In the past a lot of people used to ‘pigeonhole’ car owners. Mercedes were traditionally reserved for Managing Directors of companies, the Ford Cortina was for farmers, Minis were for young females and so on. I suppose it did make sense at one time and I agree that Suzuki cars […]

After a few weeks driving electric cars, last week was a stress-free one and there was certainly no ‘range anxiety’ involved, as I was driving a good old style petrol car. It was the very stylish looking DS3 so everybody was happy.  My wife, who doesn’t drive, sometimes has difficulty […]

A few years back Ciaran Allen, Sales Manager in Mercedes said that buyers of new cars spend approximately 11 hours researching information on a car before buying.  Then they spend only 30 minutes in garage forecourts. Buyers know what type of car they want before they go into a dealership; […]

Since the second Lockdown ended in May, I have driven a few electric cars, but last week I got to spend a few days in the most high profile electric car in this part of the world, the Tesla.  Tesla have been operating in Ireland since 2017 and I drove […]

Mercedes were a bit slow to the electric market, but they are planning to launch several new electric models in the coming years. Last year the German manufacturer launched their massive electric people carrier the EQV and now they have the impressive EQA 250 SUV electric car on sale. I […]

At the Irish launch of their 3008 three years ago Des Cannon, MD of Gowans, who distribute Peugeot cars in Ireland said: ‘‘We want Peugeot to become known as an SUV brand. Last year (2017) over 30 per cent of all cars registered in Ireland were SUV.’’ Since then there […]

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