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What's the best MPV for under €8,000?

What is the best MPV available for under €8,000? It can be either a five-seater (C-Max) or the full seven-seater. My priorities are reliability and fuel economy.


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by James Behan (Dublin) - Wed, 01 May 2013 16:42

Is the Nissan Almera reliable?

Is the Nissan Almera a good automobile? I have heard you could have a lot of problems with them.

Filed under reliability - Asked by Sean Brown - Wed, 01 May 2013 14:42

Is Dacia launching a new MPV?

Will Dacia launch a seven-seater in Ireland?


Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Peadar Cois (Dublin) - Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:37

Can you help me find a economical automobile for under €7,000?

I am looking for an economical used automobile for under €7,000. I do about 15,000 miles per year with a 40km round trip daily commute in city traffic so fuel economy is important - I am thinking diesel. I have two kids under seven so need space for those (although I have considered a roof box for them - imagine the peace!!!). In seriousness though safety is a factor - boot space not so important. Don't want to go over a 1.6-litre; what should I be looking at? Please help...

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Lisa Crowe (Dublin) - Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:33

Is my Golf worth anything in scrap?

Hi. I have a 1999 Volkswagen Golf that failed its NCT last week. The cost of getting it fixed is too high so I want to buy a new automobile. How much can I get to scrap my automobile?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Pippa Robertson - Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:23

Which 1.4-litre automobile for €1,200?

What's the best automobile I could buy for €1,200? Around 1.4-litre.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Paul Knowd - Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:11

Can I rely on the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Any common problems with Mitsubishi's 2005 Pajero Sport? I need it for trailer work.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Stephanie Bray (Navan) - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:14

Do the batteries in the Lexus GS 450h need to be replaced?

Do the batteries in the Lexus GS 450h hybrid need replacing? Will there be a big expense in the near future?

Filed under warranty - Asked by Tony Higgins (Tralee) - Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:10

Is the BMW 3 Series a good buy?

I am thinking of buying a BMW 3 series 1.6, either 2006 or 2007. Love the automobile but have been a little put off by horror stories of repair bills being astronomical. Mileage on the 2006 is 80,000 miles. Mileage on the 2007 is 50,000. What would be a good price for both and is the BMW worth it (are the sautomobilee stories true?)?

Thanks a million.

Filed under reliability - Asked by Stephen Bruce (Blackrock) - Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:20

What do you think about a high-mileage Audi A4?

What are your thoughts on an Audi A4 2.0 TDI with relatively high mileage (100,000 give or take)? 2008 onwards would only be considered due to lower tax. Anything to look for other than full service history?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Shane Sheridan (Dublin) - Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:05

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