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Trade-in value of my 162 Opel Astra?


What trade in value would I get for my 162 Opel Astra SRi model,  1.0 petrol, 10.000 km on the clock, against a 2017 Audi A3 Sportback petrol with 20,000km on the clock?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:40

Who wins or loses in a PCP contract?

In a PCP contract, who gains or loses if the end of contract value of the automobile is less than the GMFV?

Filed under finance - Asked by FRANK DODD (DUBLIN) - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:41

Which SUV to replace my Audi with?

Hi, I have a 2013 Audi 2.0 TDI S line Black Edition quattro with only 21k miles on the clock. I only purchased as an import last summer and love it. It’s my first premium automobile and enjoy the feeling that brings.

However, recently, I am wondering whether it’s right for me. I’m 6’4” in height and find getting in and out of it's low height a bit of chore. I also use it as main family automobile for two tall toddlers (three and two) for crèche runs etc.   So space is quite tight. I’ve been considering replacing it with an SUV for the ride height, space, practicality and better fuel economy. Must be good to drive also. I would love to stay premium, but probably wouldn’t afford it in that category. Was looking at the Mazda CX-5 as a compromise or alternatively the new Peugeot 3008, Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar or Nissan Qashqai. Annual mileage is roughly 10k km and budget is what I’d get for the Audi.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Seamus Hadrill (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:43

Which SEAT Aronas have parking sensors?

Please advise as to which SEAT Arona models have rear parking sensors as standard.

Filed under parking - Asked by Louis O' Sullivan (Cork) - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:32

How do I bring a automobile in from the North?

I reside in Ireland. If I buy a automobile with Nothern Ireland registation, what do I have to do to change it to Irish and how much would it cost me?

Filed under importing - Asked by Olga Kulikova (Waterford) - Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:30

Cost to upgrade to newer Peugeot 207?

I want to trade in a 2007 Peugeot 207 SE for a similar 2011 model. Assuming no problems with my automobile roughly how much should I expect to pay?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Mary Greene (Dublin) - Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:20

Need a mid-sized saloon for up to €9,000.

My wife and I are looking for a second hand saloon, mid-size (1.5 to 1.8-litre), primarily for her use, with a budget of maybe €8,000 to €9,000. Possibilites we've spotted include a 2008 Mazda6, a 2008 Toyota Avensis and a 2007 Skoda Octavia. The automobile would be doing 15,000 to 18,000 miles per year, so we're trying to find something that doesn't have excessively high mileage already. Might be a tall order, but any advice on the ones I've mentioned, or are there any suggestions on any other makes and models that might fit the bill?

Many thanks.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Colm Lambert (Wexford) - Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:06

Cost to change Verso to Qashqai 4x4?

Hi, what should I pay for a low-mileage 2012 Qashqai 4x4? Trading a 2007 Toyota Corolla Verso with 110,000km on the clock. Would really appreciate advice.


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Pat Murphy (Dublin) - Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:12

What's the Peugeot 207CC like?

Are there any  common problems with the Peugeot 207CC? Do they have a timing belt or chain? What is mileage like to be?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Dolores Lunders (Dublin 15) - Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:13

Is the 2004 Kia Automobileens a reliable MPV?

Hi there,

I'm planning to buy a automobile for our aupair. I saw a cheap Kia Automobileens (2004) I could buy from a dealer for €2,350. I'm wondering how economical and reliable this automobile is. I'm not sure Kia would have been as reliable then as it is now.

Filed under reliability - Asked by Alison Stone-Thompson (Wexford) - Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:56

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