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Is the 2007 MINI Clubman Cooper a good purchase?

Is the 2007 MINI Clubman Cooper a good purchase and what would I have to look out for?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Paul White (Cork City) - Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:07

Will an ex-insurance company automobile be ok?

I am looking at a automobile in Northern Ireland. Its previous owner was MIS Insurance and it was apparently given as relief automobile when accidents occur. Any experience on buying these automobiles subsequently? What problems arise if any?

JJ, Waterford

Filed under insurance - Asked by Jim Gran (Waterford) - Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:37

Do you agree the new Mazda3 is a good replacement for my BMW?

I am changing automobile; I have a BMW 318 at present but the new one is quite pricey! I have test driven the BMW 1 Series, an Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf Highline and a Mazda3. Whilst they are all fine automobiles I found the Mazda very good value and an excellent drive. Can you comnent?

Brendan from Dublin

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Brendan Foley (Dublin) - Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:49

How reliable is the 1.6 HDi Peugeot 407?

Is the 2008 Peugeot 1.6 Solaire diesel reliable?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Ahasan Ali - Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:26

What's a 2008 Astra valued at here?

What would a 2008 1.7 Vauxhall Astra Life with 100,000 miles be valued at?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by J Taylor (Leitrim) - Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:41

What are the taxes on charging electric automobiles?

What does the ESB charge per kilowatt hour for electricity to plug-in electric automobiles? And is the tax charge on this the same as for petrol or diesel fuel? And if not, why not?

Filed under electric automobiles - Asked by Alan Wilkes (Wicklow) - Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:05

Would I be mental to buy the last of the Saab 9-5s?

I love the shape and image of the Saab 9-5 and the fact that they can be picked up for a song in the UK. Apart from the fact that they are now defunct and the resale value is thusly affected, are there any disadvantages to buying one?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Paul Campbell (Irishtown) - Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:17

What are the pros and cons of the BMW 3 Series Coupé?

Hi, what are the pros and cons of the BMW 320Ci SE Coupé?

Thank you

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jaro Hrabovsky - Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:27

Is the Mazda2 economical petrol wise?

Is the Mazda2 economical petrol wise?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Eileen O Connor (Sligo) - Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:09

Petrol or diesel when it comes to a Hyundai Tucson?

I am interested in buying a 2005 or 2006 Hyundai Tucson. Which would be a better buy, a petrol or diesel> And are they reliable?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by L C (Corkscncun) - Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:59


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