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


Nissan Sway

5 Great Ideas From The Geneva Motor Show 2015

Carmakers score major hits at Geneva Motor Show 2015

The Geneva Motor Show is an interesting mix of new cars that haven’t reached our roads yet, and out of this world concept cars. We’ve chosen five great ideas the carmakers brought to the show this year.  Read more


BMW X6

Five Worst Cars To Drive To A Business Meeting

It’s all a matter of opinion...but there are some cars that may not be so ideal for pulling up at a business meeting in. You have been warned!Read more


Crossover Fatigue: Where Will It All End?

Crossover fatigue: a chronic tiredness and malaise brought on by prolonged exposure to hatchbacks masquerading as off-roaders.

This week we got a first look at Renault’s new C-segment crossover, the oddly named Kadjar.

It was inevitable that Renault would enter this segment. A symbiotic relationship between Nissan and Renault means that the new Kadjar shares a platform with the mother of all crossovers, the Qashqai.

The omens are good for the new Kadjar. The world just cannot get enough of crossovers. Yet when I saw the first pictures of the Kadjar I couldn’t help but feel a slight melancholy.  Take the Renault lozenge off the grille and what’s left is all very Qashqai. Could there not be a little bit more individuality?
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10 Worst Crimes Against Cars Committed by Owners

Uh there are just some things owners do to their cars that make me cringe. It’s not the car’s fault but some people just should not be allowed to own cars! These are the ten worst crimes I think owners can commit against their car. Don't do it!Read more


Audi A6 allroad

Winter Blog #3: The Cars

Survive winter like an arctic fox with the Changing Lanes winter blog series!

Winter Blog #3: The Cars

I’ve picked some cars with 4x4 that will inspire confidence once the weather turns nasty and the roads turn to mush. They are a mix of budget buys, bourgeois estates, full-on four wheel drive brutes and a few for fun. Just remember that four wheel drive cars are more expensive to buy and more thirsty than their front wheel drive counterparts.Read more


winter driving tips

Winter Blog #2: Driving

Survive winter like an arctic fox with the Changing Lanes winter blog series!

Belt up… Winter Blog #2: Driving

Now that we have the car sorted (read my winter car care blog here), it’s time to get out on the road. There are a few things you should bear in mind for safe winter driving in Ireland.Read more