First Drives

Access all our first drives in new cars here. The test drives usually take place at international launches abroad months before the cars go on sale in Ireland. Sometimes the cars won't be to Irish specification and pricing may not be available at the time of writing.

BMW X3 review

We reckon the new BMW X3 makes the bigger X5 all but superfluous.

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Lotus Evora S review

Lotus' Evora comes of age in new supercharged S guise. We've driven it.

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Volkswagen Passat review

Volkswagen's Passat enters its seventh generation, which is likely to remain a huge success in Ireland.

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Opel Astra Sports Tourer review

Has the Opel Astra Sports Tourer enough to persuade us out of our compact SUVs?

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Nissan Leaf review

We've finally driven the showroom-ready electric Nissan LEAF, and it's a gem.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport review

We've driven the fastest car in the world!

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