New Car Review: Opel Mokka-e

Opel Mokka-e Starting Price: €33,038 Price as tested: €34,444 GOOD STUFF Stunning looks, brilliant chassis, good interior quality BAD STUFF Rear seating quite restricted, smaller boot than non-electric version WHAT IS IT? The Opel Mokka is now in its second generation. As before, it’s a compact crossover, but now it’s built on the same platform… Continue reading New Car Review: Opel Mokka-e

New Car Review: CUPRA Formentor VZ e-HYBRID

Starting Price: €54,950 Price as tested: €58,457 GOOD STUFF Stunning looks, gorgeous cabin, potent powertrain BAD STUFF Battery needs to be topped up to make sense as a purchase WHAT IS IT? The CUPRA Formentor VW e-HYBRID is the Spanish brand’s (CUPRA are closely related to SEAT if you didn’t know) flagship Plug-in Hybrid Electric… Continue reading New Car Review: CUPRA Formentor VZ e-HYBRID

What to do if you’ve put the wrong fuel into your car: AA Ireland

What happens if you put the wrong fuel in your car? It can happen. You are at the petrol pump, there might be a toddler screaming in the back seat, or you had a fight with your partner or life has you generally distracted. Putting in the nozzle didn’t feel right but it went in… Continue reading What to do if you’ve put the wrong fuel into your car: AA Ireland

New Car Review: Ford Kuga PHEV ST-Line X

Starting Price: €44,863 Price as tested: €49,482 GOOD STUFF Looks good, decent handling an SUV, competent EV performance BAD STUFF Cabin feels a cheap in places for the money WHAT IS IT? The Kuga SUV has been doing good business for Ford in Europe and here in Ireland for some time now and with good… Continue reading New Car Review: Ford Kuga PHEV ST-Line X

New Car Review: Peugeot 308 Hybrid 180

Price as tested: N/A GOOD STUFF Refined driving experience, attractive design BAD STUFF  Hybrid loses out on boot space, the rear could be more spacious WHAT IS IT?  This is the latest Peugeot 308 and the company’s first model to carry its new emblem on what is now a larger grille. The soft and curvy… Continue reading New Car Review: Peugeot 308 Hybrid 180

How To Use Your Car Lights Correctly – AA Ireland

Driving a vehicle with defective lights is illegal, so it’s important to check them regularly. Now that the days are shorter, why not brush up on your knowledge of how to use your car lights correctly.  Firstly, under Irish law, all cars must have the following lights in working order: Two headlights and two white… Continue reading How To Use Your Car Lights Correctly – AA Ireland

New Car Review: Audi Q5 Sportback 35 TDI S Line

Q5 Sportback Starting Price: €60,220 Price as tested: €69,363 GOOD STUFF Beautiful styling, amazing quality finish inside and out, frugal diesel engine BAD STUFF €3,000 more for pretty much the same car – €10,000 more than an A4 Avant. WHAT IS IT? The Q5 Sportback is what Audi call a CUV – or Crossover Utility Vehicle… Continue reading New Car Review: Audi Q5 Sportback 35 TDI S Line

New Car Review: BMW X1 xDrive 25e

BMW X1 xDrive25e Starting Price: €49,995 Price as tested: €51,919 GOOD STUFFSpacious interior, potentially economical to run BAD STUFF  Smaller boot than other BMW X1s, expensive to buy WHAT IS IT?  The BMW X1 is the smallest of the German marque’s SUV models and this version, the xDrive25e, is the plug-in hybrid of the line-up.… Continue reading New Car Review: BMW X1 xDrive 25e

New Car Review: Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Pro – AA Ireland

Volvo XC40 Recharge Starting Price: €64,314 Price as tested: €68,258 GOOD STUFF Stylish looks, serious performance, decent interior space, all-wheel-drive capability. BAD STUFF Needs a much cheaper model in the line-up, the electric range is nothing special. WHAT IS IT? The XC40 is Volvo’s smallest SUV, but all things are relative, as it’s not a… Continue reading New Car Review: Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Pro – AA Ireland