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How reliable are 1999 Alfa 156 1.8 T-Sparks and 2000 Alfa 146 1.6 T-Sparks? Which would you recommend to buy?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Michael Bell (Dublin) - Mon, 17 May 2010 16:58
I am thinking of buying a 2005 Renault Grand Scenic Diesel, would you recommend it? Are there problems with electrics or the engine or any other problems I should know about?
Should I go for a Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 diesel instead? I need room for 3 baby seats. Money is tight so cannot go above 2005.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ray Ryan (Limerick) - Fri, 14 May 2010 22:35
Hi, congrats on new website, hope it works well. I'm looking to change an '05 Toyota Rav 4 for a 7 seater, but don't want a boring looking rectangle type car! Any ideas for a decent 7 seater that looks good as well, maybe '07/'08, max spend €15k. Thanks.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Emer Kennedy (Dublin) - Sat, 15 May 2010 10:19
Firstly, congrats on the website, fair play and good luck with it. I'm just looking for some advice! I'm 29, living in Dublin and do on average city say 14k per year in my car, a 2001 Peugeot 406 Coupé 2.0, which I love. I'm looking to trade up and am not sure what to go for? Would like something sporty-ish, comfortable, economical all round (fuel, tax, servicing) and not too common on the road. I have a budget of €15k with no real preference on year but the younger the better!
I've never driven a diesel before but with the way that diesel engines have improved I am not adverse to change. So I'm prepared to go for either.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Brian Gallagher (Dublin) - Thu, 13 May 2010 12:44
Im looking to buy a car with a budget of €7,000. I like the Audi A4 and my house mate is upgrading from his A4. It is an English import from 2003, with six-speed gearbox, cruise control, air conditioning and comes with a hands free Bluetooth kit for the mobile.
Mileage is 140,000 miles however and it's going for somewhere between €7,000 and €7,500. I travel a lot for sports, circa 20,000 miles per year. Is this car a good investment for €7,000-€7,500 or should I look for one with lower mileage?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Barry Cox (Tullamore) - Wed, 12 May 2010 18:12
I am looking at a 2008 Audi A3 1.9 TDI. Is €18,950 good value for an example with 18,900 miles on the clock?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ken Moran (Carrick On Shannon) - Wed, 12 May 2010 18:40
I am driving between 800-900 km per week to and from work and I am looking to change from a 2005 1.4 petrol Volkswagen Golf with 133,500km (82,950 miles) on the clock, to a diesel car.
My budget is approx €13,000 euro but am not sure what to buy. I have looked at the Volkswagen Passat, but are there other options out there that you could recommend?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ollie Walsh (Donegal) - Tue, 11 May 2010 23:31
I am thinking of buying a VW Passat 1.6 FSI but have been advised not to as it is short on power. What do you think?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Stephen Scott (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 22:46
I want to buy a diesel car. I need space and comfort. My budget is up to €8,000. What cars would you recommend?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Neil Duffy (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 17:00