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What small automatic to replace my Volvo S40?

We are trying to sell our Volvo S40 1.8 flex fuel purchased in 2009 and road tax paid until May 2012. It is good as new with only 37,000km on the clock and we are trying to get an automatic small car instead. How much do you think is a fair garage offer as it's a hassle to sell privately, and what's a good small automatic car?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mary Gonzalez (Kildare) - Sat, 08 Oct 2011 17:39

Which 2011 car to keep for 4-5 years?

Hi guys,

I have it down to two cars; both are 2011 fleet return cars with about 10,000km on them. A VW Passat 1.6D Comfortline or a Toyota Avensis 2.0D Aura/Strata. I hope to keep this car for four to five years. Your advice would be much appreciated. 

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jim Cotter (Limerick) - Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:08

Which car to replace my BMW 320d M Sport?

I have a BMW 320d Coupé M Sport model. I'm selling it and I hope to get around €25,000 for it. I don't get to drive it anymore. The missus drives it to work midweek and I only get it at the weekend. She wants something more practical. I want something practical with a bit of class to it. Any suggestions?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by JP McCormack (Kildare) - Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:28

What does a higher gear ratio mean on the new BMW 5 Series ED?

Hello, I would like to ask what does 'higher gear ratio' on the BMW 5 Series EfficientDynamics mean please?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Mary Lynch (Dublin) - Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:23

How much is my Toyota Yaris worth?


How much is my Toyota Yaris worth? It is registered 2006 and has full service history and has only done 7,000 thousand miles and I have been the only owner. 

Filed under used car values - Asked by Elizabeth Brighton (Worcester) - Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:40

Would a petrol Mazda6 be a good buy?


Due to an economical write-off I'm being forced into a car change. Moving from a solid 1.8 Opel Vectra Comfort (Petrol)2003. My budget is €10k plus pre-accident value, approx €2.5 - 3K. Took a Mazda6 2.0 Diesel Exec. 2008 for a test drive and really like it. The mileage is high and I've been reading of a lot of problems with the engine in general. Not doing a lot of mileage these days so would consider a Petrol. Given the low value of Petrol cars at the moment and the problems with Diesel version, would a Mazda6 1.8 Petrol be a good buy?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Dee Kennedy (Cork) - Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:43

Why does my low coolant light keep coming on?

The low coolant warning light is coming on in my Mazda RX-8 when driving over 120km/h. Coolant level and oil are ok. Any idea what's causing this? The light goes off again after a few minutes.

Filed under fault - Asked by Sean Naughton (Co. Limerick) - Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:07

Is that a fair price for my Honda CR-V?

Hello I need some advice please. I have a 2004 honda CR-V with 119,000 miles on the clock. I have been offered €4,000 for it and I would like to know if you think this is the best price I can hope for. Thanks.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Sheila Conway (Cork) - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:43

Which should i buy. Volkswagen Passat or New Ford Mondeo?

Which should i buy. Volkswagen Passat or New Ford Mondeo?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Kunaselan Muthiah (Selangor Malaysia) - Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:55

What discount should I look for?

When buying new (no trade in) from a main dealer what sort of percentage discount should I be looking at ?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Dave O'Sullivan - Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:23