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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volkswagen Touareg

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 September 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Volkswagen Touareg, while not cheap, is a great cost effective alternative to the Porsche Cayenne, an Audi Q7, even a Bentley Bentayga.

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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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Cars and water: safety reminders for all of us

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 March 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

It would be wise of us to learn from accurate safety advice for cars and water and to hope that we never need deploy them in our own need.

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Fuel consumption figures are good news but there’s a Co2 sting in the tail.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 March 2016 in Featured, New Cars, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Official fuel consumption figures & “real life” test has not been ‘fit for purpose’ for some time – test companies picked by the car makers.

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How much car mileage is too much?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 February 2016 in Featured, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

All car mileage is not equal – the classic dilemma is the choice between an older car with low miles or a newer car with high mileage. Which?

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Peugeot 308

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 February 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Peugeot 308 is one of the best real-world cars for economy – a really good engine, once looked after properly and is hugely economical.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volvo S80

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 January 2016 in Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Really quick, fun to drive and no-one will ever see the Volvo S80 coming. Expensive to run, but worth it for the amusement factor.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Santa’s Sleigh

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 December 2015 in Ask the Experts, Featured, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Santa’s sleigh luggage space is the real selling point – room for toys & treats for every child, plus some space for a few lumps of coal.

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Diesel cars: Should I stick with one or go back to petrol

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 October 2015 in Featured, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

An outcome of new testing of fuel consumption & emissions on diesel cars may mean higher motor tax, as they show higher official Co2 figures.

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Learner

Driving license – Want to get a job? Get a license first…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 26 August 2015 in Featured, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Half of third level students have applied for jobs requiring a driving license & most see not having a license as a hindrance to employment.

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