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Should I buy a new automobile now?

I currently have a 2005 Toyota Corolla with approx 48,000 miles on the clock. It is in excellent condition. I am wondering if now is a good time to sell and purchase a new automobile or would I be better to keep going as I am?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Bernadette Dowling (Dublin) - Wed, 19 May 2010 20:48


Renault Fluence or Opel Astra?

Hi lads,

I looking at trading in my Opel Corsa and I was looking at the new Opel Astra, but my eye has been drawn over to the new Renault Fluence. I wonder could you help?

The Astra I was looking at is the SRi (1.7) and the TomTom version of the Fluence. Both diesel.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by David Phelan (Dublin 17) - Wed, 19 May 2010 20:52


What are the NCAP ratings for Alfa 166 and Nissan Primera?

Just wondering if you know the NCAP safety rating for a 1997 Nissan Primera and a 2002 Alfa 166 Twinspark? Thanks

Filed under safety - Asked by Rory McDonald (Dublin) - Thu, 20 May 2010 13:24


How much to swap my Primera for a Nissan Qashqai?

I have a 2006 Nissan Primera SVE with 80,000 kilometres on the clock and I am looking to upgrade to a Nissan Qashqai 2008/2009 1.5-litre diesel.  What price am I looking at?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by MARIE KING (MOATE) - Fri, 21 May 2010 22:29


What will I change my Micra for?

I have a 2003 Nissan Micra. The 'bubble' shape means that the inside of the windscreen gets very misty in wet weather. I'd like to get a similar five-door hatchback, but without the condensation problem.

What would you suggest?

Thanks.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Natalie Mcgettigan (Dublin) - Thu, 20 May 2010 23:19


How much for my Toyota Avensis?

Hi, I have a 2007 Toyota Avensis Strata in mint condition. There is only 19,000 miles on the clock and a Toyota service record. How much should I expect to get for this automobile in a private sale or as a trade-in? Great site by the way, best of luck with it.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Robbie Mc Grath (Dublin) - Fri, 21 May 2010 20:05


Is a new petrol engine coming to the Ford Mondeo?

Is there a mid-term update of the Mondeo from Ford due in 2010? Is there any info about a revamp of the petrol engine, which would be timely as its own dealers were critical of the 110hp 1.6 as currently sold in Ireland.

Filed under future engines - Asked by Ger Brennan (Dundalk) - Mon, 24 May 2010 00:02


How do I tell if a automobile is clocked?

Hi,

If I am buying a second-hand automobile, is it possible to tell if the clock has been tampered with and if the mileage is genuine? I know the best way to go is to buy from a reputable dealer, but can they guarantee the mileage on the clock is genuine?

Thanks

Filed under service history - Asked by Mark Mc Dermott (Dublin) - Sun, 23 May 2010 11:45


How much road tax on a BMW 520d?

How much road tax will I pay on a 2009 BMW 520d? Is it cheaper under the new automobile tax law?

Filed under road tax - Asked by Robert Quinn (Laytown) - Sun, 23 May 2010 17:21


What engine to go for in Skoda Octavia Combi?

Hello,

I am thinking of changing to a 1.8 petrol Skoda Octavia Combi automatic, but have heard that this engine has problems. Have you heard this? If so, what engine would you recommend?

Thank you

Filed under reliability - Asked by Arthur McFaul (Dunshaughlin) - Sat, 22 May 2010 14:12