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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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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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Why an estate should be your next car
Jun27

Why an estate should be your next car

  Looking for a family car that is refined, efficient with acres of storage and space then you should consider an estate car writes Geraldine Herbert In an effort to find something practical, safe and fuel sipping but stylish enough to look good in our driveways and avenues more of us than ever before are opting for SUVs. In fact for the first time an SUV, Hyundai’s Tucson was the bestselling car in Ireland in 2016. But with summer...

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SEAT Ateca 1.4
Jun13

SEAT Ateca 1.4

It seems every car maker wants a slice of the compact SUV segment and SEAT is the latest to join the competition writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  SEAT’s first SUV has found favour with Irish buyers and already accounts for 30% of their sales this year. Styling? Outside, it is robust and handsome and SEAT have struck a nice balance  between muscular aggression and  style with the design of the Ateca. Under the Bonnet?...

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Volkswagen Golf R
Jun07

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen’s most potent Golf, the R, is a very grown-up hot hatch, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  You can tell a lot about a car by the attention it gets. Some attract onlookers, car fanatics and legions of salivating boy racers but others just get the odd admiring glance and, in the main, slip quietly in out of car parks unnoticed. The latter is the case with Volkswagen’s most potent Golf, the R, one of the most...

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