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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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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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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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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda 3

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Mazda 3 with the same mechanical package as the 2-gen Ford Focus has higher quality standards, so is a little more reliable overall.

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New Car Sales down 8% for Q1 2017

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 April 2017 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

Official new car sales figures released today by Car History experts Motorcheck.ie show New Car Sales have continued to decline for the third straight month with registrations to the end of March 2017 down 7.5%. The decrease means that the Motor Trade has finished the first quarter of 2017 8% behind 2016 figures.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volkswagen Passat

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 March 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

The Volkswagen Passat does have about it a dash of style & is certainly more comfortable inside, and roomier, than many of the competition.

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The most unreliable car? The answers might surprise you…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 March 2017 in Used Cars | Comments Off

What makes the most unreliable car? Rust is rare, mechanical issues less common & unreliability is largely down to faulty electronics, so..

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi A5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 March 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Uncategorized, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

The Audi A5 is regarded by the former head of design as the best-looking car he ever designed. A future classic? No – it’s a classic already.

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Gap insurance — worth the cost or a new payment protection?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 March 2017 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Gap insurance bridges from what your insurer says the current market value of your car is & what you may hope or need to replace the car.

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New Car Sales February 2017 are down 21%

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 March 2017 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

New Car Sales are down 21% in February 2017, however, the extra trading day in Feb 2016 makes slide in sales look more pronounced

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