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First Drive: BMW Z4
Nov26

First Drive: BMW Z4

It’s hard not to be seduced by the Z4 with its beautifully sculpted lines and classic feel, but it’s not perfect, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Nothing comes closer to instant glamour than driving an open-topped car, so is it any wonder car-makers tempt us with little sporty numbers? BMW’s classic two-seater, the Z4, is one of the best-looking roadsters. But stunning as it looks, the Z4 has never had the same...

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Car Chat with Dr Cara Augustenborg
Nov22

Car Chat with Dr Cara Augustenborg

Environmental scientist Dr Cara Augustenborg talks Electric Cars, driving in LA and passing the test in Ireland Your current car? An electric car, a 2018 Renault Zoe Is a car important to you? I’d prefer not to own a car and use the money toward other things to be honest! I hate sitting in traffic more than most other activities, and I much prefer to take the train when I can so I can get stuff done during my commute. However, aside...

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Fiesta Six-Hour Endurance Race
Nov19

Fiesta Six-Hour Endurance Race

Four Irish women made history as the first all-female team to take part in the six-hour Mondello Park Fiesta Endurance Race writes Ruth Nugent The annual Fiesta 6 Hour Endurance race was held in Mondello Park on Sunday the 4th of November this year. I was delighted to be invited to join Emma Dempsey, Aimee Woods (a fellow wheelsforwomen.ie contributor) and Nicola Watkins on the first ever all female team to enter the endurance race....

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Motorcycle Live 2018
Nov18

Motorcycle Live 2018

Anyone interested in motorbikes will surely know that the annual Motorcycle Live show is on at the NEC this week, on until Saturday 24th you still have time to get yourselves there as our reporter Lara Platman says there are some bargains to be had, stunning bikes to see and a whole lot of bikes to try your hand at. As a new rider I am particularly keen to ‘sit on’ bikes to see if my feet are comfortable on the floor at standstill, to...

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What is my car actually worth?
Nov14

What is my car actually worth?

The value of your car can vary depending on a number of factors. So how do you know how much your car is worth, Suzanne Keane explains? More than likely you have a figure in your head – maybe it’s what you paid for the car, maybe more but have you ever actually thought about what the value of your car is? The first step in getting an accurate idea of what your car is worth is to look online. There are plenty of Irish websites that...

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Tips for Buying a Used Convertible
Nov07

Tips for Buying a Used Convertible

Sometimes getting a good deal simply depends on the what time of the year you are buying.  Convertibles tend to be more expensive during the summer months but Winter is a great time to snap up a bargain, before you take the plunge we have some buying tips writes Suzanne Keane 1) Buying a used convertible is like buying any other car, but with a convertible pay particular attention to the roof and its operation particularly the seal....

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