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Should I go for a BMW 530d?

I am looking at 2017 BMW 5 Series. Is it worth spending the extra on a 530d over 520d? There is about €8-10k difference on used automobiles. I do about 25,000km a year of driving. I would love the extra power but do wonder if it is a waste to spend more.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Andy Kelly (Limerick) - Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:23

What to replace my BMW 330d with?

I currently drive a BMW 330d Touring. It's been a great servant and never missed a beat in the four years I've owned it, but it's coming to the time to move on. With the future of diesel looking at best unsure, what would be your recommendation for a long term replacement?

Typically I like to hold a automobile for about five years and in an ideal world to buy a one-year-old automobile. Looking for something practical yet fast, engaging and comfortable. A plug in electric automobile is out as I don't have and cannot get a power point installed in the apartment complex that I live in. Typically I do only 11,000km per year in this automobile and 90 per cent of the time is on motorway runs.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by David Smyth (Dublin) - Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:01

What compact saloons are worth a look?

I love saloons (memories), but my wife says they are too big. What saloon, up to four years old, would look not much bigger than an Opel Astra hatchback?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:21

Which of these 2010 SUVs to go for?


What would you choose betweeen 2010 Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery? Reliability; safety; and family functionality are the main criteria. I know all would have high running and service costs in particular the Disco and Q7. Image isn't important to me! I have 16, 15 and 6-year-olds and new baby soon, and a nutcase of a labrador havs to be accomodated!

Many thanks

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:02

Which premium compact used estate?

Which diesel estate from the mid-'00's - Volkswagen Golf (Comfortline), Volvo V50 SE, or Audi A4 - is the most reliable and easiest/cheapest to get parts for/maintain?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brian Browne (Mullingar) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:47

BMW 520d or 320d do you think?

2007 BMW 520d Automatic (LCI model) or 2006 BMW 320d Automatic (saloon)?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Sandra Fairbrother (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:45

Are Volkswagen Boras good automobiles?

Are Volkswagen Boras good automobiles?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Paudie Healy (CORK) - Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:29

Tell me more about the 2002 Audi TT...

I'm thinking of getting a 2002 Audi TT that has 120k miles on it. Two questions - is this mileage worrying for a automobile like an Audi TT? Also, is this automobile incredibly heavy on petrol?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Adam Newman (Limerick) - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:14

What is the best value 02/03 MPV?

What is the best value 02/03 MPV?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Olive Oisle (Dublin 22) - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:02

Looking at getting a diesel Ford Mondeo...

I'm looking at getting a diesel Ford Mondeo, 1.8 or 2.0... For my price range (up to €10-11k) there are plenty available, but should I worry about a automobile that has 90-110k miles on the clock? Also, what about importing from the UK? Seems you can get a good example there for £6k - with the VRT on top I think it would still work out to be pretty decent.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Greg Williams (Cork) - Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:02

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