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Any problems with the Peugeot 3008?

Do you know of any problems with the Peugeot 3008?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Pierce Mcallorum (Dublin) - Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:01

Volvo XC90 or Land Rover Discovery?

Hi lads,

I need a seven-seat car and am looking at a 2005 Volvo XC90 D5 and a 2005 Range Rover Discovery 3 2.7D. Both are similar price and mileage. Which is best for safety, reliability and running costs? And it will never go off-road, just up on footpaths!


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:25

How much is my 2012 Toyota Avensis Tourer worth?

How much is my 2012 Toyota Avensis Aura Tourer diesel, with 12,000 kilometres on the clock, worth on a trade-in?

Filed under used car values - Asked by THOMAS SHERIDAN (Dublin 7) - Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:28

New Beetle or used Porsche/Mercedes SLK?

I have a choice between the new Volkswagen Beetle or a 2007 Porsche Boxster or 2008 model Mercedes-Benz SLK. I live in Cork (no Porsche repairs) and am not thinking of resale value/fuel economy, but am thinking of repair/servicing/parts etc.

Any tips?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Kieran F (Cork) - Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:01

Which of these would be a good starter car?

Hi, my girlfriend who is 22 has recently got her first provisional licence and completed her mandatory 12 lessons. Any advice on a good starter car for her, for under €1,000 if possible? Taking into account tax and insurance costs I've been looking at Cinquecentos, Micras, Polos and the Daewoo Lanos as they're 1.0-litre or under. Any of these worth considering, orany that should definitely be avoided?


Filed under learner - Asked by Ciaran Mc Cashin (Drogheda) - Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:52

What should I do with my 2008 Ford S-MAX?

We have a 2008 Ford S-MAX Titanium diesel auto with 100,000km on it. I have been looking around for ages at alternatives. In your view would we be better to sell this car now while it is still relatively young or would we be better to hold on for another couple of years?

I do not want to end up in the situation where no garage will give anything for it as it is too old and I do not want to have to spend loads to maintain it now it is getting older.

By the way what would I get for it as a trade-in or private sale? It is ours from new with full service history.



Filed under family car - Asked by Andrew Kelly (Limerick) - Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:01

Does this Ford Focus look like a good buy?


I'm interested in buying this car on Carzone: Ford Focus. Do you think it's a good buy? My weekly commute is about 880km (mainly motorway) and I'd hope to pay cash. Is it worth the asking price? Do you think I could get it for much cheaper?

Thanks, Steven.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Steven Darrer (Athy) - Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:44

Would an engine check light put you off buying a car?

Hi, please help me! I am planning on buying a 2003 Volkswagen Polo, but it has engine check light on. What could be the reason? Is it ok to buy the car?

Filed under fault - Asked by Meenesh Sharma (Dublin) - Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:30

Would you prefer a car with low mileage over a new car?

Which is better in your opinion? Low miles or higher years?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Caroline Slevin (Dundalk) - Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:37

How good is the Volkswagen CrossPolo in windy weather?

How good is the Volkswagen CrossPolo in windy weather? I do a lot of motorway driving and like the look of this car but wonder how sturdy it would be on the open roads in the very windy weather we get.


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Paula Cahll (Dundalk) - Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:44