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I have a budget of €20,000 approx. I will also qualify for scrappage as I currently drive a 2000 Toyota Corolla. I cannot decide between the new diesel 1.6 Mazda 3 hatchback, new model 1.6 Ford Focus Edge or Zetec or the Diesel 1.6 VW Trendline. Which of these is the better car and which is the most reliable? Thanks, Ally
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ally O' Shea - Sun, 08 May 2011 02:31
I'm stuck between the Scoda Octavia Greenline and the Mitsubishi Lancer diesel? Both are costing me about the same with scrappage etc. HELP me decide!!!!! I have test driven both and the Mitsubishi has much better performance but the Octavia is much better on the running cost!!
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Cormac Breathnach (GALWAY) - Sun, 08 May 2011 11:29
My wife has to change to an automatic but we dont know whether the basic automatic or the dual manual and auto is the best. Sometimes our daughter who drives manual would use my wife's car . I feel, rightly or wrongly , that the less complicated the transmission is the less can go wrong. We would love you expert opinion. Thank you.
Filed under gearbox - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Sat, 07 May 2011 12:08
Hi Paddy, I'm still on the look for a diesel family estate and have found a 2006 Mazda 6 TS 2.0d (121) 82k FSH. But after doing some googling there is a lot of negative threads about Mazda 6 diesels, DPF, Clutch failure, oil consumption etc. Would you have any inside Mazda info? My general impressions of Mazda were very good. Should this model dsl 6 be avoided or are they a good buy.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jim O'Sullivan (Co.Cork.) - Wed, 04 May 2011 13:49
Will Audi bring their saloon version of the next generation A3 to the Europe and market. I understand that the new A3 will be a size between the A4 and the present A3 .
Filed under future cars - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 06 May 2011 10:30
Where would i Find the Diesel Fuel Filter on an 08 Laguna 1.5Dci Phase 3 and how do i drain the water from it, Many Thanks
Filed under servicing - Asked by Paul Hickey (DUBLIN) - Fri, 06 May 2011 08:59
How many Audi R8 were registered in Ireland in 2007
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Joe Keane (Limerick) - Thu, 05 May 2011 19:28
Hi, I have a 2006 Toyota Avensis. It has 120,000km on the clock and some slight bumper damage. How much would this car be worth?
Filed under resale value - Asked by Karl Walsh (Dublin) - Wed, 04 May 2011 15:20
Which would you choose? Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Comfortline or the Citroen C5 1.6 eHDi VTR+NAV (both four-door saloons)?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Michael Halpin (Dublin) - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:58
We are going to avail of the scrappage scheme to buy a new car. Our main needs are:
- great storage: we cart around jogging buggies, bike trailers, hiking back packs etc.
- preferably A tax band (if such cars exist in Band A).
Because of storage needs we have been looking at seven seaters (although we just have one child we love lots of storage capacity) and my husband spotted one we both like (the Ford Grand C-Max). We really like the sliding back doors and the tinted back windows - keeping the sun out of our two-year old daughter's eyes is a constant struggle! It is a bit out of our price range (though if really worth it we could stretch). Just wondering what you would recommend and if there is a something similar to the Ford C-Max but cheaper?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ailis Brosnan (Castleisland) - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:37