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2019 Geneva Motor Show Editor’s picks

by Dave Humphreys on 08 Mar 2019

Complete Car Features | 2019 Geneva Motor Show Editor’s picks

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show was the place to be this week if you were in search of extraordinary supercars or the latest in electric vehicle technology - or both combined into one. One such headline-grabber was the Automobili Pininfarina Battista. Packing a colossal 1,900hp electric punch, the all-wheel-drive Battista promises incredible performance for the exclusive group of buyers that can afford it.

Even rarer was Bugatti's one-off 'La Voiture Noire', a re-engineered car based on the Chiron that was commissioned for one serious collector. Looks are, of course, subjective, but…

Brexit and the Irish motorist

by Neil Briscoe on 21 Feb 2019

Complete Car Features | Brexit and the Irish motorist

While we all wait for Theresa May (or is it Noel Edmonds) to proclaim deal or no deal when it comes to Brexit, there are a few things that you'll need to know to navigate motoring in a post-Brexit world.

Obviously, when or if a deal finally passes the House of Commons, and is ratified by the EU, then much of this advice will be moot, as most issues will be, theoretically, sorted out by the deal. If the UK crashes out, as seems horribly likely...

1. You'll need an insurance 'green card'

If you're travelling between Ireland and Northern…

Child car seats: everything you need to know

by on 21 Feb 2019

Complete Car Features | Child car seats: everything you need to know

Our children are our most prized possessions, but do you know how to safely - and legally - transport your children in your family car? Do you know when you should be changing your child seat, according to your kid's size or age? And what are the key 'dos' and 'don'ts' to fitting a child seat? Read on, to find out...

THE LAW

In its plainest form, the law states that all children under 150cm (4ft 11in, or 5ft for simplicity) or 36kg (79lb) MUST use a child restraint system (CRS) that is suitable for their height and weight, while…

The Walkinstown Roundabout: Navigating Ireland's Arc de Triomphe

by David Mullen on 03 Feb 2019

Complete Car Features | The Walkinstown Roundabout: Navigating Ireland's Arc de Triomphe

What's the news?

At pretty much any time of day, if you stand at Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris (where the Arc de Triomphe is), you'll see a car accident. Yes, it looks a bit like a roundabout, but with 12 exits, no road markings and the converging traffic of one of Europe's busiest cities, it's always a cacophonic calamity of screeching tyres and breaking glass, the air blue with swearing and fumes. It's really quite a mess, though somehow, despite the argy-bargy, it seems to work.

But Paris is a long way to go if you want to…

Buying a commercial vehicle for private use

by Neil Briscoe on 30 Jan 2019

Complete Car Features | Buying a commercial vehicle for private use

Should you buy a commercial vehicle for private use? The temptation certainly is there. Instead of spending your hard-earned on a baubles-and-tinsel large SUV, which isn't designed to tackle terrain more taxing than a shopping centre car park, why not save a few quid and buy a pick-up truck instead?

After all, it's something our American cousins have been at for decades, and that's why Ford is basically a company that makes the F-150 pick-up truck, with a few ancillary operations tacked onto the side (y'know - small fry like the Focus and

Eye contact: the future of driverless tech

by Neil Briscoe on 23 Jan 2019

Complete Car Features | Eye contact: the future of driverless tech

You know that sensation you get, watching another car, whereby you can read its body language? Whether as a pedestrian yourself, or from behind your own wheel, you just get a feeling of how, when and in what direction another car is going to move, and that's a feeling often reinforced by making eye contact with the driver.

That eye contact can be crucial, especially to pedestrians. Drivers are ever unpredictable from a walker's point of view, but eye contact means that at the very least, you both know where the other is and have acknowledged the other's presence. That…