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What seven-seater for our new arrival?

We need to get a seven-seater when our fourth child arrives soon, so we're looking at a SEAT Alhambra, VW Sharan or Ford Galaxy.

We have a 2003 Focus Ghia saloon plus a budget of around €10,000 to add to it. Do you have any other similarly-sized automobile suggestions that we've missed and is it a concern if a second-hand automobile that is five or six years old has three or more owners if the mileage is less than 60,000?

 

 

 

 

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Tonya Kirwan (Wicklow) - Tue, 18 May 2010 12:43


Trading up to a bigger family automobile.

Hi, I am hoping to trade up to a family automobile that will suit two toddlers and has a good sized boot. I am on the road a lot so need automobile that is very economical and safe and will last me a good while. Thinking of a 2007 or 2008 at a good price.

What do you recommend?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by T McD (Roscommon) - Wed, 19 May 2010 12:51


How much to swap my Primera for a Nissan Qashqai?

I have a 2006 Nissan Primera SVE with 80,000 kilometres on the clock and I am looking to upgrade to a Nissan Qashqai 2008/2009 1.5-litre diesel.  What price am I looking at?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by MARIE KING (MOATE) - Fri, 21 May 2010 22:29


What will I change my Micra for?

I have a 2003 Nissan Micra. The 'bubble' shape means that the inside of the windscreen gets very misty in wet weather. I'd like to get a similar five-door hatchback, but without the condensation problem.

What would you suggest?

Thanks.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Natalie Mcgettigan (Dublin) - Thu, 20 May 2010 23:19


Risky to buy these old Alfas?

How reliable are 1999 Alfa 156 1.8 T-Sparks and 2000 Alfa 146 1.6 T-Sparks? Which would you recommend to buy?

 

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Michael Bell (Dublin) - Mon, 17 May 2010 16:58


A new MPV for a new arrival

I am thinking of buying a 2005 Renault Grand Scenic Diesel, would you recommend it? Are there problems with electrics or the engine or any other problems I should know about?

Should I go for a Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 diesel instead? I need room for 3 baby seats. Money is tight so cannot go above 2005.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ray Ryan (Limerick) - Fri, 14 May 2010 22:35


I want to change my Rav4 for a seven-seater, just not a boring one!

Hi, congrats on new website, hope it works well. I'm looking to change an '05 Toyota Rav 4 for a 7 seater, but don't want a boring looking rectangle type automobile! Any ideas for a decent 7 seater that looks good as well, maybe '07/'08, max spend €15k. Thanks.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Emer Kennedy (Dublin) - Sat, 15 May 2010 10:19


Changing my 406 Coupé for something new or used.

Hi guys,

Firstly, congrats on the website, fair play and good luck with it. I'm just looking for some advice! I'm 29, living in Dublin and do on average city say 14k per year in my automobile, a 2001 Peugeot 406 Coupé 2.0, which I love. I'm looking to trade up and am not sure what to go for? Would like something sporty-ish, comfortable, economical all round (fuel, tax, servicing) and not too common on the road. I have a budget of €15k with no real preference on year but the younger the better! 

I've never driven a diesel before but with the way that diesel engines have improved I am not adverse to change. So I'm prepared to go for either. 

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brian Gallagher (Dublin) - Thu, 13 May 2010 12:44


Audi A4 on a €7,000 budget?

Hi guys,

Im looking to buy a automobile with a budget of €7,000. I like the Audi A4 and my house mate is upgrading from his A4. It is an English import from 2003, with six-speed gearbox, cruise control, air conditioning and comes with a hands free Bluetooth kit for the mobile.

Mileage is 140,000 miles however and it's going for somewhere between €7,000 and €7,500. I travel a lot for sports, circa 20,000 miles per year. Is this automobile a good investment for €7,000-€7,500 or should I look for one with lower mileage?

Thanks

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Barry Cox (Tullamore) - Wed, 12 May 2010 18:12


Is this a good price for a 2008 Audi A3 TDI?

I am looking at a 2008 Audi A3 1.9 TDI. Is €18,950 good value for an example with 18,900 miles on the clock?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ken Moran (Automobilerick On Shannon) - Wed, 12 May 2010 18:40


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