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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ŠKODA Octavia Scout 4×4 2.0 TDI 150bhp
Apr01

ŠKODA Octavia Scout 4×4 2.0 TDI 150bhp

Fully prepared and always ready for an adventure  we find out if Skoda’s Octavia really can be transformed into a Scout writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Skoda’s Octavia Scout, a no-nonsense estate car with impressive off-road capability is an interesting alternative to the suburban SUV. Who is it aimed at? For those looking for a decent amount of power, four-wheel drive with the space and practicality of an estate this may just...

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Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC
Mar10

Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC

Space, style and reliability come with a price worth striving for writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The Honda Civic Tourer is a  compact estate  version of the Civic Hatchback and as a result you get many of the benefits you’d expect from an MPV, like flexible seating and extra space. Who is it aimed at? If you need a car that can accommodate a young and growing family, the occasional school friend and from time to time a...

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Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0TDI DSG 190HP ‘Highline’
Feb17

Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0TDI DSG 190HP ‘Highline’

The latest Volkswagen Passat may bear the same name as the 1973 original but that is where the similarity ends writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Volkswagen has finally got serious about its Passat. It’s always seemed to lag behind the main star in the range the Golf, the popular sibling who had the best wardrobe leaving the Passat to fill the role of safe, sound and reliable older brother. It was the car of choice if you...

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