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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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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake 200 CDI
Sep17

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake 200 CDI

The CLA Shooting Brake is for those who value the finer things in life writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  When premium marques such as Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz produce cars that look suspiciously like estates, they cleverly call them shooting brakes or sport brakes. The very striking and elegant CLA Shooting Brake is the latest addition to the Mercedes Benz range and is based on the compact CLA four door coupé. Who is it aimed at?...

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Peugeot 508 SW Allure 1.6 HDi 115bhp
Jul01

Peugeot 508 SW Allure 1.6 HDi 115bhp

Suzanne Keane checks out the very stylish Peugeot 508 SW What is it? Peugeot are planning to move more upmarket with their new 508 and it has been launched with new equipment, a new exterior and interior design and their latest economical engines – the 508 will also come with a 5 year extended warranty in Ireland. Who is it aimed at? The 508 is a large family/executive car in both saloon and estate formats. Styling? The new 508 SW we...

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Seat Leon X-Perience 2.0 TDI
May06

Seat Leon X-Perience 2.0 TDI

Seat’s latest car is a four-wheel drive version of its stylish Leon Estate writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  This pumped-up, beefier off-road version of Seat’s load-lugger is the latest addition to the Leon range, the X-Perience. Who is it aimed at? It is aimed at buyers who need space and off-road ability, but don’t want to compromise on running costs. Styling? The X-Perience adds four-wheel drive and subtle...

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