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What is meant by Honda's 162 Simple Logic?

What is meant by 162 Simple Logic? I bought a Honda Jazz (new launch) this year. I look forward to your reply.

Mairead Tallon

Filed under finance - Asked by Mairead Tallon (Dublin) - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:54

Market value of a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe?

What is the market value of a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 1.9 diesel with 134,000km on the clock?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Dervla Automobileroll (Birr) - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:58

Expensive to convert a Transporter?

What are the cost issues with converting a Transporter SWB to a crew cab?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ollie Stapleton (Kilkenny) - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:06

Any scrappage AND 0% PCP finance deals?


I am in the market to replace my 14-year old Peugeot 307. I note a lot of manufacturers have scrappage deals at present. Quite a few also have 0% finance deals, but these two offers are generally mutually exclusive. Do you know of any manufacturer offering both deals on new automobiles?

Thanks for your time, Rowland

Filed under finance - Asked by Rowland Crawte (Raheny) - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:20

How best to upgrade to a newer automobile?

Hi, I am thinking of changing my 2006 Nissan Navara in the next nine months. I was thinking of upgrading to 2011/12 Volkswagen Passat or Ford Mondeo and my budget is about €12,000. The problem is I don't know how to sell my own automobile. It's seen far better days and the engine isn't in great condition either. Most dealers are offering  €3,500 or less and I tried cash4automobiles and they're not interested. I am hoping to get four grand plus for it but don't have the time to sell it privately. I really don't know what to do with my Navara and was wondering if you would know?

Many thanks, Denis

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Mike Connolly (Wicklow Town ) - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 20:36

What is going on with PCP variability?

PCP financing is something of a dark art! Deals tend to vary wildly from dealer to dealer (even for the same make and model) and the advertised offers don't seem to bear much resemblance to how they pan out in reality (I looked into an offer with monthly repayments of €362, but on a 20 per cent deposit the price ballooned to over €600).

Any advice for navigating this form of automobile financing, especially on how to compare packages?

Filed under finance - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:32

Hyundai Santa Fe or Kia Sorento - new?

I want to get a new seven-seat SUV in January, but am undecided between the Hyundai Sante Fe Executive and the Kia Sorento Platinum. Which is a better? Also, would the Sante Fe hold its value better if I wanted to change again in three years?


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Therese Berry (Cavan) - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:46

Are dealer extras on a new automobile worth it?

Are the extras that dealers add to the price of automobiles actually necessary or beneficial? The last time I bought a automobile the dealer looked up the list price, added delivery charges and metallic paint/optional extras and that was the price you paid. Now in addition to all that there's a dealer seal and protect coating and step back insurance. Showroom sales staff really push these with a hard sell, but they can add €1,000 to €1,200 to the cost of a automobile. Question is, are they worth it?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:44

How much is VRT on a 2003 Toyota Corolla?

How much is VRT on a 2003 Toyota Corolla please?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Kate Nash (Dublin ) - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:06

Any good three-door SUVs around?

I currently have a 2007 Suzuki Vitara three-door, which I'm planning on replacing in the next year or so. I love the three-door SUVs, but Suzuki/Toyota don't make them anymore, or at least not for this market. Do they make them for other markets and would it be a big deal to bring one to this country? or do I just need to get over it and find something else to love?!

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Anna Thomas (Dublin) - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:23



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