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Is the Opel Astra 1.7 diesel any good?

Opel Astra 1.7 CDTi Estate: are they good?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Gerry Cluskey (Drogheda) - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:32

Worth buying this 2008 Jaguar XJ?

What are the problems associated with a 2003 Jaguar XJ8 with 200,000km on the clock? Is it worth buying four four grand?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Noel Tobin (Dublin) - Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:54

I have €20,000 to spend on an SUV...


I have €20,000 to spend on a manual five-seat SUV. I have narrowed my choice down to a used 141 Volkswagen Tiguan Sport & Style with 95,000km (2.0 diesel manual), which I really like or a brand new Dacia Duster Signature. I have also considered the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. I live in a town and only do about 10,000km a year and I don't want to go below 141.

Also bear in mind my 17-year-old son is going to start to drive in October and he will be driving this automobile. And that I will occasionally need to transport large items, which both the Tiguan and Duster would be able to handle. I would greatly appreciate if you could recommend which of the two to go for and if you could recommend other alternatives that may be better.

Kind regards

Liam Fagan

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Liam Fagan (Navan, Co.Meath. ) - Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:50

Chevrolet Spark as good as a Corsa?

Chevrolet Spark 1.2: is this vehicle on a par with the Opel Corsa?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Delaney (Mountmellick) - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:42

Hyundai i40 or Renault Fluence?


We are thinking of changing our automobile from a Nissan Juke (as there is limited space) to either a Renault Fluence or Hyundai i40. What do you think is best?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Nicola Walsh (Wexford ) - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:44

What's the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG like?

I am in the process of buying a 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG with 90,000km on the clock. I love the M156 engine and the sound it makes and want to keep this automobile for good, but I don't know the average life expectancy of these engines or automobiles. Would you please provide me with your usual expert opinion on the concerns I have about this stupendous automobile? Would the 2011 ML 63 AMG or the ML 500 still have spare parts in 10 years from now? If I decide to keep this automobile for good, could it be repaired should something go wrong in 10 years' time?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by David Jackson (Lubumbashi) - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:11

Is this Audi Q5 front-wheel drive?

I'm interesting in buying an Audi Q5 and intrigued by the title of this automobile: '2013 (131) AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI 143 FRONT 4DR'.

Is it a quattro or not? When it says front is it just frontwheel drive?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Tim Dwyer (Cork) - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:43

Can you help with a 2012 Audi A4?

Hi, would like to thank you for your advice in the past. Would like your opinion on a 2012 Audi A4. Reliability issues, 120hp vs 143hp, space vs. Passat etc.

Thanking you in advance

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Cyril Cleere (Kilkenny) - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:19

Which saloon to get with under €12,000?


Looking to buy a second hand saloon automobile for under €12k. Do about 10-15k km per year. Decent sized engine, four doors and fuel efficient and wanted to buy something other than the usual boring Toyota or Nissan! Any advice?

Thanks Michael

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Michael Doran (Dublin) - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:58

What do you think of the BMW 640d?

What is your expert opinion of the BMW 640d Coupe? I'm thinking of buying a 2016 model.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Paul Tyrrell (Wexford) - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:13

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