2017 has been the best year yet for Changing Lanes and I’m happy to share with you my best moments, best cars and best blogs from this year.

1. International launch of the Honda Civic in Barcelona

I was very happy to travel with Honda Ireland in Feburary to Barcelona to drive this exciting new model. Civic is such an icon of the Honda brand so it was a great privilege to be one of the first people to drive the tenth generation.

2. Me and My Car Features

This year I have been delighted to introduce the Me and My Car feature to find out more about your cars. Already we’ve had Daryl and his Renault Twingo, Stamatis and his Peugeot 208 GTi and Nuno and his Volkswagen Golf.

3. Pop, bang and crackle in the Ford Focus RS

I drove lots of exciting cars in 2017 but my favourite without a doubt was the nitrous blue Ford Focus RS I managed to bag in March!

4. Irish Car of the Year 2018

I was very privileged once again to vote in the Irish Car of the Year awards.

5. International launch of the Ford Fiesta in Valladolid

This was a very enjoyable launch – good car, good company and good roads.

6. Living it up in the BMW 5 Series

2017 was my first year to review BMWs and I fell a little bit in love with the 5 Series. I love the luxury inside the cabin, the beautiful ride and the gadgets.

7. Catching some spring sunshine in the Fiat 124 Spider

One of my happiest memories was driving with the roof down on the Fiat 124 Spider. Not the perfect roadster but still made me smile.

8. My weekend with the Audi TT

The Audi TT wasn’t one of 2017’s new cars but I managed to get my hands on one from Audi Centre for review. I even made a video. Very fond of this car.

9. Being named a top blogger

I was delighted to be listed by The National as one of their three female motoring bloggers you need to know about.

Thank you for all your support and I hope you will enjoy what I have planned for 2018!

Caroline Kidd