New car reviews for all makes and models

Opel Insignia Review

Opel Insignia 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

Time for the Opel Insignia to shine? New looks, reduced emissions and a far better dashboard mark the new car out.

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Volvo S80 Review

Volvo S80 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

It's better value for money than the Germans, as long as you don't dip too deep into the options list, and it drives well enough that most people won't notice the difference.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Mitsubishi Outlander 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

The Outlander is a perfectly fine car. It picks up where the previous model left off - a mid-size SUV with seats for seven that straddles the line between big estate and tall 4x4.

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Mitsubishi Space Star Review

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

Mitsubishi has a new baby car offering in the form of the efficient, and space-efficient Space Star.

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Skoda Rapid Review

Skoda Rapid 2012

Our Rating 3 / 5

The Rapid isn't a bad-looking car and could be a sensible buy for those that need the space and would rather have a new model on the driveway.

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Volkswagen Passat Review

Volkswagen Passat 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

This is a trim line (sitting between Comfortline and Highline) rather than a sporty new standalone model.

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Renault Fluence Review

Renault Fluence 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

Renault facelifts the Fluence saloon. Does it still hold the appeal it did during scrappage?

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Subaru XV Review

Subaru XV 2013

Our Rating 3 / 5

XV crossover makes for quirky alternative to the mass-market models, and it's great to drive.

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Volkswagen Beetle Review

Volkswagen Beetle 2012

Our Rating 3 / 5

One of the better looking retro-modern cars, the new Beetle is miles ahead of the last re-imagination with sharper looks, a more spacious interior and better engines.

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BMW X1 Review

BMW X1 2012

Our Rating 3 / 5

The updated car has arrived on Irish shores and we've driven the entry-level four-wheel drive model, the xDrive18d.

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