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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: November 1, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    The Motoring Week: Monday 1st November

    Michael McAleer

    Monday 1st November:

    We spent the weekend partially driving the new Volkswagen Passat. This is a new, 7th generation Passat but the debate is as to whether you can really call this an all-new car or is it just in fact a facelift?

    You can read Michael McAleer’s review of this important car in this week’s Motors on Wednesday but until we did do some video from the event and this will give you an idea of what you can expect to read this week.

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    Elsewhere there are rumours around about a new Porsche dealer to be appointed this week in Dublin, we will bring you more on that when we get it and most of the Irish motoring community is waiting to see what Renault is set to announce on Tuesday night regarding their pricing policy for 2011.

    This follows on from news that Renault were the top-selling brand in October and that they also dominated the model sales with the top three best-selling models in October.

    Renault Fluence: Top-selling car in October

    • Fiona Harris says:

      I noticed that every second VW I see on Irish roads has faulty lights. The same happens, but not as often, with some other popular Asian brands such as Nissan and Hyundai. Is this happening only in Ireland or it is a more widespread problem for these cars? Given the recent recalls for brand that used to be synonym of reliability we should perhaps revise our views…

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