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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.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ann Smith - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:35

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.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Robert Baichan (Durban) - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:13

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)?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Barry McKenna (Kilcock) - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:03

Thoughts on diesel Ford Focus?


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?

Many thanks

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Nathan Murphy (Delgany Co Wicklow) - Sat, 26 Oct 2019 19:07

Which 2017 estate to go for?


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

How does this Audi A4 sound?


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.

Kind regards,

Martin Sheehan.

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 engine?

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

Economical auto and reliable for €6,000?

Hi there,

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

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


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

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