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Are MPV’s Dead?

2013-06-25 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

Find out if family people carriers are finished and just how are our cars becoming more satisfying … or less ?! We also take you for a spin in the latest Mazda 6 Estate.…

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Emissions Joke?

2013-06-18 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 26s

Find out if proposed emissions regulations turning into a joke, how TVR plan to make a successful comeback and join us for a test drive in Opel’s new Adam.…

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Road Toll Scare Tactic

2013-06-11 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 26s

Find out if the Government is using road tolls as scare tactics, how Citroen hopes a split model range will lead to success and jump in Renault’s new Scenic XMOD for our Road Test.…

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Porsche 911

2013-06-04 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 18s

Neil takes you behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 for this weeks In-Car Report. Also get the latest on self-driving cars and look into the reliability of the once-famed super reliable Japanese car.…

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Merc S Class

2013-05-28 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

Hear about the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Germans plans for auto-pilot driving.  Learn how to play the second hand market like a pro and take a spin in the Mitsubishi ASX with this weeks In Car Report.…

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Old Car Investment?

2013-05-21 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

It’s been said classic cars are the next best investment to gold so should you be putting your money into classic cars? We hear from James Elliot. We also find out if tightening household budgets are driving us to unsafe tyres and take you for a spin in the new Mitsubishi ASX.…

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Meet Future F1 Champ1

2013-05-14 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

Has Ireland got a future female F1 champion? We think so and we meet her! We also talk to Peugeot about their changing fortunes and roadtest the Volkswagen Passat.…

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Ireland’s Oldest Car

2013-05-07 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

This week we ask have the German car-makers begun to wobble, welcome home Ireland’s oldest car and road test the brand new Toyota Prius +…

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Interior Design

2013-04-30 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 28s

Are car manufacturers guilty of letting interiors go to waste? Which car has the best interior of them all? Daragh & Neil come up with surprising answers. Also find out about new limits imposed by the EU which will see your car get more mpg and we road-test the new Range Rover.…

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Classic Jag

2013-04-23 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 22s

The new F-type Jag seems like classic Jaguar but is it actually a major change to the company? We find out along with a road test of Opel’s new Astra Saloon and a look at the benefits of a gas fueled car.…

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Motor Monitor

2013-04-16 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 29s

What’s it like to drive a car with an electronic monitor watching every move for your insurance company? Neil had one and we hear his thoughts … and results! There’s also a lively discussion on car makers dividing the market into too many niches and we take you for a test drive in the Seat [...]…

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Who is the fastest?

2013-04-09 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 19s

On this weeks show find out how much better your car’s fuel economy can be, who actually makes the fastest car and hear our in-car review from Ford’s new Fiesta ST.…

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Performance Cars

2013-04-02 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 22s

How hard is it to create a performance car in a world obsessed with price and emissions? Ford Europes performance boss fills us in. We also discuss if pre-reg’ing cars is cheating the consumer and road test the latest Toyota RAV4.…

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Fake Fuel Figures?

2013-03-26 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 22s

Find out why your cars fuel economy doesn’t live up to the manafacturers quoted figures. We take you for a spin in the new Skoda Octavia and find out what the future holds for Fiat with their Irish MD Adrian Walsh.…

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Last Man Standing

2013-03-19 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 23s

On this week’s show we find out if the German car industry be the last man standing in Europe? And with the return of Formula 1, We look at the action from Australia and ahead to the rest of the season. This week’s In Car Report features the new Seat Leon.…

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Engine Failure, The Culprits

2013-03-12 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

This week, we ask how likely are you to suffer a total engine failure and we go off-roading in the alps with a legendary Mercedes. This week’s In-Car Report features the Volvo V40 XC…

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Turning A Corner

2013-03-05 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On the podcast this week, we find out if Seat’s plan for a major turnaround in it’s Irish sales has worked and We look ahead to the Geneva Motor Show. This week’s In-Car Report features the Citroen DS3 Cabriolet…

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More Pain for Motorists

2013-02-26 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On the show this week a very sick Neil takes a look behind the scenes at the future for Volvo and finds out if new emissions legislation mean more pain for the motorist? This week’s In-Car Report features the new Renault Clio…

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Wireless Motoring

2013-02-19 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

In this week’s Podcast we find out if Wi-Fi is coming to a car near you any time soon and also if high-tech gadgets can save us from the misery of traffic snarl ups and delays. This week’s In-Car Report features the  all-new Mercedes Benz A-Class.…

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Low Battery

2013-02-12 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On the show this week we talk more on Electric cars and discuss if we should all just be buying second hand?And we road test the hugely important new VW Golf in this weeks In-Car Report…

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The Forgotten People

2013-02-05 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

On this week’s show we discuss the role of transport in the problem of rural isolation and find out if it’s actually possible to child-proof a car’s interior? This week’s In-Car report features the all new Mazda 6…

