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.

Dacia Spring 65 Extreme (2025) review

Dacia’s new Spring should be the most affordable electric car of all when it goes on sale in Ireland.

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Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet 450 4Matic (2024) review

Straddling C-Class and E-Class, the new Mercedes CLE 450 Cabriolet is a delight.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS (2024 - 992.2) review

Will the inclusion of hybrid power elevate the GTS back to the top of the Porsche 911 tree?

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Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2024 - 992.2) review

Can the updated Porsche 911 Cabriolet remain the yardstick among open-top sports cars?

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Alfa Romeo Junior Veloce (2025) review

Alfa Romeo is making its first foray into the electric car market, but will the Junior shape up to be one of the best in the business?

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Audi Q6 e-tron quattro (2024) review

Audi’s Q6 e-tron SUV uses advanced tech to create a truly refined driving experience.

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