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What's a good medium, auto SUV?

What's a good small/medium size SUV that has reasonable tax and fuel consumption, but is also automatic? It's for my wife so not a Nissan Qashqai, too common; Kia Sportage, build quality not too hot; and VW Touran is just too boring.

Any suggestions welcome, but has to be auto.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eoin Heaney (Ennis) - Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:28

Value of a 2002 Honda Civic Saloon?

What is the value of a 2002 Honda Civic Saloon 1.4, 74,000 miles and NCT for nine months?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Sunny Varg (Dublin) - Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:42

How much on trade-in for my VW Golf?

How much can I get for trade-in of a five-door 2000 VW Golf, 1.4 petrol, 115,000 miles, NCT expires in May? Great automobile, just too small for the family. They're selling online for €1,500-€2,000, but I want to trade in. How much can I expect to get for a Golf?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Louise Byrne - Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:36

Looking for a wheelchair suitable taxi.

I am looking for a suitable clean vehicle for wheelchair accessible taxi business. Dublin area. Can you help?

Filed under taxi - Asked by Kieran Mc Eneaney (Dublin) - Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:24

Can I turn of traction control in a Captur?

Can I disable the traction control on a Renault Captur Dynamique S Nav 120? Driving in snow is very difficult.


Filed under electrics - Asked by Loraine Turner (Staffordshire ) - Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:46

Kia Optima or Opel Insignia - from 2013.

At a cross roads re choosing a automobile: 132 Kia Optima Platinum with 127,000km or 132 Opel Insignia with 42,500km, SC spec?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Gareth Egan (Cadamstown) - Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:15

We need a reliable family automobile for two kids...

Hi there,

We are starting to look for a good reliable family automobile suitable for two young children as our journeys now require a lot more space for everything. I know the estates are probably the most practical, but not our preferred choice so if possible could you recommend more compact options with the best interior space?

We were considering the following: Nissan Quashqai - which is best spec? Renault Kadjar - is it reliable however? Skoda Octavia? Any options from Toyota or Hyundai? Reliability is very important. Your thoughts on the above would be really appreciated.

I also note that most, the Kadjar in particular, are available mostly in diesel. Our mileage is probably around 15,000km a year. Would we be ok with a diesel option?

Many thanks

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mark Yeates - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:11

When to change my Mondeo's timing belt?

When should I change the timing belt on a 2000 Ford Mondeo diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by James King (Ballina) - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:50

Ok to listen to the radio with ignition on?

Is it ok to leave the ignition on to listen to the automobile radio? I have a 2006 Fiat Ducato.

Filed under electrics - Asked by Robert Glare (Swindon) - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:12

Why is my Volvo S40 losing power?

I have a low engine performance message in my 2008 Volvo S40 1.6 diesel. Why?

Filed under fault - Asked by Kevin Anthony (Enniscorthy) - Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:21