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Another hit track from Volvo

I don’t usually love crossover SUVs because they sometimes feel like cars that don’t know exactly what they are. They’re very popular and perhaps I’m just being an automotive hipster, but it saddens me that these miniature SUVs are killing the tried and trusted fourdoor saloon. But that’s my problem. This month’s car, the Volvo’s…

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The BMW you have dreamed about becomes reality

What if I told you that you could have it all? Your cake and eat it too. A four-door, family car that looks fresh and sporty; that’s a plug-in hybrid; that produces almost 300hp; that handles like a sporty coupe and all for (potentially) less than €50,000? Oh, and did I mention it’s a BMW?…

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A smart, electric offering from Volkswagen

If you were living off the planet you have probably never heard of Covid-19 or the Volkswagen (VW) ID3. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little; one isn’t very welcome, but the other certainly is. Why 3? Because the first was the VW Beetle (total sales 23 million), the second was the Golf (total sales 35 million),…

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Who needs a Golf when you have a SEAT Leon?

When I was handed the keys to the all-new SEAT Leon, the brand-neutral delivery agent said, “it’s so good, I can’t believe Volkswagen let them build it.” Well if that isn’t high praise, I don’t know what is. I’ve been a fan of new SEATs for a number of years now; the cars have been…

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BMW’s electrified 5-Series

Morgan Flanagan Creagh The BMW 5-Series has long been a stalwart of Irish roads. A famous silhouette that adorned parking spots outside buildings through the length and breadth of this country. This year the 5-Series, will increase its hybrid offering from two to five plug-in hybrid models by November 2020. The hybrid 5-Series was the…

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Ford’s new take on its Puma

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the new sporty Puma on the prowl When I was a boy, the Ford Puma was a small sports coupé, driven, predominantly, by hairdressers throughout Europe. It was one of the cars I fancied as a potential first car in my early teens as it came with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order…

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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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