Land Rover Freelander

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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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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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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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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