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5 cars with automatic gearboxes for smooth cruising

And relaxing drives.

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MOST MOTORISTS IN Ireland drive cars with manual gearboxes, but automatics can make life a lot easier especially in stop/start traffic – and if you’re one of those ‘grind it till you find it’ kinda drivers! 

They are also well suited to those who have mobility issues and perhaps can’t shift a manual gear selector or operate a clutch.

We’ve rounded up a variety of motors with automatic gearboxes, for a variety of budgets, that are available to buy on DoneDeal right now.

Under €25k

2018 Suzuki Vitara, €25,000

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The Suzuki Vitara is a great car with a well sorted chassis and low running costs. All models come well-equipped as standard but this particular SZ-T version gets extra gear including 17-inch dark silver alloy wheels, satnav, Bluetooth and music streaming and rear parking camera. It is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and comes, at the moment, with zero per cent finance.

Under €24k

2018 Toyota Auris Hybrid, €23,995

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The Toyota Auris Hybrid is a great family five-door hatchback. The hybrid version should offer more economical drive and save you money on motor tax and at the pumps. This particular model comes with at satnav, a reversing camera and Bluetooth.

Under €22k

2018 Suzuki Swift, €21,995

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Powered by a 1.0-litre petrol mated to an automatic gearbox in SZ5 trim, the Suzuki Swift is nippy and grippy and great for city dwellers. It comes very well specced with features such as sat nav, Bluetooth, climate control, adaptive cruise control and a reversing camera.

Under €22k

2018 Dacia Duster, €21,150

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The Dacia Duster is a rugged SUV that is spacious and decent to drive. This particular example comes in mid-spec Signature trim meaning it is well kitted out. The 110hp 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine is borrowed from parent company Renault, and mated to an automatic gearbox.

Under €21k

2018 Fiat 500, €20,700

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The Fiat 500 is a fun-to-drive city car that is perfect for zipping around town and parking in tight spaces. This particular example comes in ‘Lounge’ trim and has plenty of bells and whistles including sat nav, a sunroof and a chrome pack.

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