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Volkswagen Passat or Volvo S40?

How does the Volvo S40 compare with a 2.0-litre Volkswagen Passat?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Liz Lennox (Tipperary) - Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:34

Which 2004-2008 SUV do you recommend?

I am looking for a used SUV, 2004 to 2008, 2.0-litre diesel with good space for a family of four. What would you recommend?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Clare O Grady (Wetport) - Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:58

Market value of a 2004 Fiat Panda?

Market value of a 2004 Fiat Panda?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Mervyn Thompson (Dundalk) - Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:39

Do UK driving lessons count in Ireland?

I have just returned from the UK and I have had circa 30 hours driving lessons altogether. I cannot afford to take a further 12 lessons. Is there any way around this?


Filed under learner - Asked by John Bowen (Cork) - Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:17

Toyota Avensis or Ford Mondeo for reliability?

Which 2008 diesel automobile is best value and gives least trouble: Ford Mondeo 1.8 diesel or Toyota Avensis 2.0?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Paddy Byrne (Mullingar) - Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:21

I have €4,000 for a small automatic automobile...

Willing to spend €4,000 on a small automatic. Any suggestions what I should look for?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Samm Panka (Dublin) - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:09

What will I replace my Nissan Micra with?

I intend changing my automobile in the next two or three months. Currently I have a Nissan Micra, but I would like to buy a more solid and comfortable automobile this time. I do about 5,500 miles a year. I would be interested to know what make of automobile you would suggest and whether a diesel automobile is worth considering.

Thank you.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eileen D - Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:18

Most fuel-efficient nearly new automobiles for €15k?

What are the more fuel efficient nearly new, small or medium sized family automobiles you can get for around the €15,000 mark?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Niamh Roche (Drogheda) - Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:22

Should I go for an automatic Volvo S40?

I'm looking at a Volvo S40, automatic. Are there any disadvantages of an automatic over a manual? Are there any reports about Volvo S40 gearboxes?

Filed under automatic - Asked by Nabeel Alhamdy (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 22:07

Much difference between BMW 318i and 320i?


I have €15-17k and want to buy a BMW, either 318 or 320. Is there much of a difference between the two? Or has either had more problems? Hoping to get a 2009.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Vinnie Mc (Dublin) - Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:12