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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

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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Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary editionPhotograph: James Lipman +44 7803 885275

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda MX-5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 January 2015 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Review of the Mazda MX-5 – compact, cute & completely brilliant to drive. A sensible everyday car as well as a toy for Sundays and Fundays.

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car sales

New car sales for 2014 up 30%

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 January 2015 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

This article covers the Irish Motoring market for the year 2014. The winners and others in new car sales, Commercial and Motorbike figures.

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Winter car buying

Why buying a used car in the winter could be a canny choice.

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

This article discusses the potential advantages & value that the canny buyer can avail of when buying a used car in the winter months.

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Christmas car safety

Car safety – Keeping safe on the road this Christmas.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 11 December 2014 in Ask the Experts, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

A bit jocular, but a serious issue of car safety and one that’s useful for highlighting the dangers of driving on the road at Christmas.

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Suzuki Swift 1

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Suzuki Swift

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 December 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Review of the cute & cuddly Suzuki Swift – often overlooked in the small hatchback market is practical, reliable & offers driver pleasure

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Winter Motoring – Don’t get caught out this winter.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 November 2014 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Road Safety | No comments

  Picture it. It’s the hard shoulder of the M6, or maybe the M8 on the way down to Cork. It’s getting dark and it’s already cold. The passing HGVs are kicking up swirling clouds of freezing spray and you’re standing there, behind the car that up to a few minutes ago was a dependable...

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S-class

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 November 2014 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

This used car guide, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class – a way for a driver to treat yourself for a tiny fraction of the outlay – an old S-Class

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Driving safety in schools

Should driving safety be taught in schools?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 November 2014 in News, Road Safety | No comments

Vehicle Safety has improved significantly in the recent past. The issue of Driving Safety is now becoming a focus for the motor industry.

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