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I'm looking to change my 151 Toyota Corolla 1.4 Luna diesel at the end of this year or early next year. It currently has 93,000km on the clock. About 70 per cent of our driving is on short journeys such as short runs to town of about 10km. Would I be better to stay with diesel or go to petrol? I'm thinking about getting a crossover/SUV, something like a Peugeot 3008, Nissan Qashqai or a Kia Sportage, or would I get better value getting a smaller SEAT Ateca, Suzuki Vitara or Opel Mokka? My children are all adults now and are only around at weekends so our mileage will be decreasing a bit. Any advice would be great.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Roddy McMyler (Kilkenny) - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:51
What concerns should I have with buying a BMW X3 manual as opposed to automatic? What would you consider pluses and minuses to be of the X3 two-wheel drive?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Dermot Walsh (Dublin) - Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:27
Where can I buy a new Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI? My local dealer says its not available in the Republic.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Hugh McKitterick (Dundalk Co. Louth) - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 17:39
Does the Jeep 1.4-litre turbo petrol come in seven-seat form?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Josephine Nolan (Kilkee) - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 11:20
I commute between Gorey and Dublin 3/4 times a week and am in the process of changing my automobile. I'm tall (six-two) and appreciate leg and head room... Looking at three automobiles at the moment (diesel): Mondeo, Octavia or Insignia.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Andy Long (Gorey) - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 02:45
What do you guys think of the Mazda CX-5 in its 2.0-litre petrol guise?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Kieran Donnelly (Cork) - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:51
Is the Opel Astra estate a good buy, and is it economical?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Laura McMahon - Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:59
Is a Subaru Impreza petrol estate a good buy?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mossy Bouzzah (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:11
I intend changing my automobile in the next two or three months. Currently I have a Nissan Micra, but I would like to buy a more solid and comfortable automobile this time. I do about 5,500 miles a year. I would be interested to know what make of automobile you would suggest and whether a diesel automobile is worth considering.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eileen D - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:18
We are in the market for a new family automobile that is low maintenance, fits three automobile seats and preferably be on or just above the €25k mark. We do very little mileage, we currently do one round trip of about two miles to a creche and back with some longer drives at the weekend, but rarely. We both commute by public transport for work. We are considering hybrid/electric as we drive so little but to be honest with the research I've been doing, it seems most hybrids start at €25k and i'm prepared to consider a petrol model if it kept us below that price and suited our needs. We have no brand loyalty at all, but more interested in the ones that offer long warranties.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by RUTH COONEY (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:36