Opel Astra Frankfurt

ChangingLanes.ie On Tour: Part 1 Frankfurt Motor Show

Those of you that follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know that I’ve been in transit this week - but now I’m back on terra firma, it’s time to update you on what I’ve been up to.

A few weeks ago I shared with you some of my confessions as a car blogger. But there was another glaring omission from that list – I’ve never been to a motor show. A proper motor show.

So I had to put that right. And I decided to make my motor show debut at the mother of all motor shows – the massive, frenetic, exciting, feet blistering, sweat inducing, battery charge zapping, ‘tweettastic’ Frankfurt Motor Show.Read more


Mllennials SUVs

Why The Millennials Are Wrong About SUVs

Mllennials SUVs

As Ford gets ready for an SUV bonanza at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the company has released the results of a survey that serves to validate its investment in bringing five new SUVs and crossovers to market in the next three years.Read more


opel manta A

Marcin And Kasia Tell Me About Their Opel Manta A

I'm always curious about why people choose a particular car, and a few weeks ago I met Kasia Eska-Grajek and she told me about the Opel Manta A she and her husband Marcin owned. It's not every day that you meet someone who owns an Opel Manta! I was very interested to hear more. Kasia and Marcin agreed to answer a few questions for me about the car and I'm delighted to be able to share this with you! The photos are all their own too.Read more


Honda S2000

7 Classic Roadsters From The 1990s

I’m going back in time to remember some of my favourite lightweight sporty convertibles that debuted for the first time in the 1990s. It was the decade of grunge, the Spice Girls and some very, very desirable 2-door sports cars!Read more


worst things happen in a car park

5 Worst Things That Can Happen In The Car Park

I think car parks are very stressful environments, especially badly-designed ones. There’s a certain amount of risk involved in entering a car park, especially at weekends and around Christmas time when the whole thing can resemble a demolition derby. The lure of the shops is a bit like catnip and can send even the sanest person into a frenzy. So take your time and try to avoid any of these mishaps!Read more


confessions of a car blogger

7 Confessions Of A Car Blogger

I may live to regret this post but I’m of the opinion that honesty is an integral part of what I do so I’m spilling the beans on some of the behind the scenes action that goes on Chez Caroline, the less than perfect stuff that reminds me that I’m not as smart as I think I am.Read more


Ford Fiesta Black Edition

5 Most Wanted Feisty Superminis

These five are for the supermini connoisseur, who likes their cars compact, but cool. Is that you? These superminis can be pricey, but you are so worth it!Read more


car insurance older cars

It’s Hard To Be An Old Car

Like a lot of people, I was shocked to hear last week that two major car insurance providers in Ireland would no longer insure cars  of 15 years and over for new customers.Read more


new road big difference

A New Road Makes A Big Difference

Yesterday morning the M11 Arklow to Rathnew upgrade was tantalisingly close to opening. I was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic from the Arklow North exit with the new road teasing me.

Miles and miles of empty black tarmacadam on my right, on my left, straight in front and behind. Every inch of the way I could glimpse it. It was excruciating.Read more