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Trading in my old Clio - what are my options?

Hi! Just a few quick questions. I have a 99 Renault Clio for the past two years and it's a great little car but starting to show its age.

I don't know a hell of a lot about scrappage so I'm hoping you might be able to help! Do all dealers offer scrappage deals? Would I get a deal on a 99 Renault and do they have a set price or would a trade in suit better?

I am hoping to get a newer car but not a brand spankin' new one so would I even get a trade in with the Clio?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Sinead O Connor (Dublin) - Tue, 18 May 2010 22:24

Trading up to a bigger family car.

Hi, I am hoping to trade up to a family car that will suit two toddlers and has a good sized boot. I am on the road a lot so need car that is very economical and safe and will last me a good while. Thinking of a 2007 or 2008 at a good price.

What do you recommend?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by T McD (Roscommon) - Wed, 19 May 2010 12:51

Which car should I buy under the scrappage scheme to be a taxi?

I want to buy a car for use as a taxi. My budget is €15,000. Can I avail of scrappage? I have a 1998 Fiat Brava.

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Robert Murphy (Dublin) - Wed, 19 May 2010 19:01

Should I buy a new car now?

I currently have a 2005 Toyota Corolla with approx 48,000 miles on the clock. It is in excellent condition. I am wondering if now is a good time to sell and purchase a new car or would I be better to keep going as I am?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Bernadette Dowling (Dublin) - Wed, 19 May 2010 20:48

Renault Fluence or Opel Astra?

Hi lads,

I looking at trading in my Opel Corsa and I was looking at the new Opel Astra, but my eye has been drawn over to the new Renault Fluence. I wonder could you help?

The Astra I was looking at is the SRi (1.7) and the TomTom version of the Fluence. Both diesel.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by David Phelan (Dublin 17) - Wed, 19 May 2010 20:52

What are the NCAP ratings for Alfa 166 and Nissan Primera?

Just wondering if you know the NCAP safety rating for a 1997 Nissan Primera and a 2002 Alfa 166 Twinspark? Thanks

Filed under safety - Asked by Rory McDonald (Dublin) - Thu, 20 May 2010 13:24

How much to swap my Primera for a Nissan Qashqai?

I have a 2006 Nissan Primera SVE with 80,000 kilometres on the clock and I am looking to upgrade to a Nissan Qashqai 2008/2009 1.5-litre diesel.  What price am I looking at?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by MARIE KING (MOATE) - Fri, 21 May 2010 22:29

What will I change my Micra for?

I have a 2003 Nissan Micra. The 'bubble' shape means that the inside of the windscreen gets very misty in wet weather. I'd like to get a similar five-door hatchback, but without the condensation problem.

What would you suggest?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Natalie Mcgettigan (Dublin) - Thu, 20 May 2010 23:19

How much for my Toyota Avensis?

Hi, I have a 2007 Toyota Avensis Strata in mint condition. There is only 19,000 miles on the clock and a Toyota service record. How much should I expect to get for this car in a private sale or as a trade-in? Great site by the way, best of luck with it.

Filed under used car values - Asked by Robbie Mc Grath (Dublin) - Fri, 21 May 2010 20:05

Is a new petrol engine coming to the Ford Mondeo?

Is there a mid-term update of the Mondeo from Ford due in 2010? Is there any info about a revamp of the petrol engine, which would be timely as its own dealers were critical of the 110hp 1.6 as currently sold in Ireland.

Filed under future engines - Asked by Ger Brennan (Dundalk) - Mon, 24 May 2010 00:02