Motoring

Mitsubishi OutlanderPhev gives peace of mind with eight-year warranty

Posted on: 4th June, 2019 in Motoring

Much of Mitsubishi’s success in recent years has been down to their solid Outlander. It’s a fine sturdy people carrier which comes in five and seven-seat options and two and four-wheel drive. The Outlander should now become even more popular...

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Suzuki Vitara is lively about town

Posted on: 8th May, 2019 in Motoring

Suzuki is the latest car company to shun diesel and concentrate on petrol engines. Their new Vitara, which I drove recently is only available in a 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engine. The Japanese company has a loyal following in Ireland,...

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Renault Kadjar has a nose for what Irish consumers want

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Motoring

I knew that Renault had given their Kadjar a revamp and was told that the car was given a new nose.  Now with us humans getting a new nose would be a huge change. Some people are really conscious of their...

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Ease your range anxiety with Hyundai’s electric Kona

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Motoring

‘Range Anxiety.’ You probably have often heard that it’s one of the big worries for drivers of electric cars. Well I think my ‘range anxiety’ worries have eased a bit after a week in Hyundai’s Kona E.V. Two years ago...

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‘Progress through technology’ with Audi

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Motoring

I have often said on these pages that colour is so important when choosing a new car. In December I met a colleague who was driving a new, but dirty-looking black Audi A6. It could have done with a wash after...

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A Fiesta option for every driver

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Motoring

Recently I have been driving two different versions of the Ford Fiesta. Their ST3 version which was voted winner in the Hot Hatch section at the Continental Irish Car of the Year awards in November and also the new Fiesta...

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A great family car in Volkswagen’s T-Roc

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Motoring

Volkswagen has great hopes for their T-Roc, which was launched earlier this year. Longterm the German manufacturers expect that their attractive SUV could outsell the evergreen Golf. Have you noticed how many young people now say that they are ‘rocking-up’...

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Volvo XC40 is a really comfortable drive

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in Motoring

The Volvo XC40 was named European Car of the Year earlier this year. Unlike our neighbours from across the Irish sea, we Irish are great Europeans, so no surprise when the XC40 was recently named Continental Irish Car of the...

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