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How does this Audi A4 sound?


I am interested in a Audi A4 automatic 2.0-litre 177hp. The car is a 2015 model with about 72,000 miles on the clock. It is on sale at a garage in a town near by. The sales man is looking for €17,500 for the car. Is this a fair price and is 72,000 miles high for a car of that type? Wexford town is six miles from my home.

Kind regards,

Martin Sheehan.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Martin Sheehan (Wexford) - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:57

How good is the Toyota Auris 1.2-litre engine?

How good is the Toyota Auris 1.2-litre petrol engine?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Tom Coughlan (Dublin) - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:18

Economical auto and reliable for €6,000?

Hi there,

Could you recommend something for us around €6k that's economical, cheap to tax and reliable? We don't have a clue what to buy; it just needs reasonable room for two plus a child. Just to make things more challenging it needs to be automatic. Any directions you could point us in would be much appreciated!

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by John Smith - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:36

With €11k budget, I'd like a modern small car.

Hi, planning to buy a small hatchback petrol/hybrid car (1.0-1.4-litre) where annual mileage will be approx. 8,000km-10,000km including motorway. Budget is €8,000-€11,000 but looking for a used car with near today level technology, dependable engine and impressive economy. Could you please give me top five models that may fit the bill? I don't mind the make and model but road tax shall not be more than €270.

Thanks in advance


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Rory Rory (Dublin) - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:36

Which SUV for up to €23,000?

Looking for a mid-size SUV worth up to €23,000, at max two years old. Something stylish inside and out, quick and reliable. What should I go for?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Aaron Joyce (Limerick) - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 07:57

Interested in buying a Kia Optima.

I am interested in buying a Kia Optima, a 1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe model, with 88,000 miles on the clock. It's a UK import registered in Ireland.

Can you tell me:

1. What price is an okay price for this car?

2. Since I am based in Ireland, can buying a UK import car be problem in any way?

3. Generally how is fuel economy for this model? Is it good/bad as compared to its competitors?

4. I am confused between Nissan Qashqai and Kia Optima. Can you advise pros/cons of one over other?

Thanks Anshul Malik

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Anshul Malik (Cork) - Thu, 30 May 2019 21:49

Volkswagen Polo or Toyota Auris Hybrid?

Not sure which car to go for. Previously had 2016 Toyota Auris Hybrid and found it very economical and a comfortable drive. Unfortunately it was stolen. However, I'm driving a rental 191 Volkswagen Polo and liking the drive. Which car would you recommend: another 2016 Auris Hybrid or 2018 petrol Volkswagen Polo?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Antoinette Kiely (Dublin) - Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:04

Diesel Honda Civic or VW Golf - used?


I am considering buying a 2015 Honda Civic DTEC Sport 1.6 or another VW Golf; which would you advise?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jon Muldoon - Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:13

Which used crossover to go for?


Out of Hyundai ix35, Tucson, Kia Sportage or Qashqai, all 2015, which to go for? Drove ix35 today with impressive kit, heated seats, windscreen, dual-zone climate etc. Will be going to UK to buy as will save at least €2,000. Which would you choose considering two small kids and about 20,000km per year?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Gerry Coen (Galway) - Sat, 23 Feb 2019 16:03

Any advice about buying a Nissan Qashqai?

Thinking of buying a Nissan Qashqai 1.6 SV 4×4 Premium; would you have any advice?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by John Haverry - Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:46

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