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

Budget 2022 hits lowest earning motorists hardest – AA Ireland

Budget 2022. AA Ireland.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath delivered Budget 2022 on Tuesday 12th October, which is a package that sees the Government attempt to tackle the rising cost of living. The total budget package is €4.7 billion. So what does Budget 2022 mean in terms of public transport,… Continue reading Budget 2022 hits lowest earning motorists hardest – AA Ireland

Petrol prices on the rise here in Ireland, but no issue on supply – AA Ireland.

Amid concern over rising fuel prices in the UK and across the globe, AA Ireland decided to look at what is happening here in Ireland, as our prices are increasing steadily too.  “Petrol prices in this country are at an average of 155.9 cents per litre and diesel is at 144.9 cents per litre. Prices… Continue reading Petrol prices on the rise here in Ireland, but no issue on supply – AA Ireland.

New Car Review: Land Rover Defender P400e S

Starting Price: €78,280 Price as tested: €89,150 GOOD STUFF Tonka Toy looks, potent acceleration, decent EV performance BAD STUFF Slightly hesitant to move off, ride height can be a pain in car parks  WHAT IS IT? The Land Rover Defender P400e is a way to own a Land Rover Defender and not get pelted with… Continue reading New Car Review: Land Rover Defender P400e S

Petrol Prices: Good news may be on the way? AA Ireland

The Automobile Association has seen fuel prices increase steadily over the past few months. Petrol prices in Ireland are at an average of 153 cents per litre and diesel is at 138.7 cents per litre. Prices have jumped 21.5% since this time last year for petrol and 18.2% for diesel in the same period. This… Continue reading Petrol Prices: Good news may be on the way? AA Ireland

Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Donegal is the most expensive county for filling-up a tank of petrol with an average of 128.1 cent per litre, 1.6c higher than the national average. The more expensive county for diesel is Wicklow with an average price of 116.3, 3.5c above the national average according to the AA. The AA has found a number… Continue reading Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Ahead of Budget 2016 the AA is calling on the Irish Government to begin the process of removing the substantial additional austerity-era taxes on fuel. “A litre of petrol actually costs 44 cents.”  Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “Everything else is tax. We pay 136.5 cent at the pump at the moment because… Continue reading Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

MOTORING COSTS: INSURANCE RISE WIPES OUT PUMP PRICE GAIN

The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,593.60 according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs. The total is down a very tiny €17.60 on the same figure for last year according to the AA’s calculations. The major rise in the cost of motor insurance has cost motorists dearly.… Continue reading MOTORING COSTS: INSURANCE RISE WIPES OUT PUMP PRICE GAIN

Fuel prices tumble, but taxes don’t

The following text comes from AA Ireland.  For any enquiries or for verification contact Conor Faughnan, 01 6179440 or 087 2530495 16th January 2015 The average price of a litre of petrol is now 131.6 cent, a fall of 10.8 cent since December and the 6th straight month of falling prices according to the latest… Continue reading Fuel prices tumble, but taxes don’t