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2006, grey, a/con, GPS, bluetooth, €53,950 Ph: Lewis Motors, Cabinteely Village, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. 01-2352844/087-7755040 LM2(2)


2010 red, alloys, MP3, €15,500. Ph: Ryans Garage Ltd., Blanchardstown D.15, 01-8213446 RY110(2)

NISSAN NOTE 1.6 SXE AUTOMATIC 2008, a/con, 77k, e/w, e/m, r/c/l, €7,495 Ph: Lewis Motors, Cabinteely Village, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. 01-2352844/087-7755040 LM35(2)




2006, black, 35k, €5,750, Ph: Carroll & Kinsella Churchtown, Churchtown Road, Dublin 14. 01-2983166 CKC70(2)

2009, alloys, Bluetooth, CD/MP3, lthr, €12,950. Ph: Ryans Garage Ltd., Blanchardstown D.15, 01-8213446 RY78(2)

2003, 18” alloys, a/con, lthr, NCT 06/13, €6,450, Ph: Dunne Motor Services, Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire, 01-2350730. DD10(2)

PEUGEOT 207 1.4 ST



2007, met. bue, 15” alloys, a/con, CD, €6,750 Ph: Bluebell Motor Co., Bluebell Ind. Est, Dublin 12. Ph: 01-4501555 BM62(1)

2004, A/T, auto, a/con, alloys, bluetooth, €6,950 Ph: Lewis Motors, Cabinteely Village, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. 01-2352844/087-7755040 LM33(2)

2008, diesel, a/con, alloys, red, €13,950 Ph: Clonskeagh Motors, Clonskeagh Rd, Dublin 14. 01-2694477. CM113(1)



2008, red, 20k,, €11,950, Ph: Carroll & Kinsella Churchtown, Churchtown Road, Dublin 14. 01-2983166 CKC80(2)

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2010, 5-Door, 12k,, €8,450, Ph: Carroll & Kinsella Churchtown, Churchtown Road, Dublin 14. 01-2983166 CKC62(2)


2005 blue, a/bags, r/c/l, NCT 03/13, €4,750. Ph: Ryans Garage Ltd., Blanchardstown D.15, 01-8213446 RY98(2)


You’ll be a big fan of our 0% APR* finance offer. Get the car you love at a price you'll want. But hurry, we can only keep it this low until the end of February 2012! Purchase Price

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HONDA CIVIC 1.3 IMA HYBRID 2008, auto, lthr, cruise, €12,950 Ph: Clonskeagh Motors, Clonskeagh Rd, Dublin 14. 01-2694477. CM138(1)

PEUGEOT 308 ST 1.4

2008 Met. Silver, 16” Alloys, €8,950 Ph: Bluebell Motor Co., Bluebell Ind. Est, Dublin 12. Ph: 01-4501555 BM60(2)


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MAZDA MX5 VENTURE EDITION M azda will shortly be introducing their special Venture Edition of the MX5 to the UK market. It will be offered in both roadster and roadster coupe body styles. The roadster version will be powered by the 1.8 litre engine driving a five speed manual gearbox. This engine is not noted for its scintillating performance, delivering 93 kW @ 6,500 rpm, with 167 Nm @ 4,500 rpm. This level of output gives it a top speed of 194 kph (121 mph), with zero to 100 kph acceleration in 9.9 seconds. Combined cycle fuel consumption is 39 mpg (7.09 lt/100 km), with exhaust emissions of 167 gm/km, putting this version in Irish road tax band D, with a current annual charge of €481. The roadster coupe version will be equipped with the 2.0 litre engine, which delivers 118 kW @ 7,000 rpm and 188 Nm @ 5,000 rpm. It drives the rear wheels through a six speed manual

gearbox. Top speed is 218 kph (136 mph) with 0-100 kph acceleration in a far sportier 7.9 seconds. Combined cycle fuel consumption is 36 mpg (7.8 lt/100 km), with exhaust emissions of 181 gm/km. This unfortunately puts it in Irish road tax band E, with a current annual charge

of €677. The Venture Edition has Havana Brown, heated, leather covered seats, with a leather covered steering wheel and handbrake. There are matching door trims and piano black inserts in the facia. Cruise control and satellite navigation are

included in the standard specification, as is Bluetooth facilities. Externally there are light gun metal alloy wheels, front fog lamps, a chromium plated grille and Venture Edition badging. The Venture Edition will only be offered in three colours, two of them exclusive

to the model. The exclusive colours are, Radiant Ebony Mica and White Pearlescent, while the third colour is Metropolitan Grey Mica. As the Venture Edition is exclusive to the UK market, it will be produced in limited numbers; 250 roadsters and 550 roadster coupes.




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‘07 Ford Ka 1.3 Collection, tango, Cd, e/w, onboard computer, p/s, r/c/l, €5,250

‘03 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia, a/con, alloys, fogs, 4-dr, machine silver, 49k, NCT’d, €4,750

‘06 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia, a/con, alloys, Bluetooth, fogs, 4-dr, sea grey, 76.5km, €7,250

‘11 Ford Focus 1.6 Edge, dsl, red, 16” alloys, Bluetooth, immobiliser, p/s, a/con, e/w, €19,950

‘04 Ford Focus 1.4i LX, blue, 67k miles, onboard computer, r/c/l, c/l, CD, €5,550

‘10 Nissan Qashqai 1.5, Dsl, black, onboard computer, CD/MP3, p/s, a/bags, r/c/l, €18,950

‘08 Ford Focus ST 2.5, 225ps, lthr, heated seats, bluetooth, 3-dr, performance blue, 23km, €19,950

‘09 Ford Kuga titanium 4WD, dsl, grey, 49km, bluetooth, e/m, climate, alloys, cruise, CD/MP3, €22,500

‘11 Ford S-Max TDCi, dsl, choice, a/con, alloys, e/w, e/m, cruise, Bluetooth, €31,950

‘07 Ford Focus 2.0 Cabriolet, red, a/bags, r/c/l, e/m, e/roof, onboard computer, €9,950

‘10 Ford Mondeo 2.0i Ghia, silver, 18k, alloys, cruise, a/con, CD/MP3, onboard comp. €22,950

‘08 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TDCi Style, 4-dr, Morello, 82km, €12,950

‘09 Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style, blue, 23km, 16” alloys, CD, e/w, r/c/l, onboard computer, CD/MP3, €10,450

‘09 Volkswagen Golf 1.4, black, 25km, r/c/l, p/s, ABS, CD, NCT 03/13, €12,950

‘08 Ford Mondeo 1.6 Zetec, blue, 64km, e/m, dual climate, alloys, cruise, r/c/l, CD/MP3, €10,950

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KINGSTOWN MOTORS Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Tel: 01 21 31 700 | Fax: 01 21 31 709 | Email: |

or most of my life I have had this complete fascination with convertibles and open two seater roadsters in particular. In 1957 when Ford in North America introduced their Fairlane Skyliner, a four seater with a fold away hardtop, I was totally impressed with the idea. I was completely surprised when they discontinued the model at the end of 1959 and reverted to folding fabric roofs for their convertibles. At that stage I was unaware that Peugeot had in fact pioneered the concept in 1934, but then dropped the idea a year or two later. The folding hardtop seemed doomed to oblivion until Mercedes-Benz resurrected the concept with their SLK in the nineteen nineties. Since then many other manufactures have also adopted the style. One of the reasons given by Ford in 1959 for abandoning the idea, was that people found it too cumbersome from a luggage carrying and access point of view. At the time this made no sense to me, but in more recent times, when the style began to be widely adopted, I began to see the logic behind these complaints. As a result I now far prefer a quality folding soft top, for both roadsters and convertibles. However, I can see the logic from Mercedes-Benz’s point of view. With a folding hardtop, just one version of the SLK is needed to satisfy demands for both a coupe version and a convertible version.


