• Posts Tagged ‘five door’

    Angry face masks Citroen C1’s cheery nature

    by  • March 4, 2015 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Citroen C1 exterior front right static

    I drive cars of all sizes, from tiny little city cars to monster SUVs, and sometimes I feel like I get bullied on the road – and (surprise, surprise) it’s always in the small cars. Given the range of cars I drive, I’ve concluded that it’s not the driver who’s being bullied, it’s the...

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    Celebrate with the sprightly Ford Fiesta

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

    2014 Ford Fiesta exterior front right static

    Ford has added a touch of magic to the Fiesta, making it a very alluring drive indeed. The five-door model is a good looking supermini, which carries the family nose of the larger Focus and Mondeo. Inside, our test car had a patterned fabric interior. Legroom was good back and front and two adults...

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    Move(ing) on up! in the city

    by  • July 2, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Volkswagen up! 5 door exterior front right static

    It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I first drove the Volkswagen up! – that three-door sensation is still fresh in my mind. Since then a five-door version has been added to the city car family and that’s what we were in this week – the mid-range Move up! to be...

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    Space Star by name, Space Star by nature

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2013 Mitsubishi Space Star exterior left front static

    Mitsubishi’s new compact family car really is tardis-like – tiny on the outside but massive on the inside. Replacing the Colt, the Mitsubishi Space Star is a small and cute compact with a sporty looking rear spoiler. Inside, the 1.2-litre 80bph Intense model I was driving had pink flecked upholstery, the vibrancy of which...

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    Dacia aims high with new Sandero

    by  • April 24, 2013 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2013 Dacia Sandero exterior front left static

    How about a brand new family car for less than €10,000? Well that’s what Romanian brand Dacia is offering with its new supermini, the Dacia Sandero. A five-door hatchback, the Sandero has a pleasant SUV-like nose and distinctive looking curve-over doors. Inside, the cabin is roomy enough for two adults and three children and...

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    First Drive: Seat Leon

    by  • March 1, 2013 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2013 Seat Leon FR exterior front left static

    ‘Truly outstanding’ is how Seat Ireland director Cian O’Brien describes the new Seat Leon, which we had the pleasure of taking for a quick spin at its Irish launch yesterday. Based on the Volkswagen Golf platform, the new Seat Leon has been redesigned from the ground up and now boasts a bigger cabin, a...

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    Renault eyes top spot for new Renault Clio

    by  • October 26, 2012 • Motoring News

    2013 Renault Clio exterior front left dynamic

    Renault has the top spot in the hotly contested supermini segment in its sights for the new Renault Clio, which launched in Ireland last night. The French car manufacturer reckons it has capitalised on the car’s ‘hallmark strengths and everyday versatility’ to attract a new generation of buyers. Designed by the team behind Renault’s...

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    November launch for Dacia Sandero

    by  • September 18, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Dacia Sandero exterior front left

    Dacia has announced that the Dacia Sandero will reach the Irish market in late November. The second Dacia model to hit Irish roads, the five-door Sandero will be available in two spec levels, with further details, including price, to be revealed at the end of next month. Marketing Director of Dacia Ireland, Julien Lelorrain...

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