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Ford Mustang Convertible
Oct11

Ford Mustang Convertible

We’ve already sampled the  Ford Mustang V8 GT Fastback coupé so can the convertible version with the smaller 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine be just as much fun asks Suzanne Keane What is it?  When it comes to iconic muscle cars the Ford Mustang has to be top of the list – this year it became available in right hand drive and along with the usual V8 engine a more “practical” 2.3L Ecoboost version is available. Styling? If...

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First Drive: Mazda MX-5
Sep01

First Drive: Mazda MX-5

When an invite popped into my inbox to drive the new Mazda MX-5 convertible in Barcelona I had donned the Grace Kelly scarf and the oversized shades before I had time to hit the return button writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? In our unquenchable thirst for sunshine and the open road, convertibles are the epitome of cool and since the first generation’s arrival in 1989 the MX-5 has attracted a loyal following for its smart...

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Opel ADAM ROCKS   1.0i (115PS) Turbo Start/Stop
Apr07

Opel ADAM ROCKS 1.0i (115PS) Turbo Start/Stop

The new Opel ADAM ROCKS is all about image and urbanites will love it writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The new ADAM ROCKS   is, reckons Opel, the first three-door crossover of its size and essentially it is a funky take on the current Adam their city car. Who is it aimed at? Rivalling the Mini and the Fiat 500, the ADAM ROCKS   is not a car which invites indifference. Styling? At a time when so many small cars look the same, Opel...

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Fiat 500 Convertible S  0.9 TwinAir
Apr07

Fiat 500 Convertible S 0.9 TwinAir

With retro and funky styling the Fiat 500 Convertible is not only good to look at but fun to drive writes Hannah Gordon What is it? The retro styled little Italian has unashamedly taken its top down and produced a convertible version of the ever popular Fiat 500, teamed with a 875cc two cylinder engine Fiat have produced a very attractive city car package. If only the Irish weather meant the roof could be down more than a handful of...

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First Drive: BMW 2 Series Convertible
Feb27

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Convertible

  The two series coupe was one of our favourite cars last year so has it lost any of its appeal in the conversion from coupe to convertible writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? BMW has replaced the 1 Series drop-top, the most successful car in its class with global sales of more than 130,000 units, and the only one with rear-wheel drive, with its new 2 Series convertible.  First impressions of the BMW 2 series convertible? BMW...

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Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0TDI 150HP S-Tronic SE
Sep04

Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0TDI 150HP S-Tronic SE

With better styling and more space inside we find out just how much the second-generation A3 Cabriolet has improved writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The previous A3 Cabriolet was based on the A3 Hatchback but underpinning this model is the A3 Saloon. Who is it aimed at? This two door drop top is one of the most stylish compact convertibles around, with a classic-looking soft-top roof it is the one to choose for timeless elegance....

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