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Does this Ford Focus look like a good buy?


I'm interested in buying this automobile on Automobilezone: . Do you think it's a good buy? My weekly commute is about 880km (mainly motorway) and I'd hope to pay cash. Is it worth the asking price? Do you think I could get it for much cheaper?

Thanks, Steven.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Steven Darrer (Athy) - Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:44

Would an engine check light put you off buying a automobile?

Hi, please help me! I am planning on buying a 2003 Volkswagen Polo, but it has engine check light on. What could be the reason? Is it ok to buy the automobile?

Filed under fault - Asked by Meenesh Sharma (Dublin) - Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:30

Would you prefer a automobile with low mileage over a new automobile?

Which is better in your opinion? Low miles or higher years?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Automobileoline Slevin (Dundalk) - Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:37

How good is the Volkswagen CrossPolo in windy weather?

How good is the Volkswagen CrossPolo in windy weather? I do a lot of motorway driving and like the look of this automobile but wonder how sturdy it would be on the open roads in the very windy weather we get.


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Paula Cahll (Dundalk) - Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:44

How much is the tax for a 2007 Opel Astra?

How much to tax a 2007 Opel Astra 1.9 CDTi for a year?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Mel Ward (Dublin) - Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:01

Are automobiles imported from the UK worth less?


Are automobiles that have been imported from the UK and have been VRT paid and registered here and are now for sale privately here worth less than their original Irish equivalent? If this is true what are the reasons for this?

Filed under importing - Asked by Patrick Ryan (Tipperary) - Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:47

Should I look out for anything buying a Volkswagen Transporter?

I was interested in buying a Volkswagen Transporter 1.9 TDI. I was wondering if you have any suggestions regarding issues I should be aware of when buying a used commercial vehicle.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Cian Kiernan (Mullingar) - Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:19

Is €8,800 expensive for a Toyota Corolla?

Is €8,800 dear for a 2006 diesel Toyota Corolla hatchback?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Rosie Nolan (Kilkenny) - Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:45

BMW, Volkswagen or Toyota Avensis for a taxi?

Which automobile would be best for a taxi from this lot: 2006 BMW 520d, 2007/2008 Volkswagen Passat or Toyota Avensis (both diesel) - all automobiles with around 75,000 miles on the clock and costing around €10,000?

Filed under taxi - Asked by Justin O'Gorman (Limerick) - Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:19

How economical is the 2007 Lexus IS 220d?

What is the correct average mpg of the 2007 Lexus IS 220d?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Edward Murphy (Galway) - Sat, 03 Mar 2012 11:11