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Will I buy the Saab I have always wanted?


I'm considering buying a 04/05 Saab 9-3 petrol with about 80,000 miles on the clock. I have always like this car but are they reliable? And are they expensive to repair? My heart is telling me to get the saab and my head is telling me to get an Avensis/Mondeo type car..Help!

Thanks Ray

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ray Murphy (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Jul 2011 22:52

Torn between Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai ix35 and Peugeot 3008

Hi lads,

Which would you choose between a Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai ix35 and a Peugeot 3008?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jim Cotter (Limerick) - Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:51

Will a 1.6 Skoda suit our family of five?

We are a family of five - Mom, Dad, three boys - and we are looking for an affordable car since I (mom) got into an accident and the other car is beyond repair. We are looking at a used Skoda 1.6-litre petrol. Are these good cars?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Celeste Barratt (Trinidad) - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:08

What value on a high mileage Golf?

What is the valuation of a 1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 90bhp. It has 310,000 miles on it.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Martin O Sullivan - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:36

Can I have my car registered in another county?

I live in Wicklow but I would like my new car to have Kildare reg plates as this is my native county. Is this possible?

Filed under registration - Asked by Neville Case (Wicklow) - Sun, 17 Jul 2011 23:07

Can I get a discount on a new BMW 520d?

Hi, I would like to know if it's possible to get a discount on a new BMW 520d from a BMW dealer. I have seen on the internet that it seems to be common practice in other countries but have not heard anything about what happens in Ireland. Thanks.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Sarah Jones (Limerick) - Sat, 16 Jul 2011 03:33

Toyota Yaris or Kia Picanto?

I would like to buy a small car. I am looking at the Toyota Yaris or Kia Picanto. Can you tell me what you think about these two cars?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jomy Jose (Kilkenny) - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:02

What luxury car suits a short driver?


I am 163 centimetres tall (5 foot 3 inches). I am realy confused about my dream cars and I want to know if they suit me or not. One of these cars is the BMW 750iL. The second one is the Range Rover Sport Supercharged.

What do you think?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Tariq Konounah (Khartoum) - Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:24

Should my head gasket be under warranty?

Hi, I had my head gasket done on the car last October and it has now gone again and it's only July. What I would like to know is, is the garage who did it first time required to do it under guarantee? I thought with something like that there should be some sort of guarantee with it.

Filed under warranty - Asked by Steve Rutter (Shrewsbury) - Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:20

What value is my Opel Astra?

Hi guys,

What is the value of my car for insurance purposes, please. It is a 2009 Opel Astra 1.3 CDTi saloon with 45000 km on the clock.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Dermot Lucey (Cork) - Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:35