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Which automobile is best for motorway driving?


I am currently driving a 2005 Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre. Now I am planning to upgrade to a bigger automobile since I will be driving regularly on the motorway. My budget is around €3,500. What automobiles can you suggest that are comfortable to drive for longer distances? I have Suzuki SX4, Mazda3 and Skoda Octavia in mind.

Thanks in advance


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Hariprasad Govindharajan (Shannon) - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:24

I need a larger automobile for my golfing needs!

I currently drive a 2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. I would like to change to a automobile that is higher off the ground. I need a boot big enough to hold golf club and caddy, but not looking for a big expensive SUV. Does the new Golf fit with these conditions? I also would like an automatic; what makes do you recommend please?

Kind regards


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:14

Do delivery charges for new automobiles vary?

Is it cheaper to buy a 2018 Peugeot 3008 in Dublin instead of Wexford? We are finding the delivery charges as high as €2,100.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Catherine Harris (Wexford Town) - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:02

Will I go for a Skoda Karoq 1.6?


I am looking to trade in my beloved 152 Audi A4 2.0 for something a bit bigger in the boot etc. Have been in a 162 Audi Q5, which was quite nice, and familiar, but am considering a Skoda Karoq too. Any guidance? What engine would you recommend in the Karoq? I like the idea of the 1.6 DSG, but would I feel too short changed in it coming from a 2.0-litre manual?


Ronan, Dublin

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ronan Murray (Dublin) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:48

Looking for a large family automobile...

I'm looking for a family automobile and have two children under three.

I've had coupes (currently in an Audi A5) all my life so ideally I'd like to switch it up and get an SUV. I'm at a loss of what to get - I'd love the Volvo XC90 and can afford it, but the pragmatic side of me is telling me not waste a huge amount of money on a depreciating asset like that, no matter how great it is.

On the other end of the scale I think the Hyundai Santa Fe is a great looking automobile, but I can't stand the plasticky feeling of the interior and the ugly interior layout. Do you have any recommendations that would allow me to keep the luxury feel of my Audi, but not cost the earth like the Volvo?

Or... do I just compromise and get a 3-4-year-old Audi A6 Avant estate?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Rich K (Dublin) - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:11

Why is the 95hp Polo so much more?

I was thinking in buying a VW Polo. Since the 1.0 65hp and 75hp petrol models are fairly sluggish, it's the next one up I am interested in, the 1.0 95hp version. But the difference in price between the 75hp and 95hp model is a whopping €2,700 (€19,295 vs €21,995).

I checked the price in the UK and, sure enough, the differential between the same two models is under £900. What's going on here? How can Volkswagen justify the huge price difference in Ireland? I suspect it's to protect sales of the Golf, but then that argument should apply in the UK as well.

At any rate I won't be buying one now.


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by KEVIN Deehan (Dublln) - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:51

Is the diesel auto Kia Sportage good on fuel?

I now have a 1.2-litre petrol automatic 161 Nissan Qashqai and thinking at getting a 181 Kia Sportage 1.7-litre diesel auto. Will I be spending less on fuel?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mark Crowley (Ennis) - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:39

What do you think of the 1.0-litre Octavia?

I'm considering buying a 2016 1.0 petrol Skoda Octavia, but my mechanic is sceptical about a small engine pulling a big automobile. Any advice?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jan Crowley (Dublin) - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:57

Nissan Qashqai or Skoda Karoq?

Hi there

I’m trying to decide between the Nissan Qashqai and the new Skoda Karoq. Any advice for me please?


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Patrick Hogan (Galway ) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:35

Should I swap my Nissan for a Mercedes?

Hi there,

Thinking of changing my automobile this year from a Nissan to possibly a Mercedes GLA or B-Class. Are they similar? Can you help me narrow down my decision; should I change or stick with Nissan?

Thanks in advance

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mary Murphy (Clare ) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:42

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