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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate: Paragon of style, class and practicality

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate: Paragon of style, class and practicality I went racing in Leopardstown recently with a few friends and when they quizzed me about what mode of transport I would be ferrying them in, I was hardly surprised to hear a chorus of approval that they would travel in a Mercedes E-Class estate. Just […]

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BMW’s 520D M-Sport saloon was ‘sheer driving bliss’

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Sheer bliss: The classy BMW Five Series is a joy to drive on mountainous roads Valentine’s Day was spent in Southern Spain testing the new BMW Five Series. It was beautiful weather, the roads were pretty empty and you could really give the car some welly and set the pulse racing a bit. It was […]

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Which is better the MX-5 or Fiat 124?

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Fiat 124 Spider 1.4 MultiAir Lusso Plus When I was coming up to my seventh birthday, my parents told me I was getting a new bicycle. There were two in the big display window of Kennys that I loved. One was a dark red; the other a larger blue one. I spent hours, nose against […]

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New Land Rover Discovery arrives in Ireland

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New Land Rover Discovery Land Rover’s new Discovery arrives in showrooms next week giving customers the first opportunity to test the most versatile SUV on sale today on Irish roads. Gerard O’Farrell, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover Ireland said, “We are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Discovery at Land Rover retailers across […]

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The Volkswagen ID concept

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Fear. It’s a funny emotion. It controls you, steers you, envelops you. I was freaking terrified of the literally priceless Volkswagen ID concept, the electric car that VW’s touted as the future of motoring. Here’s why I was nervous: It has no B-pillar, so it has the structural rigidity of a paper plane. The tires […]

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REPORT: Ireland’s used car industry booming

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DoneDeal, Ireland’s most visited website for buying and selling cars, has released new data on the performance of its Motor Section in 2016, giving an insight into Ireland’s rapidly growing used car industry and the nation’s favourite cars. The data showed that the value of goods advertised on DoneDeal’s Motor Section in 2016 was a […]

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Motorists now face €80 fine and penalty points for driving too close to cyclists

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1Cyclist Phil Skelton (left) Government chief whip Regina Doherty and TD Ciarán Cannon (right) promote their 1.5 metre bill Motorists are to face fines and penalty points for driving too close to cyclists under a radical new law sought by Fine Gael. The move comes after 20 cyclists have died on Irish roads in the […]

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How Ireland is shaping the future of connected cars

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The day when you can rent your own car out for short hire when you’re not using it is fast approaching. We are fast entering the sharing and bartering society. Airbnb, decisions by An Bord Pleanála notwithstanding, has shown how those unused spare rooms and those sparsely-used holiday homes can be turned into low-level profit […]

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When Bentley owners are the have-nots

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That’s nice, but do you own a sports team? You’d think Bentley and Bugatti owners would travel in the same social circles. They’re all superrich, right? Well, Wolfgang Durheimer, CEO of both of the Volkswagen Group-owned brands, makes it sound like the Bentleys and Bugattis live on the other side of the tracks from each […]

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The VLF Automotive X-Series is a reminder that some people just don’t know when to quit

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At what point during the long process of modifying a vehicle do you come to the realization that enough is enough? It’s a murky line that many people pass straight through, realizing far too late that the beast they’ve created is really just a big and blocky mess of metal, plastic, and scraps stolen from […]

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