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Thinking of changing my automobile this year from a Nissan to possibly a Mercedes GLA or B-Class. Are they similar? Can you help me narrow down my decision; should I change or stick with Nissan?
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Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mary Murphy (Clare ) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:42
We do annual mileage of about 11 or 12k. During the week the daily mileage is only about 20 miles or so and on slower roads so speed only about 80km/h max. We would do bigger mileage some weekends on motorway. My question is, would we run into problems with a diesel automobile? We currently have petrol but looking to update to a bigger automobile with a 1.4-1.6-litre range. However, there are very few petrol automobile options it appears suitable for family size. each of the options seem to be diesel, which is fine, but I have heard that there can be mechanical issues if mileage and speed is not sufficient. Is that true?
Any advice much appreciated. What automobile options would you recommend to look at if going petrol or diesel?
Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Tomas Best (Dublin) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:11
What about the price of a 2008 Toyota Corolla with petrol 1.4 engine and 134,000km?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Jins Joseph (Rosecommon) - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:35
Do you know what mark up automobile dealers enjoy (bonuses excluded)? If I purchase a Dacia Duster Signature for €20,600 and after three years PCP plan a GMV of €8,000 and mileage of 16,000km total, would the secondhand value be €12,000 or more in your opinion? It would be an automatic.
Filed under resale value - Asked by Oliver Mullen (Donaautomobileney Co Meath) - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:30
I have an ageing Renault Scenic petrol automatic. Apart from poor mpg, it is brilliant - comfortable (I've fitted cruise control) with very good options for load automobilerying. What do I replace it with?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by John Wiloughby (Stroud) - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:29
How would you rate resale value of Lexus automobiles compared to e.g. VW or Audi?
Filed under resale value - Asked by Elizabeth Regan (Dublin) - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:42
Are wishbones, suspension arms and link arms prone to early wear in the Alfa 159 JTDm Sportwagon estate?
Filed under reliability - Asked by John Shorten - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:58
Can you tell me anything please about the new Lexus hybrid small crossover due out in 2018 I think? I drive an Audi A4 and love it, but thinking of changing to Lexus so I can drive a hybrid.
Filed under hybrid - Asked by Elizabeth Regan (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:04
How economical is the Honda HR-V?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by John Molloy (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:31
What is the annual tax on an Opel Insignia diesel automobile?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Noel Mccabe (Lucan) - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:19