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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Motoring

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# reader routes
My Best Road Trip: The challenging highways of Maui, Hawaii
This week’s best road trip sees David M Byrne tackle Maui’s volcanoes and death-defying, record-breaking drives.
# reader routes
Stairway to Heaven: Central Vietnam on a motorbike
This week’s best road trip sees Thomas Fanning break up a six-day odyssey with pitstops for pagodas, diving and incredible mountain views.
# rock n road
Songs For Driving To A First Date
Here’s our playlist to limber you up.
# rock n road
The Brexit Playlist: tunes for a leavetaking
A little driving soundtrack for our friends in the UK.
# rock n road
The Ultimate Summer Driving Soundtrack
Sun’s out, the big guns are out.
# reader routes
My Best Road Trip: taking in volcanic views, glaciers and geo-thermal pools in Iceland
Taking in all the breath-taking scenery Iceland has to offer with my mates in a Land Rover Defender.
# rock n road
Tunes to Get You Over Hump Day
Come on, get happy.
# Done Deal
DoneDeal of the week: Two vans that look the business while making light work of heavy loads
Looking for a commercial vehicle that works as hard as you do? We give you the popular Volkswagen Transporter and Renault Trafic.
# Audi R8
Dream car of the week: Audi R8 V10 plus
Every week we bring you a dream car. You know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery…
# rock n road
Your Best Car Karaoke Playlist
Grab a few friends, get behind the wheel and put on the performance of your life.
# Supercars
Dream car of the week: BMW i8
Every week we bring you a dream car, you know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery.
# rock n road
The Definitive Driving Movie Tunes Playlist
We love movies, we love driving, we love music: here’s our perfect soundtrack.
# Supercars
Dream car of the week: Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe
Every week we bring you a dream car, you know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week: We've got two top-specced Mazda cars with loads of added extras
Style and function as well as great road handling with this 2015 Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week: Check out these fun French motors, perfect for first-time buyers
Cheap and cheerful with many safety features in this 2013 Renault Clio and 2016 Renault Twingo.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week - introducing two family-friendly motors with low mileage
If it’s a slick silver paint job and low mileage you’re after, you’re in the right place.
# signposted
These new symbols will direct motorists when the M50 is closed after an accident
The symbols will be added to existing road signs and will direct people along the correct diversion.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week - two like-new Hyundai models with high spec, low mileage and heaps of added extras
Not to mention masses of appeal – the Hyundai Tucson and i40 are so hot right now.
# mini mac
This disabled kitten was found by a vet so they built him the cutest wheelchair
And the video of him trying it for the first time is so popular.
# sponsored by donedeal
DoneDeal of the week - including an ex-demo Mazda with zero miles on the clock
Low mileage, low road tax and good fuel economy in this 2009 Nissan Qashqai and 2016 Mazda6.
# sponsored by Nissan
Open thread: Tell us about the most amazing young person you know
It’s time to encourage the next generation.
# sponsored by eflow
6 perfect solutions to these problems you'll face this week
Take a load off as we sort out the small problems in life.
# Motoring
'The more I complain about this the more I realise I am actually Alan Partridge'
Here’s what really grinds Anton Savage’s gears about Irish motorists.
# Rav4
Toyota is recalling millions of cars because their seatbelts could come apart in a crash
The recall involves Toyota’s RAV4.
# Eddie Jordan
The new Top Gear will have an Irish host
The ex-Formula 1 boss will join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.
Killarney man Paul Nagle on his hopes of becoming world champ alongside Kris Meeke down the road
The pair have signed a three-year deal with Citreon.
# sponsored by toyota
7 ways your family could be getting better value
And the euros will look after themselves…
# vrooooooom
Check out these classic Ferraris that sold for millions at auction
Not the worst looking cars in the world.
# Up In Smoke
Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently
The AA say they’ve gone up by more this year than any time in a decade.
# Spot of Golf
This is Ireland's most popular car
Are the good times back?
# old bangers
Drive an old car? It's about to become harder to get insured
Allianz Insurance and Aviva Insurance will no longer be insuring cars that are 15 and 14 years old respectively.
Er, there's something seriously wrong with this speeding ticket
All the facepalms.
# tyred out
A Galway garage is holding a 'Ladies Tyre Awareness Evening'
But the sales manager of Kevin Burke Tyres says it’s about “empowering women”.
# tyred out
This ad for a 'Ladies Tyre Awareness Evening' in Galway is raising eyebrows
It’s about informing women about tyres – but the ad caused much discussion.
# russian away
Here's the bonkers way they tow cars in Russia
Do not do this, ever.
# broom broom
12 struggles only Irish motorists will understand
Beep beeeep.
# oh no no no
Pensioner crashes into 10 cars in disastrous attempt to exit car park
# iCar
More details are emerging of Apple's plans to develop a car
The plans are gathering pace.
# One careful owner
There is a car in Ireland that has had 34 different owners
And 22,000 have had ten.
# Fail
This driver's epic facepalm moment at the petrol station was caught on CCTV
We’ve all been there… right?