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VRT.ie and Motorcheck announce partnership

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 January 2018 in Importing from the UK | Comments Off

We are delighted to announce that Motorcheck has joined forces with VRT.ie to create a unique partnership

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sECOND HAND aUDI A1

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi A1

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 January 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

While the Audi A1 is not cheap, it is a very affordable (especially in terms of running costs) way of breaking into premium German motoring.

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To PCP or not to PCP?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 20 December 2017 in New Cars | Comments Off

Buy cars that are as depreciation-proof as possible & be alert of finance packages such as PCP’s that rely on the 2nd hand value of a car.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Kia Sportage MkII

Posted by Michael Rochford on 7 December 2017 in Used Cars | Comments Off

As we enter a cold winter, the Kia Sportage’s combination of 4×4 drive option, reliability, & rock-bottom prices make it a compelling SUV buy

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The myth of car reliability – Which brand’s are actually the most relaible?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 November 2017 in New Cars | Comments Off

With car reliability you need to know its history – check the car’s service record, condition, ownership history, & finance status.

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Opel Zafira

Used Car Buyers Guide: Opel Zafira

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

Good 7-seaters like the Opel Zafira are popular as families realise that they need more seats & space than a conventional car can provide.

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Has the budget tipped the balance in favour of electric cars?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 October 2017 in Electric Cars | Comments Off

Electric cars bring great value for a low-mile driver buying a used EV, now doubly so for 2018 if you can avail of the 0% business BIK.

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Beware of cars with no MOT

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 September 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Any change to the MOT means we need to be more guarded & careful than ever before when buying a car from the UK.

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Tips For Buying A Used Car

Tips For Buying A Used Car, From The RSA

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 September 2017 in Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

We saw a great article on used car buying tips from the RSA (Road Safety Authority) recently. The article has some great independent advice so its well worth a read. It’s the sort of stuff that’s worth repeating again and again. So we’ve condensed most of that and added our own slant.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Hyundai i30 Estate & Hatchback

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

The Hyundai i30 was always well-equipped, especially compared to contemporary competitors such as VW Golfs, Toyota Auris, & Ford Focus models

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