New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid

Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid starting price: €27,260 Price as tested: €32,400 Good stuff: Smart looks, high quality, big boot, exceptional economy Bad stuff: Quite pricey, not as much rear-seat room as in some rivals What is it? The Toyota Yaris Cross is a Yaris, by badge, but really, it’s all a bit more complicated than… Continue reading New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid

New Car Review: Škoda Fabia 1.0 TSI EVO

Price as tested: TBC GOOD STUFFImpressively roomy, attractive design BAD STUFF  No electrified powertrains, potential to be expensive WHAT IS IT?  This is the all-new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia that will go on sale in Ireland in 2022. It occupies the supermini segment that includes popular names like the Toyota Yaris, Opel Corsa and Renault Clio.… Continue reading New Car Review: Škoda Fabia 1.0 TSI EVO

VIDEO: What You Need To Know About Driving Lesson Delays – AA Ireland

Without doubt, learning to drive has been severely impacted by the pandemic. Since lessons and tests were stopped entirely for about half a year during the Level 5 restrictions, it caused a huge backlog and long delays for those waiting to get their license. Personally, I found it very difficult during the pandemic to practice… Continue reading VIDEO: What You Need To Know About Driving Lesson Delays – AA Ireland

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: 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: 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

New Car Review: DS3 Crossback Elegance E-TENSE

DS3 Starting Price: €28,990 Price as tested: €38,949 GOOD STUFF Stylish design, good EV powertrain with a consistent range. BAD STUFF Small infotainment screen, cramped rear legroom, price. WHAT IS IT? The DS3 Crossback marks the French brand’s (they are the premium version of Citroën) return to Ireland (alongside the larger DS7) and this time… Continue reading New Car Review: DS3 Crossback Elegance E-TENSE

New Car Review: Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Executive Plus Auto

Starting Price: €36,095Price as tested: €42,195 GOOD STUFF  Handsome, good value, well-equipped, great road manners BAD STUFF Very little, Hyundai have knocked this one out of the park WHAT IS IT? This is Ireland’s best-selling car right now, the Hyundai Tucson and so far in 2021 (August 2021), the brand have shifted almost 5,000 of… Continue reading New Car Review: Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Executive Plus Auto

New Car Review: Audi Q5 2.0-litre TFSI TDI S-Line – AA Ireland

Audi Q5 Starting Price: €56,975 Price as tested: €70,402 GOOD STUFF  Gorgeous looks, stunning interior, massive competency. BAD STUFF Price can get saucy when you start ticking options boxes. Rear legroom not great for adults. WHAT IS IT? The Audi Q5 SUV has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the premium segment in Europe for… Continue reading New Car Review: Audi Q5 2.0-litre TFSI TDI S-Line – AA Ireland

New Car Review: Mazda6 100th Anniversary Edition

The Mazda6 might not be an obvious choice amidst a sea of SUVs, but it is a handsome and entertaining to drive alternative. Mazda6 Starting Price: €34,170 Price as tested: €47,695 GOOD STUFF  Handsome looks, great interior, entertaining handling BAD STUFF Expensive at the higher end WHAT IS IT? The Mazda6 has been around for… Continue reading New Car Review: Mazda6 100th Anniversary Edition