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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?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Nathan Murphy (Delgany Co Wicklow) - Sat, 26 Oct 2019 19:07
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
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Margot O'Leary (KINSALE) - Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:54
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.
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 petrol engine?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Tom Coughlan (Dublin) - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:18
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
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
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
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
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
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