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Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Want some extra space? 5 of the best family cars with room for everyone

Want some extra space? 5 of the best family cars with room for everyone

May 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 19,270 Views 3 Comments

Motor expert Dave Humphreys picks his top family cars with space to spare.

Monday 26 April, 2021

Need more space with style? 5 of the best SUVs on the road today
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Need more space with style? 5 of the best SUVs on the road today

Apr 26th 2021, 9:17 AM 26,621 Views 29 Comments

Dave Humphreys turns his expertise to SUVs, sharing his picks for anyone planning to buy soon.

Monday 8 March, 2021

Want to go electric? 5 of the best cars to make the switch without spending a fortune

Want to go electric? 5 of the best cars to make the switch without spending a fortune

Mar 8th 2021, 3:40 PM 42,072 Views 47 Comments

Motor expert Dave Humphreys picks some of the most practical EVs.

Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Looking for a more reliable car? 5 of the best for a drive that won’t let you down

Looking for a more reliable car? 5 of the best for a drive that won’t let you down

Feb 23rd 2021, 2:07 PM 33,835 Views 21 Comments

Motor expert Dave Humphreys picks his top cars on the market for a dependable drive.

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Baby on the way? 5 of the best cars to check out for safety, space and comfort

Baby on the way? 5 of the best cars to check out for safety, space and comfort

Feb 16th 2021, 5:04 PM 20,867 Views 18 Comments

Motor expert Dave Humphreys picks his top cars on the market for growing families.

Monday 4 January, 2021

Battery who? Plug-in what? The key types of electric vehicle, explained

Battery who? Plug-in what? The key types of electric vehicle, explained

Jan 4th 2021, 4:37 PM 14,178 Views 50 Comments

From full electric vehicles to hybrids and plug-in hybrids, motor expert Dave Humphreys breaks down what you need to know.

Friday 18 December, 2020

Lower prices, faster charging and no 'range anxiety': How the electric car has changed
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Lower prices, faster charging and no 'range anxiety': How the electric car has changed

Dec 18th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,224 Views 56 Comments

And is an EV right for you? Motor journalist Dave Humphreys takes a look at the then and now.

Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Instantly recognisable in traffic': What is the new Volkswagen ID.3 and how is it different?

'Instantly recognisable in traffic': What is the new Volkswagen ID.3 and how is it different?

Aug 27th 2020, 11:31 AM 21,698 Views 19 Comments

Motoring expert Dave Humphreys explains why the new electric vehicle from Volkswagen is making headlines.

Monday 2 March, 2020

Want to go green? Here's what you need to know about owning an electric vehicle in 2020

Want to go green? Here's what you need to know about owning an electric vehicle in 2020

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:24 AM 19,337 Views 68 Comments

From parking to range anxiety, motoring expert Dave Humphreys gives the lowdown on owning an EV – and what it will cost you.

Monday 17 February, 2020

Car-buying on a budget? 6 hidden costs to watch for - from pricey extras to new taxes
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Car-buying on a budget? 6 hidden costs to watch for - from pricey extras to new taxes

Feb 17th 2020, 5:26 PM 32,983 Views 24 Comments

Motoring expert Dave Humphreys looks at the surprises in store for buyers who haven’t done their homework.

Friday 22 November, 2019

'Neat details and lots of space': Meet the Volkswagen ID.3 - here's exactly what it's like inside
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'Neat details and lots of space': Meet the Volkswagen ID.3 - here's exactly what it's like inside

Nov 22nd 2019, 3:43 PM 12,077 Views 10 Comments

Motoring journalist Dave Humphreys attended Volkswagen’s ID.3 preview event this week.

Wednesday 19 December, 2018

8 exciting new cars you’ll see on Irish roads in 2019

8 exciting new cars you’ll see on Irish roads in 2019

Dec 19th 2018, 11:31 AM 33,702 Views 21 Comments

Motoring expert Dave Humphreys shares his picks for the year ahead.

Monday 8 October, 2018

Got a pay rise and looking for a new car? Here's what our expert would recommend...
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# Buying Advice

Got a pay rise and looking for a new car? Here's what our expert would recommend...