Most sporty two seater roadsters are not bought for their luggage carrying abilities. In most modern examples, you can go away for the weekend or on holiday, provided you pack carefully and keep your requirements to the minimum. On that score this SLK is no different to the majority of roadsters on the road today. If you do not intend to lower the roof, then you can take a wee bit more luggage. Unfortunately, with this current SLK, there is a major hitch. The spare wheel sits in a small well under the luggage floor. It is a very tight fit and it is flat, so that when you get it out you have to use the plug-in air compressor provided to inflate it. The problem that arises when you have it fitted to the car, is what to do with the punctured road wheel? It certainly will not fit

into the spare wheel’s storage well and it is too large to fit into the normal boot, even if you did not have any luggage in it. As far as I can see, your only alternative is to have an old style, luggage rack on the outside of the boot lid, to carry the wheel and its punctured tyre, until you can get it fixed. This is a potential every day operational problem and not something that just arises when you go away on holiday. Being a high performance sporting roadster, the SLK naturally has a much firmer suspension than most cars of a less performance orientated nature. This is all the more noticeable due to the pathetic state of our road surfaces, be they city, suburban or rural roads. The car has a good grip and

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roadholding with a positive feel to the steering. The steering itself is geared to give 2.75 turns from lock to lock. The leather covered steering wheel has a thick rim with a flattened section on its lower circumference. It has a good high quality feel, which certainly contributes to the overall driving pleasure. The test car was fitted with a seven speed G-tronic Plus automatic/manual gearbox, which also contributes to the overall driving pleasure. If you want to make the changes manually, there are two paddles on the underside of the steering wheel behind the two horizontal cross bars. contd. on page 6






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The instruments and driving controls are well laid out for convenience and ease of use. The instrument binnacle contains two large analogue dials for the speedometer (left) and tachometer (right). Each also has a small round dial for fuel level (left) and engine temperature (right). The two horizontal arms of the steering wheel contain a number of selectors for a variety of different operations.

Over in the centre console there is a screen that serves both the audio related operations and the satellite navigation. Below this screen there is a panel with audio related selector buttons. Below that there is a row of silver buttons for the heated front seats, airscarf heating and hazard warning. Below these buttons there is a panel for the hearing/ventilating system. The controls for raising and lowering the roof, are in unit on the centre tunnel alongside the two

Come and...

covered cupholders. Heating can be a very important function in a convertible, especially if you like driving with the top down. I drove with the top down whenever possible. On one particular day when starting off the outside air temperature was just 3.5 centigrade. On most other days it varied between 4.5 degrees and 8.0 degrees. The SLK’s heating system was not the best I have ever encountered, but it was sufficiently good for me to enjoy my open top driving. I did try driving with the windows down, but the cold wind coming in over the side made it just too unbearable, so I kept the windows up all the time. As I had a good windproof coat, with a large collar, I did not really need the Airscarf outlets in the headrests, but from previous experience with the E-class convertible, I know that they can make a big difference if you do not have a suitable collar on your driving jacket. I

did not have driving gloves on when driving top down. The two circular air vents did provide sufficient warmth to prevent my hands freezing, but I have experienced a better flow of warmth from this source in other makes. The heated front seats can be very welcome in these circumstances, especially as they are designed to offer three different levels of heat. The system managed to keep my feet and legs comfortable. They never got cold, nor did they ever get noticeably warm. The test car was fitted with a 1796CC, four cylinder, turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine delivering 135 kW and 270 Nm. It has variable valve timing and comes with automatic Stop/Start. This level of power gives it a potential top speed of 237 kph (147 mph) with 0100 kph acceleration in 7.0 seconds. The BlueEfficiency package gives you the choice of three driving modes, Eco, Normal and Sport. For most of my driving, I found the Eco mode to be more than satisfactory. Exhaust emissions were 151 gm/km, so in this form the car fits into Irish tax band C, with an annual levy in the new budget now fixed at €330. By EU testing standards, Urban cycle fuel consumption is 32 mpg (8.6 lt/100 km), Extra urban is 53 mpg (5.3 lt/100 km) and the Combined cycle average is 43 mpg (6.5 lt/100 km). That is pretty impressive, if you remember that this is a highly tuned petrol engine, delivering 75.167 kW/lt. One of the basic difficulties as far as I am concerned, is that the basic price of the SLK is €49,700. The test car had

TECHNICAL DATA DIMENSIONS Overall length Overall width Overall height Luggage capacity Tank capacity ENGINE Type Capacity TRANSMISSION Type SUSPENSION Front Rear


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4 cyl. DOHC 16v turbocharged, variable valve timing, direct injection, petrol with Stop/Start 1796 cc 7 speed G-tronic Plus automatic/manual MacPherson strut, semi-trailing arm, central transverse arm, 22 mm anti-roll bar Lower forward semi-trailing arm, upper and lower forward transverse arms, upper central transverse arm, long lower rear transverse arm seating coil spring and telescopic damper, 22 mm anti-roll bar Speed sensitive hydraulic power assisted, rack and pinion Hydraulic assisted dual circuit with anti-lock, emergency brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, plus an electronic stability programme with traction control

WHEELS Type AMG 5 spoke, cast alloy, 5 stud Size 7.5J x 18 --H2 (front) – 8.5J x 18 -- H2 (rear) Spare Pressed steel ventilated – 4.5B x 17 -- H2 TYRES Type Continental Contact 5 Size 225/40 R 18 – 92 Y (front) – 245/35 R 18 – 92 Y (rear) Spare Vredestein Space Master – 145/70 - 17 -- H2 PERFORMANCE Top speed 237 kph (147 mph) 0-100 kph 7.0 secs. FUEL CONSUMPTION Urban 8.6 lt/100 km (32 mpg) Extra urban 5.3 lt/100 km (53 mpg) Combined 6.5 lt/100 km (43 mpg) WARRANTY/SERVICING Coverage 2 years unlimited , 30 years perforation (under specified conditions) Service interval 25,000 km (15,000 miles)/1 year

Recommended retail price (excluding delivery and associated charges)

MERCEDES-BENZ SLK200 BlueEfficiency


Plus optional extras: Rollover bar; Airscarf; Ashwood trim; Heated seats; Ambient lighting; Interior lighting pack; Draught stop; Upgraded stereo; Media interface

Price as tested €67,950 a number of optional extras fitted which raised the price to €67,950. That is a huge increase. Looking through those optional extras, there are only one or two that I

...test drive it today.

MSL Ballsbridge Motors. Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Tel: 01 665 6600

4134 mm 1810 mm (excl. mirrors) — 2006 mm (incl. mirrors) 1301 mm 0.335 cu.M (roof closed) — 0.225 cu.M (roof open) 60 lts

would consider to be really necessary, but that is only my personal preference and other readers may well have different ideas on the matter.

