NCT emotions

5 Emotions Everyone Feels Before The NCT

The NCT. It’s just a harmless car test yet it has the capacity to bring up a set of emotions that car owners thought they had left behind with the Leaving Cert. Any of these sound familiar?Read more


manual vs automatic gearbox

In Praise Of The Automatic Gearbox

I’m not sure about you but I’ve always held this belief about cars with automatic gearboxes: easier to drive but thereby removing the thrill of driving.Read more


save money on fuel

10 Driving Habits You Need To Break To Save Money On Your Fuel Bill

Don’t we all want lower fuel bills? Here are ten driving habits that you need to break now to save fuel!

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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 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


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


Mazda MX-5

Japanese Car Design: Land of the Rising Stars

Caroline Kidd on Japanese car design

Lost for words

I was driving a Honda Civic a while back and when I would ask friends and family what they thought of it, there would be silence and a lot of squinting and pacing around the car. While they tried to find the right words to describe the Civic, I would help them out and say, “It’s very Japanese” – hoping in some way to aid their confusion.

That seemed to make them happy. They would shrug their shoulders and nod in agreement, “Yes that must be it” - but all the while thinking “I’m not sure if I like that” - still too polite and confused by the Honda’s unusual styling to think of a better way to describe it.Read more


Cars Of The Geneva Motor Show 2015: The Colours

Geneva Motor Show 2015 shows us what's fashionable in colour

Motor shows are a good place to trend watch and that includes the popular colours for cars (or ones that are about to go mainstream). Here are the most popular hues flaunted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.Read more


Citroen Berlingo Mountain Vibe

Geneva Motor Show 2015: “What Were They Thinking?"

5 not so great ideas from the Geneva Motor Show 2015

To a certain extent anything goes at a motor show – concept cars are about pushing boundaries and trying out new ideas. But really sometimes it’s more “what were they thinking?”. I’ve picked 5 not so great ideas from this year’s Geneva Motor Show.Read more