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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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Opel Meriva 1 Blue front and side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Opel Meriva

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

If you’re looking for maximal interior space, yet minimal exterior size & running costs, a 2nd Gen Opel Meriva could be just the car for you

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BMW i3 1 Blue fromt and side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: BMW i3

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 May 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The BMW i3 is one of the best battery-powered cars of recent years & with affordably priced used cars emerging a great choice for EV driving.

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Ford S-Max 1 Grey side view on mountain road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford S-Max

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 April 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

The secret of the Ford S-Max is that it is actually a very good to drive, the last bastion of driving enjoyment for those with lots of kids.

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Mini Countryman 1 Green side view outdoors

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mini Countryman

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 March 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

A bewildering choice of variants that doesn’t deter customers & often the Mini Countryman has made up as much as 50% of Mini’s total sales.

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Honda Insight 1 IMA Hybrid White Side View

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Honda Insight IMA Hybrid

Posted by Michael Rochford on 7 February 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

With a low-slung & tear-drop shape the Honda Insight looked the part, and with its IMA hybrid powertrain provided a sharp driving experience.

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PCP 6 Rising arrow on windows

New Car Sales down 5% in January whilst Used Car Imports surge again

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 February 2018 in New Cars, News, Used Cars | Comments Off

Official figures released today by Motorcheck show that new car sales in January 2018 have decreased slightly on last year with 37k units sold compared to 39k units in January 2017. This represents a drop of about 5% on last year. Whilst Used Car Imports have surged by 20% for the same period.

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Petrol & Hybrid sales 1 Auction floor and bidders on a Hyundai

2018’s big motoring trend — increasing petrol and hybrid sales, and imports, will drive down diesel values

Posted by Michael Rochford on 23 January 2018 in Used Cars | Comments Off

Between 2008 to 2017 we flocked to the black pump. The motoring trend meant you couldn’t pull Irish car buyers away from their diesels.

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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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Kia Sportage 1 Grey side view

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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