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, 4.3 Coupe, 2007 Audi A3 1.6 Ambition, 102BHP, met. 2000 Audi S6 4.2 Quattro V8, 340BHP, Auto, 2000 Audi TT Roadster Quattro 1.8, 2006 Audi A3 1.6 102HP Attraction, grey, 29k, a/con, GPS, park sensors, lthr, grey, 54k, a/con, Bluetooth, e/w, e/m, met. green, 106k, a/con, alloys, climate, 225bhp, Cabrio, met. green, 95k, e/w, silver, hatchback, petrol, 69k, 3cruise, e/m, e/w, half lthr, NCT 01/12, €6,950 lthr, CD, wood trim, NCT 05/12, €5,950 doors, €8,950 fogs, e/m, Bluetooth, c/l, multi-CD, €53,950 climate, alloys, NCT 01/13, €11,450

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2006 Ford Mondeo Platinum 2.0 Dsl, met. silver, 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD Dsl Est, 2004 Mercedes C180 Sport Coupe A/T, Auto, 2004 Mercedes C180 Kompressor, Auto, met. 2006 Mercedes C180 Kompressor, Auto, 76k, a/con, alloys, CD/MP3, cruise, e/w, e/seats, met. silver, 85k, alloys, e/m, e/f/w, e/s/r, met. blue, 75k, a/con, alloys, Bluetooth, multi- brown, 124k, a/con, alloys, climate, e/s/r, e/w, e/m, met. silver, 37k, a/con, alloys, cruise, roof rails, NCT 02/12, €6,950 CD, e/m, e/w, e/seats, NCT 09/12, €6,950 multi-CD, p/s, NCT’d, €5,950 climate, lthr, trip comp, NCT 10/12, €10,950 e/m, trip computer, NCT 01/14, €6,450

2003 Mercedes 500 V8 Coupe, Auto, met. black, 2002 Mitsubishi L200 2.5 Diesel 2008 Nissan Note 1.6 SXE, Auto, met. 2008 Opel Combo 1700 1.3 CDi, 2006 Renault Grand Scenic 2 1.6 16V, 80k, a/con, climate, TV, alarm, tiptronic, park Commercial, met. black, 109k, CD, c/l, brown, 77k, a/con, CD, e/w, e/m, Commercial Dsl, met. white, 54k, a/con, met. red, 49k, a/con, e/m, e/w, CD, towbar, €4,995 immob., p/s, r/c/l, €7,495 e/f/w, roof rails, €5,750 seatback tables, NCT 07/12, €6,950 sensors, lthr, e/w, e/m, NCT 04/13, €10,950

2002 Seat Alhambra 1.9 TDi, Dsl Est, 2005 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D4D T3 Sport, 2004 Volkswagen Golf 1.4, 75BHP, 2000 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 SDi, Dsl, met. 2002 Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDi Comfort, met. silver, 94k, a/con, e/w, extra seats, Dsl, met. silver, 95k, a/con, alloys, trip met. blue, 66k, alloys, e/f/w, e/m, p/s, red, 147k, alloys, c/l, CD, tinted 130bhp, Dsl, met. blue, 79k, a/con, Bluetooth, computer, e/f/w, GPS, €6,950 CD, NCT 12/12, €5,950 windows, NCT 05/12, €2,995 climate, e/m, e/f/w, NCT 05/12, €4,950 r/c/l, roof rails, €5,950 7 MotorMarket

RENAULT BELGARD OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN SOUTH DUBLIN State-of-the-art showroom development to commence in April 2012 enault Ireland recently announced the acquisition of the prominent site on the Belgard Road in Tallaght for the development of a state-of-the-art car dealership. The location is familiar to Dublin motorists as for many years it was the site of the VM dealers, Belgard Motors. Renault Retail Group opened the existing showroom in late December, and already there has been a steady flow of traffic. The temporary showroom will remain open during re-development for new and used car sales. Renault Belgard have arranged for a partner to carry out service DECLAN O’GRADY and aftersales work until their own service centre is in operation. The proposed development of this gateway site will be designed in line with Renault’s ethos and principals, encompassing comfort, style and convenience for its South Dublin customers. Renault Belgard will sell and maintain the current Renault range of passenger and commercial vehicles. Declan O’Grady, Dealer Principal at Renault Belgard told MotorMarket: “We are very excited about the development of this state-of-the-art facility, which will see over two levels of car and commercial vehicles displayed and fully accessible to our customers.” The proposed new facility includes for the provision of a new state-of-the-art service workshop with up to 10 servicing bays and will include servicing of large commercial vehicles. This development will be the Renault Flagship Dealership in Ireland when development is completed in October 2012.





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2012 Toyota IQ Luna, lthr heated seats, black, 100 miles, €12,950

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Miles 100 4,000 19,000 15,000 6,500 16,000 16,000 2,500 12,000 25,000 29,500 12,000 Choice 12,000 9,000 8,000 7,000 5,650 45,000 23,750 11,000 25,000 20,000 6,800 50,000 15,000 22,150 13,250

Price € 12,950 18,950 23,950 22,950 13,950 21,950 21,950 29,950 26,950 18,950 18,950 16,950 11,950 8,450 10,950 18,950 31,950 17,950 14,950 13,950 13,950 9,950 9,950 9,450 23,950 10,450 14,950 9,950

Year Make/Model/Colour 2008 Toyota Yaris 1.0 Sol, Alloys/Fogs, Black 2008 Toyota Auris MMT Automatic Luna 1.6, Platinium 2008 Toyota Avensis Saloon 2.0 D4D Liftback, Silver 2008 Toyota Avensis 1.6 Strata Saloon, Ash Grey 2008 Toyota Auris 1.4 Diesel Luna H/B, Black 2008 Toyota Corolla Verso 2.2 D4D, 7 Seater, Silver 2008 Toyota Corolla 1.4 Saloon, Silver 2008 Toyota Rav 4 2.0 Petrol 4x4, Ash Grey 2008 Nissan Tiida 5dr 1.6, Beige 2008 Mini One, Red 2007 Opel Corsa SXI 5dr 1.2, Grey 2007 Toyota Landcruiser SWB Comm, Silver 2007 Mercedes SL350 Auto, Black 2007 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Steel, Sunroof/Alloys, Blue 2007 Nissan Qashqai 2.0 Auto Premium Spec, Silver 2007 Toyota Avensis 1.6 Saloon, Silver 2007 Nissan Note 1.6 Automatic, Silver 2007 Opel Astra 1.4 SXI 3Door , Light Olive 2006 Toyota Avensis 2.0 Diesel Strata Saloon, Light Olive 2006 Toyota Avensis 2.0 Diesel Liftback, Blue 2006 Lexus IS 220 Diesel Executive, Grey 2006 Toyota Avensis 1.6 Strata, Dark Green 2006 Nissan Almera Saloon SXE, Beige 2006 Peugeot 206 1.4 H/B, Black 2006 VW Polo 1.2 5Dr, Blue 2006 Mini One 1.6 Automatic, Double Sunroof, Purple 2005 Jaguar S Type 2.7 Diesel Saloon, Leather, Green 2003 Lexus GS 300 Executive Auto, Leather, Silver

Miles Price € 19,000 9,450 34,000 12,950 86,000 12,750 31,000 9,950 54,000 13,950 109,650 13,950 19,000 10,450 28,000 14,950 70,000 6,950 20,000 11,950 26,500 7,450 120,000 14,950 23,000 36,950 40,000 7,450 26,000 12,950 43,000 8,450 30,000 8,450 23,500 8,450 68,000 7,950 93,000 7,450 69,000 10,950 59,000 6,950 35,000 6,450 35,000 5,750 33,000 6,950 40,000 8,950 41,900 11,950 76,000 5,450

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2.0 dsl SVE Auto, Black, 75,000km



