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#buying advice

# buying-advice - Monday 8 October, 2018

Got a pay rise and looking for a new car? Here's what our expert would recommend...

If you’re looking to splash a little cash on an upgrade, we have some thoughts.

# buying-advice - Monday 1 October, 2018

I'm looking to buy a Skoda. Should I go with the Octavia or upgrade to the Superb?

Which of Skoda’s saloons is the best buy in the used market?

# buying-advice - Monday 24 September, 2018

How to buy a luxury SUV for less - and 4 models to see first

Get a luxury motor without the starter-home price tag.

# buying-advice - Monday 17 September, 2018

Looking for a used car that won't cost the earth to maintain? 5 models you should see first

Repair bills can be unpredictable – but choosing the right car should help keep them low.

# buying-advice - Monday 10 September, 2018

How to buy a used car that could actually increase in value

There are no guarantees, of course – but how can you maximise your chances?

# buying-advice - Monday 3 September, 2018

Looking for a new family car? 3 underrated models you should probably check out

We look at the family models which don’t always get their dues.

# buying-advice - Monday 27 August, 2018

4 iconic cars of the 1990s - and what you'll pay for them today

From the movie-star Land Cruiser to the rarely seen Nissan Pao.

# buying-advice - Monday 20 August, 2018

Can you make the UK 'diesel dump' work for you? 4 of the most popular imported diesels

There are lots of diesels on the Irish market at the moment. How can you make the best of it?

# buying-advice - Monday 13 August, 2018

How to buy a used car that won't let you down (and 2 surprising models to see first)

Don’t listen to your friend in the pub, for a start.

# buying-advice - Friday 3 August, 2018

Looking for an SUV? Here are 4 underrated models on the second-hand market

Most buyers go for the same brands. Here are some others that are worth a look.

# buying-advice - Monday 30 July, 2018

Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time

And they’re probably not the ones you’d expect.

# buying-advice - Monday 23 July, 2018

Audi used showdown: Should I go for an A4, or save up for the A5 or A6?

There are plenty of Audis on the second-hand market. But how to choose the right one?

# buying-advice - Monday 16 July, 2018

Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first

You don’t have to spend €€€ on a luxury saloon to make your passengers comfortable.

# buying-advice - Monday 9 July, 2018

How to buy a future classic on a family-car budget - and 3 models to consider

Looking for a smart investment that’s fun to drive too? You might take a look at these.

# buying-advice - Monday 2 July, 2018

Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k

How to buy a great learner motor.

# buying-advice - Monday 25 June, 2018

Packing up the car for holidays? 4 of the best models for boot space (and you won't guess them all)

Do you like big boots? Then step right this way.

# buying-advice - Monday 18 June, 2018

How to buy a practical car that still has serious engine power - plus 3 models to consider first

Get the horsepower of a sports car without the soft top roof.

# buying-advice - Monday 11 June, 2018

How to find a car that can handle city driving - plus 3 you can get for under €10k

If your A to B involves city streets, you’ll want a compact car that can take the pressure.

# buying-advice - Friday 1 June, 2018

# buying-advice - Monday 28 May, 2018

I want a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Do I go for a C-Class or upgrade to the E-Class?

There’s plenty of choice in the second-hand market. But is the bigger saloon worth the upgrade?

# buying-advice - Monday 21 May, 2018

Looking for Scandinavian style? How to buy a Volvo for under €20k - and 3 models to see first

The Swedish car maker has a reputation for safety, comfort and strong design. Here’s what to look for.

# buying-advice - Monday 14 May, 2018

How to buy a serious premium SUV on a €30k budget - and 5 models to see first

It’s a crowded market out there at the premium end. We look at the models to watch.

# buying-advice - Friday 4 May, 2018

Want a car that will make your driveway stand out? 4 real head-turners for under €15k

Family cars don’t have to be boring, you know.

# buying-advice - Monday 30 April, 2018

How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?

Here’s our advice – and the key models to look out for.

# buying-advice - Monday 23 April, 2018

How to buy a purring Jaguar for less than €20k - and 3 models to check out first

Want a Big Cat on the bonnet? Look no further.

# buying-advice - Monday 16 April, 2018

3 family cars under €20k that can take three child seats - and still have room for luggage

We comb through the second-hand market for the best buys.

# buying-advice - Monday 9 April, 2018

How to find a high-tech car on a low-cost budget - and 3 models to consider first

Get a used car packed with tech, plus change from €20k.

# buying-advice - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Want an SUV for €15k? 4 lesser-known brands to consider

Skip the big-name models and you’ll get far more bang for your buck.

# buying-advice - Monday 26 March, 2018

How to buy a second-hand car that'll slash your bills - and two models to see first

The ticket price is one thing – but what about keeping it on the road? We look at how to do it for less.

# buying-advice - Friday 16 March, 2018

How to get luxury in a Lexus on a €13k budget - and 4 models to see first

Want a ‘Japanese Mercedes’? Here are some options.

# buying-advice - Monday 12 March, 2018

How to buy a family car that's also a great investment - plus 4 models to consider first

Motors that shouldn’t leave you with a financial hole.

# buying-advice - Monday 5 March, 2018

How to buy an exceptionally quick car on a €10k budget - and 4 you should see first

Want to make a fast getaway? Here’s how to do it on a budget.

# buying-advice - Monday 26 February, 2018

Want an SUV that doesn't just look the part? Here are 5 you need to see

Believe it or not, some SUVs DO actually do what they say on the tin.

# buying-advice - Monday 19 February, 2018

Want to get the neighbours talking? 5 impressive motors to check out under €15k

Get those curtains twitching. For less!

# buying-advice - Monday 12 February, 2018

# buying-advice - Monday 5 February, 2018

Looking for a car with personality? 5 models that will stand out for under €15k

Budget-friendly buys that’ll catch everyone’s eye.

# buying-advice - Monday 29 January, 2018

Looking for a fun car to spice up your life? Here are 4 must-sees on a €10k budget

Sometimes you just need to step up and buy something flashy.

# buying-advice - Monday 22 January, 2018

How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first

We pick the cars that aced those safety tests.

# buying-advice - Monday 15 January, 2018

Alfa Romeos are back. Should I look at a used one?

The legendary Italian marque roared back to prominence last year with its new Giulia winning plaudits.

# buying-advice - Monday 8 January, 2018

Buying a first car for your son or daughter? 4 models you should really see first

This week, we’re taking a look at starter cars for test passers.

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