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DoneDeal of the Week: This Opel Insignia saloon is a classy cruiser with low running costs

Want something that offers a better driving experience? We’ve got a Ford Mondeo for you too.

LOOKING FOR A a comfortable family saloon that feels as at home on the motorway as it does around town and on the school run? Then this 2014 Opel Insignia for €13,495 could be the car for you.

The Opel Insignia is a relaxing motorway cruiser with a comfortable ride. It is also a handsome looking car too and has some of the lowest emissions of any big diesel saloon. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged CDTi produces just 99g/km and is just €180 to tax. It also has a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 3.7 litres/100km (76mpg).

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This particular model comes in S trim and features air conditioning, electric front windows, a leather-covered steering wheel, automatic lighting control, a multi-function trip computer and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Safety features include cruise control with speed limiter, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), and ISOFIX child seat mounting points for all three rear seats.

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Ford Mondeo

Looking for a family saloon with a sharp driving dynamics and great chassis? Then this 2014 Ford Mondeo for €16,995 could be the car for you.

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The Ford Mondeo is one of the best driving and handling cars in its class. Its steering is well weighted with decent amounts of feel and feedback, it has a well tuned suspension set-up that’s great for Irish roads and it is comfortable too. It isn’t terribly sporty but it is very satisfying to drive.

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This particular 2014 model comes in Graphite trim and features air con, cruise control, electric front windows, media connection, multi-function steering wheel, remote boot release, traction control and alloy wheels.

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It is powered by a 115hp 1.6-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It costs €190 to tax annually.