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# dealer insights
Thinking of buying a new Audi? 3 starter models to look at, according to a dealer
They can cost you as little as €210 a month, says Audi Cork’s Liam Murphy.
# dealer insights
7 essential tips for maximising your car's resale value, according to a dealer
Plus the biggest mistake you can make, according to Kearys’ Dan Cronin.
# Toyota-l recall
Toyota recalls nearly 2,000 cars due to potential airbag fault
The recall affects Corolla and Auris models.
# dealer insights
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.
# motor insights
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.
# insights
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.
# motor insights
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’.
# Sucking diesel
Students from NUI Galway built a car that can do the equivalent of 10,500 miles per gallon
It’s called the Geec.
Open thread: What's the best bit of car advice you've ever been given?
Share your wisdom.
# sponsored by ford
QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?
Vroom vroom – let’s find out.
# sponsored by mini
6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland
There’s so much to explore.
# going underground
Dublin's Port Tunnel is getting a new system to catch people speeding
The cameras calculate car speed based on how long it takes motorists to get through the tunnel.
# Playlist
The Perfect Autumn Driving Playlist
All the leaves are brown…
# Playlist
The Ultimate Car Bop Playlist
Dancing in your seat? We’ve got the tunes.
# ultimate playlist
The Ultimate Driving Home From Work Playlist
Freedom at last!
# nct
How to get your car to pass the NCT
Do you know that half of all motors failed the test last year? Don’t be one of those…
# 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.
# 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.
# Spot of Golf
This is Ireland's most popular car
Are the good times back?
# broom broom
12 struggles only Irish motorists will understand
Beep beeeep.
# road's in sh*te
This is the worst road striping to have ever existed
Chaos. Utter chaos.
# pink parking
Chinese shopping mall introduces wider spaces for women drivers
Now you can be as messy as you like!
# something's a foot
Someone from Wexford is selling a foot on DoneDeal
The vintage 1970s model is an absolute bargain.
# roadies
Israeli road rage takes an unexpected twist
There’s been a change of heart.
# Experimental
Ford reveals its first self-driving research car
The company will test out technology that will help prevent traffic congestion, correct driving errors and avoid collisions.
# motors
Increase of 17% in new private cars licensed in September
Volkswagen was the most popular make of new vehicle licensed in September.
# Vroom vroom
BMW recalls over 1,500 cars in Ireland over air bag fault
The move is part of a global recall of 220,000 vehicles over airbags manufactured 10 years ago.
# Toyota
Toyota recall part 2: Car maker recalls over 35,000 cars in Ireland
A voluntary recall has been issued after problems were identified in the car maker’s Avensis and Prius models. It is part of a global recall of millions of vehicles.
# motors
Ford's British van factory set to close: reports
Around 500 jobs potentially at stake should the Southampton factory close.
# Motoring
6.5 per cent increase in new car sales in January
New CSO figures show that the number of private cars registered in January 2012 was up by almost 900 on last year.
# Insurance
Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011
The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.
New 'less girly' Beetle unveiled - the built-in flower vase is gone
Volkswagen reinvents the classic motor again but this time they’ve tried to make it more streamlined to appeal to men too.