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I’m in the process of changing my car, which is a 2018 Mercedes E-Class saloon - diesel - and a 2015 Maserati Quattroporte 3.0-litre diesel with low mileage has caught my eye. My concerns are about the maintenance cost and reliability of such a different kind of car. Or am I mad? I’d appreciate your professional opinion on this.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by John Muldowney (Kilkenny) - Thu, 06 Jan 2022 18:57
How is depreciation worked out for cars and who decided on a percentage figure?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 01 Oct 2021 20:26
I'm currently driving a 2014 Mercedes C-Class. I'm looking to upgrade to something 2018 up and maybe move up a class. I'm open to any make/model. I have a big enough commute: 150km a day four days a week. I live in Northern Ireland so I am lucky I get it slightly cheaper.
What would you recommend?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Brian McElroy (Northern Ireland) - Tue, 17 Aug 2021 12:38
I'm thinking of buying a 161 Audi A1 1.6 TDI with very low mileage - only around 18,000 miles done. It has had two owners, one for nearly nine months and one for six and it looks like the rest of the time it has been at a dealer's for sale. It's clean inside and comes in at €15k. Other ads for sale have much higher mileage for similar price. It looks at one stage like it has been at a dealer for nearly three years and has currently been for sale for almost a year with the dealer (from car history report). It's due an NCT and the dealer is giving six months' warranty. Is buying a car that was idle so long a good idea and does it sound too good to be true?!
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by John Murphy (Clonmel) - Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:55
Which would your pick be, a 2017 BMW 520d M Sport Saloon or a mid-2018 520d SE EfficientDynamics Saloon?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ben Taplin (Dublin) - Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:48
I'm a student from Dublin looking to buy my first car. Budget is small, around €4,000. Obviously a small engine will be cheaper insurance-wise and grand for driving in Dublin, but I would be driving to Ennis and back once or twice a month (500km ish). Is a 1.0-litre too small,? Should iIlook for something bigger?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Mark Boyle - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:05
I’m thinking of buying a 2014 2.0-litre diesel Ford Kuga with 80,000 miles on the clock: what are the pit falls?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jim Willett (Chelmsford) - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:52
I have a 2014 Volvo v60 R-Design D3 with 124,555 miles on the clock and I've seen an ex-demo Volvo V60 R-Design D3. I got talking to the sales man and here is what he emailed me:
As promised, see below figures for demo model V60 R-Design. This car is €7k less compared to new so a very good saving and no mileage on the car. Retail price €46,500. Trade Nov 2020 €12,250. Cost before settlement €34,250. Settlement €9,871.91, valid until 30.11.20 with €4,400 down payment."
Is this a deal if a lifetime? Or should I walk away?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Pauric Mc Ginley (Killybegs) - Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:45
Where will I find a used Land Rover Defender to buy?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Margaret Mooney (London) - Tue, 03 Nov 2020 08:20
I am planning to buy a Nissan X-Trail, after 2014 model. What do you think about petrol 1.6? I run around 5,000km per year, not driving daily.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by NITTIN MATHEW (MAYNOOTH) - Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:48