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Who pays for extras on a leased car?


With a leased car, who pays for tax, insurance, tyres, services and so on?

Thank you


Filed under running costs - Asked by Sally O'Reilly (Cork) - Wed, 15 May 2019 11:25

Expensive to run a Mazda RX-8?

How are the Mazda RX-8s for fuel consumption and insurance since they are rotary engines?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Fuad Bennani (Castlebar) - Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:14

Should we chop in our costly Volvo?

I own a 2009 Volvo V70 flexifuel. We love the car. We have two children and it is perfect for us. It is roomy, reliable and safe. We plan to buy a caravan so it will be suitable for towing. The only downsides are it costs €1,200 per year to tax, it is relatively heavy on fuel, it has a low service interval (10,000km) and the timing belt is due.

Should we cut our losses and trade it in for a diesel? We previously owned a diesel Mazda5 that gave us a lot of problems with the DPF, thus our aversion to diesel. We will be doing small mileage with long runs during the summer holidays (maybe towing a caravan). Am I being irrational in avoiding diesels because of the DPF issue? Currently I am spending €100 a month on road tax so I would be prepared to spend €200 a month on a vehicle if I was to change.

Your advice would be appreciated


Filed under running costs - Asked by Ray Mehigan (Limerick) - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:54

Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus?

Hi, I am trying to decide between a 2006 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.4 diesel or a 2007 Ford Focus 1.6 diesel. I do approx 250 miles per week; would there be much difference in the running costs?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Kieran Madigan - Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:07

How costly is the 2.4-litre Volvo S60 to run?

What are the running costs associate with the Volvo S60 2.4 diesel?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Joe Murray (Dublin) - Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:34

Can you compare a Ford Ka and Citroen C4 in running costs?

Hello. Can you tell me the difference in running costs between a 2000 Ford Ka 1.3 petrol (88k miles) and a 2003 Citroen C4 2.0 diesel (65k miles)?


Filed under running costs - Asked by David Daly (Kinnegad) - Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:40

Is the 2006 Lexus IS expensive to run?

Is the 2006 Lexus IS 200 an expensive car to run?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Enda Farrell (Kilcock) - Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:38

How expensive is a 3.0-litre BMW 3 Series Touring to run?

I'm looking at a 3.0-litre 2006 BMW 3 Series Touring with 48,000 kilometres on the clock. What are the running costs like on such a car?

Thank you

Filed under running costs - Asked by Simon Deane - Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:29

What mileage does the BMW 316i SE do?


I am considering buying a 2008 BMW 316i se petrol. Any idea roughly what the mpg of this car might be (the dealer told me 49mpg)? I've trawled the net with not much luck. I do approx 13.5k miles per year, would I be better off with a diesel? Your advice is appreciated.

Thanks Gavin (Tipperary)

Filed under running costs - Asked by Gavin O Connor (Roscrea) - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:54

What costs are likely for a 1998 Toyota Corolla?

I am considering buying a used 1998 Toyota Corolla 1.3 with 163,000 miles on the clock. I expect to do 15,000 miles per year. Over next five years what wear and tear repairs might i expect?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Fiona Milne (Wexford) - Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:21

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