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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
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
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