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I am looking for a used SUV, 2004 to 2008, 2.0-litre diesel with good space for a family of four. What would you recommend?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Clare O Grady (Wetport) - Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:58
I have €15-17k and want to buy a BMW, either 318 or 320. Is there much of a difference between the two? Or has either had more problems? Hoping to get a 2009.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Vinnie Mc (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:12
How reliable are the Nissan Qashqai? I am thinking of buying a 1.5 diesel... are they economical?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Colette Fitzpatrick (Wexford, Ireland) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:20
Are the Opel Zafira diesel good or bad?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Eric Graham (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:32
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
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
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
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!
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:02
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
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