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Ford Mondeo Hybrid Vignale
Feb11

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Vignale

Ford’s top-of-the-range Mondeo Vignale is now available as a Hybrid writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Hybrids now account for 7% of new car sales so the arrival of  Ford’s first hybrid version of its popular Mondeo saloon is certainly timely. A hybrid wagon will launch next month. Who is it aimed at? If you in the market for a family car that is more economical than petrol but you don’t do the mileage to justify a...

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Ford Focus Titanium 1.0L
Jan23

Ford Focus Titanium 1.0L

More than 16 million Ford Focus cars have been sold worldwide since 1998, can the new model continue that success asks Suzanne Keane What is it? 20 years after it was first launched in Ireland the Ford Focus is back, rebuilt from the ground up and hoping to be as popular as its predecessors. Who is it aimed at? The Focus is aimed at those needing a spacious hatchback who haven’t jumped on the crossover bandwagon. Styling? The new...

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Peugeot 508 Fastback
Jan07

Peugeot 508 Fastback

Due here in Spring, Hannah Gordon gets behind the wheel of one of the most anticipated cars this year, the Peugeot 508 Fastback What is it? A low slung coupe style car, Peugeot has brought something different to the market instead of the usual SUV models. Who is it aimed at? Designed for the executive car market, the coupe styling and large boot lend itself to the business sales rep sector. Styling? The Peugeot 508 has unique styling...

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Renault Koleos
Oct10

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving...

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Lexus LC 500h
Jul05

Lexus LC 500h

The Lexus LC 500h is a classic grand tourer with a very green twist writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Some cars should come with a health warning sticker, and the Lexus LC 500h is one. Smart, classy and sexy – it oozes sophistication but potential owners should also know this is not a car for shy, reserved types. Every trip, no matter how short, will leave a trail of pointing fingers, gaping mouths and wagging tongues....

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Family Car Buying Guide – MPVs
May31

Family Car Buying Guide – MPVs

In the market for a new family car, we look at 5 alternatives in the categories of Green, MPVs, Crossovers and Compact SUVs writes Geraldine Herbert Part Three – MPV’s   BMW Active Tourer Easily the most practical BMW in the range the 2 series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer come with five or seven seats and the option of four-wheel-drive. It’s a family car that is small enough to be parked just about anywhere while...

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