Archive for January, 2008

SAVE 50% OFF YOUR VRT BILL WHEN YOU BUY A FLEXIFUEL VOLVO

January 28th, 2008
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Enjoy a 50% reduction in VRT when you buy a Flexifuel Volvo before 1st July, following the changes to Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and Road Tax announced in December’s Budget.    Currently the Volvo line-up of Flexifuel cars comprises 1.8 litre engines fitted to the Volvo C30, S40 ad V50, as well as the recently announced […]

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Honda Civic Hybrid – Germany’s most ecological car

January 28th, 2008
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Honda Civic Hybrid – Germany’s most ecological car. The Civic Hybrid has been named Germany’s most ecological car by the respected Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD: a major transport and environment organisation in Germany) in its Environmental Car Ratings for 2007-2008.  As part of its rating process the VCD sought out the quietest vehicles with the lowest […]

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Advice for Female Drivers

January 17th, 2008
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A bit of useful advice – verified by the  Gardaí The number (112) does work from a mobile phone. This actually happened to someone’s  daughter. Alice (not real name) was 19 yrs old and in college. This story takes place over the Christmas / New Year’s holiday break. It was the Saturday before New Year and it […]

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Tata Nano – World’s cheapest car

January 10th, 2008
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After months of rumors and tantalizing leaks — and as we first told you earlier this week — Indian automaker Tata Motors has finally unveiled the Tata Nano — its already legendary €1,700 ($2,500) (1-lakh)car. As expected, the car that Tata claims will change the face of not only the Indian car market, but the […]

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Second car dealership accused of price fixing

January 9th, 2008
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A Co Kildare car dealership has become the second in Ireland to face charges in connection with a suspected price fixing cartel.   The charges were brought against Duffy Motors, Newbridge Ltd and its director, Mr Patrick Duffy of Naas Road, Newbridge at a sitting of the District Court in Naas this morning.  At the same […]

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Dealer accused of price fixing

January 7th, 2008
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A car dealership in Dublin has become the first in Ireland to face charges connected with a suspected price fixing cartel. The charges were brought against a dealer from Dublin at a sitting of Dublin District Court this morning. Recently the Competition Authority carried out an investigation into the car sales industry. Arising out of that […]

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Car Sales up by 4.5% in 2007

January 4th, 2008
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Car sales increased by 4.5% last year compared to 2006. The figure was recorded by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, which said the increase had been boosted by SSIAs coming to fruition. According to the society, 186,540 cars were sold in 2007 compared to 178,484 the previous year (2006). The past year’s sales are the […]

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