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BMW 225xe iPerformance 2 Series Active Tourer Review 2017

Author: David Stafford - 502 views

We took the new BMW 2 Series iPerformance Active Tourer Hybrid for a test drive this week. As usual Daragh O'Tuama tells us what he thinks of this hybrid vehicle.

 

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Suzuki Ignis Review 2017

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 128 views

Suzuki are on a bit of a product offensive and their delivery is getting more and more generous.

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Renault Grand Scenic 2017 Review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 124 views

Practicality is what this MPV is all about. The Grand Scenic looks better than ever before.

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Volkswagen Sharan Review 2017

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 54 views

Like most other MPVs, the Volkswagen Sharan is spacious, comfortable and above all else, it is extremely practical.

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Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 Review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 106 views

Whatever your country calls the MX-5, be it the Eunos, the Miata, or just plain old MX-5, it's certainly a nice sight on our roads.

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 2017 Review

Author: Daragh Ó Tuama - 81 views

Car Buyers Guide attended the launch of the new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Suzuki's latest crossover.

Fiat Tipo Hatchback Review

Published on Feb 1st 2017 Daragh Ó Tuama 55 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 110 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 84 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 89 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 201 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 106 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 105 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 131 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 90 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 83 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 128 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 109 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 156 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 284 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 163 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 254 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 262 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 455 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 169 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 165 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 183 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 231 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 238 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.