kilometres)? Asking price is €8,000 for both.

Filed under learner - Asked by Joseph Mathew (Cork) - Wed, 11 Jul 2012 03:47

What cars are good for first time buyers and drivers?

Which used car is the best to buy for a first time buyer who has a learner licence?

Filed under learner - Asked by Viji Punneghade (Dublin) - Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:43

Which of these would be a good starter car?

Hi, my girlfriend who is 22 has recently got her first provisional licence and completed her mandatory 12 lessons. Any advice on a good starter car for her, for under €1,000 if possible? Taking into account tax and insurance costs I've been looking at Cinquecentos, Micras, Polos and the Daewoo Lanos as they're 1.0-litre or under. Any of these worth considering, orany that should definitely be avoided?


Filed under learner - Asked by Ciaran Mc Cashin (Drogheda) - Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:52

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