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  • 06-06-2021 9:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5 Trigger4882
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    Hi All, first time poster. I'm in the market for a "new" used car, and have whittled it down to 2.
    Could any posters give me their opinions between a 2016 2lt insignia and a 2014 1.6lt mondeo.
    Both diesel, 30k more miles on the mondeo.

    Any advice greatly appreciated
    Trigger


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,410 ✭✭✭✭ elperello
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    A few more details might help in forming an opinion.

    Mileage of the cars, specs, price, NCT, etc.

    Might be handier to link to the ads if possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ Swaine
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    Get a 2.0l Mondeo, the 1.6l is too underpowered for the size and weight of the car. Massive difference.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Trigger4882
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    Sorry, can't post pictures or links because I'm a new member here.

    2014 Mondeo TDCI eco zetec, has130k miles, mot Aug 21

    2016 Insignia Sri, has 74k miles, mot march 22


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,410 ✭✭✭✭ elperello
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    Sorry, can't post pictures or links because I'm a new member here.

    2014 Mondeo TDCI eco zetec, has130k miles, mot Aug 21

    2016 Insignia Sri, has 74k miles, mot march 22

    Sorry, I forgot about that rule :)

    Are they similar pricewise?

    Also are they imports?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,148 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26
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    Mot? Are you in the UK? How did you arrive at those 2 models?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭ User1998
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    Skoda Superb or Volkswagen Passat would be a better option imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin
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    Don't touch an insignia with a bargepole. Nothing but trouble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Trigger4882
    Registered User


    Hi, yes both around the same money, both registered in the North, I'm living in the south but won't need to re register the car


  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭ PaulRyan97
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    Don't touch an insignia with a bargepole. Nothing but trouble.

    That's really only true of the pre-facelift first generation models. The refreshed model from 2014 onwards is as reliable as any of it's contemporaries.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,410 ✭✭✭✭ elperello
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    Hi, yes both around the same money, both registered in the North, I'm living in the south but won't need to re register the car

    The reason they are both the same price is that as you can see from other posters the Insignia is not as well thought of.

    Also you might be better to get a second opinion on driving an NI registered car while living in ROI.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29 iBaxter
    Registered User


    Hi All, first time poster. I'm in the market for a "new" used car, and have whittled it down to 2.
    Could any posters give me their opinions between a 2016 2lt insignia and a 2014 1.6lt mondeo.
    Both diesel, 30k more miles on the mondeo.

    Any advice greatly appreciated
    Trigger

    Came across this Skoda Superb, low mileage one owner, reasonable price, not sure if its manual or auto but might be of interest to you and maybe worth a look.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/2016-skoda-superb-ambition/28342912


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,109 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III
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    iBaxter wrote: »
    Came across this Skoda Superb, low mileage one owner, reasonable price, not sure if its manual or auto but might be of interest to you and maybe worth a look.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/2016-skoda-superb-ambition/28342912

    Automatic (DSG).


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Trigger4882
    Registered User


    Lovely car but unfortunately way out of my price range, thanks anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 iBaxter
    Registered User


    Lovely car but unfortunately way out of my price range, thanks anyway

    No problems , I think its an imported car anyway, another one which I came across is a Mondeo with low mileage for under €10K, maybe it would suit you.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/2014-ford-mondeo-1-6-tdci-free-2-yr-warranty/28316126

    Cheers,

    Best of luck finding a car.


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