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Will I go for a new Kia Automobileens?

I currently have a 141 Kia Automobileens [up on DoneDeal, no phonecalls]. I require a automobile that will fit three highback boosters across the middle row and two pop up seats for automobile pooling. I like the style of the Kia and of course the seven-year warranty. I want to know what to expect to pay to upgrade to a 171 model or should I look at other automobiles? Do certain seven-seat automobiles have better resale value?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Bgt Ryan Kiely (Tipperary,) - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:53

Where do I get new automobile price lists?

Where do I access new automobile price lists in Ireland?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Michael Tynan (Dublin) - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 14:50

What'll I do with my petrol Mazda5?


According to every automobile salesman I speak to I am apparently in an unfortunate situation. I currently own a Mazda5 Exec, 1.8 petrol seven-seater with 127,500km on the clock, which I no longer have a need for. So, I am considering trading it in, but I'm also considering selling it privately (as I may get more money for it that way). The best trade in price I have been quoted so far was €4,450 against a 2011 Ford Focus TDCi and the worst price I've been quoted was €2,500 against a 2012 Opel Astra GTC (worth €11,750).

What I'm hoping to buy is a good reliable small automobile (hatchback style) that is economical to run and tax and that will last me a long time. I test drove a few in the past few weeks and unlike my past automobile purchases I'm in no hurry to buy. I am considering buying a automobile from Northern Ireland with the sterling being rumoured to becoming equal to the Euro soon enough.

The Astra GTC has caught my eye, but going by some reviews I've been reading it may not be the best fit for me. Some other automobiles I would consider are Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus or SEAT Leon, but I'm open to persuasion.

Basically, I don't need a seven-seater anymore, so I want a stylish, modern, economical smaller automobile to get around in. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Derek Bailey (Dunleer) - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 01:58

How much to trade my Merc in for?

I have a Mercedes-Benz C 200 auto diesel with 72k km on the clock. It's silver, has satnav, parking sensors front and rear. Taxed until Feb 2018, NCT up to Feb 2019.  This automobile is for trade-in - how much for?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Valentine Duignan (Bray Ireland) - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:02

How much to change Mondeo's head gasket?

How much does it cost for a head gasket repair on a 2014 Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi?

Filed under repair - Asked by Ben Mur (Dublin) - Mon, 29 May 2017 20:37

Renault Captur or Peugeot 2008?

I am looking at buying a automobile similar to a Renault Captur or Peugeot 2008; can you comment on either or which would be better?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Anne Mcelhone (Sligo) - Wed, 24 May 2017 16:17

Any idea of VRT cost on 1994 Mercedes?


I've bought a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible from the UK. It's not listed on the Revenue VRT calculator. Sale price of £9,000. I had thought VRT would be low, but it looks like that might not be the case!

Any idea how much this might cost me?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Bobby Kennedy (Dublin) - Wed, 24 May 2017 15:50

Tell me about the Toyota Auris...

What's good and bad about the Toyota Auris?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Pam Riddles (Brakpan) - Wed, 24 May 2017 06:36

Current value of a 2012 Opel Insignia?

Current value of a 2012 Opel Insignia Elite 2.0-litre diesel automatic with 70,000km in very good condition?

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Barry O'Gorman (Monaghan) - Tue, 23 May 2017 16:08

Should I avoid Volkswagen Group automobiles?

Good morning,

I've been thinking about buying a second hand Volkswagen Passat (2011 to 2013), but I've been reading bad things online about the NOx fixes causing terrible problems with performance drops and fuel economy deteriorating. What do you know about these issues? (yes I know the company line is that there is no drop in performance or fuel economy, but it will say that - no reason to believe a company that would do such things as intentionally cheat on the emissions tests in the first place).

Should I avoid automobiles that require the NOx fixes?



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