1.6 SE, Fired Iron, 37,000km



Year/Model 2012 Micra 5dr 1.2 XE 2012 Juke 1.5dsl XE 2011 Micra 1.2 SV 2011 Micra 1.2 SV 2011 Skoda Octavia 1.2 Tsi Ambiente 2010 Qashqai 1.6 SE 2010 Qashqai 1.5 dsl SV 2010 Qashqai +2 1.5 dsl Leather 2009 Micra 5dr 1.2 SXE 2009 Quashqai 1.5 dsl SE 2009 Tiida 5dr 1.5 dsl 2009 Tiida 5dr 1.6 Automatic 2009 Note 1.5 dsl Acenta Sat Nav 2009 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 diesel auto 2009 Honda Accord 2.2 dsl Executive 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 dsl 2WD 7 Seats 2008 Micra 5dr 1.2 SX 2008 Micra 5dr 1.2 Sport + 2008 Note 1.6 Automatic 2008 Tiida 5dr 1.6 SE 2008 Tiida 5dr 1.6 SE 2008 Tiida 4Dr 1.6 SVE 2008 Qashqai 1.6 SE 2008 Qashqai 1.6 SE 2008 X-Trail 2.0 dsl AVE Automatic 2008 Pathfinder LE Auto 7 Seater 2008 Ford Mondeo 5dr 1.6 Zetec 2008 Opel Vectra 1.6 4dr Club 2008 Opel Vectra 1.6 5dr Club 2008 Seat Cordoba 1.2 Costa 2007 Almera 5dr 1.5 SXE 2007 Primera 4dr 1.6 SE 2007 Primera 4dr 1.6 SE 2007 Pathfinder 2.5 TD 7 Seater 2007 Ssangyong Kyron 2.0 xd 4WD 2007 Ford Focus 5dr LX Connection 1.4 2007 Mercedes B150


2007 MERCEDES B150



LW Auto 7 Seater, Black, 187,000km


2005 X-TRAIL


Silver, 54,800km 4dr, 1.6 Club, Silver, 76,000km

1.6 dsl, Auto, 7 Seats Silver, 14,000mls



1.6 Auto, Silver, 72,000km


1.2 Costa, Black, 80,000km

Colour Choice Choice Dark Grey Silver Blue Black Magnetic Red Fired Iron Silver Red Black New Blue Silver Silver Grey Black Grey Silve Silver New Blue Silver Grey Fired Iron Black Black Black Black Silver Silver Black Café Latte Dark Blue Urban Silver Silver Paradise Blue Silver Silver

KM 0 0 23,600 19,200 32,000 35,000 15,000 16,000 38,000 35,000 45,000 72,200 51,000 mls 14,000 mls 49,000 75,700 48,000 28,000 72,000 50,000 44,500 53,660 37,000 41,000 75,000 187,000 70,000 76,000 64,000 80,000 69,400 90,000 172,850 47,000 50,000 54,800

€8,495 Price €12,995 €20,295 €12,995 €12,995 €17,495 €17,995 €21,995 €25,495 €10,495 €18,995 €14,495 €9,995 €12,995 €18,995 €23,995 €23,995 €8,995 €9,495 €9,995 €9,995 €9,495 €9,495 €14,495 €14,495 €22,495 €26,495 €11,995 €9,995 €10,695 €8,495 €8,495 €9,995 €9,995 €20,995 €10,495 €9,995 €12,995

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2.0 Petrol 4WD Leather, Silver, 77,000km


‘03 Audi Allroad 2.5 TDi Quattro 180BHP, Dsl Estate, Auto, met. silver, 124k, a/con, CD, e/w, lthr, e/m, alloys, NCT 03/13, €7,995

‘08 Jaguar X-Type 2.2D SE, Dsl, black, 88k, a/con, alloys, lthr, CD, p/s, fogs, e/w, e/m, cruise, spotless clean, NCT 09/14, €12,995

‘08 Hyundai i10 1.1 Deluxe, silver, 105k, alloys, e/w, fogs, CD, e/m, Manufacturers warranty, NCT 07/14, €5,495

‘04 Lexus GS300 3.0 Auto, black, 97k, a/con, alloys, multi-CD, cruise, tiptronic, lthr, e/m, e/w, elec. heated seats, fotgs, rear spoiler, NCT’d, €5,995

CAR OF THE WEEK ‘07 Renault Megane 1.6 Cabriolet, met. blue, 36.9k, a/con, alloys, CD, cruise, e/m, e/w, fogs, elec. roof, panoramic roof, NCT 01/13, €7,995

‘07 Daihatsu Sirion 1.0, met. silver, 38k, Cd, a/bags, r/c/l, e/m, e/w, NCT 07/13, €5,495

‘07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CDX+ CRTD, Auto, Dsl, met. grey, 127k, a/con, cruise, alloys, tiptronic, spoiler, roof rails, fogs, lthr, e/seats, e/w, e/m, NCT 02/13, €15,995

‘00 Landrover Freelander 2.0 XDi, Dsl Commercial, met. wine, 122k, alloys, s/r, ‘01 Volvo S40 1.8, met. green, 106k, ‘97 Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limo, Auto, a/con, a/bags, r/c/l, immob, e/m, e/w, met. pink, 94k, a/con, alloys, CD, TV, r/c/l, CD, p/s, e/m, e/w, DOE 12/12, €2,495 NCT’d, €1,895 cruise, lthr, e/m, e/w, s/r, €3,495

‘05 Jaguar XJ Series 3.5 V8, Auto, met. black, 83k, a/con, alloys, CD, r/c/l, DVD, TV, tiptronic, sat. nav, lthr, e/m, e/w, e/seats, NCT 02/13, €12,995

‘07 Ssangyong Actyon 2.0 XDi A200 2WD Dsl, met. blue, 55k, a/con, alloys, CD, r/c/l, e/m, e/w, fogs, tax 10/11, NCT 01/13, €7,995

‘08 Mercedes SL350 V8 Convertible, Auto, black, 29k, a/con, alloys, r/c/l, cruise, 17” alloys, e/w, e/m, e/roof, e/seats, hard-top, €45,995

‘07 Jaguar XK Series 4.2 Coupe, Auto, met. silver, 50k, a/con, 19” alloys, CD, sat. nav, lthr, e/m, e/w, elec. seats, fogs, spoiler, NCT 02/13, €33,495

‘99 Mercedes C200 Automatic, met. blue, 136k, r/c/l, a/bags, cruise, e/m, e/w, spotless clean, NCT 05/13, taxed, €1,995



‘06 Kia Sorento 2.5 GSE Commercial, Auto, Dsl, met. silver, 66k, a/con, alloys, r/c/l, e/w, e/s/r, heated seats, fogs, roof rails, NCT 11/12, €6,995

‘04 Tata Safari 4x4 Diesel Estate, met. blue, 62k, a/con, alloys, warranty, CD, e/m, e/w, roof rails, NCT 04/14, €4,995

‘00 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 V6, auto, met. silver, 72k, 18” alloys, r/c/l, p/s, immob., lthr, e/s/r, e/m, traction, e/w, NCT 02/13, €2,295

‘05 Hyundai Trajet 2.0 GSi CRTD, met. blue, dsl, 81k, a/con, roof rails, r/c/l, p/s, Cd, e/m, e/w, NCT 08/13, new t-belt, good clean 7 seater, €6,995

DEAL OF THE WEEK ‘99 BMW 316i SE, met. green, 120k, 18” light alloys, abs, fogs, e/m, traction, r/c/l, p/s, e/w, good clean car, NCT 07/13, €1,995

‘96 Mazda MX-5 1.8 Auto, Cabriolet, black, 68k, a/con, alloys, e/m, e/w, r/c/l, immob, spotless clean, NCT 11/12, €2,495

‘07 Toyota Avensis 1.8 Luna, Automatic, met. silver, 100k, a/con, alloys, fogs, e/w, traction, CD, p/s, e/m, immob., spotless clean, NCT 04/13, €6,995

‘01 Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia, met. silver, 104k, a/con, alloys, tinted windows, roof rails, r/c/l, ‘98 Toyota Previa 2.2 Automatic, met. ‘06 Nissan Primera 1.8 SE, Auto, met. blue over grey, 78k, a/con, CD, e/m, 90k, a/con, alloys, r/c/l, CD, e/w, e/w, e/m, fogs, cruise, grey, NCT 01/13, €2,995 e/w, fogs, NCT 06/12, €2,995 e/m, fogs, NCT 06/12, €5,995

