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Toyota Avensis 1.6 petrol or 2.0 diesel?

Toyota Avensis 1.6 petrol v 2.0 diesel? Annual mileage of 9,000 miles and typical journey 5-10 miles. I'm buying new and likely to keep for 5-7 years. My existing automobile is petrol, driving on country roads. What do you advise?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by John Crowley (Cork) - Thu, 30 May 2013 10:41

What is the most efficient 1.2-litre automobile?

What is the most efficient 1.2-litre automobile?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by James Nolan (Galway) - Thu, 30 May 2013 11:16

What is the best small automobile in your opinion?

What is the best small automobile in your opinion? I want to trade in my Audi A4.

Thanks, Aine

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Aine Delaney (Galway) - Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:07

Cost to change to new 181 VW Passat?

Any idea of cost to change for 181 Volkswagen Passat Highline 1.6 TDI? Trading in 161 Passat Highline with 56,000km on the odometer.

Diarmuid Walsh

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Diarmuid Walsh (Automobilendonagh) - Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:33

Petrol or diesel in a new Mondeo?

Living in Dublin and drive under 10,000 miles per annum, does a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol make more sense than a 2.0-litre 150hp diesel? Does a new 181 model make sense versus a circa 161 at €10k less? Seems to be a better selection of 151-162 models in Northern Ireland - is this a good option to pursue?

Thank you


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Mike Barry (Dublin) - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:47

Reversing camera in the Nissan Leaf?

Has the Nissan Leaf got a reversing camera to help with parking?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Angela Mulligan (Sligo) - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:17

Disabling traction control on Chrysler 300?

How do you fully disable traction control on a 2011 Chrysler 300?

Filed under electrics - Asked by Gursimren Aujla (Calgary) - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:20

Tricky to import a petrol Dacia Duster?

I'm interested in a new Dacia Duster, but petrol not diesel. Dacia Ireland doesn't offer the petrol model, so I'm contemplating a new UK petrol Duster imported by me. I'm aware of the import process, but are there any likely problems? I'm especially thinking about insurance issues if it's a model not routinely sold in Ireland and also the VRT valuation process for a model not usually available here.

Any thoughts, please?

Filed under importing - Asked by Paul Marsden (Mohill) - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10

How much to tax 2008 Freelander 4x4?

How much to tax a 2008 Land Rover Freelander 2.2 4x4?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Automobileoline McPhillips (Ireland ) - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:24

Value for my 2011 Honda Accord?

Hi, I am looking for valuation for my 2011 (revised in 2011) Honda Accord Executive 2.2 D-TEC with 187,000km on the clock, a full Honda service history and in excellent condition. I tried usual automobile valuation websites, but with imports on market, it looks like they are priced high. Looking for trade in value and private sale value.

Any idea?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Garret Hearns (Laois) - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:12