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FRANCIS GANNON (COUNTY MEATH)

May 2020 Filed under: choosing used car

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Used Passat or Skoda Octavia diesel?

I'm debating between a 152 VW Passat Trendline BlueMotion Technology with 133,000km and a 2016 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI Ambition DSG model with 80,000km on the clock. Any feeback would be great.

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Shane Egan (Galway)

Mar 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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Would you buy 2015 Audi A6 or BMW 5 Series?

Which would you buy an Audi A6 S line or BMW 520d? Cars are both 2015 models.

Robert Turner (Dublin)

May 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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Where to buy a used Nissan Qashqai?

I'm looking to buy a used Nissan Qashqai automatic car in the next year (three or four years old). I've been looking on Carzone, etc. and I can't find many stock from the dealers. Are there any auto dealers in Dublin or the Leinster area that would definitely be worth a visit? Also, is it worth importing from Northern Ireland and saving the money? If yes, please provide any dealers in NI too. I've very poor knowledge in searching for cars.

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Striker10 Striker10 (Castleknock)

Nov 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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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.

Denise Murphy (Rhode)

Mar 2020 Filed under: choosing used car

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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?

Anne Marie O'Byrne (Wexford)

Mar 2020 Filed under: choosing used car

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Hyundai i30 or Opel Astra?

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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?

Maria Coen (Tipperary)

Feb 2020 Filed under: choosing used car

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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.

Ann Smith

Feb 2020 Filed under: choosing used car

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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.

Robert Baichan (Durban)

Sep 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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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)?

Barry McKenna (Kilcock)

Nov 2019 Filed under: choosing used car

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