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Morgan Flanagan Creagh delivers his verdict on the Mercedes-Benz GLA It’s May and many of you have been fighting this virus full-time for more than three months. Thank you for your continuing work saving lives throughout Ireland, and the world. We’re all hoping to see a return to normality sooner rather than later; but in…

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A captured audience

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the Renault Captur Here we are with another motoring review, at a time when doctors are trying to save the world. Apologies if this makes you cringe, like those hearty salutes given to oil mining astronauts in Michael Bay films, but thank you all for your continuing hard work on the…

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Calm, comfortable and competent

Morgan Flanagan Creagh delivers his verdict on Volvo’s XC90 It feels a little odd to write a car review while many of you are on the front line, tackling Covid-19 around the country, and the world, but hopefully you can find some time to decompress and enjoy the witterings that follow. If you’ve found your…

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Release the Norse engine gods

Introducing Volvo’s S60 T5 R-Design I’m going to preface this article by admitting that I’m a Volvo fetishist, who owns a Volvo belt buckle and once lost an eBay bidding war for a black Volvo 850 T5, only to convince the seller to let me buy his wife’s Volvo S40 T4. So, I have nothing…

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Mazda’s new take on suck-squeeze-bang-blow

The Mazda-3 was reviewed in this publication last year and at that time, I advised shrewd Medical Independent readers to hold their fire and wait for the release of the Skyactiv-X engine, which Mazda implied was going to be a revolution in fuel economy. Here we have the follow-up, as I was lucky enough to…

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Same-same, but different

The Ford Mondeo has been around for almost 30 years and now the American marque has given the stalwart family saloon a contemporary hybrid engine to appeal to the surge in customer demand for electrically assisted cars Though late to the game, Ford’s Mondeo Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) estate offers an alternative for a motorist…

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Future focused

Morgan Flanagan Creagh talks to Mike Keane, Chief Engineer at Electrifi, about their future-focused solution n a change to the usual schedule, this month I wanted to explore a future-focused solution for doctors and other astute Medical Independent readers with classic cars, or a lust for one. So, I reached out to Mike Keane, the…

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A Mustang fit for a McQueen

Channel your inner Steve McQueen with the Mustang Bullitt In 1968 Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, played by Steve McQueen, famously hurtled through the mean streets of San Francisco, hot on the heels of a dastardly, black Dodge Charger in the blockbuster film Bullitt. After the movie, the Mustang GT Fastback reached superstardom and Ford are now…

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Top of the Pops

Morgan Flanagan Creagh finds the Nissan Qashqai a decently-priced, well-built, family-friendly car The Nissan Qashqai has been wallowing happily at the top of the crossover segment in Ireland for more than 10 years, during which time they have flogged a car to what feels like everyone in the country. It’s only when you drive a…

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Safe and practical

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews Renault’s Mégane Grand Coupé Renault’s Mégane Grand Coupé is a very well-priced and, if you select the right extras, well-equipped family saloon. This Mégane is a fine car, but it is not a coupé, nor is it grand; it is a saloon, or sedan if you’re that way inclined. It is…

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