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5 benefits of choosing a premium trim for your next car, according to an expert
As well as those heated seats, your trade-in value will skyrocket, says Philip Mahon of Joe Mallon Motors.
7 questions to ask before buying a car from a private UK seller
Imports can seem like an attractive deal – but can also carry unexpected costs, warns Brendan Kelly of Windsor Bray Nissan.
6 essential tips for buying a used car that won't let you down
Renault’s Brian Quinlan shares how to spot a car that will last the test of time.
How much engine power do you really need? We asked a motor expert
Liam Murphy of Audi Cork shares the inside track.
Here's how to decide between a petrol and diesel engine, according to an expert
Niall Cotter, general manager at Blackwater Motors weighs in on a tricky choice.
4 ways to choose between a new and a used car - that have nothing to do with budget
Dermot Gallagher of MSL Park Skoda weighs in on a common car-buying dilemma.
Automatic or manual? 6 questions that'll help you decide which to go for
We asked dealer Alan Cooney to share some expertise.
Deciding on a new car? 7 things you need to know about engine and fuel type
David Simpson of Windsor Clonee says the future is electric.
5 questions to ask before deciding on a new car, according to a motor dealer
If you’re trading up for 181, here are the most important things to consider.
Choosing between infotainment systems? We asked an expert what to look for
From cars that heat up before you leave the house to back seat ‘cinemas’.
6 steps to follow when test-driving a used car, according to a motor expert
Ask for the service history, do a walk-around – and look out for dashboard warning lights.
Choosing the right SUV: 6 questions that'll help you make your mind up
We asked a motor dealer to share some SUV expertise.
Want a car for city driving? 6 must-have features, according to a motor dealer
A petrol engine, a good sat nav – and tech that helps you parallel park.