Renault Laguna 1 Mark III Greay on road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Renault Laguna MkIII

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

The Renault Laguna was the last big Renault saloon sold on Irish shores. This is certainly a car that deserved better than that.

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New Car Sales Down 11.4% to end of July 2017 whilst UK Imports soar

Posted by Michael Rochford on 10 August 2017 in Importing from the UK, New Cars | Comments Off

Its officially the worst July registration period since 2014 with new car sales down to 25,170, but it’s not really all doom and gloom for the Motor Trade, is it?

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Car imports 1 Blue Renault Kadjar side view

Car imports are only going to grow next year

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 August 2017 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Car imports from the UK are growing rapidly this year, being driven by the increasingly good value offered on the Sterling-Euro exchange rate

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Ford Fiesta 2 2009 Maroon side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Fiesta Mk6 and Mk7

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 August 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Ford Fiesta has been a constant, not just as a big-seller but as once of the best cars in its class, and certainly the best to drive.

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Seat Ibiza 1 Silver side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Seat Ibiza

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 August 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Seat Ibiza has engaging handling, low prices, decent space, and very Volkswagen-y attitude to quality and reliability.

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High Motor Insurance costs 1 Mac laptop with insurance website

High Motor insurance premiums have no easy fix

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 July 2017 in Ask the Experts | Comments Off

Higher Motor insurance cost stems from spiraling payouts, increased claims, & the loss of market players leaves Insurers racking up losses.

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Finance Stats

Car finance increases by 139 percent in three years

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 July 2017 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

The latest Car Finance Stats released today show that New Car Finance has increased by 139% over the past 3 years. In 2014 there were 30,943 new vehicles sold under finance whereas this increased to 73,979 new vehicles sold on finance in 2016.

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European Driving Rules 1 White Mini with trailor

European Driving Rules: A little homework can keep those holiday blues at bay

Posted by Michael Rochford on 18 July 2017 in Road Safety | Comments Off

We may have a touch of trepidation with taking the wheel of a hire car, or driving your own car on foreign roads and European Driving Rules.

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Volvo XC60 1 Red side view on road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volvo XC60

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 July 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The hugely successful Volvo XC60 is a safe and spacious family 4×4 with a truly comfortable interior and an exceptional safety rating.

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New Car Sales 2017

New car sales down 10% in the first half of 2017

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 July 2017 in New Cars | Comments Off

Official Car Sales Statistics released today by Car History experts Motorcheck.ie showed New car sales have decreased by slightly more than 10% (90,893 units) for the first six months of the year compared 2016 (101,265 units). That’s 10,375 less cars registered in the period.

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