Oct 8th 2018, 4:14 PM 5,431 Views 2 Comments

If you’re looking to splash a little cash on an upgrade, we have some thoughts.

Monday 1 October, 2018

I'm looking to buy a Skoda. Should I go with the Octavia or upgrade to the Superb?
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# Buying Advice

I'm looking to buy a Skoda. Should I go with the Octavia or upgrade to the Superb?

Oct 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 9,577 Views 7 Comments

Which of Skoda’s saloons is the best buy in the used market?

Monday 24 September, 2018

How to buy a luxury SUV for less - and 4 models to see first
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a luxury SUV for less - and 4 models to see first

Sep 24th 2018, 2:54 PM 6,034 Views 0 Comments

Get a luxury motor without the starter-home price tag.

Monday 17 September, 2018

Looking for a used car that won't cost the earth to maintain? 5 models you should see first
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# Buying Advice

Looking for a used car that won't cost the earth to maintain? 5 models you should see first

Sep 17th 2018, 3:39 PM 2,408 Views 0 Comments

Repair bills can be unpredictable – but choosing the right car should help keep them low.

Monday 10 September, 2018

How to buy a used car that could actually increase in value
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a used car that could actually increase in value

Sep 10th 2018, 3:22 PM 2,788 Views 0 Comments

There are no guarantees, of course – but how can you maximise your chances?

Monday 3 September, 2018

Looking for a new family car? 3 underrated models you should probably check out
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# Buying Advice

Looking for a new family car? 3 underrated models you should probably check out

Sep 3rd 2018, 3:25 PM 4,984 Views 4 Comments

We look at the family models which don’t always get their dues.

Monday 27 August, 2018

4 iconic cars of the 1990s - and what you'll pay for them today
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# Buying Advice

4 iconic cars of the 1990s - and what you'll pay for them today

Aug 27th 2018, 5:02 PM 9,085 Views 4 Comments

From the movie-star Land Cruiser to the rarely seen Nissan Pao.

Monday 20 August, 2018

Can you make the UK 'diesel dump' work for you? 4 of the most popular imported diesels
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# Buying Advice

Can you make the UK 'diesel dump' work for you? 4 of the most popular imported diesels

Aug 20th 2018, 1:17 PM 2,798 Views 4 Comments

There are lots of diesels on the Irish market at the moment. How can you make the best of it?

Monday 13 August, 2018

How to buy a used car that won't let you down (and 2 surprising models to see first)
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a used car that won't let you down (and 2 surprising models to see first)

Aug 13th 2018, 4:11 PM 12,074 Views 2 Comments

Don’t listen to your friend in the pub, for a start.

Friday 3 August, 2018

Looking for an SUV? Here are 4 underrated models on the second-hand market
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# Buying Advice

Looking for an SUV? Here are 4 underrated models on the second-hand market

Aug 3rd 2018, 12:00 PM 13,539 Views 0 Comments

Most buyers go for the same brands. Here are some others that are worth a look.

Monday 30 July, 2018

Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time
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# Buying Advice

Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time

Jul 30th 2018, 3:17 PM 31,315 Views 41 Comments

And they’re probably not the ones you’d expect.

Monday 23 July, 2018

Audi used showdown: Should I go for an A4, or save up for the A5 or A6?
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# Buying Advice

Audi used showdown: Should I go for an A4, or save up for the A5 or A6?

Jul 23rd 2018, 2:50 PM 5,772 Views 3 Comments

There are plenty of Audis on the second-hand market. But how to choose the right one?

Monday 16 July, 2018

Review: The new Ford Focus is the cream of the crop of family hatchbacks
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# Review

Review: The new Ford Focus is the cream of the crop of family hatchbacks

Jul 16th 2018, 4:14 PM 1,957 Views 0 Comments

The new hatchback will arrive in Ireland in late August.

Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first
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# Buying Advice

Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first

Jul 16th 2018, 4:14 PM 2,339 Views 0 Comments

You don’t have to spend €€€ on a luxury saloon to make your passengers comfortable.

9 cars that made the Porsche badge a motoring icon over 70 years
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# Porsche

9 cars that made the Porsche badge a motoring icon over 70 years

Jul 16th 2018, 4:14 PM 4,125 Views 3 Comments

A history of the marque in 9 iconic models.

