• First Drives

    First Drive: Ford Focus

    by  • February 17, 2015 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2015 Ford Focus exterior front right dynamic

    The wait is over for the new Ford Focus. The latest generation model is now available at Ford dealerships across the country – and we got a chance to take it for a spin at its Irish launch in Dublin. The new Ford Focus is being offered in a choice of petrol and diesel...

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    First Drive: Audi TT

    by  • November 26, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2015 Audi TT exterior front left static

    We were turning heads in Wexford on Friday when we finally got the chance to take the new Audi TT on the road. And our first impressions were that this sporty little number was worth the wait. Inside, the cabin feels spacious and your eye is immediately drawn to the centre console – or...

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    First Drive: Opel Corsa

    by  • November 7, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2014 Opel Corsa exterior front right dynamic

    An overcast and foggy Frankfurt was the location for the European launch of the new Opel Corsa, which arrives in Ireland later this month and is now available to order. In the new Corsa, Opel aimed to create a ‘more sophisticated, more comfortable and more efficient car’ and Ireland general manager Dave Sheeran believes...

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    First Drive: Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

    by  • November 5, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2015 Audi A3 sportback e-tron exterior front left static

    Audi took the opportunity to showcase its brand new plug-in hybrid model at this week’s Web Summit in Dublin, offering tech heads and business leaders alike a free Uber ride in the very futuristic sounding Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. Although it’s not officially available for test drive in Ireland until later this month, we...

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    First Drive: Renault Twingo

    by  • October 29, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2014 Renault Twingo exterior static

    It’s the city car with the engine in the boot – yes, the all new Renault Twingo has arrived in Ireland, bringing with it what Renault calls ‘stylish and fun motoring’. We got to take the happy-looking little car for a quick spin through a very wet and murky Dublin at its Irish launch...

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    First Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    by  • June 18, 2014 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV exterior front right static

    First things first – it’s pronounced P-H-E-V (not fev) – and it’s an SUV with a difference. Yes, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle has arrived in Ireland and the Japanese car company says it’s the first of its kind in the world. Mitsubishi is billing it as a ‘game changer’ and describes...

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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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    First Drive: Kia Soul compact SUV

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

    2014 Kia Soul exterior front left static

    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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