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I'm looking at buying a Ford Ranger. I prefer the style of the 03-06 model rather than the 07 to present model, but I've been warned to stay away from the old one. Is there a real difference between the two? If so what is it?
Filed under pick-up - Asked by Aaron Cassidy (Navan) - Wed, 19 May 2010 08:57
Any comments on the Peugeot 3008 "Ecomatique"?
Filed under automatic - Asked by Pat Fitzgibbon (Castelbar) - Sat, 29 May 2010 16:14
I'm driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla hatchback and I am thinking of changing it.
My budget is €25,000 + the trade in value. I do about 18,000 miles a year. Should I go for petrol or diesel? Also any suggestions (new or second-hand) on what automobile to go for?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Anthony Murphy (Tulla) - Sat, 15 May 2010 13:42
I want a good first automobile. I am a female student. Can you help? My budget is between €1,000 - €2,000
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Helen Ryan (Limerick) - Sun, 16 May 2010 13:16
I am replacing a 2005 Ford Focus. In all that I have driven I find the Volkswagen Golf comes closest.
I have yet to try the SEAT Leon. How do you compare them? There are so many different styles and prices in both that it is confusing.
I want a post-2008 diesel, and a comfortable seat is a must! There is a new SEAT Leon 1.9-litre Sport Limited Edition 105hp diesel, Tax Band B, reduced by €2,000 to €19,900 or a new Golf 1.6 TDI diesel 105hp for €21,200. Is there much difference in running costs between a 1.6-litre and 1.9-litre?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela Osullivan (Wicklow) - Sun, 16 May 2010 19:42
In relation to a family automobile, I see you have high praise for the Qashqai+2. How would a 2009 Toyota Verso compare in terms of space, safety, price, etc? Many thanks and good luck with the site.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Brian Keane (Dublin 16) - Mon, 17 May 2010 11:51
I have a 2007 VW Passat 2007 1.6-litre petrol FSI Highline Limited Edition, fully-loaded with only 45,000km on the clock. I want to trade it for a 2009 or brand new VW Passat same spec. So how much is it worth?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Daniel Davidescu (Dublin 15) - Mon, 17 May 2010 13:22
I have a budget of €4,000 and I am looking for a automobile that will fit the golf clubs and a trolley. I'd like something sporty and was thinking of a BMW but that may cost too much with road tax etc. It will be my first automobile.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Edward Murphy (Dublin) - Mon, 17 May 2010 19:44
I am looking closely at buying a 2008 Mazda6, but I am not sure whether to go for diesel or petrol. The petrol is 1.8 and I am wondering how thirsty it would be. I do approx 12,000 miles per year on mainly good roads. Was looking at putting about €10,000 with my own automobile. I have a 2006 Opel Vectra with 38,000 miles on it. It is a 1.6-litre petrol.
Was also looking at a 2007 Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI, but heard a lot of mixed reports. Looking for something comfortable and reliable mainly.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Michael Mulvey (Ashbourne) - Mon, 17 May 2010 20:28
I have just test driven a new Mégane Coupe. I've got the scrappage thing just want to know is this a good automobile to buy or is there some other automobile at the same price in better spec with a diesel engine?
Filed under scrappage - Asked by Den Darlington (Kildare) - Mon, 17 May 2010 21:01