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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi TT Convertible

Posted by Michael Rochford on 26 July 2016 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Audi TT Convertible reveled in its 30′s-inspired Bauhaus styling & gorgeous interior, coupled driving enjoyment & practicality.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Seat Altea

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 July 2016 in Uncategorized, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Seat Altea is a roomy, handsome 5-seat family car with a big boot and a distinctly sporting air & nicer to look at than the VW Golf Plus

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Car maintenance – How can I make my car last?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 July 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Car maintenance has a part in the cost of trading-up,a critical number – the gap between the value of your old car & the price of the new one

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Car values – How will Brexit affect me?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 July 2016 in New Cars, News, Uncategorized, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The current rate of sterling to euro impacts car values as there is now better value to be had shopping in the UK market than in recent times

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New Car Sales soar but does Brexit spell doom for the Irish Motor Trade?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 July 2016 in New Cars, Used Cars | No comments

Car Sales Statistics released today by Car History experts Motorcheck.ie showed New car registrations surged more than 23% (101,248 units) for the first six months of the year compared to 2015 (82,261 units). Similarly light commercial vehicles were up over 25% (18,417 units) compared with 2015 (14,657 units). All seems to be following the hugely...

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Saab 9-5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 June 2016 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

So Saab is gone. The last generation of Saab 9-5 was one of its best cars & showed its promise – big, handsome, roomy & really well built.

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Write off – Beware the cut-and-shut…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 June 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A “cut and shut” car is a write off type that simply cuts the good ends off two cars and welds them together and you’ve turned two bad cars into one good one!

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Ka

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 June 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The ‘New Edge’ philosophy of the Ford Ka was all sharp angles, big lights & gave us a new generation of sharply styled Fords.

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Potholes are the dark secrets lurking in a car’s history

Posted by Michael Rochford on 7 June 2016 in Featured, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Potholes & unrepaired verges are emblematic of our crumbling road infrastructure with many of our minor & major roads in a parlous state.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Focus

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 May 2016 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The second generation Ford Focus had greater cabin space & a higher-quality interior, but retained the pin-sharp chassis of the first Focus.

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