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I'm hoping to bid at auction on a 2006 Nissan Navara with 300,000km on the clock. I have been to see the automobile. Starts on the first turn, engine sounds great and everything works as it should as far as I can tell (I'm not a mechanic). No warning lights on start up. I guess I'm asking if I'm mad to buy with such high mileage?
Filed under mileage - Asked by Robert Harris (Dublin ) - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:59
I'm planning on buying a new automobile to accommodate my elderly mother. She has arthritis in her knees and has limited mobility in her lower limbs. She's 5'5" and uses two sticks, but I also need room for a wheelchair. I originally thought a higher automobile, e.g. an SUV, but they are too high for her. I'd appreciate any advice or automobile recommendations.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Orla Curran (Galway ) - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:12
I need a commercial 4x4 for towing and general business use. I've narrowed it down to the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Which is the better 4x4 in terms of economics, comfort and resale value
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Bara (Dublin) - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:34
What are the differences between an Audi A3 SE and an Audi A3 Sport, year 2012?
Filed under optional extras - Asked by Alison Mcautomobileter (Londonderry) - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:22
I have three kids and like the Citroen C4 Cactus, but is it too small in the back I think. Would you recommend the Citroen C4 Cactus and if so which spec? Currently have 2004 Ford Focus C-Max so could do scrappage scheme.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Donal ODea (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:10
I don't know if there is a limit on the number of questions one can ask but here's another! Nearly all of the top specc'd models have hands-free door opening and engine starting. In an article in Auto Bild magazine it said that these were easily subject to theft using specialised equipment. Only one brand foiled the thieves - Mercedes-Benz. I was wondering would you have any comment on this. It's very disheartening.
Filed under automobile theft - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:42
I availed of the Nissan scrappage scheme and I'm told there's a free "checkover" at over 1,000km; is it a checkover or service I'm wondering?
Thanks very much
Filed under servicing - Asked by Marie Nannery (Navan) - Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:49
Trying to buy a replacement for my 1999 Avensis and the sautomobilecity of petrols and abundance of diesels on the market baffles me. I don't think it wise to buy diesel for my standard drive of eight miles to work and home and same six days a week with road trip round 300 miles just six times a year.
This is supposedly "economical" and "green driving" even though in London it costs more for a permit going into city with diesel automobile and trends in London have historically impacted directly on us in three to five years. I would love to know of a diesel automobile 2008-2011 (for cheap tax) with no necessary DPF that I have to worry about, or will I stick to petrol believing that in five years time petrol is a more saleable/popular engine than diesel is? Then there might be a hybrid to suit. Volkswagen, Japanese or any good 1.4+ hatch or saloon suggestions?
Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Pauline Anne Connor (Galway) - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:44
Is the Qashqai's 1.5-litre engine powerful enough or does the 1.6 make for a better alternative to the Hyundai Tucson or the Toyota RAV4? My driving is a mix of rural roads, motorways and urban.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by P. J. Hynes (Dublin) - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 23:28
Could you recommend 1.0-litre automobiles for between €3,000 and €5,000 not doing a great deal of miles. I don't mind going up on cc if wise.
Thank you very much.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Frank Sweargen (Tramore) - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 11:37