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E46 BMW M3 or 996 Porsche 911?

Hi folks, looking to buy some nice sunday automobile for birthday present to myself. Thinking BMW M3 E46 or Porsche 911 996 model, both NA, around year 2003 and max €12,000. What will be better pick - for reliability and future classic status maybe?


Roland, Swords

Filed under classic automobiles - Asked by Roland Benko (Swords) - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:42

Is the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 engine up to it?


Is the 1.0 MPI 75hp engine sufficient in the new Volkswagen Polo? I currently have a 1.2 65hp 2003 Polo and find it ok, but I'm worried the new engine would struggle on dual automobileriageways etc.

Thanks very much

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Tim Singleton (Cork City) - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:22

Road tax on 1.9 diesel Suzuki Vitara?

How much is road tax on the 1.9-litre diesel Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Michael Walsh (Cork City) - Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:05

Road tax on a 2007 Jaguar S-Type diesel?

What is the road tax on a 2007 Jaguar S-Type 2.7-litre diesel?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Michael Dowling (Malahide) - Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:28

Where in Kerry can I buy a new Ford Fiesta?

Where in Kerry can I buy a Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Fred Flynn (Killarney) - Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:36

Audi Q7, BMW X5 or Toyota Land Cruiser?


We are looking at buying a 2007 Audi Q7, BMW X5 or Toyota Land Cruiser with around 60,000/70,000 miles on the clock. We need four-wheel drive and seven seats. Are there any reliability issues with these SUVs? What would you recommend?

Any advice would be great.


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by S Walsh (Waterford) - Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:06

Petrol Golf, Civic or Toyota Auris Hybrid?

Unsure what to buy, I am torn between three automobiles, the Honda Civic Smart Plus, VW Golf Comfortline and the Toyota Auris Hybrid Luna Sport. each of are petrol, doing 1,000km a week so looking for most economical and within reason an all round good automobile.


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Declan Dore (Tralee) - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:04

Economy of a 2016 Toyota Corolla 1.4?

Economy of a 2016 Toyota Corolla 1.4?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Mick Cox (Ballina) - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:53

How much for a 2002 BMW 316?

What money should I get for a 2002 BMW 316 in a trade in for a 2008 Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Noel Mc Donnell (Cork) - Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:28

Talk me through the Passat trim lines...

What is the difference between the VW Passat Comfortline/Trendline etc? The one that I am currently considering is a Volkswagen Passat 1.6 FSI four-door B6 115hp. Also are Audi/BMW generally expensive to service and maintain in comparison to a VW?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Bryan Molloy (Dublin ) - Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:54


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