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Used imports 1 Motorpoint dealership with cars on display

Used Imports: UK car industry turmoil means bad news for Irish dealers

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 February 2019 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Cheaper used diesels in the UK means a likelihood of more imported used imports & reductions in the sale of new diesel cars here in 2018.

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Kia Optima 1 Blue front and side view outdoors

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Kia Optima

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 February 2019 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The Kia Optima was Kia’s 1st entry into the 4-door family saloon sector, arriving with sexy styling & large interior space & great comfort.

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Volvo V60 1 Front and side view in a park

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volvo V60

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 January 2019 in Used Cars | Comments Off

    Years built: 2011 to 2018   Bodystyles: Sports estate (and a saloon too, but that was the S60)       What is it?   Volvo’s mid-size estate was a big step up from the old V40 estate when it first arrived in 2011. Sleeker, sexier, and safer it made thoroughly good use...

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Dacia Sandero 2018 1 Brown side and front view by water

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Dacia Sandero

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 November 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The Dacia Sandero has been quietly providing cheap, no-frills motoring at a temptingly low price. Is it worth a punt on the 2nd hand market?

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Mazda 6 1 Red front and side image driving on a road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda 6

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 October 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Mazda, the Mazda 6 included, has a terrific reputation for reliability & solidity that brings into contention with the German sports saloons

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Lexus GS300h 1 Silver side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Lexus GS300h

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 October 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

There aren’t common problems with the Lexus GS300h. Lexus reliability is legendary, but the GS seems to be above and beyond the call of duty

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Family car 1 Red Seat Alhambra with family

Family car – What car to buy when the family grows?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 September 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Chances are most of us may one day need a more practical family car. A bitter pill to take is the need for space, not speed. All is not lost

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Peugeot RCZ 4 Black version driven on the road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Peugeot RCZ

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 August 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The ‘double bubble’ Peugeot RCZ has oodles of smooth, turbocharged, power & are becoming more fashionable now due to the diesel downfall.

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Mazda CX-5 1 Blue and Red side on views

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda CX-5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 30 July 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Mazda CX-5 used ‘SkyActiv’ – light chassis & body focus with engine efficiency & friction free to give fuel efficiency & driving engagement.

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Hyundai i40 1 2017 white side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Hyundai i40

Posted by Michael Rochford on 27 June 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

As an alternative to SUVs & crossovers the Hyundai i40 shows there are still some truly excellent cars being offered in lower slung form.

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