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    Tranquil motoring in Lexus GS 300h

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

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    Classic luxury meets modern utility in the Lexus GS 300h executive hybrid. With head turning looks, its angry exterior belies a serene personality and a classy interior. Full of creature comforts, the cabin in our Dynamic trim test model was almost all leather, with cream seats, a padded leather dash with wooden inlays and...

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    Trip down memory lane in Ford Ka

    by  • June 4, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

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    The Ford Ka was always going to be a hard sell – not because of its own merits, but because the first generation model was my beloved first car. How could another possibly live up to Little Ben? Little Ben was affectionately called ‘the bubble car’ by my sister. Other names for it were...

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    First Drive: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    by  • May 30, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior front static

    Take ‘30 seconds of quiet’ to observe your surroundings was the request from Mercedes-Benz sales manager Ciaran Allen before motoring journalists got a chance to sit into the new C-Class at its Irish launch on Wednesday. He said options like Head Up Display and a 360 degree camera elevate the new ‘baby Benz’ to...

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    XCited about Volvo XC60

    by  • May 21, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

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    Looking at the big and muscular shell of the Volvo XC60, agility is not the first word that comes to mind. However, that tank-like exterior of this compact SUV belies a certain nimbleness on the road. Inside, our test car was an oasis of luxury with a gorgeous cream leather interior (not the best...

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    First Drive: Kia Soul compact SUV

    by  • May 14, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

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    From a 2012 concept to a 2014 reality, the all new Kia Soul has arrived in Ireland. The Korean car company says the new-look compact SUV was ‘inspired by’ the 2012 Kia Track’ster concept and introduces a ‘thoroughly fresh, more grown-up appearance without losing its individualistic edge’. It’s certainly a distinctive looking car and...

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    Nissan Juke gets the Nismo treatment

    by  • May 7, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

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    To say the Nissan Juke Nismo is an unusual looking crossover is a bit of an understatement – and I can never quite decide whether I like it or not. It’s certainly a distinctive looking car, with the bulging multi-socketed bug eyes on the front giving way to sleek, sophisticated looking lines along the...

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    First Drive: Renault Zoe ZE

    by  • April 30, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

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    Renault’s first bespoke 100 per cent electric car has arrived in Ireland – and we took it for a spin around Dublin city centre at its Irish launch. The Zoe ZE is Renault’s flagship EV model and it’s also the first Renault to be designed as an electric vehicle from the ground up. The...

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    Family thinking in Fiat 500L MPW

    by  • April 23, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2013 Fiat 500L MPW exterior front left static

    If you can’t see beyond a cute little city car when you think of the Fiat 500 range then listen up…. the Fiat 500L MPW is a whole different kettle of fish. Fiat is describing the Multi Purpose Wagon as the most compact 5+2 on the market. The two rearmost seats are really only...

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