‘98 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 125bhp, met. silver, 150k, c/l, p/s, wood trim, e/w, e/m, immob., good clean car, NCT 02/13, €1,295

‘07 Mercedes E180 Kompressor, met. back, 99k, a/con, alloys, Bluetooth, traction, r/c/l, fogs, e/m, e/w, cruise, NCT 02/13, very clean car, €11,995

‘00 Jaguar XJ-8 3.2, Auto, met. silver, 97k, a/con, alloys, multi-CD, a/bags, lthr, e/m, e/w, Nokia ph. kit, €3,995

‘05 Mini Cooper 1.6 Sport Chili John Cooper Works R-53, black, 37k, 17” light alloys, a/con, rear spoiler, r/c/l, lthr, fogs, e/s/r, e/w, e/m, Bluetooth, NCT 01/13, 6-sp, €13,995

‘03 Saab 9-3 2.0 LPT, Automatic, blue, 91k, a/con, alloys, e/m, e/w, rear spoiler, cruise, CD, Nokia ph kit, NCT 02/13, €2,995

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ROAD TEST By KEVIN FENIX he test car was fitted with the 1.6 litre diesel engine and a six speed manual gearbox. This gives it a top speed of 189 kph (117 mph) and a 0-100 kph acceleration time of 12.4 seconds. Being a diesel, it also returns a very satisfying fuel consumption. By EU testing standards, it registers 47 mpg (5.9 lt/100 km) on the Urban cycle, stretching to an excellent 70 mpg (4.0 lt/100 km) on the Extra urban cycle and averaging 60 mpg (4.7 lt/100 km) on the Combined cycle. That frugal fuel consumption has another advantage in that it gives low exhaust emissions of just 118 gm/km, putting the car in Irish road tax band A, the lowest level, with an annual charge, at current rates, of 160 euro. In these difficult financial times, that is exactly what motorists need; low fuel costs and low tax rates.


Like most modern diesels, the engine is turbocharged, with direct fuel injection. It is fitted as standard with a Stop/Start system, to help reduce fuel consumption when stationary in urban traffic. In operation it is smooth and quiet, with adequate power for acceleration when need. The only requirement is, that the driver is aware of the operating conditions and has selected a suitable gear for those conditions. The six speed gearbox is geared on the high side in the lower ratios, in the interests of fuel economy, so at lower suburban speeds you may only use third and fourth gear for smooth running. Beauty is naturally in the eye of the beholder, but I certainly found the DS4 to be very much to my liking. How much of that is due to the fact that its was red, my favourite colour, I do not know. I loved the way the windscreen flows away back into the roof, giving front seat occupants an excellent view of the road and the scenery all around. At certain times of the year the sun, when it shines, can

be very low in the sky and that large windscreen could be a disadvantage. Citroen have thought of this and to neutralise its disadvantages, the roof lining and sun visors inside, can be slid forwards to reduce the large area of exposed glass and thus counteract the low rays of the sun causing too much discomfort. Looking at the profile of the DS4 from the side, it looks like a sporty coupe. The front door handle is visible and behind the shiny black B-pillar, there is a large, arrow shaped side window. The side window line, front and rear, is enhanced by the chrome surround, top and bottom. It is only when you look more closely at the pointed end of the rear side window, that you notice the black arrowhead, which houses the handle for the rear door. The sill line flows back prominently from behind the front wheels, then appears to sweep up over the rear wheel arch, before flowing into the tail lamps on either side. At the front the large black grille is topped by two silver bars flowing into the traditional

Citroen chevron. The large headlamp units flow back and incorporate the main and dipped beams, as well as the direction indicators. The fog lamps are low down on either side, ahead of the lower sections of the front wheel arches and incorporate strips of LED lighting along their upper and outer sides for the daytime running lights. Finally the car was fitted with attractive alloy wheels of a rather complicated design. At the rear the large tail lamp units flow around the sides and into the boot lid. The bumper has a large black section in its lower edge, that houses rectangular exhaust pipes with chrome surrounds at either side and connected by a chrome strip. The sporty sloping roof line is emphasised by the rear spoiler, running across the top of the rear window. Inside the upholstery was a mixture of leather and cloth. Basically it was black but there were light coloured strips in the seat bolsters and silver edges to the instruments, ventilation ducts, contd. on page 16

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2007 Honda Jazz 1.4 SE Sport, met. black, 56.5k, 15” light alloys, c/locking, fogs, e/m, e/s/r, a/bags, 5-door, FSH, €8,750

2008 Honda FR-V 1.8 EX, 6 seater, Est, red, 43k, roof rails, climate, r/c/l, rain sensor, multi-CD, park sensor, lthr, fogs, cruise, 16” alloys, e/m, NCT 01/12, €15,950

2007 Honda CR-V 2.0 SE Sport, silver, 61.5k, s/r, r/c/l, a/bags, lthr, fogs, e/m, e/w, cruise, a/con, remote alarm, 16” light alloys, NCT 01/13, €12,950

2005 Honda S2000 GT, Cabrio, grey, 102km, r/c/l, lthr, hard-top, e/roof, fogs, e/w, e/m, Bluetooth ph kit, a/con, 17” alloys, NCT 01/13, €19,950

2002 Honda CR-V 2.0 4x4, silver, 91k, e/s/r, r/c/l, fogs, a/bags, e/w, e/m, a/con, 16” light alloy wheels, ABS, VSA, €5,750

2005 Honda CR-V 2.2D SR, Dsl, met. silver, 70k, 16” light alloys, climate, CD, fogs, e/m, e/s/r, r/c/l, e/w, immob., €10,950

2008 Honda Civic 1.8i SES, Auto, galaxy grey, 62k, 16” light alloys, multi-CD, lthr, fogs, e/w, computer, e/s/r, cruise, FSH, remote alarm, €11,950

2007 Honda Accord 2.0 Sport Type-S, met. grey, 63k, a/bags, e/m, dual auto climate, Bluetooth ph. kit, a/con, r/c/l, half lthr, 17” alloys, cruise, €10,950

2006 Honda CRV 2.0 SR, 4x4, black, 49k, s/r, r/c/l, FSH, f/fogs, e/w, e/m, cruise, a/con, remote alarm, 16” light alloys, NCT 05/12, €10,950

2008 Honda Civic 1.3 IMA Hybrid, Auto, blue, 18k, 15” light alloys, multi-CD, lthr, trip computer, heated seats, e/w, cruise, €12,950

2004 Audi A4 1.8T Automatic, Cabrio, silver, 106km, lthr, e/w, e/m, e/roof, dual climate, multi-CD, Bluetooth ph kit, 18” alloys, NCT 02/12, €11,950

2004 Audi TT Roadster 1.8T 150BHP, Cabrio, blue, 31k, 16” light alloys, a/con, e/m, e/w, lthr, tractin, NCT 02/12, €12,950

2011 Audi A5 2.0 TDi 179 S-Line Quattro, Dsl Coupe, red, 6k, iPod conn, voice command, h/seats, cruise, Bluetooth ph kit, a/con, 19” alloys, rain sensors, €41,950

2011 Audi A1 1.6 TDi, dsl, white, only 311 miles, a/con, fogs, r/c/l, CD/MP3, 16” alloys, e/f/w, r/c/l, a/bags, 3-door, a/bags, €17,950

2007 BMW 335D SE Coupe, Automatic, met. grey, 49.7k, a/con, climate, fogs, cruise, 17” alloys, tiptronic, lthr, e/w, s/r, e/seats, rain sensor, €22,950