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Race Cars Going Electric

2013-01-29 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 26s

While we’ve been immersed in the debate on electric cars, someone’s being developing electric racing cars and Citroen are hoping to use its ritzy DS brand to stage an Irish sales comeback. This week’s In Car Report features the sixties revival Volkswagen Beetle…

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Online Shopping

2013-01-22 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 25s

Are we heading for a future without car dealers? A flood of new metal at this year’s Detroit motor show but does any of it have significance for us? And this week’s In-Car Report features the alarmingly cheap Dacia Sandero.…

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Cheap or Too Cheap

2013-01-15 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On the podcast this week, Ireland’s cheapest new car is here, but is it too cheap and just how much damage is clocking doing to the car trade? This week’s In-Car Report features the Fiat Panda DIESEL…

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Car Registration Clarified

2013-01-08 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On this week’s podcast, what effect, if any, is the 131 plate having on January sales and is it truly a buyers’ market out there and while there was another year of record lows for road deaths, why are collision numbers are still high. And we go slip-slidin’ on snow in four-wheel-drive BMWs.…

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Happy New Year

2013-01-01 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 23s

Happy New Year. In our first podcast of 2013, we take a look at what’s coming up for the motoring year, Is it going to be unlucky 13 for the car industry in Europe and is safe becoming too safe?…

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Adding A Spark

2012-12-18 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 19s

On our final Podcast for 2012, we talk to Michael Nugent from BMW Ireland about how going electric will change our perceptions of German car maker, and Conor Faughnan and Darragh McKenna join us to talk about learner drivers. This week’s In-Car Report features the updated Ford Fiesta.…

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A Small World

2012-12-11 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On the Pod this week, we see if it still possible to make money selling small cars and talk about why Renault is trying to revive a classic sports car name? This week’s In-Car report features the Jeep Grand Cherokee…

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Paying Over The Odds

2012-12-04 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

On The podcast this week, we find out if we are paying enough attention to our car finance packages and have hybrid cars made a big enough impact in Ireland and ? Our In-Car Report features the Audi A3.…

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Setting Expectations

2012-11-27 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

What does the Irish car trade expect from Budget 2013 and can American cars ever be truly appealing to Europeans? And we road test the new Kia Cee’d estate…

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Back From The Brink For Fiat

2012-11-20 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 23s

On the pod this week we find out what the European car market meltdown means outside of the narrow focus of the motor trade and how much attention do car buyers actually pay to car critics? This week’s In-Car Report features the updated Fiat Punto…

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Leading To Safety

2012-11-13 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 26s

In this week’s podcast we find out if inspired leadership can save Europe’s car makers and how much of a difference will the new tyre labelling system make? This week’s In-Car Report features the Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate.…

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Jaguar Bites Back

2012-11-06 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 20s

This week we find out what’s next for an on-the-up Jaguar and if Tesla’s Model S is the game changer electric car we’ve been waiting for? This week’s In-Car Report features the Volkswagen Polo.…

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Putting A Spark Into Electric Cars

2012-10-30 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 28s

In today’s podcast we talk to Dermot McArdle from ESB e-Cars about what is being done to make electric cars work? Also, on the phone, we talk to the Galway man heading up Peugeot’s advanced design studio. And this week’s In-Car Report features the new Honda CR-V!…

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In Search Of Fairness

2012-10-23 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 22s

On this week’s pod we find out if insurance should be blind to gender, can technology make using your mobile in the car any safer? And we road test the new Hyundai Santa Fe!…

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Hyundai To Shake Budget Car Tag

2012-10-16 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On today’s podcast we find out how Hyundai is planning to make the move from budget to mainstream and even premium, Steve Tormey from Toyota Ireland talks bout the latest recall woes and how the company is dealing with them and we road test a brace of Citroens; the DS3 racing and the DS5 hybrid [...]…

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Upskilling For Disabled Drivers

2012-10-09 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 20s

On The show this week we find out how Rally School Ireland is helping upskill disabled drivers and if your car gets an NCT to determine its fitness to be on the road. Should you? This week’s In-Car Report features the new BMW 3 Series Touring…

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The Paris Motor Show

2012-10-02 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On this week’s pod we find have full details from the Paris Motor Show with Irish Times Motors Editor Michael McAleer and ask the question, will your next hatchback benefit from super-light F1 technology. This week’s In-Car Report feature the Volkswagen Caravelle.…

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Death Of The Supercar

2012-09-26 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 19s

On this week’s podcast does the electric battery meant the death of the supercar, how can you get the best service from your local garage and the In-Car Report features the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake…

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A Lasting Legacy

2012-09-18 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 20s

In this week’s show we find out just who was Sid Watkins and how much did he shape the world of motor sport, how vulnerable we all are to car theft, and this weeks In-Car Report features a car that we’re not actually in, the Citroen Survolt…

