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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Fiat Panda

Posted by Michael Rochford on 29 November 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Bringing great economy the Fiat Panda can easily do 50mpg if you’re just tootling about. It is one of Fiat’s best-built & reliable vehicles.

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Motor Depreciation – Reliability keeps a lid on depreciation

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 November 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A purchase may be for a nearly-new, new to you or just plain old used car, whatever the case the biggest cost will be motor depreciation.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volkswagen Jetta

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 November 2016 in Featured, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Volkswagen Jetta’s trump card is its refinement, built on the old Golf chassis that brings more resistance to tyre & road noise.

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What does the slowdown in new car sales mean for you?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 10 November 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

New car sales are a complicated maelstrom between investment, return and sales & is often the consumer who loses out most. So be vigilant!

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Lexus IS

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 November 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Lexus IS has great steering & is incredibly smooth, so much so you’ll be inclined to check the ignition as you just can’t hear it idling.

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Reliability Surveys : Is the most reliable car on sale really the most reliable?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 October 2016 in Ask the Experts, Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Reliability surveys – a cared for, well serviced car will be a safer bet than a listed reliable brand that has not been properly cared for.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: BMW 1 Series

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The BMW 1 Series had something special – rear-wheel drive, which meant the drive power at the back wheels gave a really entertaining drive.

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The great winter tyre debate

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, News, Road Safety | No comments

Winter tyres are made of a softer compound of rubber that works better in the cold, but when the weather gets warmer, they wear out faster.

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One in four UK imports could have defective tyres

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union back in June, many of us predicted that Ireland would be immediately swamped by an incoming tide of cheaper car imports, as the value of Sterling plummeted and the extra choice and lower prices of the UK car market suddenly looked that much...

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Kuga

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 September 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    Years built: 2008 to 2012     Bodystyles: Five door crossover SUV       What is it?   Ford is in the midst of re-inventing itself as a maker of SUVs for Europe, just as it has long since done in the United States. We already have the diminutive EcoSport and the...

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