clocking

Car Clocking is costing the Irish Consumer up to €60m annually

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 October 2014 in Car Clocking, Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

EU Parliament’s Transport Committee calls for a pan-European mileage database to stamp out car clocking – could be costing up to €9.6bn p.a.

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Tyres

Good tyres make for good sales as much as safety

Posted by Michael Rochford on 29 October 2014 in Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

  It is a curious quirk of Irish car buying habits that while we are prepared to spend many a thousand Euro extra on such items as leather seats or a more kick-ass stereo, we will expend next to nothing extra when it comes to safety. It’s a perennial problem. A decade ago, before EU...

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recovery-road-sign

Car Sales and the Economic Recovery

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 October 2014 in Featured, New Cars | Comments Off

What have car sales and the economic recovery got in common? An analysis of the stats show some interesting trends

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Alfa Romeo 159

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Alfa Romeo 159

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 October 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

This used car guide, the Alfa Romeo 159 – uncommonly good looks by genius car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro – from the headlamps to the rear.

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Hyundai i30

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Hyundai i30

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 September 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

The user car guide is the Hyundai i30 – easily comparable Ford Focus or VW Golf and allows you to keep your running costs low

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new car registrations

Is the new car registration system failing the motor industry?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 17 September 2014 in New Cars, News | No comments

The trends in the Irish market with regard to new car registrations show that dual registration system has done little to ease the logistical burden of peak Q1 sales

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Used Car Transactions - Aug 2014

New and Used Car Sales continue to soar

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 September 2014 in New Cars, Used Cars | Comments Off

This article deals with new car registrations and facts impacting on a new and used car buyer in August 2014. Included in the post is the new and used car sales numbers up to end of August 2014.

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Ford Mondeo

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Mondeo

Posted by Michael Rochford on 27 August 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

This used car guide, the Ford Mondeo – humble large booted family car with handling and dynamics that are easily the equal of the BMW badge

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New-car

Getting the perfect new car bargain is all about timing.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 18 August 2014 in Featured, New Cars | No comments

The best time for a new car is the end of June or December. The extra small hit of depreciation will average out over a couple of years.

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Audi A4 Quattro1

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi A4

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 August 2014 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The user car guide is the Audi A4. The perfect car for saying you’ve arrived, but it’s subtle enough to say it softly.

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