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Audi A4 on a €7,000 budget?

Hi guys,

Im looking to buy a car with a budget of €7,000. I like the Audi A4 and my house mate is upgrading from his A4. It is an English import from 2003, with six-speed gearbox, cruise control, air conditioning and comes with a hands free Bluetooth kit for the mobile.

Mileage is 140,000 miles however and it's going for somewhere between €7,000 and €7,500. I travel a lot for sports, circa 20,000 miles per year. Is this car a good investment for €7,000-€7,500 or should I look for one with lower mileage?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Barry Cox (Tullamore) - Wed, 12 May 2010 18:12

Can I trade in two cars on the scrappage scheme?

Can I trade my 2006 car with my 2002 model for scrappage in exchange for a new car? I have a 2006 Avensis and a 2002 Toyota Corolla hatchback to trade.

I want to get a good diesel car. I've clocked up around 75,000 miles in two and half years.

What garages will look at this type of trade?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Allice Cox (Bagenalstown) - Wed, 12 May 2010 17:36

Is this a good price for a 2008 Audi A3 TDI?

I am looking at a 2008 Audi A3 1.9 TDI. Is €18,950 good value for an example with 18,900 miles on the clock?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ken Moran (Carrick On Shannon) - Wed, 12 May 2010 18:40

Can a puncture in a run flat tyre be repaired?

Can a puncture in a run flat tyre be repaired?

Filed under tyres - Asked by James Dundon (Dublin) - Wed, 12 May 2010 16:18

I need a diesel car for high mileage

I am driving between 800-900 km per week to and from work and I am looking to change from a 2005 1.4 petrol Volkswagen Golf with 133,500km (82,950 miles) on the clock, to a diesel car.

My budget is approx €13,000 euro but am not sure what to buy. I have looked at the Volkswagen Passat, but are there other options out there that you could recommend?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Ollie Walsh (Donegal) - Tue, 11 May 2010 23:31

Is the petrol Volkswagen Passat short on power?

I am thinking of buying a VW Passat 1.6 FSI but have been advised not to as it is short on power. What do you think?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Stephen Scott (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 22:46

What do you think of the new Mazda3?

What do you think of the new sporty Mazda3? I have a budget of €30k. What would you recommend new that would have enough boot space for golf clubs and comes with strong accessories like a roof rack or boot rack for carrying a racing bike?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Anthony Dowd (Cork) - Mon, 10 May 2010 20:52

Comfortable, spacious and diesel for €8,000?

I want to buy a diesel car. I need space and comfort. My budget is up to €8,000. What cars would you recommend?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Neil Duffy (Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 17:00

Buying a Lexus from a non-Lexus dealer

I have ordered a Lexus executive IS 220d for my wife from a Toyota dealer due to them having the best price in the area.

Is this a good car in the class and price bracket of €36,800? Are there any pitfalls to ordering from a non-Lexus dealer in terms of extra free kit or back up before I hand over the cheque? Delivery is in late June. No deposit has been paid yet. A factory sunroof is being fitted for an extra €1,150.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Pat Cashman (Cork) - Sun, 09 May 2010 14:32

Can I choose to have my county registration plate?

Hi there. Here's a different one.

I'm waiting to take delivery on a new van. I'm buying it in Dublin but live in another part of the country. I assume the dealer has to obtain the vehicle's registration number so my question is this. Can it be registered at my local office so that I have my county's index plate and not a 'D'. Nothing against Dublin, just that I am a 'local' business and would like the local number.


Tom Kelly.

Filed under registration - Asked by Tom Kelly (Limerick) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:43