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Insurance is really the deciding factor when it comes to any first car choice. If you’re under 30, you’re going to get hammered for that first-year premium. Photograph: Getty Images/Ikon Images

So what, then, is the best first car? If ever a question was a loaded one . . . “Your first car is the aperitif to your driving life. But it is also (...)

Car models such as the updated VW Golf, the new Ford Fiesta and Peugeot’s new 3008 are not yet filling up the Irish sales charts.

The true state of the Irish car market is being disguised by enormous numbers of last-day registrations in the first three months of the year as both (...)

Europe gets only one body style for the new Kia Rio, a five-door hatchback.

The humble Rio supermini, despite being the Kia’s number two best seller globally, has not been a sales success in Ireland. In 2016 it was ranked 66t(...)

The NCT centre at Font Hill Road, Dublin. The average pass rate per centre is 48 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More cars than ever are failing the National Car Test (NCT) new figures show. A total of 52 per cent of cars – or more than 650,000 – did not p(...)