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What's the new BMW 318d Luxury like?

Hi, can you give me the pros and cons of the BMW 318 diesel automatic Luxury? Also, what extras are worthwhile?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Patrick Rice (Greystones) - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:16

Hyundai i30 1.6 or Toyota Auris 1.4 diesel?

Hyundai i30 1.6 diesel or Toyota Auris 1.4 diesel? I have a 2007 1.8 diesel Ford C-Max with approximately 140,000km on the clock. Will I get a decent trade in price?


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by S O (Cork) - Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:58

Will I be able to get a 2014 Peugeot deal from this dealer?

Hi, can you tell me exactly what an independent Peugeot dealer is? And will the garage look after warranty etc? I'm specifically interested in Tom Raferty automobiles in Athlone. I'm wondering if Peugeot has special deals for 2014 such as maybe one year's free road tax or a gift voucher etc. Does an independent dealer do the same? They are not listed on Peugeot's website as a dealer.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ian Abbott (Longford) - Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:29

What do you think of the price of this Ford Mondeo?

I've spotted a 2009 Ford Mondeo Ghia priced at €14,750 with 55,000 miles on the clock and it is an automatic. This seems a bit pricey to me. What do you think yourself?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Dave McNamara (Limerick) - Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:53

What's the top-spec Hyundai i40 like?

I do 50,000km per year with work but get a mileage allowance. I am looking to get a low mileage 2012 saloon for about €25k. My main criteria is a decent spec, good fuel economy but also some punch for overtaking. I currently fancy the Hyundai i40 Executive spec 115hp. Would you recommend this? What other models should I consider?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Pat Kennedy (Cork) - Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:37

Should I replace my Corolla with a Golf or Octavia?

I bought an 09 Toyota Corolla 1.4 petrol with 64,000km on the clock three months ago. It is still covered by the dealer's one-year warranty, is taxed until July 2014 and NCT'ed until July 2015. Since then, I have changed job and will now be commuting two hours a day on the motorway and so need to change for a diesel. Even though I'm generally the only one in the automobile, I prefer saloons and like a big automobile around me, partly for safety reasons. I also want a comfortable, hi-spec, economical automobile. And as I will be putting a lot of miles on it, I want something with low mileage. I am thinking a diesel Volkswagen Golf or a Skoda Octavia.

Have test driven the Ford Focus and Hyundai i30 and the interior put me off. Maybe I was driving the basic models but found them to be quite cheap in feel. I am trying to keep the total spend to about €2,000 to €4,000 with my own for trade-in.

First of all, am I on the right track in the types of automobiles I am looking at for what I want? Secondly, how much should I roughly be expecting to get for my own automobile?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Grainne Callanan (Kilkenny) - Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:27

Can you guide me on a price for this BMW 3 Series?

Can you suggest a guide price for a 2011 BMW 316d Special Edition with one lady owner and 30,000 miles on the clock? What generally is a guide drop price between a forecourt price and a private seller's price? If this automobile is still for sale in Jan 2014 how much should the price drop by?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Liam O'Neachtain (Tramore) - Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:37

Should I wait until January to buy this Focus Estate?

I have a Ford Focus Estate with 170,000 miles on the clock. I intend to change it for another Focus Estate with 55,000 miles on the clock for €11,000 this month. There is only a choice of two near me. Both about the same mileage and price. Should I wait until January 2014? Will there be more choice then? Will a 2009 automobile drop in price on 1st January if I gamble on it being still for sale then?

Thanks, Green wood worker

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Kevin Downing (Dublin) - Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:54

What is the average economy for a 2005 Toyota Corolla?

What is the average economy for a 2005 Toyota Corolla 1.4 D4-D?

Thanks John

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by John Dr Oog (Cork) - Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:04

How much should I pay for second hand Citroen DS5?

How much should I pay for second hand Citroen DS5?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Paddy Lynch (Ramelton) - Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:11


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