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Which small automobile for infrequent use?

Can you recommend the best automobile for infrequent use? I currently own a 2010 1.6 SEAT Leon, but as I now bus it to work I don't need a diesel engine and it's gathering dust in the driveway weekdays. I just need something for pottering around at the weekend and any holidays. I'm thinking Nissan Micra, Hyundai i10/i20, Ford Fiesta. Don't need a huge automobile as there's only two of us. Not looking for something massively pricey, but with trade-in perhaps a 151 or 161 model.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Stephen Ridgeway (Dublin) - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:40

Tiguan, SEAT Ateca or Peugeot 3008?

Which automatic SUV do you recommend: Volkswagen Tiguan, SEAT Ateca or Peugeot 3008?


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Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Brian McAutomobilethy (Listowel ) - Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:02

Outlander PHEV or Volvo XC40?


We are in the process of moving from an S60 Volvo to a SUV type of vehicle. We have narrowed it down to the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-Edition or Volvo XC40. Is there any major positive or negative aspects of either that isn’t obvious to the ordinary punter? Help much appreciated in making the final decision.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ann McDermott (Galway) - Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:34

VRT on an imported LR Defender?


A friend is looking at importing a UK passenger Defender 2007/08; is there any way to get VRT cost before arrival?



Filed under VRT - Asked by Dermot Wilson (Blessington) - Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:53

Diesel or petrol for a new automobile now?


I want to know if buying a new automobile should I go for petrol or diesel ?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Anthony Dineen (Cork) - Mon, 29 Oct 2018 14:39

Can I get low tax on a converted camper?

If I covert a commercial vehicle, say a 2017 Volkswagen Transporter, to a camper van and get it certified etc, will I qualify for the lower rate of road tax?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by VINCENT CROWLEY (Cork) - Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:14

Your thoughts on this Peugeot 3008?

Greetings to you, I will like to request your view on a 2010 or 2011 Peugeot 3008. We are first time automobile buyers and we are currently viewing a 2010 Peugeot 3008, with approximately 110k miles on the clock, diesel engine, automatic for €7,500 sticker price (negotiable). We love this automobile and we would love to have it, but we are wondering what kind of problems and the level of reliability this automobile has. We will appreciate if you can provide us with your analysis of this automobile.


Filed under reliability - Asked by Afeez Are (Leixlip) - Sat, 27 Oct 2018 19:01

Motor tax on a 2007 Skoda Octavia?

Automobile tax on 2007 Skoda Octavia 1.4?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Sam Strahan (Dunleer) - Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:47

Cost of changing an Audi timing belt?

Cost of changing a timing belt on a 132 Audi A4?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Hugh Gallagher (Letterkenny) - Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:26

When is my Audi A4's timing belt due?


I own a 142 Audi A4 2.0-litre diesel. I was informed when I bought the automobile that the timing belt was not due until 210,000km. Is this correct? I am currently only at 90,000 miles, but am just wary in case it is in fact due.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Aisling O'Grady (Naas) - Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:04