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Which SUV to replace my Audi with?

Hi, I have a 2013 Audi 2.0 TDI S line Black Edition quattro with only 21k miles on the clock. I only purchased as an import last summer and love it. It’s my first premium automobile and enjoy the feeling that brings.

However, recently, I am wondering whether it’s right for me. I’m 6’4” in height and find getting in and out of it's low height a bit of chore. I also use it as main family automobile for two tall toddlers (three and two) for crèche runs etc.   So space is quite tight. I’ve been considering replacing it with an SUV for the ride height, space, practicality and better fuel economy. Must be good to drive also. I would love to stay premium, but probably wouldn’t afford it in that category. Was looking at the Mazda CX-5 as a compromise or alternatively the new Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar or Nissan Qashqai. Annual mileage is roughly 10k km and budget is what I’d get for the Audi.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Seamus Hadrill (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:43

What's the Fiesta's 1.1-litre engine like?

Please let me know is the Ford Fiesta 1.1-litre engine an EcoBoost unit, or how does it compare with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by EAMON Mcevoy (Dublin) - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:08

Suzuki Swift or Hyundai i10?

Which automobile is better for easy and safey driving for a new learned driver: the Suzuki Swift or Hyundai i10?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Sai Ram (Srikakulam) - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:38

Tell me about the Toyota Auris 1.2...


My friend is considering buying a new Toyota Auris 1.2 Turbo petrol and was asking me for some advice. Is this engine the same as the Puretech one made by Peugeot, as I know Toyota and PSA share some engines, etc? Or is it made by Toyota themselves or is it a BMW engine? I would almost rather if it was much the same as the PSA Puretech one, but is this so?

Kieran, Waterford.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ciarán Holohan (Waterford) - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:55

Which seven-seater with boot space is best?

Guys - brother is looking for a seven-seater to accommodate a growing family. Needs to have room for buggy or two in the boot if possible. His budget is about €10k. Nothing too big engine wise to keep running costs down. Any advice appreciated - thanks.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Barry Delaney (Dublin) - Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:02

What's a good medium, auto SUV?

What's a good small/medium size SUV that has reasonable tax and fuel consumption, but is also automatic? It's for my wife so not a Nissan Qashqai, too common; Kia Sportage, build quality not too hot; and VW Touran is just too boring.

Any suggestions welcome, but has to be auto.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eoin Heaney (Ennis) - Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:28

We need a reliable family automobile for two kids...

Hi there,

We are starting to look for a good reliable family automobile suitable for two young children as our journeys now require a lot more space for everything. I know the estates are probably the most practical, but not our preferred choice so if possible could you recommend more compact options with the best interior space?

We were considering the following: Nissan Quashqai - which is best spec? Renault Kadjar - is it reliable however? Skoda Octavia? Any options from Toyota or Hyundai? Reliability is very important. Your thoughts on the above would be really appreciated.

I also note that most, the Kadjar in particular, are available mostly in diesel. Our mileage is probably around 15,000km a year. Would we be ok with a diesel option?

Many thanks

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mark Yeates - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:11

New Mazda2, Fiesta, Dacia or Hyundai i20?

I'm buying a new automobile... it's between a Mazda2, Ford Fiesta, Dacia Sandero Stepway or Hyundai i20. Which one should I choose or have you a better option?


Darragh Limerick

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Darragh Madden (Limerick ) - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:54

Is the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 engine up to it?


Is the 1.0 MPI 75hp engine sufficient in the new Volkswagen Polo? I currently have a 1.2 65hp 2003 Polo and find it ok, but I'm worried the new engine would struggle on dual automobileriageways etc.

Thanks very much

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Tim Singleton (Cork City) - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:22

Where in Kerry can I buy a new Ford Fiesta?

Where in Kerry can I buy a Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Fred Flynn (Killarney) - Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:36

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