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For €5,000, what automobile would suit my wife, just learning to drive?

I want to buy the missus a automobile. She is just learning to drive and she'll need to ferry our one-year-old around too. I don't want to spend too much, about €5,000 maximum, no real preference for make or model, but I want something safe, easy to drive, with good visibility. Low tax a bonus. Any ideas?

Filed under learner - Asked by Johnny B (Dublin) - Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:43

What family automobile do you recommend?

Hi, what family automobile do you recommend for €6,000 budget and good resale value? I need this for only nine months.

Filed under family automobile - Asked by Srinivas Rao (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:34

Should I consider a UK import?

Do you think UK imports reliable? What about rust under body from salt? What about clocking?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jason Kelly (Dublin 18) - Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:44

When will the Skoda Yeti be replaced?

When is the new facelifted Skoda Yeti going to be in Irish showrooms? And can we get a pic?

Filed under future automobiles - Asked by M L (Dublin) - Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:19

What automobiles have really wide front door openings?

What saloon automobile has the widest front passenger door opening?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by J McMunn (Mayo) - Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:36

How much is my Citroen C4 Picasso worth?

What is the value of a 2007 Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 diesel with 174,000km on it?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by John O'wyer (Kilkenny) - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:18

Is a high mileage auto Audi A4 ok?

What should I look out for when buying a 2008 Audi A4 automatic? It has 170,000km on the clock.

Filed under automatic - Asked by Simon Doocey - Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:01

Any serious issues with 2007 BMW X5?

Any serious issues with 2007 BMW X5?

Thank you

Filed under reliability - Asked by Paddy Dillon (Borris Co Automobilelow) - Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:05

I need to replace my Focus and I need to automobilery logs

What to replace my 2000 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol saloon with? It's starting to rattle a bit and it's only doing 35mpg plus high tax for an old automobile. I recently purchased a stove and need a lot of timber to supply it. I have been loading up the boot of my Focus with timber logs, which is not ideal (I don't want to pay a few hundred Euro on getting a tow bar fitted as the automobile isn't worth it). A few bits starting to give trouble - steering linkage, engine missing sometimes, timing belt due, NCT due, four new tyres etc. I only do about 10,000km a year, live in the country (rough roads, potholes etc), two young kids. I was thinking about a 4x4 SUV or pick-up to cover both transporting kids around and for the timber work, or should I look for a more economical automobile with a towbar? I want to come up a few years (maybe stretch to 2008 for low tax).

Sorry it's a bit longwinded but any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Filed under towing - Asked by K C (Cork) - Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:55

What's my 2012 Merc E-Class worth?

How much should I get for my 2012 Mercedes-Benz E 220 Elegance? First reg August 2012 with 26,000 kilometres on the clock in perfect condition throughout.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Patrick Laffan (Croom, Co. Limerick) - Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:54