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REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011

REVIEW:Seat Ibiza Car Derived Van

August 3, 2016

20160528_154923

In the eighties and nineties car-derived vans (CDVs) were very  popular with the veterinary profession and the wider public. Thanks to a less punitive tax regime the CDVs became more popular than the cars they were based on. The Government responded by increasing VRT on the CDV segment, resulting in a sales collapse. The Cube [...]

previous reviews

VW Caddy
VW Caddy

VW Caddy  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a new Caddy and VetCar was one of the first to take it on extended test drive. While it may look the same in the distance, the new generation Caddy with more fuel-efficient engines, new design, added safety and extra functionality Globally the third generation Caddy sold around [...]

July 21, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Car buyers come in three different types. The first regards a car as nothing more than a domestic appliance. The second buys a car not just for functional reasons but also as an object of some desire. These people will often buy German or Japanese cars, not because they are better (sometimes they are not) [...]

FORD FOCUS MK 3
Ford Focus Mk 3

FORD FOCUS MK 3   In welcoming the arrival of the new  Focus’, Ford Ireland had good reason to celebrate the claim to be Ireland’s most successful ever car when sales surpassed the 100,000 mark. The milestone has been achieved in less than 13 years, making the Focus the fastest selling car in Irish motoring [...]

July 11, 2011

Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage

The third generation Kia Sportage has arrived and it competes in the expanding crossover market with Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Ford Kuga, Skoda Yeti  VW Tiguan and Hyundai iX35.  Powered by a 1.7 litre turbo diesel motor the Sportage is availble in three different trim levels and is listed as a 2WD only. Longer, lower [...]

Mitsubishi ASX
Mitzy asx

A crossover is a marketing term for a vehicle that derives from a car platform while borrowing features from an SUV. The popular compact crossover segment that has been growing steadily over the last three years and now accounts for over 7.5% of all car sales in Ireland. Best known in Ireland is the popular [...]

July 1, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Kangoo ZE

Renault Kangoo ZE-Ireland’s cheapest electric car   1in 10 cars on Irish roads will be electric by 2020, according to Renault Ireland -Fluence Z.E. is Ireland’ s Most Affordable Electric Car- By the year 2020, Renault Ireland predicts that one in ten cars on Irish roads will be electric. This statement comes as Renault Ireland [...]

June 15, 2011