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Renault Koleos 2017 review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 269 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Renault Koleos 2017 review. The D-Segment SUV sector is growing at quite the pace in Ireland, and Renault's addition of the Koleos to their Irish fleet is a firm sign that they want part of...

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Skoda Octavia 2017 review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 270 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Skoda Octavia 2017 review on roads in Ireland. The facelifted Octavia is raising some eyebrows because of the split in the head lights to the front. Apart from that, the appearance...

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Citroen C3 review 2017

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 135 views

This is Car Buyers Guide’s Citroen C3 review 2017. Daragh Ó Tuama took the all new Citroen C3 for a drive in the sun in Ireland, appropriate weather for a car in “Power Orange”. The new C3 offers 9 colours as well as 3 different...

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Ford Fiesta 2018 review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 192 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide all-new Ford Fiesta 2018 review. This 2017 / 2018 Ford is available now in Ireland. Last week, Daragh Ó Tuama made his way to Vallidolid, Spain, to test drive the new Fiesta. These are his first ...

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Volvo XC60 2017 review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 150 views

This is Car Buyers Guide Volvo XC60 2017 review. Daragh Ó Tuama reckons Audi and BMW have cause for concern due to Volvo’s latest releases, the new Volvo XC60 being no exception. This new SUV is now available to order...

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Skoda Kodiaq Review 2017

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 133 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Skoda Kodiaq review 2017. Daragh Ó Tuama shows us around the spacious, good-looking, simply clever, affordable 7-seater family SUV. He also discusses how it fares against its competitors, which include the...

Renault Koleos 2017 review

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 269 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Renault Koleos 2017 review. The D-Segment SUV sector is growing at quite the pace in Ireland, and Renault's addition of the Koleos to their Irish fleet is a firm sign that they want part of...

Skoda Octavia 2017 review

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 270 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Skoda Octavia 2017 review on roads in Ireland. The facelifted Octavia is raising some eyebrows because of the split in the head lights to the front. Apart from that, the appearance...

Citroen C3 review 2017

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 135 views

This is Car Buyers Guide’s Citroen C3 review 2017. Daragh Ó Tuama took the all new Citroen C3 for a drive in the sun in Ireland, appropriate weather for a car in “Power Orange”. The new C3 offers 9 colours as well as 3 different...

Ford Fiesta 2018 review

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 192 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide all-new Ford Fiesta 2018 review. This 2017 / 2018 Ford is available now in Ireland. Last week, Daragh Ó Tuama made his way to Vallidolid, Spain, to test drive the new Fiesta. These are his first ...

Volvo XC60 2017 review

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 150 views

This is Car Buyers Guide Volvo XC60 2017 review. Daragh Ó Tuama reckons Audi and BMW have cause for concern due to Volvo’s latest releases, the new Volvo XC60 being no exception. This new SUV is now available to order...

Skoda Kodiaq Review 2017

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 133 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Skoda Kodiaq review 2017. Daragh Ó Tuama shows us around the spacious, good-looking, simply clever, affordable 7-seater family SUV. He also discusses how it fares against its competitors, which include the...

BMW 4 Series 2017 Review - 440i Coupe & 420d Gran Coupe (Pre-facelift)

Published on Aug 15th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 125 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide BMW 4 Series 2017 review. This is the pre-facelift model). In this review, Daragh Ó Tuama looks at the BMW 440i Coupe and the BMW 420d Gran Coupe.

There are huge differences between the two engines. The BMW 440i is bold and fun, while the rumblier BMW 420d has obvious noise differences and is nowhere near as powerful. However, as Daragh points out...

Mini Clubman 2017 Review

Published on Jul 5th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 270 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide 2017 Mini One D Clubman review - Following the Irish market launch of the MINI Clubman in October 2015...

SEAT Ibiza 2017 Review

Published on Jul 5th 2017 Tim Shearwood 163 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide all-new SEAT Ibiza 2017 review. As we only got to travel 210km in the car, these are our first impressions...

2017 BMW 5 Series Touring Review - (G31) 530d xDrive & 520d

Published on Jul 5th 2017 Tim Shearwood 324 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide BMW 5 Series Touring Review 2017. Daragh Ó Tuama travelled from Ireland to Hampshire in the UK to test drive the estate version of the new 5 Series. He only got to spend a couple of hours with this particular car - it was long enough to form some first impressions...

