ten signs you are sweet on cars

10 Signs You're Sweet On Cars

Are you sweet on cars? Here are ten signs that you might be!Read more

Ford Focus Review

Ford Focus 1.0T EcoBoost (125PS) Review

Car Review: Ford Focus 1.0T EcoBoost (125PS) 5 Door Hatch Titanium

It’s hard to believe that the Ford Focus has been with us since 1998 but the ubiquity of all three generations of this car on our roads is evidence of its popularity with the Irish motorist. The Ford Focus is consistently one of Ireland’s bestselling cars but this is no fluke or product of clever marketing – it’s one of the finest handling hatchbacks around and has been since its 90’s debut.

But there has to be more to the Ford Focus than just great handling to ward off the competition in the hotly contested medium sized hatchback segment. And that’s what Ford has addressed with the new Focus, by sharpening up the styling and improving the interior, both areas where the car was starting to lag behind rivals.

You can watch a video review of the Ford Focus belowRead more

Ford Focus Cavan Road Trip

Road Trip To Cavan In The Ford Focus: Part 2

Road Trippin': Cavan in a weekend with the Ford Focus

The Car: Ford Focus 5 door hatch Titanium, 1.0L EcoBoost (125PS)

The Trip: Bunclody, Co. Wexford to Mountnugent, Co. Cavan and back

The Reason: Friend’s wedding

Distance: 432km

Journey Time:  6 hours on the road

If you missed part 1 of my Ford Focus road trip (Wexford to Cavan), you can catch up here.

I check in, relax for a while before heading downstairs for dinner. I’ve one last job to do before I settle down for the night – visit the bride.Read more

Waterford IT Enterprise Rent A Car

WIT Students Create Video To Promote Car Rental In The South East

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has teamed up with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to give marketing students at the college a taste of a real-life marketing brief.

The students were divided into teams and asked to devise an advertising strategy, including a video element, to promote leisure car rental in the South East area.Read more

Ford Focus Road Trip Cavan

Road Trip To Cavan In The Ford Focus: Part 1

Road Trippin': Cavan in a weekend with the Ford Focus

The Car: Ford Focus 5 door hatch Titanium, 1.0L EcoBoost (125PS)

The Trip: Bunclody, Co. Wexford to Mountnugent, Co. Cavan

The Reason: Friend’s wedding

Distance: 216km

Journey Time: 3 hours including 15 minute break timeRead more

Ford Mondeo

Five Best Cars To Drive To A Business Meeting

From petite city cars to luxury saloons, these are my five best cars to drive to a business meeting!Read more

Ford Fiesta vs Opel Corsa small hatchbacks

Ford Fiesta vs Opel Corsa

Ford Fiesta vs Opel Corsa: Small Hatchback Twin Test

The Opel Corsa takes on the Ford Fiesta in my small hatchback twin test.

The Ford Fiesta is consistently one of the bestselling small cars in Ireland. Sometimes popular cars are not always the critic’s choice, but no worries about the Fiesta - it’s universally regarded as a damn good supermini.

The Opel Corsa is another perennial favourite and with the recent arrival of the fifth generation Corsa, I thought it would be a good time to compare these two small hatchbacks side by side.
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22mpg Chevrolet Camaro Gets An EcoCAR Makeover

Can an American muscle car be redesigned to be more efficient, while still providing drivers the same performance, appeal and safety they expect from such an iconic car?

That’s the challenge for student innovators taking part in EcoCAR 3, a four year automotive engineering competition for US college students that is running until 2018.Read more

Goodbye To The Mass-Market Convertible?

Trendwatch: Sales of convertibles from volume brands decline 20%

We don’t like to be purveyors of bad news at Changing Lanes, but sometimes the stats speak for themselves. The mass-market convertible is in decline.

According to Automotive News Europe and JATO Dynamics, premium convertibles outsold volume convertibles in Europe for the first time in 2014, since the two started tracking this segment in 2003.

European sales of convertibles from premium carmakers were flat at 81,361 units in 2014, while sales of convertibles from volume brands declined 20% to 65,739 units.Read more

All That Glitters: DS And Swarovski At DS World Paris

A new exhibition at DS World Paris will see Swarovski side by side with the Divine DS, a concept car studded with the company’s famous crystals.Read more