Motoring

The return of the solid and stylish Toyota Camry

Posted on: 21st January, 2020 in Motoring

Toyota made a lot of Irish motorists happy last year when they brought back their popular Camry after a 15-year absence. The Camry has been re-introduced in Ireland and across Western Europe, to maintain Toyota’s presence in the saloon segment....

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The success of the Nissan Qashqai

Posted on: 20th January, 2020 in Motoring

Most Irish people don’t have any fond memories of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Maggie will always be remembered for her ‘Out, Out, Out’ remarks 36 years ago when, after an Anglo-Irish summit, she reiterated that Northern Ireland was...

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Impressive Mercedes GLE 300d 4Matic carries a high price tag

Posted on: 10th December, 2019 in Motoring

At a recent Mercedes event, the company’s Irish Sales Manager Ciaran Allen said that buyers of new cars now spend approximately 11 hours researching information on a car before buying. But they spend only 30 minutes in garage forecourts. Buyers...

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Citroen C5 Aircross offers great security

Posted on: 6th November, 2019 in Motoring

The marketing people at Citroen are always keen to push their very stylish DS brand as a separate entity. It’s a difficult task and will take time as most motorists tend to include the DS brand in the Citroen stable....

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Scala a big step-up for Skoda

Posted on: 8th October, 2019 in Motoring

When I picked up the new Skoda Scala last week I thought of the late Tommy O’Brien, who used to present a great programme called ‘Your Choice and Mine’ on Radio Eireann, long before the introduction of LyricFm. When introducing...

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An electric car with soul and style

Posted on: 10th September, 2019 in Motoring

Our Government recently launched plans to have one million electric cars on Irish roads by the year 2030. Everybody I talk to says that’s a very ambitious target and they point out that a lot of Government plans – in...

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A joy to behold for Irish ‘petrol heads’

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Motoring

Normally I try and live a fairly low-profile life, but after a week driving the new ‘Bullitt’ version of the Ford Mustang, I have a fair idea of what’s it’s like to be a celebrity with everybody staring at you...

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Second version of the electric Renault Zoe holds its charge well

Posted on: 5th July, 2019 in Motoring

‘Range Anxiety and slow charging points.’ They seem to be the two big worries for people who are thinking about buying an electric car. However, following the success of the Green Party in the local and European elections we can...

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