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Big Brother Waits

2012-09-11 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 20s

On this week’s pod, should you allow an electronic spy in your car to cut your insurance rates? How will America’s new fuel consumption laws affect us? And we road test the Ford Focus 1.0…

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Sci-fi Driving, Seat Sales and the Subaru XV

2012-09-04 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

On this week’s podcast, What does the advent of self-driving cars really mean for us and How can Seat fix its malfunctioning sales performance? This week’s In-Car Report features the Subaru XV…

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The Renaissance of the Irish Car Market

2012-08-28 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 29s

Will the rumoured new registration plans be the rebirth of the Irish car market? What has the government got planned for easing traffic congestion? And this week’s In-Car Report features the Renault Scenic Bose Edition…

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Jaguar Land Rover Turns To The Irish

2012-08-21 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 19s

On this week’s show we find out why Jaguar is recruiting Irish engineers for its new big model push, what’s to become of the rotary engine and we road test the new Skoda Rapid…

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Driving Sales Forward

2012-08-14 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

In this week’s pod, we find out how Skoda plans to take over the world, or at least a big chunk of it? Can a car be truly considered as art? And this weeks “In-Car Report” features the slinky Peugeot 3008 diesel hybrid!…

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Over Done

2012-08-07 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 18s

Are too many car makers cooking their sales charts? The sad tale of TVR and this weeks In-Car Report features the BMW 6 Series Grand Coupe…

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Speed Nuts?

2012-07-31 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 24s

Is the need for speed unnecessary? A heated discussion this week with Neil and Donal Byrne. Also news on an electric car with a top speed of 330kph, how to avoid arrest driving in France and our In-Car Report is from the Mazda CX-5.…

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Rewarding Safer Cars

2012-03-13 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 20s

In this week’s show, Paul Fay, Manager of the Automotive Safety Office for Ford in Europe, talks about why drivers aren’t seeing the benefits of driving safer cars, while Former Green Party minister Eamonn Ryan talks about the planned changes to the motor tax system. This weeks In-Car Report feature the Range Rover Sport…

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The Geneva Special

2012-03-06 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 21s

On today’s show, Michael McAleer joins us from The Geneva Motor Show, with all the latest news on launches, while Niall takes the updated Mazda 3 for a drive in our In-Car Report…

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Safety Peak

2012-02-28 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 16s

Can car safety just keep getting better? Is the clock ticking on our love for in-car gadgets? And we road test the car with the confused personality, the Audi A5 Sportback.…

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In The Slow Lane

2012-02-21 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 17s

Why has there been no good films about motor racing? And will Triskaidekaphobia actually affect the car industry next year? This weeks In-Car Report features the new Toyota Avensis.…

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Bad Formula

2012-02-14 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 14s

How honest are car company's when it comes to fuel consumption claims? and with the new Formula 1 cars being unveiled on the run up to the new season, why have they gone so ugly? This weeks In-Car Report features the new BMW 3 Series.…

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Change of Feelings

2012-02-07 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 18s

With the Irish car market stuttering once again, will 2012 see desperate car dealers offering even more enticing bargains? Are the traditional elements that made cars desirable, such as sportiness, speed, styling and noise taking a back seat to concerns like comfort and efficiency? This weeks In-Car Report features the new Honda Civic…

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Speed Test

2012-01-31 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 20s

In this weeks podcast, Neil Briscoe speaks to Dan Jones, lead engineer with The Bloodhound Rocket Car, who plan to break the land speed record while Andrew Frankel is also on the line to discuss Peugeot withdrawal from the legendary Le Mans 24hour race. This weeks In-Car Report features the Chrysler Ypsilon.…

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In Need Of A Recharge

2012-01-24 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 15s

Has the Electric Car dream ended before its even begun? Neil talks to Paul Mulvaney, from ESB Electric Cars and Eric Basset, The MD of Renault Ireland to find out why sales have been sluggish. Also, Ciara O'Brien from the Irish Times is on the phone to talk about the Consumer Electronics Show in America, and whats in store for the car of the future. This weeks In-Car Report features the Audi Q3…

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Good Vibes From Detroit

2012-01-17 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 15s

Neil chats with Irish Times Motors contributor Ben Oliver who's just back from the Detroit Motor Show, Marc Rafferty of GoCar.ie talks about Pay-As-You-Drive motoring, and this weeks In-Car Report features the Opel Zafira Tourer MPV…

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Looking Ahead

2012-01-10 :: Digital Audio Productions
Length: 16s

In this weeks show, we take a look at what 2012 has in store for the Irish car market with Irish Times Economic Editor, Dan O'Brien and Jonathon Meade from car dealer Hutton and Meade. Shane O'Donoghue, from CompleteCar.ie is on the phone to discuss whether an eco friendly future means a fun-free future and this weeks In-Car report features the Ford Mondeo…

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