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I am considering buying a used 1998 Toyota Corolla 1.3 with 163,000 miles on the clock. I expect to do 15,000 miles per year. Over next five years what wear and tear repairs might i expect?
Filed under running costs - Asked by Fiona Milne (Wexford) - Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:21
I am scrapping my 2000 Toyota Corolla and want to buy a similarly sized new diesel automobile. The new Corolla is too large. Which is best for comfort, economy and reliability?
Filed under scrappage - Asked by Donal O'Shea (Midleton) - Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:26
I am thinking of a 2005 BMW X5 3.0d Sport Auto. I don't like the ride of the new version and think this one is better. What do you think of this automobile? Have you any review on it or can you direct me to one please? I'm not concerned about economy, tax or insurance, as I do only 15,000 miles per annum.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Justin Mc Elwee (Sligo) - Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:31
When will the Chevrolet Cruze be available in Ireland?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Noel Oconnell (Dunmanway) - Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:39
What is your opinion of the new Skoda Octavia 1.6 diesel?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by P Bruton (Killarney) - Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:02
Going for scrappage deal, buying 1.6 diesel. Which automobile is the one to buy: VW Passat Comfortline 1.6 diesel BlueMotion or Volvo S40 SE 1.6 diesel? I am scrapping a Passat 1.9 diesel.
Filed under scrappage - Asked by Jimmy Dillon (Swords, Dublin) - Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:13
What are the most reliable mid-range diesel automobiles on the market and cheapest to run? I hope to buy in the UK and import.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jane Berry (Dublin) - Thu, 27 May 2010 11:03
We are looking for a seven or eight seater MPV for a family with four small kids so we will be using four rear seats daily and often five. Worried that the standard seven seaters don't have enough boot space with all seats in use. Driving in the city mostly so wary of large minibus type vehicles. Also safety and reliability are priorities.
Our budget is about €25K (less if possible!). We are changing from a large estate so are used to a large boot, hence most of the seven seaters I've looked at just don't measure up in terms of boot space.
What would you recommend? Thanks
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Patricia McGuire (Dublin) - Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:58
I have just bought a Kia Sportage and I am looking to replace one of the front tyres. I only need one as the spare has not been on the automobile and is still new. I am looking for a Bridgestone 235/60 R16. Do you know who has this tyre at a good price?
Filed under tyres - Asked by Michael Clarke (Dun Laoghaire) - Mon, 10 May 2010 19:08
Does ANYONE in Ireland think it strange that fuel prices on the forecourt always end in '.99' per litre. That '.99' is universal here, but I'm told there is no price fi? Surely someone can offer fuel at a price that ends in '.50', just to relieve the monotony!
Filed under fuel prices - Asked by Henry Gibson (Oyster Cove, NY And Callan,, KK.) - Thu, 03 Jun 2010 23:35