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Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC
Sep19

Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC

Honda’s HR-V is an attractive package that has a stylish exterior and spacious interior writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A mini SUV that goes head-to-head with the popular Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka X and Renault Captur. Who is it aimed at? The Honda HR-V benefits from bundles of interior space which overshadows its rivals, it also has the added extra of the ‘magic seat’ system which gives even more space. Perfect for a small...

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Nissan Micra 0.9 PET  5dr SVE
Aug28

Nissan Micra 0.9 PET 5dr SVE

The new Micra is worlds apart from the car it replaces writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?   Nissan’s Micra has been a popular choice with Irish drivers for over three decades but despite its pint-sized practicality, affordability and legendary reliability the Micra has never been a car destined to improve your street cred, until now that was. Styling?  Long gone are the cute lines, the curiously high-mounted headlights and cheeky...

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First Drive: Range Rover Velar
Aug14

First Drive: Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s elegant SUV proves more than a match for Norway’s rugged landscape writes Geraldine Herbert   What is it? Derived from the Latin word “velare” – meaning “to veil” or “cover” – the Velar is named after a 1969 prototype that eventually evolved into the production-spec Range Rover. It plugs the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and is designed to...

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First Drive: Ford Fiesta
Aug04

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

The replacement for one of Ireland’s biggest-selling car has a lot to live up to; so how does the New Ford Fiesta shape up asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? 2008 was the year Ford launched their brand new and most successful Fiesta to date.  Built in ten factories worldwide, it was the supermini that captured the very essence of the car industry’s  mantra of squeezing more from less and showcased refined diesels and low-emission...

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First Drive: Jaguar F-Type 4-cyl
Aug02

First Drive: Jaguar F-Type 4-cyl

Jaguar has unveiled a feisty younger brother to the V8 F-Type writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? You no longer need to splash your cash on the top-of-the-range 5.0 litre V8 or 3.0 litre V6 as a  new greener and crucially cheaper turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has joined the F-Type line up. First impressions of the new Jaguar F-type?  Stylish, sassy, sexy, this seductive two seater is simply one of the...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.9 Turbo petrol Quadrifoglio
Aug02

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.9 Turbo petrol Quadrifoglio

 Has Alfa Romeo produced a serious rival to the Germans asks Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The Quadrifoglio, or four-leaf clover, has been the symbol of high-performance Alfa Romeos since 1923 when Ugo Sivocci painted one on the grille of his car for the Targa Florio race in an effort to break a string of second-place finishes. (Spoiler alert – it worked) Who is it aimed at? The flagship four-door performance Quadrifoglio competes...

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