Dacia Duster 1 Gray side on view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Dacia Duster

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 June 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Dacia Duster may use an older generation of engines & electronics but it undercuts all rivals & a used purchase gives rugged reliability

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Road accidents 1 blue mazda repair in garage

Motorcheck — where road accidents happen

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 June 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | No comments

Every bit of information, including road accidents, helps you to make an informed purchase so maybe break out a UK road atlas before buying?

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Skoda Yeti 1 Silver side view in quarry

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Skoda Yeti

Posted by Michael Rochford on 30 May 2017 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The Skoda Yeti is amazingly practical. Space is key, big boot volume & good room in the rear seats that are 3 individual removable units.

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Diesel Dilemma 1 with XDI logo

UK’s diesel dilemma will have consequences here.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 23 May 2017 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Other markets actions re the diesel dilemma may mean that, no matter what the Irish Government does, diesel owners’ fates may be sealed.

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Renault Megane yellow front facing

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Renault Megane

Posted by Michael Rochford on 16 May 2017 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Coupled with the acclaim received for its styling the Renault Megane brings a sense that all the mechanical parts are solid and proven.

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Towing limits - Porsche Cayenne

Towing limits – Knowing your limits.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 May 2017 in Road Safety | Comments Off

  It made for a pretty spectacular sight. I mean, the Airbus A380 is always something of a spectacular sight. Not the prettiest aircraft in history perhaps, but impressively huge, something that you really do think should be too big, by far, to fly. To see one moving around on the ground just emphasises that...

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Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX Win Fleet News Awards (UK)

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford C-Max & Grand C-Max

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 May 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

With family cars, 7-seaters in particular, in demand the Ford C-Max & Grand C-Max are useful, kid-friendly cars with strong residual values.

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Premium used cars

Should I buy a new mass-market car or a used premium car model?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 23 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

  There are many temptations lurking in the mass of classified ads these days. Premium-badge cars, even proper full-on luxury models, for the same price as a new ‘mass-market’ car. Instead of having a Ford, Toyota or Opel badge on your driveway, mounted to a humble family hatchback, you could have a proper, prestigious, leather-lined,...

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class White 1

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Mercedes-Benz R-Class has quite the following as families search for cars with lots of seats & space, thanks to its 6-seat layout & big boot

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UK Sales 1

Motorcheck: UK car sales surge means bargains aplenty

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The strong UK car sales prevailing currently means potential bargains for the taking for Irish buyers willing to travel to shop.

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