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Any idea when the new revised Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the seven-speed automatic and lower emissions will be released and if prices will be reduced in line with lower VRT rates?
Filed under new automobile ordering - Asked by Andrew Kelly - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:30
Where can I get a key fob for a Saab 9-3 1.9 TD without having to take out a bank loan? Is there some place on the Long Mile Road in Dublin?
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Mike Mc Donald (Dublin) - Mon, 23 May 2011 15:48
i have a choice bewteen an Opel Insignia Estate, BMW 320d Estate, a Skoda Superb Estate or a Volkswagen Passat Estate. each of of these are diesel. What would you think is the best automobile?
Thanks for your help.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Larry Murphy (Navan) - Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:07
I would like to know if the footbrake on Mercedes with manual gearbox is hard to manage also how reliable is the electric handbrake on BMW. Thanks.
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Jim Murry (Dublin) - Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:44
I have a 2000 Micra with only 40,000 miles, its our second automobile. We also have an 2004 VW Passat 2.0-litre Diesel. Would I do better in the Scrapage Scheme with the Micra or trading in the Passat. We would like something similar to the Passat or even a little smaller.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Donal Mc Menamin (Dublin) - Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:43
I am looking for a secondhand automobile that would be good for occasional towing of boats/trailers (up to 1,030kg), but not horrible on fuel for driving to work. I have a fairly low budget of about €8,000, but I also have a 2002 Opel Corsa for a possible trade in.
Filed under towing - Asked by Laura Mulhair (Dublin) - Thu, 26 May 2011 19:09
Great site. I have one myself so know the amount of work it takes to keep it running so well done.
I have a 2001 Audi A6 and want to replace it with an estate as I have a dog. I have about €20k to spend and am not worried about getting a automobile that is a few years old, as I do not do much mileage.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Mark S (Dublin) - Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:04
What automobile should we get on scrappage that's cheap, economical and spacious for family of four?
Filed under scrappage - Asked by Mary Tully - Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:42
Can I trade in two automobiles for one on the Government Scrappage Scheme? One of the automobiles, a 2000 Fiat Punto is eligable for scrappage; the other, a 2007 Nissan Note, is not. Do you think any garage would give government scrappage on the Punto and trade-in on the Note in return for one new automobile?
Filed under scrappage - Asked by Mary Brown - Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:45
Hi, I am looking for a reasonably stylish and fun-to-drive automobile that is practical enough to automobilery a couple of sets of golf clubs. I only drive about 3,000 miles a year as I live in city centre and walk most places. I therefore was thinking a petrol model would be a wiser choice than diesel.
I am less worried about upfront cost and more about cost of ownership such as depreciation, servicing, maintenance etc. I don't mind spending more for quality, but value and reliability are important. I am therefore thinking a couple years old maximum.
Automobiles I have considered are a 2008/9 Mazda6 Sport five-door with the 1.8-litre petrol engine (tough to find) and a 2009 Audi A5 with the 2.0 TFSI engine. This probably shows that I have a pretty broad range of things I would consider and I would be open to something completely different. What are your thoughts?
Apologies as I know its a fairly broad question but I figure you guys need a challenge every now and again.
Thanks for the great site, there really is no equal in Ireland.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Derek Popkes - Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:19