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Beating the car thieves at their own game.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 March 2015 in Motorcheck Mechanic, News | No comments

Car thieves are targeting keyless vehicles & bypassing their security systems, oft times using technology they’ve bought on the internet.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Chrysler 300C

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 March 2015 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Chrysler 300C was a proper American car to drive – floaty, comfy and long-legged with an upscaled new interior & improved road manners.

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Hyundai i10

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Hyundai i10

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 March 2015 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Makes whizzing around town easy, the Hyundai i10 has a high level of specification, a long 5-yr warranty and a feeling of big-car quality.

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2015 New car sales up 28% year-on-year to the end of February

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 March 2015 in New Cars, News | No comments

New car sales registrations for Jan & Feb 2015 continue the recent upwards trajectory, with positive year on year figures for the top marques

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Land Rover Freelander

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 February 2015 in Specialist Cars & Clubs, Uncategorized | No comments

Land Rover Freelander II makes an almost ideal starter SUV. It is spacious and practical, comfy and refined, decent to drive or off road.

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Car buying – Don’t fall in love with a car that’ll break your heart

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 February 2015 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

It’s easy to get carried away when looking for the car of your dreams. A good balance of emotion and intellect should be used if car buying.

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Car buyers feeling cheated

Posted by Michael Rochford on 10 February 2015 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Mistrust often exists between private car sellers & car buyers – vehicle reports help remove the uncertainty & allows a more equitably deal.

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New Car Sales January 2015 up 25%

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 February 2015 in Featured, New Cars, News | Comments Off

Figures released today show new car sales January 2015 are up 25.4% on 2014 but used imports have declined for the first time since 2008

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Jaguar X-Type

Posted by Michael Rochford on 26 January 2015 in News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Jaguar X-Type is a rival to the BMW 3, Audi A4s and Mercedes C-Class. Post 2007 estate models are a handsome, practical family & Exec car.

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Learner driver cars – Keeping our kids safe.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 January 2015 in Ask the Experts, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The quality of learner driver cars is examined here. We review the safety features and records of the range of learner cars in the Irish market

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