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#motor magazine

# motor-magazine - Monday 14 May, 2018

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

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

# motor-magazine - Friday 4 May, 2018

5 great German cars for a range of budgets

You can’t beat zee Germans.

New car sales were up slightly in April

The highlights from the SIMI/DoneDeal Motor Industry Report for April 2018.

Joe Duffy is building Ireland's largest BMW dealership

New premises will be in Charlestown and will create 20 new jobs.

The Opel Grandland X is getting a new, more economical diesel engine

Improved fuel economy with new 1.5-litre diesel powertrain.

Motor Envy: The Volvo XC90 is a luxurious seven-seater that stands out from the crowd

Feel safe and secure in this Swedish SUV.

Review: The Subaru XV is rugged and ready - but might fly under your radar

We test drive the Subaru XV crossover on Irish roads.

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

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

# motor-magazine - Monday 30 April, 2018

7 questions to ask before buying a car from a private UK seller

Imports can seem like an attractive deal – but can also carry unexpected costs, warns Brendan Kelly of Windsor Bray Nissan.

5 of the tastiest two-door cars to add style to your driveway

Because two doors are better than four.

Hyundai's popular i20 is getting a facelift

The i20 gets an updated design, safety, connectivity and powertrain line-up.

Volkswagen will offer electrified versions of all its cars

The next Golf will come onto the market with a new 48V mild hybrid system.

The new Citroen C4 Cactus is arriving in Ireland (and those 'airbumps' are gone)

The new Cactus hopes to rival the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?

Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.

Motor Envy: The F355 GTS is a classically beautiful modern Ferrari

Ferrari’s F355 is a genuine future classic.

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

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?

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

4 of the most beautiful countryside drives through the Sunny South East

Make the most of the bank holiday.

# motor-magazine - Monday 23 April, 2018

5 of the slickest electric cars for a range of budgets

Cut costs and reduce emissions with an electric vehicle.

BMW introduces new M2 Competition with 410hp under the bonnet

The BMW M2 Competition replaces its predecessor, the BMW M2 Coupé.

Lexus has unveiled the first image of all-new ES luxury saloon

Lexus ES saloon set to take on the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series.

The new Ford Mondeo HEV has arrived in Ireland

Ford’s first mainstream hybrid petrol electric model is now available in dealerships.

Motor Envy: The Land Rover Discovery is the go-anywhere car for adventurers

The Discovery is big, bold and brilliant.

6 essential tips for buying a used car that won't let you down

Renault’s Brian Quinlan shares how to spot a car that will last the test of time.

Review: The Kia Niro PHEV is the only car of its kind - so how does it measure up?

We test drive the plug-in hybrid version of the Kia Niro.

How to buy a purring Jaguar for less than €20k - and 3 models to check out first

Want a Big Cat on the bonnet? Look no further.

# motor-magazine - Monday 16 April, 2018

5 super-slick SUVs for a range of budgets

So hot right now.

Diesel is alive and doing very well, according to Skoda Ireland

More than half of all Skoda’s sold in q1 of 2018 were powered by diesel engines.

The all-new Ford Focus offers more room and even greater choice

The Focus, set to arrive later this year, is available in a wide range of specs.

Introducing the all-new Audi A6 Avant

The new Avant will be here later this year.

6 tips to reduce the nerves and increase confidence behind the wheel

Repeat after me: “I am a strong, confident, driver”.

Motor envy: The R8 V10 plus is Audi's fastest production car ever

Not to mention most expensive.

How much engine power do you really need? We asked a motor expert

Liam Murphy of Audi Cork shares the inside track.

3 family cars under €20k that can take three child seats - and still have room for luggage

We comb through the second-hand market for the best buys.

Here's what it's like to test-drive the Ferrari 488 Pista supercar - months before its launch

Dave Humphreys was one of a handful of motor journalists to test the new Ferrari out on the roads of Maranello.

# motor-magazine - Monday 9 April, 2018

5 spacious family estates to suit every budget

You fit the kids, the bags, the dog and the kitchen sink into these roomy models.

Audi confirms a five-door RS 5 Sportback for 2019

Pre-orders will be available in the later half of this year.