Nissan Micra 0.9  5dr
Sep26

Nissan Micra 0.9 5dr

The new Micra is worlds apart from the car it replaces writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?   Nissan’s Micra has been a popular choice with UK drivers for over three decades but despite its pint-sized practicality, affordability and legendary reliability the Micra has never been a car destined to improve your street cred, until now that was. Styling?  Long gone are the cute lines, the curiously high-mounted headlights and cheeky face,...

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Fiat 124 Spider
Jul23

Fiat 124 Spider

Hannah Gordon reviews the Fiat 124 Spider, does it drive as good as it looks?   What is it? A two seater sports car with the chassis and suspension of a Mazda MX5 and the audacious styling and engine from Fiat.   Who is it aimed at? Definitely not a family car, but the Fiat 124 is a nice little sporty number with just two seats a tiny boot and the ability to have its top down when the English weather allows! If you’re a fan of...

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Peugeot 3008 GT
Jun25

Peugeot 3008 GT

The Peugeot 3008 was recently crowned European Car of the Year 2017 so is it a worthy winner asks Hannah Gordon What is it? The Peugeot 3008 is a mid sized cross over with plenty of new tech, it even won European Car of the Year in 2017 so I am expecting great things.   Who is it aimed at? Its a trendy looking car with amples of useable space and practicality, it would suit a growing family or young couple looking to upgrade from...

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SEAT Ateca 1.4
Jun20

SEAT Ateca 1.4

It seems every car maker wants a slice of the compact SUV segment and SEAT is the latest to join the competition writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  SEAT’s first SUV has found favour with Irish buyers and already accounts for 30% of their sales this year. Styling? Outside, it is robust and handsome and SEAT have struck a nice balance  between muscular aggression and  style with the design of the Ateca. Under the Bonnet? Powering the...

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Toyota C-HR 1.2T Petrol
Jun14

Toyota C-HR 1.2T Petrol

Toyota maybe late to the small crossover party but it’s certainly gate crashing in style writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Toyota has finally added a small crossover to their line up to rival Seat’s Ateca, Peugeot’s 3008 and the Nissan Qashqai. C-HR stands for Coupe-High Rider and it sports a sleek coupe-shape roofline, bulging wheel arches and sharp creases Styling? While Lexus has been busy carving out a niche in the...

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Audi RS Q3 Performance
May21

Audi RS Q3 Performance

  Can an SUV ever drive as well as a standard car? Ginny Weeks puts Audi’s super fast RS Q3 crossover to the test. What is it?  The Q3 is Audi’s medium sized crossover, taller than the newly launched Q2, but smaller than the Q5 and Q7. The RS Performance is the fastest version with 367bhp and a 0-60 of 4.4 seconds, powered by a 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine. First impressions? The face lifted RS Q3 isn’t for show-offs; it’s all...

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