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Following a spin around the canals of Amsterdam Seán Creedon is full of praise for Citroen’s desert flower.

Citroen is part of the French PSA group, but last week the car company took us to Amsterdam for the European launch of their funky-looking C4 Cactus. Citroen has strong links with Holland, as the family of founder André Citroen moved to Paris from Amsterdam...

Dan Seaman Motors will be the exclusive retail agent for all FIAT Group brands in the Cork region, representing FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Jeep and FIAT Professional.

Located on Forge Hill, Dan Seaman Motors' freshly revamped sales and service facility is easily accessed from Cork's M40 South Ring Road, just off the N27 Kinsale Road. Now with more than 2,400m2 of floor space over two...

Driving the Toyota Avensis is the vehicular equivalent of marrying your best mate, instead of the flashy troublemaker who only calls you at 3am. It may not set your world on fire but it’s reliable and nice and you’ll grow quite fond of it.

After borrowing what has been called the ‘Captain Sensible’ of family saloons from Lehane Motors in Wilton, a 2012 2.0 diesel...

Cork car enthusiasts have just five weeks to register their interest in participating in the seventh Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run. The 2014 run on August 9th from the Hotel Killarney (formally the Quality Hotel) on the Cork Road is already attracting huge interest. With this event being one of the largest Opel / Vauxhall events in the country attracting in the region of seventy to eighty...

Around 4,000 new cars are expected to be sold in the first week of the new 142 registration. The 141 new car registration period that finished at the end of June was up 12,451 cars (+23%) on the first six months of 2013.The Industry will be watching the early July registrations very closely and there is confidence that the numbers will remain ahead of last year’s for the second half of...

A new study shows that people who like to stay up late make the worst morning drivers. Spanish researchers at the University of Granada analysed the circadian rhythms of 29 students and found that night owls pay less attention when behind the wheel in the morning.

School’s out and the summer holidays are in full swing. While some people head for faraway climes, a survey by motoring solutions specialist easytrip has found that 65% of holidaymakers will stay put and embark on a holiday break in Ireland.

Coastal counties are proving to be the preferred destination, with Cork, Galway, Kerry, Mayo and Wexford coming out on top. County Galway...

Halfords 4 Bike Tow Bar Cycle Carrier (€189.99, Halfords, Mahon Point) cradles up to four bikes with its strong, adjustable and padded arms. Easy to install, the bikes are carried on the cars tow bar, leaving the roof free for a roof box if you're off on your jollies.

Perfect for keeping in your car door, next time you drop your keys in the dark or need to change a tyre this torch will light your path. Great for under-car and under-bonnet use, €14.99, Team.ie.

Fancy taking to the open road this summer? Retrocamping.ie can rent you an Ollie, a 1974 Late Bay VW Westfalia that sleeps four adults or two adults and two kids from €490 per week.

Treat your seats to a nautical makeover with a pair of striped car seat covers from Me-Mo. These fit most small to medium sized cars, €60.71 from me-mo.co.uk.

Lehane Motors, the Toyota Dealer for Cork City, has welcomed a new addition to their Sales team with the recent appointment of John Hayes.

John, who comes from Blackrock, Cork, has over 25 years experience in the motor industry and has worked across a number of major franchises including Nissan, Opel, Seat and Honda.

For the past six years, John has worked at Kevin O'Leary’...

Seán Creedon gets some admiring glances in Kia's latest launch.

Kia’s latest launch certainly has a lot of ‘soul’ and if you can live with the somewhat square look of the car, it won't let you down.

The first day I picked up the Soul I was approached by two elderly ladies in the supermarket car park, wanting to know how much the car cost. They were really...

The BMW Series Estate- or the ‘Touring’ as they call it, has been accused of having a slightly bulbous rear end. I had a good look at its nether regions when I picked it up at Kearys BMW in Little Island.

Not out of proportion, like a Photoshopped Kardashian, but an unarguably substantial caboose nonetheless. But unlike the plasticised ninnies of pop culture; this works....

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