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It has been said that that the new Ford Tourneo Connect looks like a van with windows. In these recessionary times however, a painter /decorator might not be able to afford two cars and the Connect would enable him to, say, bring his family for a drive or for the weekly shop at the weekend.

I think a Tourneo Connect would be the ideal car for a handyman or maybe even a taxi driver. Mind...

Under 15k

Kevin O’Leary
Opel Corsa
€13,600

Lehane Motors
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Suitable from 9kg to 18kg (from approximately nine months to four years-old) the Koochi Kickstart Group 1 Car Seat is now just €95 (was €130) at The Baby Nursery, 40 North Main St. Cork.

Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover is suitable for all surfaces including paint, glass and trim. €8.99, Team.ie.

Comma Air Conditioning Cleaner effectively eliminates bacteria, fungi, moulds and viruses from the air conditioning system, which cause unpleasant odours, hay fever symptoms and other allergic reactions. It even deodourises upholstery and carpets to bring back that new car smell. €15.95, Team.ie.

Is your tax disc holder a peeling mess? Trade it for this Halfords 3 Disc Irish Tax Disc Holder, which secures and displays your road tax, insurance and NCT details. €9.99, Halfords.

This clever device is attached to the neck of the diesel fuel tank, replacing your existing fuel cap, and will prevent the possibility of putting petrol into the tank, a common and expensive problem. Easy to fit in approximately three minutes, it will fit every brand except BMW. €52.50, motordisplay.com.

LORCAN MAC MUIRIS EXPERIENCES ‘GERMAN ENGINEERING WITHOUT THE PRICE TAG’ IN THE GORGEOUS OPEL INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER

Opel’s Insignia has aged extremely well. A giant leap forward in terms of styling for the German arm of GM, the Insignia was one of the best looking cars on the road when it was first launched in 2008 and it remains so today. Leading by example in the...

Finbarr Galvin Ltd, ŠKODA’s dealership based in Bandon will be one of the first ŠKODA dealers in Ireland to launch the new ŠKODA corporate showroom concept. Renovations commenced in early July to install the new ŠKODA corporate style with a more modern and contemporary layout that will accommodate the ŠKODA range, which is planned to expand further over...

Duhallow Vintage Club meeting
The present Duhallow Vintage Club was formed in January 1995 and currently has around 40 active members who hail from the Duhallow region of North Cork.
Monthly committee meetings are held at the Cois Abhann meeting room, Freemount.

2014 DJD Transport, Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally
When:...

Thinking of heading to West Cork for a couple days? MSL Cork have the machine for you. The new Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo sets new standards in homeliness and comfortable practicality. In brief: It's the ideal vehicle for discerning individuals who wish to combine independence with maximum comfort and day-to-day utility.

Call MSL on 021 240 8600 for details.

What do you see when you look in the rear view mirror of your car? Traffic building up behind you, a Garda car maybe, or a motorcyclist about to overtake?

After driving the new Ssangyong Rexton W for a week I am still haunted by the feeling of being in a Black Maria, an old fashioned prisoner transport vehicle. I drove the commercial version of the Rexton last week and it had a wire...

The Baby Elegance Head Hugger surrounds your infant’s head, making any car seat snug and comfortable. €14, The Baby Nursery, North Main Street, Cork.

Every responsible driver should carry an emergency kit. Team PR Reilly have put together everything you need in this handy emergency bag, which includes a safety vest, gloves, a torch and a tow rope. €19.99, team.ie.

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