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What value for a Passat CC?

Have you any info on a VW Passat CC? What would be the value of a 2009 with 12,000miles?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Dan Neill (Dub) - Sat, 22 May 2010 18:06


A new MPV for a new arrival

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


Which diesel hatchback to buy?

I am looking to buy a new or 2008/2009 diesel car and wondering which is best value: Kia cee'd, Kia Venga, Hyundai i30, Peugeot 308 or SEAT Leon?

Thanks

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:44


I want to change my Rav4 for a seven-seater, just not a boring one!

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


Replacing an Almera under scrappage

I want to replace my ten year-old Nissan Almera and I am told the Nisssan Tiida is it's natural successor.

I've seen very few few on the roads and cannot find a test drive report on it. Do you have any info on this car please?

My budget is up to €20,000 as well as the scrappage allowance.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Pat O'Regan (Limerick) - Fri, 14 May 2010 14:45


What fuel economy should I get in my 1.3 diesel Astra?

Hello, I drive a 2008 1.3-litre diesel Astra with a six-speed gearbox on a fairly normal driving pattern: start, stop, traffic-jams etc. and M50 motorway driving (in which I use the cruise control). What sort of fuel economy should I expect?

Thanks

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Alec Cowan (Tallaght) - Tue, 11 May 2010 17:04


Replacement seats for an E39 BMW 5-Series

I have a E39 BMW 5-Series. The car seat is basic and quite uncomfortable for me. I am quite heavy. Is there any budget options out there for seat replacement?


Filed under - Asked by Al Ca (Galway) - Fri, 14 May 2010 21:32


Do turbo petrol engines have a future?

I have an 2008 Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSi petrol that I find excellent. Is there any indication from VW about turbo petrol engines in the new Passat due at the end of year?

More generally do you think turbo petrols will be a growth area?

I think they are excellent alternative to diesel which a lot of people are buying on dealers recommendation without being fully convinced of, with regard to smooth power delivery?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Ger Brennan (Dundalk) - Thu, 13 May 2010 22:56


Which Skoda Fabia?

Thanks for your reply to my previous query regarding a recommendation of buying under scrappage. I test drove the Fabia today and was impressed. I would love to know the exact model you refer to. Is it 60- or 70hp and is it Classic or Ambiente?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Nell Rynne (Sligo) - Thu, 13 May 2010 23:42


Where to get the best deal on a new Kia Rio?

I'm interested in buying a new Kia Rio, diesel, using the scrappage deal. What is the best price I should expect to get? And would I be better dealing with a main Kia dealer as opposed to an Opel dealer? The main dealer is a 40-minute drive from me.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Kayleigh Brazil (Kells, Meath) - Wed, 12 May 2010 20:06