The all new 2017 Suzuki Swift – First Impressions

Published on May 15th 2017 David Stafford 277 views

This week Car Buyers Guide was at the launch of the all new Suzuki Swift in Manchester, England. The new Swift will be available to the Irish market from June 1st. Along with the obvious changes to the exterior of the Swift; Suzuki has also added the 1.0 litre three cylinder Boosterjet engine which first debuted in the Baleno and S-Cross last year.

Volkswagen Crafter 2017 Review

Published on May 8th 2017 David Stafford 286 views

This week, Car Buyers Guide attended the Irish launch of the new Volkswagen Crafter. Our time with the vehicle was very limited, so this video is more...

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 Review

Published on May 8th 2017 David Stafford 345 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan review. We've driven this car a few times before in Ireland. The first time being at the new Volkswagen...

Volvo V90 2017 Review

Published on May 3rd 2017 David Stafford 227 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Volvo V90 review 2017 . This is the first time that we've been able to test this car on roads in Ireland...

Tesla Model S 2017 Review

Published on May 3rd 2017 David Stafford 244 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Tesla Model S review 2017. Daragh Ó Tuama managed to spend a couple of hours with the Tesla Model S P100d as well as...

Tesla Model X 2017 Review

Published on May 3rd 2017 David Stafford 222 views

This is the Car Buyers Guide Tesla Model X 2017 review. These are our first impressions. We got to drive the Tesla model X for the first time last week...

Audi A5 Coupe Review 2017

Published on Apr 4th 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 356 views

This is Car Buyers Guide's review of the all-new Audi A5 Coupe. Car Buyers Guide were at the launch of the new Audi A5 and Audi Q5 in Ireland.

Peugeot 3008 SUV Review

Published on Apr 4th 2017 David Stafford 380 views

Peugeot has impressed us by turning a run of the mill small MPV, into an exception SUV. This car is beautifully designed and offers a very nice interior.

Peugeot 5008 SUV Review

Published on Apr 4th 2017 David Stafford 336 views

The new Peugeot 5008 SUV is a complete change in shape and segment for this 7-seater. In this review, Daragh Ó Tuama travelled to Lisbon, Portugal, to test drive the brand-new 2017 Peugeot 5008 SUV.

Kia Rio Review 2017

Published on Apr 3rd 2017 David Stafford 230 views

Kia Ireland has just launched the all-new Kia Rio to the market in Ireland. Daragh Ó Tuama from Car Buyers Guide made his way to the Irish launch of the car to test drive it for review.

Fiat Tipo Hatchback Review

Published on Feb 1st 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 217 views

The new Tipo is well-built, comfortable and presented excellently. It certainly is not the most exciting car in the world, but it should be enough to impress some. 

Volkswagen Transporter Review 2016

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 256 views

This week we take a look at the Volkswagen Transporter T6. We tested the 4motion version with a 2.0 litre TDI engine. This offers 150 hp and it certainly doesn't lack power.

Subaru Levorg Review 2016

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 252 views

We got our hands on the brand new Subaru Levorg. This is what Subaru calls the "spiritual successor" of the Legacy Tourer. We drove the Levorg GT 1.6 DIT Lineartronic. 

Mazda MX-5 2016 Review

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 232 views

Daragh Ó Tuama takes the new Mazda MX-5 for a spin. This car has many accolades, one of which is the title of World Car of the Year. KODO design has been brought in cleverly and the car both looks and feels stunning.

Seat Ateca 2016 Review

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 436 views

Car Buyers Guide's Daragh Ó Tuama test drives the brand new Seat Ateca for a week. We tested the 1.6 TDI engine ecomotive which is priced in the €28,000 region.

Hyundai Ionic 2016 Review

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 338 views

This week we were at the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq. Our test vehicle was the Ioniq "Electric". This is a full-electric model, but customers can also opt for a hybrid version.

Opel Astra Review 2016

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 313 views

Daragh from the Car Buyers Guide team got his hands on the Opel Astra for a few days. We brought it up the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains. 