2012 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Edge, Diesel, black, 16” light alloys, a/con, Bluetooth ph kit, trip computer, CD/MP3, r/c/l, Aux conn., fogs, €21,950

2006 Mini One 2-dr, silver, 30k, 15” light alloy wheels, CD, immob., e/w, e/mirrors, NCT 03/12, €8,950

2009 BMW 520D SE Touring, Dsl Est, grey, 70k, a/con, climate, cruise, light alloys, CD/MP3, park distance, lthr, e/seats, €26,950

2010 Mercedes E220 CDI Classic Sport AMG, 7 seater auto dsl est, silver, 11k, Park distance, f/fogs, e/seats, dual auto climate, cruise, bluetooth, alloys, NCT 7/14, €46,950

2008 Seat Leon 1.4 Sport, 5-dr, silver, 33k, 16” light alloys, abs, Isofix, e/m, e/s/r, e/windows, MFSW, traction, NCT’d, €10,950

2008 Toyota Rav4 (4x4) 2.0 Luna, Automatic, grey, 17” light alloys, a/bags, e/w, e/m, CD, FSH, immobiliser, a/con, NCT’d, €15,750

2009 Porsche Cayman 2.7, 2-door, Coupe, brown, 10.5k, 19” light alloys, elec. memory heated seat, climate, cruise, sat. nav, CD/MP3, lthr, NCT 01/13, €44,950

2008 Peugeot 207CC 1.6, 2-dr, Cabriolet, met. grey, 27k, 16” light alloys, Bluetooth ph kit, fogs, CD, e/f/w, e/roof, e/m, c/locking, NCT’d, €12,950

2003 Skoda Superb 1.8T Elegance, black, 65k, r/c/lk lthr, memory seats, f/fogs, e/seats, e/w, e/m, dual climate, cruise, CD, 17” alloys, NCT 06/13, €4,950

2006 Mitsubishi Colt 1.1, black, 63k, 15” light alloys, ABS, c/locking, e/w, fogs, CD, €5,250

2008 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 102BHP, Auto, blue, 24k, a/con, 16” alloys, r/c/l, CD/MP3, Isofix, immob., e/m, e/w, FSH, €13,250

2005 Volkswagen Passat 1.6 Comfort, beige, 35k, traction, a/bags, e/w, e/m, automatic a/con, 15” light alloys, ABS, €6,950

2008 Volkswagen Golf 1.8 GT Sport, Dsl, red, 110km, r/c/l, f/fogs, e/m, e/w, a/con, CD, 18” light alloys, 1 owner, NCT 01/12, €13,950

2012 Volkswagen Touran Comfort Line 1.6 TDi 105BHP, Dsl, grey, only 500miles, 16” light alloys, a/con, park sensors, Bluetooth, cruise, extra seats, €30,950

2006 Saab 9-3 1.8T Linear Sport, black, 6.8k, r/c/l, park sensors, half lthr, climate, dual auto, fogs, cruise, CD, remote alarm, 16” light alloys, NCT 03/12, €7,950

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with silver door handles and other bits of silver on the gear knob, steering wheel and the pedals. The roof lining too was black. The front seats adjusted for reach, height, backrest angle and lumbar support. The lumbar support was interesting, as it is done electrically by a switch on the outer side of the front seat frame. There was an additional switch, which activated a massaging function in the seat backrest. The two front seats were comfortable and supportive, with their well bolstered edges. Rear seat kneeroom and footroom was minimal. Entry was quite difficult as the Bpillar was positioned rather far back. While the seat would have been reasonably comfortable for two adult passengers, who would have had adequate footroom and shoulder room, with the convenience of a folding armrest between them, it was almost entirely unsuitable for three adults. A third adult would have made the shoulder room far too restricted for all three passengers. Headroom would be restricted for the centre passenger, due to the sloping roof and hard centre cushion, while the intrusion of the centre tunnel, would have compromised the foot room for all three passengers. The DS4 makes an ideal four adult passenger coupe, with its

sporty good looks and rear seating arrangements. Obviously these reservations would not apply if your rear seat passengers were children or even young teenagers. The two outer seating spaces are fitted with ISOfix fittings for child safety seats. The main instruments and driving controls are laid out for convenience and ease of use. The large centre instrument is the speedometer. The intensity of the blue figures and backlighting can be varied to suit your preferences. There is a red indicator needle that travels around the circumference, indicating the speed. Unfortunately the figures are far to small to be seen safely whilst driving. Fortunately the actual speed is also shown in a large digital readout in the centre of the instrument, which is both safe and convenient. The centre of the speedometer also houses a digital information panel that shows a lot of other useful information, like the total

distance recorder, trip recorder, door open and a whole more. To the left of the speedometer is a smaller gauge for the tachometer. It is very difficult to see whilst driving, but on the plus side the engine speed is shown in white blocks that move around the circumference, below the blue lettering. Thus as you get used to the system, the length of the white band is easy to see and gives you a fair idea of the engine speed. The centre of this gauge also houses a gear shift indicator, that shows up in a large digital figure plus an arrow to indicate the change necessary. Matching the tachometer on the right hand side is the fuel level gauge. In its centre its digital system shows the distance to empty, based on current levels of fuel consumption. Over in the centre console, under the two air vents there is another digital information panel, that shows the date,

time, outside air temperature, average fuel consumption and other selectable information. The audio/CD unit is below this, with the controls for the dual range climate control below the audio panel. The centre panel on the steering wheel has further controls for the mobile telephone operation, cruise control and audio related equipment. Between the audio and the climate control panels there is a red button for the hazard warning and a black one for the central locking. A small panel on the facia, between the steering wheel and the driver’s door, has switches for opening the fuel filler flap, selecting Economy mode, deactivating the electronic stability programme and deactivating the parking assist system. The car had four electric windows and electrically adjustable exterior rear view mirrors. These controls are all located in the driver’s door armrest. The mirrors fold in automatically when the doors are locked. In the Citroen tradition the ride and roadholding is very good. The variable ratio, power assisted steering, is geared to give 2.75 turns from lock to lock. Ventilated disc brakes are fitted at the front with plain discs at the back. The system includes anti-lock with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist, plus an electronic stability programme with traction control. The four road wheels were shod with broad, low profile Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres. When all the seats are required, the car has 0.359 cubic metres of luggage space between the luggage floor and the underside of the rear parcels shelf. If only the front seats are needed, the rear seat can be folded, the shelf removed and you then have 1.021 cubic metres of space at your disposal when loading to the roof. The 60/40 split of the rear seat, also allows you to



TECHNICAL DATA DIMENSIONS Overall length Overall width Overall height Luggage capacity Tank capacity ENGINE Type Capacity CO2 emissions TRANSMISSION Type SUSPENSION Front Rear


4275 mm 1810 mm (excl. mirrors) – 2052 mm (incl. mirrors) 1523 mm 0.359 cu.M (5 seats) – 1.021 cu.M (2 seats) 60 lts 4 cyl. SOHC 8v turbocharged, direct injection diesel, with Stop/Start 1560 cc 118 gm/km – Specific CO2 – 75.641 gm/km/lt 6 speed manual MacPherson strut, I - shaped lower transverse arm, 24 mm anti-roll bar Torsion beam, with 32 mm torsion bar with hollow 15mm centre, tubular trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers Variable ratio, power assisted, rack and pinion Servo assisted, dual circuit, with anti-lock, electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist, plus an electronic stability programme with traction control

