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What four-door automatic will I replace my Fiat Punto with?

My wife wants to change to a car with automatic gears as she has broken her leg and now her ankle has plates in it and recently she fractured a bone in the same foot, the left foot.

She does not put up much mileage and drives only local, no country or even cross-city. She has a 2006 Fiat Grande Punto with 18,000 miles on the clock. She wants a four-door and carries a few grandkids quite often. What would you recommend in an 08 or 09?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Sat, 05 Jun 2010 17:20


Is a 2007 Fiat Croma a good buy?

My partner and I have arrived back in Ireland. She will be based here for at least the next 12 months and needs a car that can carry four people in comfort over most of the island fairly regularly. It must also be something of a load-carrier as she will need to move items of bulk rather than weight fairly regularly. A local dealer in Kilkenny has an '07 Fiat Croma 1.8-litre manual at a good price and just 25,000km. It's big enough, safe enough and powerful enough, but we know nothing about this model.

Is it a good buy?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Henry Gibson (Oyster Cove, NY And Callan,, KK.) - Thu, 03 Jun 2010 23:44


How does the new tax on employee parking spaces work?

Can you please tell me about the new tax on parking that is supplied by one's employer?

Filed under taxation - Asked by John Flynn (Waterford) - Thu, 03 Jun 2010 20:56


Is €10,999 a suspicious price for an 06 Ford Galaxy?

Is €10,999 a little suspicious for a 2006 Ford Galaxy? It has 55,000 miles on the clock, it's NCT'd, 1 owner but no service history. The garage is not SIMI registered but we're tempted as were on a tight budget.

What do you think?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Tonya Kirwan (Wicklow) - Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:40


Will the scrappage scheme continue into 2011?

Will scrappage continue into 2011? It has been a great help to the business and I hope it continues.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge) - Wed, 02 Jun 2010 14:21


Which diesel automatic compact SUV to buy?

What do you think of the new Toyota RAV4 4x4 2.2 D automatic compared to BMW X1 D auto, Hyundai ix35 4X4 D auto, Kia Sportage 4X4 D auto or the Nissan Qashqai 4x4 D Auto?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Eamon Horan (Cork) - Mon, 31 May 2010 17:53


How much for timing belt replacement for a 1999 Opel Vectra?

How much should I pay for a timing belt replacement for a 1999 Opel Vectra?

Filed under servicing - Asked by SHAY DOWLING (DUBLIN) - Thu, 20 May 2010 00:52


Which Ford Ranger is best?

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a Ford Ranger. I prefer the style of the 03-06 model rather than the 07 to present model, but I've been warned to stay away from the old one. Is there a real difference between the two? If so what is it?

 

Filed under pick-up - Asked by Aaron Cassidy (Navan) - Wed, 19 May 2010 08:57


What do you think of the Peugeot 3008 Ecomatique?

Any comments on the Peugeot 3008 "Ecomatique"?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Pat Fitzgibbon (Castelbar) - Sat, 29 May 2010 16:14


What will I replace my Corolla with for high mileage?

I'm driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla hatchback and I am thinking of changing it.

My budget is €25,000 + the trade in value. I do about 18,000 miles a year. Should I go for petrol or diesel? Also any suggestions (new or second-hand) on what car to go for?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Anthony Murphy (Tulla) - Sat, 15 May 2010 13:42