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Should I go for this Mazda6 I've found?

Hi, I am looking at purchasing an 08 Mazda6 2.0 diesel. I did a history check and I can see it appears to have a full service record. It is originally a UK import. There is about 85,000 miles on the automobile. I am now deciding between a Mondeo, Volvo S40 and this Mazda6. I still have to find a Volvo in the same price range of the Mazda. Is it worth paying out on average €1,000 more for an S40 or is the Mazda6 just as reliable and considered a good purchase? Any particular known issues with this automobile?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Michael Campion (Tipperary) - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:43

Are 1.2-litre diesel engines economical?

Hi there,

What would be a typical mpg from a 2009 Polo 1.4 TDI if you're a steady and automobileeful driver? What do you think about the 1.2 TDI engines? Are they too small to get good mpg? each of the websites that deal with automobiles' mpg show 1.6 as being the most economical. Is this changing at all?

Regards David

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by David Taylor (Ennis) - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:44

Is the 2011 Renault Mégane estate a reliable automobile?

Is the 2011 Renault Mégane estate 1.5 dCi a reliable automobile?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Liam Harding (Dublin 12) - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:35

What is the best automatic crossover?

What is the best automatic SUV/CUV/crossover?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Mary O'Sullivan (Cork) - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:19

Would you recommend a Honda Accord?

Would you recommend a Honda Accord?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Noel Mcdermott (Dublin) - Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:43

Are Renault Méganes a good buy?

Are Renault Méganes a good buy?

Filed under - Asked by Noel Downey (Loughrea) - Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:54

How much is a 2002 Toyota Celica worth on trade-in?

How much would I expect to trade a 2002 Toyota Celica 1.8 in for?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Fiona Spillane (Cork) - Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:44

How can Toyota claim to make the 'best automobiles in the world'?

Hello - can you tell me how Toyota can claim to make the 'best built automobiles in the world'? It is not making this claim in the UK, only in Ireland. Even Automobilelsberg isclever enough to say it is 'probably' the best. There have been a number of Toyotas in our household and they were as troublesome and any other comparable model.

Many thanks

Jack Bergin

Filed under reliability - Asked by Jack Bergin (Wicklow) - Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:08

What should we do about replacing our Volvo S40?

I was thinking about changing my Volvo S40 1.6d for a crossover for ease of access as we are pushing on age wise. What would you recommend that is comfortable, reliable and economical bearing in mind our annual mileage is approx 20,000km? We don't need a big vehicle as our family are reared. Also, how much is our own automobile worth? Is it better to sell it privately or use it as a trade in?

Thank you.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Kennedy (Dublin) - Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:57

What automatic automobile would you recommend for my budget?

Hi, with a budget of €1,500 I'm looking for a reliable automatic automobile keeping in the low tax bracket of 1,400cc-  to 1,500cc. I'm thinking about a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Can you recommend another possible candidate?


Filed under automatic - Asked by Aidan Molloy (Dublin) - Sat, 08 Feb 2014 17:30


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