WHEELS Type 10 spoke, cast alloy, 4 stud Size 7.5 J x 18 Spare Pressed steel Spacesaver – 3.5J x 16 TYRES Type Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Size 225/45 R 18 – 91V Spare Continental – T 125/85 R 16 – 99M PERFORMANCE Top speed 189 kph (117 mph) 0-100 kph 12.4 secs. FUEL CONSUMPTION Urban 47 mpg (5.9 lt/100 km) Extra urban 70 mpg (4.0 lt/100 km) Combined 60 mpg (4.7 lt/100 km) WARRANTY/SERVICING Coverage 2 years unlimited, 2 years assistance, 3 years paint, 12 years perforation Service interval 20,000 km (12,500 miles)/2 years

Recommended retail price (excluding delivery and associated charges)

CITROEN DS4 eHDI AIRDREAM €24,495 accommodate, a rear seat passenger and awkward items of luggage. If you need to tow a trailer or caravan, the DS4 will take unbraked trailers of up to 680 kg or braked trailers/caravans of up to 1300 kg. The only difficulty when towing is that the car comes with a Spacesaver spare wheel, which is not really suitable for towing. Servicing is required at intervals of 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or every two years, which ever comes sooner. Citroen offer a two years unlimited mileage warranty,

with two years roadside assistance, plus, three years paint work cover and twelve years anti-perforation guarantee. Currently the recommended retail price, excluding delivery and associated charges, is €24,495. Overall I found the DS4 very pleasant and satisfying to drive, with a smooth and effortless performance in a variety of road conditions. Personally I liked the styling very much, as in my opinion, it gives the car a very sporty and prestigious appearance. I particularly liked the red exterior paint finish.








After 70 years of constant innovation, ovation, ection the new Compass is a totally new direction from Jeep. Available in 4x4 and a 4x2 model ined). delivering up to 6.1 l/100km (combined). ious, The new Compass from Jeep, luxurious, refined and ready to take you where you want to go.

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OFFICAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR THE JEEP® COMPASS RANGE IN L/100KM: URBAN 7.4 - 7.9, EXTRA URBAN 5.4 – 5.9, COMBINED 6.1 – 6.6. CO2 EMISSIONS 161-199 G/KG. Car featured is a Compass 2.2 CRD Sport+ in Deep Cherry Red metallic at €32,290. Price includes optional metallic paint at €695. Vehicle shown is for illustration purposes only. Alloy wheel styles may vary. Prices and features correct at time of press (02/12).

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2009 NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.0 SE, Estate, 52k, 16” alloys, a/con, e/w, e/m, multi-CD, MFSW, €9,950

2003 BMW 318 CI SPORT COUPE, Grey, 58k, 18” light alloys, a/con, e/w, e/m, lthr, p/s, CD, a/bags, €8,950

2007 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.6 FSI, 2003 BMW 318 CI CABRIOLET Automatic, met. black, 46k, a/con, alloys, Grey, 36k, 18” light alloys, e/m, a/con, lthr, climate, cruise, e/m, e/w, tiptronic, €11,950 wood inlay, p/s, e/f/w, NCT 06/13, €6,450

2003 BMW 318 CI COUPE Met. black, 88k, 18” light alloys, a/con, Bluetooth, e/m, e/w, trip computer, NCT 01/13, €4,950

2005 HONDA ACCORD 2.2 2003 BMW 316 1.8 SE, Automatic, EXECUTIVE, Dsl, blue, 78k, 16” alloys, met. green, 65k, 16” light alloys, a/con, e/m, e/w, cruise, a/con, lthr, elec seats, €7,250 e/w, fogs, tiptronic, NCT 03/13, €5,250

2008 MERCEDES E200 KOMPRESSOR, Automatic, red, 38k, 16” light alloys, e/m, e/w, lthr, parking sensor, €19,950

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REVISED PEUGEOT 107 A revised Peugeot 107 goes on sale in Ireland this month. Prices, excluding delivery and associated charges, start at €12,045. Powered by a one litre, three cylinder, petrol engine, buyers have the choice of a five speed manual gearbox, or a 2-tronic automatic. Exhaust emissions with the manual are 99 gm/km, while with the automatic they are 104 gm/km. Irish buyers will have the choice of just one trim and specification level, a five door Active. The Active specification includes front fog lamps, low rolling resistance tyres and four speakers for the sound system. The automatic also has a leather covered steering wheel and a leather gear knob. Buy before the end of March and Peugeot will give you a four years warranty with four years roadside assistance. Exhaust emissions for both versions, place the 107 in Irish road tax band A, with a current annual charge, of €160.

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Ryans Garage Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

T: 01 821 3446

EST. 1963

‘04 Honda CR-V 2.0i SE, 4x4, Automatic, met. green, 99km, a/con, alloys, a/bags, r/c/l, immob., e/w, e/m, NCT 03/12, €7,500

✔ All Cars are Fully Serviced ✔ 80 Point Safety Check ✔ NCT Passed ✔ Fully Valeted ✔ Quick Finance Arranged ✔ Comprehensive Used Warranty

‘09 Hyundai Coupe 1.6, met. silver, 17km, alloys, Bluetooth, a/bags, CD/MP3, immob., r/c/l, lthr, e/f/w, e/m, e/s/r, fogs, €12,950

‘06 Nissan Almera 1.5 SXE, blue, 38.5k, a/con, alloys, e/m, fogs, e/f/w, CD, r/c/l, €5,750

‘11 Kia Cee’D 1.6 Diesel Estate, met. grey, 4k, a/con, alloys, CD/MP3, r/c/l, cruise, e/m, e/f/w, fogs, NCT 06/15, €18,950

‘05 Nissan Micra 1.0, blue, 45k, abs, a/bags, immob., r/c/l, pas, CD, NCT 03/13, €4,750

‘10 Seat Altea 1.4 Rebel, Emocion red, alloys, a/bags, CD/MP3, cruise, parking sensor, e/w, e/m, NCT 02/14, €15,500

‘03 Hyundai Elantra 1.6, 5-dr, silver, 77k, c/l, a/bags, e/s/r, e/m, e/w, immob., CD, €2,750

‘12 Seat Altea XL 1.6 TDi Ref SE, Dsl Est, grey, 6k, a/con, alloys, CD, e/f/w, fogs, Isofix, €23,320

‘11 Seat Ibiza 1.2 Reference SE, met. Dakota red, 15km, alloys, a/bags, CD/MP3, r/c/l, cruise, e/f/w, e/m, fogs, NCT 03/15, €11,950

‘12 Seat Leon 1.2 R TSi 105BHP SE, met. black, 5km, a/con, alloys, r/c/l, CD/MP3, immob, e/f/w, e/m, fogs, MFSW, €20,895

‘10 Seat Ibiza 1.4i TDi Reference, dsl, silver, 20k, alloys, fogs, e/f/w, CD/MP3, Isofix, p/s, r/c/l, €12,250

‘10 Nissan note 1.4 Sport, red, 43.5km, manufacturers warranty, a/con, Bluetooth, immob., r/c/l, seatback tables, €11,500

‘12 Seat Ibiza 1.2 R Sports Coupe SE, met. silver, 6km, alloys, r/c/l, CD/MP3, cruise, c/l, e/f/w, e/m, fogs, €15,325

‘12 Seat Ibiza 1.2 ST Reference SE, met. Dakota red, 6k, alloys, r/c/l, CD/MP3, e/m, e/f/w, fogs, cruise, €16,650

‘09 Seat Ibiza 1.2 Costa, met. silver, 3.9k, r/c/l, a/bags, CD/MP3, immob., cruise, e/f/w, e/m, NCT 10/13, €8,950

‘10 Seat Leon 1.6 TDi Reference SE, met. silver, dsl, a/con, alloys, r/c/l, CD/MP3, e/f/w, e/m, fogs, €16,950

