Welcome to Changing Lanes by Caroline Kidd!


My name is Caroline Kidd and I set up ChangingLanes.ie in 2014 to provide consumers and car enthusiasts with a friendly, fun and honest viewpoint on cars and the motor industry. I have been reviewing new cars and writing about the industry for over six years and I’m also a juror for Irish Car of the Year.

I’ve always been in love with the automobile. I was the kid who knew every car brand and model. But I never grew up wanting to be a motoring journalist. For sure I read all the magazines but I never thought that motoring writing was a career open to me.

Fast forward some years. I’ve just left college after studying for a Masters in Journalism and I’m very confused about what to do next with my life. But somewhere amidst the confusion I stumble upon motoring journalism, realise I might be good at it, and the rest is history.

Now I’m proud to be a freelance motoring journalist and car blogger, also dabbling in some automotive photography and video presenting. I’m the founder and editor of one of Ireland’s best car blogs. I’ve driven more cars than I can remember (triple digits now). I’ve written hundreds of car reviews, features and news stories. I’ve been published in some leading Irish newspapers and on influential international websites.

I’ve bumbled around the Frankfurt Motor Show and the Paris Motor Show on a press pass for Changing Lanes. I’ve travelled to the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia and Greece to test drive cars. I’ve made more than a handful of car videos. I’ve built up a loyal following of car fans across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

I know my ABS from my ESP and I know a good car from a bad car. The best car I ever tested was the Ford Focus RS.

The worst car? That’s another story…

I hope you enjoy this site and please follow me on social media so you never miss an update!

Caroline xx

*All photos published on this site are taken by me or provided by the manufacturers for editorial purposes. In some cases I have used royalty free stock images.