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A car by any other name
Jul25

A car by any other name

We recall some of the more eccentric names put on cars by firms that really should know better writes Geraldine Herbert The global success of cars such as the Ford Focus or the Volkswagen Golf confirm that the holy grail for car markers is to produce something that appeals in all four corners of the world. But coining a name that conveys the same amount of allure and panache across different cultures is something entirely different....

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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190HP DSG 4×4
Jul24

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190HP DSG 4×4

Skoda has arrived fashionably late to the SUV party with its seven-seat Kodiaq, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Skoda’s Kodiaq arrives on the market at a time when, despite the popularity of Crossovers and SUVs, if you need space for up to seven and want an affordable family-sized crossover or SUV, there aren’t a huge amount of options. Seven-seat SUVs tend to fall into the very pricey category such as Audi Q7, Volvo XC90,...

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What you need to know about the Mercedes Benz recall
Jul21

What you need to know about the Mercedes Benz recall

Mercedes is to recall millions of diesel cars over harmful emissions writes Geraldine Herbert   The numbers?  Mercedes-Benz is to recall more than 3 million diesel cars in Europe.   What is the background to this recall?   The German authorities has put all diesel engines under close scrutiny since DieselGate in September 2015 and as part of that there has been an investigation into Mercedes and possible manipulation of...

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5 Things to know about the All-New Ford Fiesta
Jul19

5 Things to know about the All-New Ford Fiesta

The all new Ford Fiesta will be here at the end of the month, here’s five things to know about it writes Geraldine Herbert   Special Screening The all-new Fiesta’s heated leather steering wheel has been tested by Ford engineers to ensure it is resistant to damage or staining from sunscreen on the driver’s hands. Sunscreen is just one of the everyday substances that were used to test the Fiesta interior. Leather seats are...

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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
Jul19

Stay safe when driving in heavy rain

Met Éireann warn of widespread and heavy rain around the country today so we have some tips for safely driving in heavy rain writes Geraldine Herbert Met Éireann is forecasting as much as 40mm of rain to fall in some counties around the country between 8pm on Tuesday and 6am on Wednesday morning. Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and...

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