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Archive for April, 2012

The New Volkswagen Up!

The New Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagens smallest model the Up has arrived in dealerships around the country. This very clever and compact city car has tiny dimensions and yet manages incredible interior space. Prices start from €10,995 for the entry level Take up! and rises to €12,895 for the High Up! model. Running costs are low with the Up returning [...]

Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 Tdi 77kW(105bhp)

Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 Tdi 77kW(105bhp)

Despite the fact that the car market has been besieged by a host of new types of cars from crossovers, to four door coupes we still remain unusually attached in this country to booted versions of our hatchbacks! Unfairly derided as just a Golf with a boot, the Jetta is finally and deservedly shaking off [...]

The 2012 Honda Civic 1.4 Petrol and 2.2. Diesel

The 2012 Honda Civic 1.4 Petrol and 2.2. Diesel

With so much choice in the car market and a multitude of models for every sector there has never been a better time for buyers. The competition in the C segment is where car wars are at their fiercest. The latest challenger from Honda is the 9th Generation Honda Civic and the most important in [...]

BMW 3 Series 2012

BMW 3 Series 2012

Accounting for one fifth of the company’s sales worldwide there is no underestimating the importance of the 3 series saloon to BMW. Promising outstanding efficiency and unmatched driving dynamics, and the new BMW 3 series features a stiffer body and an all-new chassis based on a longer wheelbase (now 2,810mm, an increase of 50mm on [...]

Skoda Octavia Scout 4×4 2.0 TDI/103 kW 6-Speed Manual

Skoda Octavia Scout 4×4 2.0 TDI/103 kW 6-Speed Manual

With its no-nonsense styling, wheel arch extensions and scuff plates Skoda’s Scout points at more crude and capable intent than the regular Octavia; but is it really prepared for anything as the name Scout might suggest? What’s under the Bonnet? Powering the Scout is the VW group’s excellent new-generation 2.0-litre common-rail-equipped turbodiesel that pumps out [...]

New Kia Cee’d for Geneva 2012

New Kia Cee’d for Geneva 2012

The new Kia cee’d combines styling typically found on a sporty coupe with the space and functionality of a five-door hatch. Upmarket exterior design immediately gets your attention, with details like chrome framed windows and muscular lines on the bonnet. The stunning exterior design is complemented by an ergonomic, driver oriented control panel and refined [...]

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Pricing Announced

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Pricing Announced

The new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, the world’s first diesel electric hybrid is now available to pre-order in Ireland with full prices and specifications just announced for the multi-award winning vehicle. Available from €36,995 plus dealer delivery related charges, the 3008 HYbrid4 will be previewed at Peugeot Dealerships in February ahead of its April launch. This [...]

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

The smallest and most economical member of the Range Rover family, the Range Rover Evoque has style to burn and offers an impressive blend of performance on and off-road. Aware that not everyone is particle to the big, heavy, thirsty and expensive cars synonymous with Land Rover, the engineers responded with a smaller lighter and [...]

Skoda Superb 4×4 Elegance 2.0 TDI, 125kW, 6-speed manual

Skoda Superb 4×4 Elegance 2.0 TDI, 125kW, 6-speed manual

With the threat of Arctic conditions and the imminent big freeze January seemed like the perfect time to test drive Skoda’s new 4×4 system. We spent a week behind the wheels of Skoda’s Superb Combi………… and not a snowflake in sight! Why would I want one? With more leg room than a Mercedes S-Class, if [...]

Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Geraldine Herbert finds that the V60 oozes quality, is a beautiful comfortable car and is very engaging and pleasant to drive. If every Volvo had an opportunity to showcase how far estate cars have evolved it is with the V60. Designed to attract a different kind of buyer the V60s curvier and sportier package epitomizes [...]

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