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Why doesn't everybody understand the zipper lane?

Merging lanes in Ireland... somehow, I don’t think some of us get it!

We live in a world where everyone is rushing. This is especially noticeable on our roads. If you travel along any of our motorways with the cruise control set at 120km/h, it's very often you'll notice that someone overtakes you. When you're in a queue waiting to order your burger and chips, you'll notice some sly little dog (no offence doggies) trying to edge in front of you, and then... there's the zipper lane – or

The New Audi A7 Sportback

Audi have released the 2018 A7 and it is definitely on my shopping list!

After the successful launch earlier this year of the A8, Audi have unveiled its newest model – The 2018 Audi A7. Available to purchase from February 2018, the new A7 is the company’s luxury four door coupe. The A7 takes its design language from the recent Audi A8 in being edgy and bold. The grill is wider and lower than that of the A8. The long, sloping roof line makes it distinguishable as an A7. The boot lid f

The End is Near; The Mercedes-Benz G65 Final Edition

Have a spare €310,000 and burning desire to own a Mercedes-AMG G Wagon? Well here's your final chance.

The Mercedes-Benz G Wagon is on the top of a lot of people's lists when they win the lotto. It has an angry, bulky look and feel and hasn't changed much since it launched in the late 70's. Well the end is near, it seems, for the G Wagon with the Final Edition AMG G65 now available to buy. Only 65 will be made and with a price tag of over €310,000, the Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 Final Editio

Nissan Suspends Vehicle Production in Japan

Nissan Japan has suspended production for atleast two weeks with over 1.2 million vehicles recalled. 

Nissan Japan has announced the temporary closure of all six of its manufacturing plants for at least two weeks after a major recall of its domestically sold vehicles. The recall has resulted in a cost of $222m and the recall of 1.2 million vehicles sold over the last three years with this number possibly expanding by a further 38,000 units. Image from Siyuwj under Creative Commons The recall

Meet the Polestar 1; Volvo's Hybrid Coupe

Volvo have announced its sub-brand, Polestar. First up is the Polestar 1, a 600hp, 1,000Nm hybrid coupe.

Volvo have announced its hybrid coupe, the Polestar 1. The car will be the first built from the sub-brand. It is due in 2019 and is to be built in a new production plant in Chengdu, China. The car is aimed at the Chinese market but will make its way to European shores too. The Polestar 1 is the first full electric car built by Volvo and by the sounds of things, we are in for a treat! A 600hp

Top Tips for Driving in Heavy Winds

We don't need to tell you not to take any unnecessary journeys but if needs must, here are some of our tips on how to tackle driving in the tough weather conditions Hurricane Ophelia will throw at us. 

It’s a given that we must take extra caution when driving in heavy wind and rain. We don’t need to tell you not to take any unnecessary journeys, Teresa Mannion has got you covered on that one. But, Ireland isn’t exactly an expert when it comes to hurricane weather, so here i

European Petrol Sales Overtake Diesel

Petrol powered cars have overtaken diesel sales for the first time since 2009 in Europe. 

According to the ACEA, the sale of diesel cars has been overtaken by petrol ones in Europe for the first time since 2009. Putting this into numbers, 152,323 fewer diesel powered cars were sold. Similarly, diesel market share of new cars sold fell from 50.2% to 46.3% in the first half of last year. Contrary to this, petrol sales were up from 45.8% to 48.5%. Again, in numbers this translates to 328,615 pe

New car registrations down 17% for September

New car registrations remain 10% year on year after 17% drop in September

Yet again, the Irish car market has seen a dip in new car registrations. SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) has reported a 17% drop in new car registrations for September in comparison with the same month last year. September of this year saw 3,916 new cars registered, however, the same month in 2016 resulted in 4,707 registrations. According to SIMI, the year-to-date figure is 10% down in comparison with last year.

What car will win Irish Car of the Year?

2018 Irish Car of the Year programme launched - these are the contenders...

It has been announced that Irish Car of the Year 2018 in association with Continental tyres will take place on November 9th. In what has been a very exciting year in terms of new cars on Irish roads, jurors will have to vote on which car that they think is worthy of the title. Tom Dennigan (Continental Tyres), Michael Sheridan (APMP), David Walshe (IMWA) The list, which has been revealed today, is available below as well

Why are child car seats so important?

"In a recent study, the RSA inspected 5000 child seat installations from the public and found that over 4000 of them needed adjustments of some kind to ensure optimum safety."

Most of us will have to deal with the hassle of choosing, buying, and installing child car seats at some stage in our lives. That is with good reason. Not only are child car seats vital for ensuring the safety of kids sitting in your vehicle, it is illegal to not have an appropriate seat when transporting children.Whether i