Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line
Jul15

Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line

Given the abundance of new SUVs has the estate car had its day? asks Geraldine Herbert. What is it? Estate Cars are a hard sell in this country, we gravitate toward SUVs with their chunky styling and commanding view over practicality and space but Volkswagen’s new Passat Estate highlights just how much we are missing out on. Who is it aimed at? If space is your key consideration than nothing comes close to the humble load-lugger...

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Five Estate Cars for a growing family
Feb17

Five Estate Cars for a growing family

The humble estate car might have been falling out of fashion since the SUV’s arrival, but it still represents the most pragmatic approach to family motoring writes Geraldine Herbert SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI It is a testament to just how good the current Octavia is, that it remains among the best selling cars despite a new model on the way. Essentially the Combi is a Golf with a bigger boot and there is class-leading amount of space...

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BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive M Sport Plus
Jan21

BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive M Sport Plus

Bad weather may prove no problem in BMW’s new 3 series Estate but the price might writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? There may be an insatiable appetite for rugged off roaders with a commanding view of the road but there is still case to be made for the lifestyle estate as a spacious and practical family car. BMW’s new 3 series touring is set to raise the bar all over again in the premium compact estate segment. Who is...

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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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Peugeot 508 RXH
Apr20

Peugeot 508 RXH

The French are better known for their fashion, food and fine wines, rather than their big cars, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The RXH is the bells-and-whistles version of Peugeot’s big family car. When it first when on sale, it was a diesel electric hybrid with a 4WD system, but the technology proved expensive and cumbersome and sales were poor. Instead, you now get a luxury specced 508 estate, with chunky body styling...

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2015 Skoda Octavia 4×4 Elegance
Nov26

2015 Skoda Octavia 4×4 Elegance

As the proud owner of an original 4×4 Octy Suzanne Keane couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new Octavia 4×4. What is it? The Octavia 4×4 is Skoda’s family saloon with the addition of 4 wheel drive – ideal for snow, ice and those who lead an active lifestyle. Who is it aimed at? While most people think don’t think hatchback when they hear 4 wheel drive experience has shown that the weight distribution in a...

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