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Diesel Avensis or petrol Corolla?

Hi there,

I’ve had a 1.4 petrol, three-door 2000 Toyota Corolla for years, but I need to change it and I’m looking at a 1.4 petrol five-door 2010 Toyota Corolla or a 2.0 diesel five-door 2011 Toyota Avensis. They're similar mileage with the Avensis slightly more expensive, but the tax is more on the Corolla. I don’t do a lot of mileage but my husband commutes and could take my car occasionally.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Denise Murphy (Rhode) - Sat, 14 Mar 2020 09:04


Which nearly-new crossover to get?

I am in the market for a compact SUV (small town SUV). My 17-year-old daughter wants to learn to drive in it also so I need a manual. I think a 1.0- or 1.2-litre petrol engine would be the sort of thing. I've driven a Captur, Juke, T-Cross, Kona, Crossland X, ix20 and a Toyota C-HR. The Toyota drove really well but it's pricier and longer. What would you recommend as a 2017/2018 vehicle based on drive and value for money and a learner driver?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Anne Marie O'Byrne (Wexford) - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 16:32


Hyundai i30 or Opel Astra?

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a diesel 131 Hyundai i30, but also have my eye on a diesel 162 Opel Astra; which car would I be better off buying?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Maria Coen (Tipperary) - Sat, 29 Feb 2020 21:46


Which of these Toyota Auris to go for?

Which should I buy: a 2017 Toyota Auris Hybrid with 90,000km on the clock or a 2016 Auris Hybrid with 40,000km? Similar price.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ann Smith - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:35


BMW X5 M50d or 45e hybrid?

I am considering the BMW X5 M50d and the X5 xDrive45e. Which would be more potent and smooth in drive and comfort? When the PHEV is driven hard the fuel consumption would increase. Batteries will require charging. Limitations appears to be factored into the PHEV.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Robert Baichan (Durban) - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:13


Which of these Audis or BMWs to go for?!

Audi A6 3.0 quattro S line or BMW 530d Performance Spec or BMW 320d Performance Spec. (2014-2015, €15-19k)?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Barry McKenna (Kilcock) - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:03


Thoughts on diesel Ford Focus?

Hi,

I was considering buying a 151 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi with 15,000 miles on the clock. Its sale price is €12,450. What do you think of the price? Is the engine reliable?

Many thanks

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Nathan Murphy (Delgany Co Wicklow) - Sat, 26 Oct 2019 19:07


Which 2017 estate to go for?

Hi,

I want to upgrade my old Ford Focus Estate (2005) as it's not very economical. Would like another estate but don't know if I should go for diesel or petrol or a different make of estate. Hoping to purchase a 2017.

Thanks a mill

Margot

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Margot O'Leary (KINSALE) - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:54


How does this Audi A4 sound?

Hi,

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


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