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Petrol or diesel Toyota Avensis?

I need to buy a second-hand automobile with a budget of €6,000. I do approx 25,000 kilometres/year (mostly motorway) and want to know do you think a 2004/2005 2.0 diesel Toyota Avensis or 2006/2007 1.6 petrol Avensis would be better.

Many thanks

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Anna Powell (Dublin) - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:54

How does this Volkswagen Polo look?

I'm looking at a 2002 Volkswagen Polo diesel (priced at €2,400). It looks good but can you tell me is 214,000 kilometres around average for a 10-year-old automobile? What is maximum mileage on average for a diesel Polo?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jonathan Randall (Dublin) - Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:53

What do you think of the Nissan X-Trail?

Hello, I am thinking of buying a 2006 Nissan X-Trail 2WD, 2.0-litre petrol. It has run about 125,000 kilometres. Just wanted to check what is your view on that? I am looking for a family SUV.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Komal Shah - Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:29

How much is a 2002 Ford Focus worth?

What is the market value of a '01 Ford Focus Ghia with 100,000km on the clock?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Denise Hughes (Dublin 22) - Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:15

Is 158,000km too much for a Toyota Corolla Verso?

Is it wise to buy a Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6 petrol VVTi with 158,000km (100,000 miles) on the clock? It's a 2007 model and was serviced regularly.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Anne Murphy - Sun, 01 Jul 2012 20:23

How much is my high mileage Volkswagen Golf worth?

What would the trade-in value be of a three-door '91 Volkswagen Golf (CL) with 480,000 kilometres on the clock,1.6 diesel engine, power assisted steering, NCT'd until end August 2012 and taxed until end 2012?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by MARIA SCANLON (WICKLOW) - Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:25

is the Toyota Avensis about to be replaced?

Hello, The current Toyota Avensis was only launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September; however, a current British automobile magazine is showing that a facelifted Toyota Avensis is due around now. A close relation is planning to buy an Avensis very soon, so is it correct that it is to be updated so quickly?


Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Jerome O'Connor (Wicklow) - Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:57

Is there an issue with the Kia Sorento's suspension?

Hi, I recently bought the current model Kia Sorento (1,000km on the clock). It's a very nice looking vehicle. I have a similar issue as Ciaran has reported. There is a large bang travelling through the doors when going over road humps.

The clearance between the suspension plate and the rubber dampers is approximately 25- to 30mm. I feel that there is not much room for the suspension to move before touching the dampers hence large bang when hitting road humps. I have reported the matter to Kia Motors and await their reply. In the meantime if anything comes through your way please do inform me. Thanks

Filed under fault - Asked by Vishwa Reddy (Suva Fiji) - Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:18

Does the Opel Zafira have issues with its coil packs?

Have you heard anything about coil packs being faulty for Opel Zafira's 1.6 petrol engines 2005-2011?

Filed under fault - Asked by Michael Buggy (Templetuohy) - Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:50

Do you have prices for the new Peugeot 208 yet?

How much will the new Peugeot 208 cost in Ireland?

Filed under pricing - Asked by John Coleman (Athlone) - Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:26