There are so many reviews out there listing the hottest new cars to buy, but let’s face it in this economic climate not everyone has the luxury of splashing out on a brand new car. Tesco Cars U.K. have compiled a list of the best 100 used cars to buy. Their results are based on the cars running costs, their reliability, depreciation and overall customer (more…)
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Aston Martin has finally revealed some information about their small luxury cit ycar the Aston Martin Cygnet, which goes into production this April. Car Compare News did a story on the Cygnet back in October 2010, but today we can finally reveal some of the specs that will be available when it is launched this year.
How would you fancy being able to drive down the motorway and while still being able to look up used cars on Car Compare while also having a cup of tea or coffee? Well thanks to new technology we could see this happen within the next few years.
The term is called “Platooning” which means driving along motorways in tight, electronically-controlled convoys.
The first demonstration of this development was carried out at the Volvo Proving Ground in Sweden by the EU-backed project SARTRE. Their goal is to allow cars to cruise in groups along motorways. The convoys will be lead by a leading car (more…)
The new Ford Focus model will be released in Ireland in March and is suggested to be the best model yet.Friday, January 14th, 2011
The Ford Focus was the number one selling car in Ireland for 2010, and if you thought Ford couldn’t improve on existing then you were wrong. The new Ford Focus model is everything and more to its predecessors.
Some of the new electronic features the new car will have are lane-keeping assist that steers the car back on track along motorways, torque vectoring that brakes the inside front wheel and apportions engine torque in hard corners to aid stability and collision (more…)
Statistics released form the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that 2010 showed a 55% increase in new car sales compared to the previous year. That’s 88,373 new cars sold in 2010 compared to 39,767 in 2009.
The government scrappage scheme played a huge part in this increase of car sales and it generated an extra €109 million in government revenue and even more importantly their was an increase of 3,500 in the number of people employed in the car industry.
The director-general of the SIMI Alan Nolan said the extension of the scrappage scheme until June 30 this year will mean even more new car sales (more…)
Buying a new or second hand car is a huge investment for most people. Although buying a second hand car will save you allot of money compared to buying a brand new one, it is imperative you do your research before you buy otherwise it might cost you allot more money down the line than you anticipated.
Before you even begin to do your research, make sure you have a good idea of what you are looking for in your second hand car. Do you have a big family do you need a people carrier? Do you want a diesel because it’s more fuel efficient or do you want an automatic because you do allot of city driving? These are all questions you need (more…)
A couple of years ago if someone asked you to describe an electric car you would probably have described a hairdryer on four wheels. Well today this image has well and truly changed with some of the major car manufactures designing high powered electric cars.
ESB have launched a website to create awareness amongst people about ecars and also lists every EV plug around Ireland where you can charge your car. The ESB ecars website is to roll out the ecar charging infrastructure and systems to support the introduction and demand for ecars (more…)