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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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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 – 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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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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