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MINI’s new Countryman has all bases covered

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the latest range of Countryman offerings from Mini It’s been a very long time since the Mini was actually mini and the beefed-up Countryman is the biggest of the range. The big Mini has had some design updates for 2020 and a plug-in hybrid system. It’s also available with two petrol…

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BMW turn up the dial with the latest M5

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the new BMW M5 Competition, the most performance-focused version of their flagship M-car to date Late last year, BMW brought me to Mondello Park to test their M2, M4 and the big daddy M5. The 591bhp, 4.4-litre BMW M5 was definitely the fastest car I have ever driven in a straight…

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Hit the ground running…

Morgan Flanagan Creagh takes a look at what Mercedes-Benz has to offer The curve is flattening thanks to the tireless work of doctors, like you, throughout Ireland. I’m sure we still have a long way to go and I can’t imagine the pressure many of you have been under over the past three months, so…

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Mercedes mid-price crossover

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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