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Will I go for a Skoda Karoq 1.6?


I am looking to trade in my beloved 152 Audi A4 2.0 for something a bit bigger in the boot etc. Have been in a 162 Audi Q5, which was quite nice, and familiar, but am considering a Skoda Karoq too. Any guidance? What engine would you recommend in the Karoq? I like the idea of the 1.6 DSG, but would I feel too short changed in it coming from a 2.0-litre manual?


Ronan, Dublin

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ronan Murray (Dublin) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:48

Looking for a large family automobile...

I'm looking for a family automobile and have two children under three.

I've had coupes (currently in an Audi A5) all my life so ideally I'd like to switch it up and get an SUV. I'm at a loss of what to get - I'd love the Volvo XC90 and can afford it, but the pragmatic side of me is telling me not waste a huge amount of money on a depreciating asset like that, no matter how great it is.

On the other end of the scale I think the Hyundai Santa Fe is a great looking automobile, but I can't stand the plasticky feeling of the interior and the ugly interior layout. Do you have any recommendations that would allow me to keep the luxury feel of my Audi, but not cost the earth like the Volvo?

Or... do I just compromise and get a 3-4-year-old Audi A6 Avant estate?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Rich K (Dublin) - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:11

Any idea of the VRT on a 2013 Lexus RX?


I'm thinking of importing a 2013 Lexus RX 450h F Sport with 64,000 miles on the clock; any idea of the VRT on that?

Many thanks, Robert.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Robert Scott (Dublin) - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:37

How economical is the 2003 Grand Vitara?

How economical is the 1.6 4x4 petrol Suzuki Grand Vitara from 2003?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Joe Gallagher - Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:51

Tell me more about the 2002 Audi TT...

I'm thinking of getting a 2002 Audi TT that has 120k miles on it. Two questions - is this mileage worrying for a automobile like an Audi TT? Also, is this automobile incredibly heavy on petrol?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Adam Newman (Limerick) - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:14

What is the best value 02/03 MPV?

What is the best value 02/03 MPV?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Olive Oisle (Dublin 22) - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:02

Looking at getting a diesel Ford Mondeo...

I'm looking at getting a diesel Ford Mondeo, 1.8 or 2.0... For my price range (up to €10-11k) there are plenty available, but should I worry about a automobile that has 90-110k miles on the clock? Also, what about importing from the UK? Seems you can get a good example there for £6k - with the VRT on top I think it would still work out to be pretty decent.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Greg Williams (Cork) - Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:02

Which used MPVs are cheap to tax?

I am looking for a decently sized seven-seater that comes in the cheaper tax band; can you please suggest one (that isn't too expensive or new out as I am looking for second hand)?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Natash Murray (Dublin) - Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:40

How economical is the 2004 Toyota Corolla?

What would a 2004 Toyota Corolla do to the gallon?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Jon O Connor (Cork Ireland) - Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:34

Thoughts on second-hand Audi A4 1.6?


I'm looking at buying a second hand Audi A4 1.6 102hp and was wondering is there anything I should be aware of? It's an 07 model with 50,000 miles on the clock. Is it worth €9,000?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Gareth MacHale (Dublin) - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:48


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