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I've found a 2002 Ford Fiesta with 87,000 kilometres on the clock. It's a 1.2-litre engine, timing belt done, looks and drives great, it's from a garage and well looked after. It has a Donegal registration, but came from Scotland at some stage. The automobile will be used as a second automobile to do light driving. I would be grateful for your expert opinion.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by David Foran (Dingle) - Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:39
How much is a 2005 auto Honda Jazz worth?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Sadiya Faisal (Mullingar) - Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:30
I am interested in a 2008 Kia Sorento. I have been told by a mechanic he would never buy a Kia or Hyundai as they are substandard and Japanese automobiles are way better. We are aware it has a big engine (which we don't need to be honest), but we can't find a automobile we both like for approximately €10k and this seems to be the compromise position. Have you a view on the Kia Sorento, as all my online research has made me quite positive about it, but the mechanic I was speaking to is worrying me? We are down to one automobile so prompt response appreciated.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Sinead Oboyle (Dublin) - Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:58
We have a very narrow driveway (1,800mm at the widest) and are looking for a four-door city automobile that will fit. On top of that, we're expecting a baby so are looking for an ISOFIX system and space for a buggy. Any suggestions?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Deb S (Dublin) - Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:37
How do you think the Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI and 1.6 FSI compare?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Sherif Rabie (Cairo,egypt) - Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:49
I'm thinking of trading in my 2009 Subaru Impreza Diesel shortly. I'm looking at the new entry-level Opel Astra GTC. My automobile was an ex-demo, has 60,000 kilometres on the clock, is the middle spec edition (Xenons, sports seats etc.) and is in excellent condition with full service history. There are not many diesel Imprezas around and I'm finding it hard to put a value on it. Would it be reasonable to expect a trade-in allowance of €12K against the new automobile which is priced around €22K?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by David Ryan (Dublin) - Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:41
Audi A4 2.5 quattro, 2002 model: anything I should look out for?
Very interested in buying one of these; it has 130,000 miles on the clock but is a local family automobile and well maintained in the local Volkswagen garage. I don't drink myself so I am willing to let the Audi do the drinking! And I know about tax and tyres etc but I love driving so I don't mind that, just wondering if there are any majorly costly pitfalls with these automobiles as the one I had nearly purchased last week blew its fan before I arrived to drive it and that's going to cost the guy €1,300 - so I had a lucky escape!
Filed under reliability - Asked by Adrian Lynch (Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim) - Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:10
Does a 2007 1.8 TDCi Ford Mondeo need its timing belt changed? At what mileage?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Maurice Clarke (Enniskillen) - Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:45
Is the 2005 Land Rover Discovery a good automobile? Does it give problems? Is it better than say the Volvo XC90?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Joseph Jabilia (Dublin) - Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:24
What's the size difference between a Volvo S60 and a Volvo S80 - length, width, boot capacity etc?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Stephen Kent (Leixlip, Kildare) - Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:15