Monday 9 July, 2018

How to buy a future classic on a family-car budget - and 3 models to consider
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a future classic on a family-car budget - and 3 models to consider

Jul 9th 2018, 4:11 PM 3,425 Views 11 Comments

Looking for a smart investment that’s fun to drive too? You might take a look at these.

Monday 2 July, 2018

Review: We've driven the hotly-tipped new Audi Q8 SUV. Here's how it matches up to its rivals
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# Review

Review: We've driven the hotly-tipped new Audi Q8 SUV. Here's how it matches up to its rivals

Jul 2nd 2018, 4:26 PM 2,123 Views 0 Comments

Are the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Range Rover Sport better?

Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k
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# Buying Advice

Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k

Jul 2nd 2018, 4:26 PM 6,695 Views 3 Comments

How to buy a great learner motor.

Monday 25 June, 2018

Packing up the car for holidays? 4 of the best models for boot space (and you won't guess them all)
# Buying Advice
# Buying Advice

Packing up the car for holidays? 4 of the best models for boot space (and you won't guess them all)

Jun 25th 2018, 2:36 PM 3,649 Views 0 Comments

Do you like big boots? Then step right this way.

Monday 18 June, 2018

How to buy a practical car that still has serious engine power - plus 3 models to consider first
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a practical car that still has serious engine power - plus 3 models to consider first

Jun 18th 2018, 5:07 PM 2,679 Views 2 Comments

Get the horsepower of a sports car without the soft top roof.

Monday 11 June, 2018

How to find a car that can handle city driving - plus 3 you can get for under €10k
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# Buying Advice

How to find a car that can handle city driving - plus 3 you can get for under €10k

Jun 11th 2018, 3:32 PM 3,303 Views 0 Comments

If your A to B involves city streets, you’ll want a compact car that can take the pressure.

Friday 1 June, 2018

Hello summer! How to buy a convertible for a song - and 4 of the best used models
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# Buying Advice

Hello summer! How to buy a convertible for a song - and 4 of the best used models

Jun 1st 2018, 3:48 PM 2,239 Views 2 Comments

Delightful drop-tops await.

Monday 28 May, 2018

I want a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Do I go for a C-Class or upgrade to the E-Class?
# Buying Advice
# Buying Advice

I want a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Do I go for a C-Class or upgrade to the E-Class?

May 28th 2018, 2:56 PM 5,301 Views 9 Comments

There’s plenty of choice in the second-hand market. But is the bigger saloon worth the upgrade?

Monday 21 May, 2018

Looking for Scandinavian style? How to buy a Volvo for under €20k - and 3 models to see first
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# Buying Advice

Looking for Scandinavian style? How to buy a Volvo for under €20k - and 3 models to see first

May 21st 2018, 3:10 PM 3,090 Views 5 Comments

The Swedish car maker has a reputation for safety, comfort and strong design. Here’s what to look for.

Monday 14 May, 2018

How to buy a serious premium SUV on a €30k budget - and 5 models to see first
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a serious premium SUV on a €30k budget - and 5 models to see first

May 14th 2018, 3:29 PM 19,749 Views 10 Comments

It’s a crowded market out there at the premium end. We look at the models to watch.

Friday 4 May, 2018

Want a car that will make your driveway stand out? 4 real head-turners for under €15k
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# Buying Advice

Want a car that will make your driveway stand out? 4 real head-turners for under €15k

May 4th 2018, 11:59 AM 8,753 Views 9 Comments

Family cars don’t have to be boring, you know.

Monday 30 April, 2018

Review: We drove the intoxicatingly quick Porsche 911 GT3 RS (and went very, very fast)
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# Review

Review: We drove the intoxicatingly quick Porsche 911 GT3 RS (and went very, very fast)

Apr 30th 2018, 2:30 PM 1,123 Views 0 Comments

We test the ballistic Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nurburgring.

How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?
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# Buying Advice

How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?

Apr 30th 2018, 2:29 PM 8,673 Views 10 Comments

Here’s our advice – and the key models to look out for.

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