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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
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 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
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