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# motoring features

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# Paris Motor Show
7 new family cars coming to Ireland for 2019
Our picks from the Paris Motor Show, from a new-old Toyota to a Mercedes SUV. (And the new Suzuki Jimny.)
# motoring advice
3 essential tune-ups every car owner should do every year (that'll save you money)
You don’t have to be a mechanic to know what needs doing. We asked the experts for the essentials.
# dashboard warning lights
Quiz: How well do you really know your dashboard warning lights?
Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.
# SUVs
The 4 best SUVs under €30k you can buy right now
We put the current market through its paces.
# diesel dump
How the UK 'diesel dump' is impacting Ireland (and what it means for your car's resale value)
Plus, how to protect yourself if you’re buying a private import.
# pope my ride
Meet the new Popemobile - plus how they've changed through the years
A Skoda Rapid, that is.
# best selling cars
Here are Ireland's top 10 car brands for 2018 so far (by new car registrations)
We look at the data from the Motor Industry Review.
# Best Irish Drives
4 of the most spectacular driving routes through the wild North West
Scenic drives through counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon.
# Best UK road trips
4 spectacular routes that'll turn your UK break into an epic road trip
England, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man all have fantastic roads waiting for you.
# more power
5 of the most insanely powerful production cars money can buy
Some of the most powerful cars you can buy today.
# motorsport events
7 of the best summer motoring events for an unforgettable high-octane holiday
Give your holiday memories the smell of motor oil this year.
# South West Drives
5 of the most spectacular driving routes through the landscape of the South West
From the Port of Cork to the Dingle Peninsula.
# driving hacks
9 simple things you can do today to save money while driving
Budget busting car hacks.
# eco-friendly family cars
Our pick: 9 of the best electric and hybrid cars for modern families
EV, PHEV, or hybrid? We’ve got your covered.
# driving in Spain
3 of the most spectacular driving roads in Spain - plus what to know before you go
# scenic drives
4 of the most beautiful countryside drives through the Sunny South East
Make the most of the bank holiday.
# extravagant extras
Falconry sets to handmade clocks: 8 of the craziest optional extras for your luxury car
The most extra extras for your car.
# car shopping guide
5 tips to save on a new car: Nab yourself a 181 bargain with our savvy shopper's guide
Save money on your new car purchase.
# car Easter eggs
7 cars whose designers hid secret Easter eggs inside - from sharks to the Tesla submarine
We’ve combed through the archives for some cracking – geddit – examples of quirky design.
# Concept creation
7 jaw-dropping concept cars that really deserved to make it
Why can’t we buy these? WHY?
# more power
5 killer performance arms of car manufacturers - and the best cars they've souped up
From Abarth to AMG.
# decade defining cars
8 cars that defined their decades - from the 1940s to the 2010s
From the 1940s to today these cars defined the decades.
# new year's resolutions
6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year
New year, new driver.
# Motoring trends 2018
The 7 biggest car trends to watch out for in 2018
From design trends to powertrains, here’s how 2018 is shaping up.
# best new cars
6 big, bad and beautiful cars we're looking forward to driving in 2018
Our motoring correspondent Melanie May reveals her most-anticipated motors from the 2018 release schedule.