‘04 Skoda Fabia 1.2 Combi Comfort, 65bhp, met. silver, 99km, a/bags, CD, r/c/l, e/f/w, e/m, fogs, NCT 05/12, €4,950

‘08 Daihatsu Sirion 1.0 GX, gold, 30.5k, a/bags, e/m, CD, e/w, p/s, immob., €6,500

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FIAT ALWAYS OFFERS YOU SIMPLE, PRACTICAL AND ACCESSIBLE SOLUTIONS. G R A C E & H A R V E Y, 1 2 / 1 6 G L A S T H U L E R O A D , DUN LAOGHAIRE, CO DUBLIN. TEL: 01 280 2991 W W W. N E W G R A C E H A R V E Y. C O M Models shown are Fiat Panda Active 1.2 8v, Fiat Punto Evo 1.2 8v Active 3dr and Fiat Bravo 1.6 16v MultiJet 105bhp. Models shown for illustrative purposes only. Official fuel consumption figures for the Fiat Panda range: 4.0-6.4 litres/100km (Combined). CO2 emissions 113 g/km. Official fuel consumption figures for the Fiat Punto range: 4.4-6.7 litres/100km (Combined). CO2 emissions 123 g/km. Official fuel consumption figures for the Fiat Bravo range: 3.8-5.8 litres/100km (Combined). CO2 emission 115 g/km. 5 years warranty & roadside assistance available on all new Fiat vehicles registered from 1st Jan to 31st March 2012. Finance offer is made under a Hire Purchase Agreement as defined by the Consumer Credit Act (1995). Finance is only available to applicants 18 years old and over, subject to status. Warning: You will not own the goods until the final payment is made. Indemnities may be required. Finance is supplied by First Auto Finance Ireland Limited, the exclusive agent of Close Motor Finance Limited in Ireland. Close Motor Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority No 475877. Head Office – Roman House, Roman Road, Doncaster DN4 5EZ. Registered in the Republic of Ireland No. 906504. Offer subject to terms and conditions. Price quoted excludes dealer delivery and related charges. For further information go to Fiat is a registered trademark of Fiat Group SPA.

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‘11 Peugeot 3008 SX 1.6 HDi, Dsl, met. grey, 17” light alloys, a/con, Bluetooth, cruise, e/m, e/w, fogs, €22,950

‘11 Peugeot 5008 SX 1.6 HDi, Dsl, Auto, met. blue, 16k, 16” light alloys, a/con, e/m, cruise, fogs, e/w, €24,000

‘11 Peugeot RCZ 1.6 Turbo, 200bhp, Coupe, met. black, 21k, 18” alloys, cruise, climate, CD, e/m, e/w, lthr, €32,950

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‘09 Citroen C4 1.4i Style Plus, met. red, 40k, a/con, Bluetooth, e/m, fogs, e/f/w, NCT 01/13, €8,950

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‘11 Peugeot 207 SE+ 1.4 HDI, red, 15” light alloys, CD, f/e/w, e/m, a/con, NCT 04/15, €14,950

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50 9,9 €1 ‘10 Peugeot 3008 SX 1.6 HDi 110 Ecomatique, Dsl, auto, met. black, 19k, alloys, a/con, cruise, fogs, e/w, €19,950

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50 4,9 €1 ‘11 Peugeot 207 SE+ 1.4 HDi, Dsl, blue, 13k, 15” alloys, a/con, e/m, fogs, immob, NCT 01/15, €14,950

‘109 Ford Focus 1.4 Zetec, 80PS, met. blue, 28k, 16” alloys, a/con, Bluetooth, e/m, e/f/w, fogs, NCT 02/13, €10,950

‘09 Peugeot 407 2.0 Coupe HDi, dsl, met. silver, 18k, 17” alloys, Bluetooth, e/w, e/seats, e/m, fogs, lthr, NCT 01/13, €16,950

‘09 Nissan Qashqai +2 1.5 Dsl, met. silver, 68k, 16” alloys, a/con, e/w, fogs, Bluetooth, NCT 01/13, €18,950

50 4,9 €1 ‘08 Citroen C-Crosser 2.2 HDi Dynamique, Dsl, met. gold, 40k, 16” alloys, Bluetooth, climate, cruise, e/w, half lthr, fogs, NCT 02/14, €14,950

0 ,95 €8 ‘08 Peugeot 308 ST 1.4, met. silver, 62k, 16” light alloys, a/con, bluetooth, e/m, e/w, fogs, NCT 03/14, €8,950

‘07 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia, Auto, met. blue, 16k, 16” light alloys, CD, climate, e/w, fogs, NCT 04/13, €8,950

‘08 Opel Zafira 1.6i Club, met. black, 44k, 16” light alloys, a/con, CD, e/m, e/f/w, immob., NCT 06/14, €11,950

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50 1,9 €1 ‘08 Peugeot 307 SW 2.0 HDi, dsl, met. red, 69k, 16” light alloys, multi-CD, climate, cruise, e/m, e/w, fogs, NCT 04/14, €11,950

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0 ,95 €8 ‘08 Peugeot 207SX 1.4, met. blue, 15k, 15” light alloys, a/con, CD, fogs, e/f/w, Isofix, NCT 07/14, €8,950

‘08 Ford Focus 1.6 Style TDCi, Dsl, met. blue, 50k, 16” light alloys, a/con, fogs, e/w, NCT 04/14, €9,950

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0 ,95 €7 ‘08 Citroen C4 1.4i Style, met. grey, 30k, a/con, CD, e/m, e/f/w, immob., NCT 01/14, 4 new tyres, €7,950

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50 3,9 €1 ‘09 Peugeot 407 1.6 HDi Ultra, dsl, grey, 35k, 16” alloys, Bluetooth, climate, CD, e/s/r, e/w, fogs, e/m, NCT 02/13, €13,950

‘07 Peugeot 207 1.4 ST, met. blue, 15k 15” alloys, a/con, CD, fogs, e/f/w, immob., NCT 07/13, €6,750

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‘07 Peugeot 307 SW SV 1.6 HDi, dsl, met. grey, 60k, 16” light alloys, multiCD, e/w, e/m, fogs, cruise, €9,750

‘07 Peugeot 407 Coupe 2.9 V6 Auto, 23k, lthr, e/seats, climate, multi-CD, alloys, Bluetooth, remote alarm, €10,950

‘07 Peugeot 407 ST Comfort 1.8, met. black, 66k, e/w, climate, multi-CD, 16” light alloys, NCT 01/13, €5,750

‘06 Hyundai Coupe 1.6, black, 41k, 16” light alloys, a/con, remote alarm, fogs, e/f/w, half lthr, NCT 03/14, €6,950

‘06 Opel Vectra 1.6 Life, bronze, 35k, a/con, CD, e/f/w, Isofix, FSH, NCT 06/12, €5,950



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Ryans Garage Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

T: 01 821 3446

EST. 1963 Offer based on new registration in January 2012. Offer ends 31.1.2012. Ibiza price is for entry model. Available while stocks last. Typical finance example: SEAT Ibiza SC 1.2 70HP Reference S.E., vehicle price €14,220.00. Deposit / Part Exchange €4,266.00, daily equivalent based on 36 monthly payments of €131.12, optional final payment (GFV) €5,688.00, total cost of credit €604.32 including acceptance fee €75 and completion fee €75. APR typical 2.53%. This offer is made under Hire Purchase agreement at participating dealers and is valid while stocks last. Price shown excludes delivery and related charges. Dealer charges may vary. Warning: You will not own these goods until the final payment is made. SEAT Finance is a trading name of Volkswagen Bank GmbH and is regulated by the German Financial Regulator.

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