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How much will it cost to run a 1.1-litre automobile?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Michael Halligan (Dublin) - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:23
Can you tell me much about the 2.5-litre diesel engine and gearbox of the Volkswagen Touareg?
Filed under diesel - Asked by Sean Dunleavy (Dublin) - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:33
Tell me more about the 2008 Range Rover 3.6 diesel.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Tom Healy (Ardmore ,co. Waterford) - Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:19
What's the better engine in the 2006 Peugeot 407, petrol or diesel?
Filed under diesel - Asked by Jim Byrne - Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:51
Is the 2007 Kia cee'd a good automobile?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Penny Kinsella (Glengarriff) - Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:42
What's people's opinion on the 2008 1.8-litre petrol Honda FR-V? How is it on fuel etc, and are there any major issues with it?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Pam Sullivan - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:25
I am currently driving a 2002 Peugeot 307 three-door 1.6 petrol with 63,000 miles on the clock. Having a son now makes the three doors pretty impractical and the automobile is expensive to run. I was taken in by Renault's recent ad campaign for the 'Automobileculator'. It compares all your outgoings on your automobile with the costs of running a brand new Renault. The problem is, although I could probably purchase say a new Mégane for about the same money per month as my current outgoings on the Peugeot, this involves a deposit of about €6-7k. The Peugeot is only worth about €1,500-2k at best in trade in and I don't have that much extra cash to throw at it.
This got me thinking though, I should be able to purchase a 2-3 year-old automobile that is substantially cheaper to run and still be able to make repayments on a loan. My current costs on the Peugeot are €514 on tax, about €900 on petrol to cover 4,500 miles annually, approx €600 on servicing plus it needs two new tyres at €130, and €55 on NCT. This comes in at €2,200 for the year. This is where I would like your help. I am sure there are automobiles that would cost €800-900 a year to run including all these costs, which leaves me with €1,300-1,400 to cover loan repayments for the year.
Can you suggest a automobile with low tax, far better fuel efficiency, low servicing costs that won't need an NCT for a few years and that with a €2k trade-in, will have relatively low monthly repayments over say five years? I know it's asking a lot but with your knowledge of the market, I hope there might be some possibilities for me.
Rowland (Dublin 5)
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Rowland Crawte (Raheny) - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:15
How much would I get to trade in a 2007 Volkswagen Passat 1.6 with 105,000km on the clock?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Peter Bowden (Cork) - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:09
Which one of these family automobiles is better? Ford C-Max 1.6/1.8 or Toyota Corolla Verso?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Mossy King (Ennis) - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:38
How much is my SEAT Ibiza worth, or what should I expect on a trade in? It's a 1.4 Sport model with 108,000 kilometres on the clock, a new timing belt and water pump.
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Ann Wilson - Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:38