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Volkswagen Caddy Beach
Jul11

Volkswagen Caddy Beach

Suzanne Keane gets behind the wheel of VW’s new Caddy Beach What is it? While the VW Caddy Life is becoming almost as regular a sight on our roads as the commercial version the Caddy Beach adds a new dimension to this popular van. Styling? The Caddy is a very stylish van and the tinted privacy windows of the Caddy Beach don’t detract from this. The model tested was in Blackberry Metallic and I was asked about the colour on more than...

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Fancy a pick-(me)-up?
Sep09

Fancy a pick-(me)-up?

Sales of crew cab pick-ups are on the increase writes Suzanne Keane MITSUBISHI L200 Reassuringly the new Mitsubishi L200 retains it’s the iconic styling of the previous version. The 2.4 diesel engine produces 181PS and 430Nm torque and with braked towing capacity of 3,100kg it’s certainly a practical work­horse. The bed of the L200 may be slightly smaller than others tested but overall the Mitsubishi is the most compact of the crew...

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Seat Ibiza Van
Jul18

Seat Ibiza Van

Suzanne Keane checks out the very practical and very stylish Seat Ibiza Van What is it? Originally appearing in 1984 the Seat Ibiza has come a long way from its boxy Spanish roots and the facelifted MK4 version is also available in a commercial version. Styling? The Ibiza van retains the funky looks of the car it’s based on and by keeping the rear windows in place it really doesn’t look like a van until you sit inside. Under the...

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Volkswagen Caddy Highline
Mar09

Volkswagen Caddy Highline

 Volkswagen’s Caddy has always proved popular with drivers and businesses for decades and the new version just adds to its appeal writes Suzanne Keane  What is it? The VW Caddy has been a regular on Irish roads since the 1980s originally in pick-up form. The more familiar van shape has been around since the 90s and this new version promises to be more functional, flexible and versatile than its predecessors. Styling? The Caddy we...

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Mitsubishi Outlander Business
Feb17

Mitsubishi Outlander Business

Suzanne Keane checks out the latest commercial offering from Mitsubishi, the Outlander Business What is it? The new Mitsubishi Outlander was given a facelift late in 2015 and this new “Business” model offers all that the passenger version does albeit with just 2 seats and plenty of space in the back. Who is it aimed at? The Outlander Business is set to take on the competitive commercial 4×4 market with proven...

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New commercials to tempt buyers
Dec16

New commercials to tempt buyers

There are all sorts of new commercials to tempt buyers. Suzanne Keane looks at six recent additions to the market Peugeot Partner When it comes to compact panel vans the Peugeot Partner has always been a contender and this new facelifted model is no different. On the outside it’s still recognisable as a Partner although a little smoother looking in this guise and inside the cabin the interior layout is extremely versatile. The...

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