Toyota CH-R Review 2016

Published on Dec 23rd 2016 David Stafford 310 views

Tim Shearwood is just back from the international launch of the new Toyota C-HR. Here's his round the block review of this slick new Coupe High Rider.

Fiat 124 Spider Review 2016

Published on Dec 22nd 2016 David Stafford 284 views

Daragh Ó Tuama attended the Irish launch of the new Fiat 124 Spider in Kildare, Ireland. This car will be coming to the market north of €30,000.

Mazda CX-3 Review 2016

Published on Dec 22nd 2016 David Stafford 188 views

Daragh Ó Tuama gets his hands on the Mazda CX-3. Once again, we're big fans of KODO design and this is an excellent tiptoe into the small compact SUV segment for Mazda. 

BMW 330e Review

Published on Dec 22nd 2016 Daragh Ó Tuama 317 views

We have a look at the very nice BMW 330e. This hybrid vehicle mixes style, power and fuel economy. 

BMW 7 Series Review 2016

Published on Dec 16th 2016 Daragh Ó Tuama 272 views

Daragh Ó Tuama reviews the very luxurious BMW 740Ld on Irish roads. This car offers amazing comfort, but with a high pricetag, this is something you would certainly expect...

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Review

Published on Nov 17th 2016 Daragh Ó Tuama 308 views

Daragh Ó Tuama drives the Alfa Romeo Giulietta on Irish road. This is a sexy looking car and it is great fun to drive. There are a few things however that could be done better. The interior could be a little more special than the Jeep and Fiat brands.

Hyundai Tucson 2016 Review

Published on Nov 9th 2016 David Stafford 518 views

Daragh Ó Tuama drives the new Hyundai Tucson in Ireland. This is currently the highest selling car to the Irish market and it has been very-well received...

Toyota Prius 2016 Review

Published on Nov 9th 2016 David Stafford 296 views

Daragh Ó Tuama from Car Buyers Guide drives the new Toyota Prius. This car has been available to the Irish market since early 2016. It's a much nicer machine than the model it replaces...

Volvo V40 2016 Review

Published on Oct 21st 2016 David Stafford 441 views

We have a look at the facelifted Volvo V40. The changes are minor and it is slightly disappointing that the main change - the Thor's Hammer headlights - are only available in Ireland as an optional...

2016 Ford Mustang 5.0 Review

Published on Oct 17th 2016 David Stafford 441 views

Daragh Ó Tuama from Car Buyers Guide drives the new Ford Mustang 5.0 in Ireland. This 5-litre machine offers 421 bhp and 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. It's a lot of fun, that's pretty much going to leave...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Published on Oct 12th 2016 David Stafford 640 views

In recent months I've been given two new Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles to test drive. Both were E220d models. The only difference between the two was that one was white and the other was black...

2016 DS3 Review

Published on Oct 12th 2016 David Stafford 345 views

Daragh Ó Tuama gets his hands on the new DS3 for a week to review. He clearly prefers it out of the DS range. This supermini is in competition with the likes of the Audi A1 and the MINI One.

Volvo S90 Review

Published on Oct 12th 2016 David Stafford 347 views

Daragh Ó Tuama got his hands on the Volvo S90 for a week. This car will have an impact on sales for BMW and Audi, but will it effect E-Class sales? The entry level pricing for this car on the Irish market is €48,400.

SsangYong Tivoli XLV Review

Published on Oct 12th 2016 David Stafford 354 views

In 2015 SsangYong introduced us to their brand new Tivoli. This was a big change for the brand and the Tivoli is cetainly a car which is more appealing to European markets. Now, we have the Tivoli XLV. This offers a massive boot and it really does impress in terms of practicality.

Skoda Superb video review

Published on Sep 23rd 2016 Daragh Ó Tuama 413 views

Limo space, massive boot, reasonably priced. This is the very well received Skoda Superb. This car is the most practical machine in its class. It’s generously specced and it’s a pleasure to drive. That doesn’t mean that it’s a perfect drive though...

New 2016 Ford Edge Review

Published on Sep 2nd 2016 David Stafford 381 views

This is the new Ford Edge SUV. This machine is now available from Ford Ireland. We spent the morning driving this vehicle at the Irish launch.