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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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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