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Which used crossover to go for?

Hi,

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?

Gerry Coen (Galway)

Feb 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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Any advice about buying a Nissan Qashqai?

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

John Haverry

Jan 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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Renault Kadjar or Kia Sportage?

I have to change my old 2002 Renault Scenic and I'm just wondering which would you recommend I go for: the Renault Kadjar or the Kia Sportage? I would probably be looking at a 2017 model.

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Camillus Mulcahy (Castlefinn)

Jan 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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Which small car for infrequent use?

Can you recommend the best car for infrequent use? I currently own a 2010 1.6 SEAT Leon, but as I now bus it to work I don't need a diesel engine and it's gathering dust in the driveway weekdays. I just need something for pottering around at the weekend and any holidays. I'm thinking Nissan Micra, Hyundai i10/i20, Ford Fiesta. Don't need a huge car as there's only two of us. Not looking for something massively pricey, but with trade-in perhaps a 151 or 161 model.

Stephen Ridgeway (Dublin)

Oct 2018 Filed under: choosing used car

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Can I afford an Audi A5 or BMW 4 Series?

I currently drive a BMW 318d automatic. Got it the first day of the 162 reg. It has 82,000km (60/40 motorway/good regional roads) and I'm feeling the itch to change. However, I don't want to buy a new car again with the mileage that I do. Sore lesson learned. So maybe a 171 reg would work. I plan on keeping the next car I get for three years. Hoping that changing will only cost €10-12k.  I like the idea of an Audi A5 or a 4 Series. But I think they might be a bit of a stretch unless I look to the UK. What else could I look at?

Anthony T (Carlow)

Sep 2018 Filed under: choosing used car

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Looking for a small used diesel car...

I'm looking for a small diesel car like a Corsa or Fiesta with a budget of about €3,000 and between 2000 and 2005 - any suggestions?

David Murphy (Dublin)

Sep 2012 Filed under: choosing used car

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Best used car 2009-2012 for running costs, etc?

What's the most reliable family car from 2009-2012 considering running costs, taxes and maintenance costs?

Gustavo Scalet (Dublin)

Sep 2018 Filed under: choosing used car

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Looking for a Honda Civic Type-S.

Is there any difference other that number of doors between a Honda Civic Type-S and the normal one? I'm talking about 2008 model. If looking for one of those, what should I be aware of? I'm interested in the 2.2 diesel.

Another question is, what is your view on a fuel and air energiser (activator)?

Martin Semeniuk

Nov 2012 Filed under: choosing used car

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I'm about to buy a 2008 Toyota RAV4...

Hi,

I am about to purchase a 2008 Toyota RAV4 1.8 petrol. What should I be aware of?

Paulina Ogarek

Nov 2012 Filed under: choosing used car

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Is the Ford C-Max a wise investment?

Thinking of changing my 2010 Ford Focus Style 1.6 TDCi  hatchback for a 2012/2013 Ford Focus hatchback of similar engine size. Or maybe a Ford Focus C-Max of similar age. Any advice on what would be best? Wondering about selling on the C-Max in a few years - is there much demand for them with the wide variety of SUV/crossover vehicles available now?

Fiona O'Rourke (Cork )

Aug 2018 Filed under: choosing used car

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