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Should I go for an automatic Volvo S40?

I'm looking at a Volvo S40, automatic. Are there any disadvantages of an automatic over a manual? Are there any reports about Volvo S40 gearboxes?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Nabeel Alhamdy (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 22:07


Much difference between BMW 318i and 320i?

Hi,

I have €15-17k and want to buy a BMW, either 318 or 320. Is there much of a difference between the two? Or has either had more problems? Hoping to get a 2009.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Vinnie Mc (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:12


Thoughts on the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel?

How reliable are the Nissan Qashqai? I am thinking of buying a 1.5 diesel... are they economical?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Colette Fitzpatrick (Wexford, Ireland) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:20


Are the Opel Zafira diesel good or bad?

Are the Opel Zafira diesel good or bad?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Eric Graham (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:32


My VW Transporter is vibrating...

Good day,

I am referring to a question sent in by Ken Maher (Ballyger, Co.Galway) on 16 March 2014. He asked about a 2004 VW Transporter that had a vibration at about 2,000rpm when under power/load. I am experiencing the exact same problem with my 2007 Transporter T5. Was there ever a reason other than the CV joints?

Filed under fault - Asked by Derek Wormald (Queenstown) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:13


Does this Avensis have a timing belt?

Does a 2008 Toyota Avensis D-4D have a timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Kieran Boyle (Nenagh) - Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:01


Best plug-in hybrid on the market?

I have a budget of €30-35k; what is the best plug in hybrid automobile available in the market now?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Lee Russell (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:51


I have cash, how will I buy a automobile?

What is the best option when buying a automobile. I have cash so don't need a financing arrangement

1. Buy a new automobile outright with cash and trade it in every year?

2. Buy a second hand automobile?

3. Put a large deposit down on a automobile and get into a financing arrangement on a new automobile?

Filed under finance - Asked by Lee Russell (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:50


We need a new family automobile for under €25k.

Hi,

We are in the market for a new family automobile that is low maintenance, fits three automobile seats and preferably be on or just above the €25k mark. We do very little mileage, we currently do one round trip of about two miles to a creche and back with some longer drives at the weekend, but rarely. We both commute by public transport for work. We are considering hybrid/electric as we drive so little but to be honest with the research I've been doing, it seems most hybrids start at €25k and i'm prepared to consider a petrol model if it kept us below that price and suited our needs. We have no brand loyalty at all, but more interested in the ones that offer long warranties.

Any suggestions?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by RUTH COONEY (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:36


Diesel still best for high mileage?

So with so many automobile makers planning to phase out diesel engine options in 2019, what are the real options for high mileage drivers? Will there be big impacts on residual values for diesel automobiles purchased later this year? I drive about 40,000km a year and need to change later this year.

Thanks

Filed under diesel - Asked by Brian O Neill (Kilkenny) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:54





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