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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

Rory

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?

Thanks

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


Diesel Honda Civic or VW Golf - used?

Hi,

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?

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?

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


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.

Thanks

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Camillus Mulcahy (Castlefinn) - Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:37


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.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Stephen Ridgeway (Dublin) - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:40


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?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Anthony T (Carlow) - Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:15


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