It's a week after the Paris Motor Show and I've had a chance to look at the most interesting 'normal' cars that were announced at it including the Skoda Kodiaq vRS which I am very excited about. Also, DRL or daytime running lights, what's the deal with people using them in the dark? And I've been driving the 1.5 petrol all new Honda CR-V this week, what's it like?
In this episode I've been driving the Hyundai i30N, Volkswagen Golf R, I tell you about a great car wash in Dublin, the end of the VW Beetle and I have a chat with John Saunders & Jennifer Moran in Honda Ireland about the launch of the brand new Honda CR-V
I chat to fellow car fan Ian Fitzpatrick who has written motoring pieces, reviewed many cars and started out with something that's not the norm for his first car. We met up at Cars & Coffee in Bray where I was driving the Subaru XV and Ian was in the €60,000 Volkswagen Amarok!
It's been a busy week, I was at a Nissan Leaf launch, road tested both the Skoda Superb 190bhp TDI and the Volkswagen Touareg, Cannonball is nearly here and statistically, women are better drivers than men!
In this episode, I talk about a recent media trip at the BMW Driver Experience track day in Mondello in which I got to drive the M5, M4, M2 and i8. I cover the fantastic Skoda Kodiaq Sportline which I have been driving with Pilsen Skoda and also from Mondello, I chat to Hugo Lopes who is an Automotive Training Consultant and works with BMW regularly. He talks about some of the technology that BMW Connected Drive is offering customers and also about his general love of all things motoring!
In this episode, I chat to my pal Jim-Jim about cars and focus on his car history (it ain't long, don't get too excited) and more importantly where does he want to go in terms of fuel for his next Barney Bus. You'll also find out more about said Barney Bus.
In this episode, I drive around Dublin in a 181 Toyota Auris and see what Hybrid is like around town. Plus after a question from a podcast listener, what do you need to know about PCP before you go looking at a 182 car?
In episode 5, I kick off with a story about Rory Reid from Top Gear who tweeted me today about a nasty surprise he got and with Al from Dublin joining me, he explains his experience of going to the UK to buy a car and importing it to Ireland saving a massive €10,000!
In this newest episode I chat about PCP and your options at the end of year three, why you should look at the new Honda Civic if you're shopping around and why you might not need to wait for a 182 offer to get a good deal before summer is over!
With more and more people curious about diesel engines and perhaps considering a change back to petrol, what type of motorists should be looking at ditching diesel? What about hybrid or EVs? I discuss some options here!
The first one - go easy! After talking about it for long enough I've started my own motoring podcast. Here in the first episode I talk about cars in general and also focus on the new 2018 Audi A7 which I got to drive thanks to Audi South Dublin.