Which Vehicle Manufacturers are making profit?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking at manufacturer profit. As we approach the end of Q3 we’re considering recently published results for Q2 2015 to give the run-down on which manufacturers are making money globally and which are still in the red as the world exits recession. Let’s start with the good news first. Ford […]

Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights

[updated: this blog updated 17th September to show some details from the new BMW 7 Series which has some cool new tech] Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie likes to keep up-to-date with the latest developments on the motor show circuit and the Frankfurt show is certainly one of the biggest shows on the planet. German […]

Pre-Registrations by Manufacturers again criticised

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie report on news this past week of criticism directed against vehicle manufacturers for pre-registering (sometimes called “self-registering”) cars. Pre-registration is when a vehicle manufacturer or dealer registers a vehicle before lining up a buyer in the open market. The process is thought to boost end-of-month sales figures by allowing targets to […]

Used Car Review: BMW 3 Series

We consider the BMW 3 Series (E90) courtesy of used car experts completecar.ie BMW 3 Series E90 Saloon – 2005 – 2011 Overview: The benchmark in the small executive class for a number of years, the E90 generation 3 Series has now been replaced, meaning prices are coming down on what is an excellent car. […]

Vehicle thefts on the Rise

A couple of international reports this past week indicate vehicle thefts are on the rise generally. In Australia information surfaced that vehicle thefts are on the rise for the first time in almost a decade. Statistics from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, reported by IAATI, showed profit-motivated car thefts in Western Australia jumped 48 per […]

Cartell tests the BMW M5

Thanks to our friends at Completecar.ie Cartell were delighted when the new 2012 BMW M5 was made available to us today. The new M5 is generally considered the best performing M5 yet and we can attest to its performance after scaring a few birds (the flying kind!) around Co. Kildare – but just with some […]

Mazda Ireland the latest to offer finance direct to consumers

During the week it was reported that Mazda Ireland are now offering finance packages direct to consumers. This means Mazda join other vehicle manufacturers – Renault, BMW and Volkswagen – in affording the consumer an alternative to the High Street banks. Our recent data shows this development is having an impact on the market too: […]

Car banks taking over from High Street?

Vehicle experts Completecar.ie rely on data provided by Used Car History Check experts Cartell to argue that manufacturer-own-banks are already impacting on the financial end of the car market in Ireland. In the wake of the fallout from Lehman Brothers and the consequent global turmoil as well as our own domestic banking problems – which are […]

Latest edition of our Partner Publication: eDrive!

You can view and download the latest edition of our Partner Publication – eDrive. As well as featuring Cartell.ie – concerning our latest well-publicised initiative to track up to 40,000 UK write-offs in Ireland – the magazine has many other interesting bits and pieces: including where it argues that Irish people should buy more ‘interesting […]

Cosworth, real men cars by Cartell’s Jeff Aherne

Last Monday on Motormouth we discussed the controversial topic of what defines a man’s car versus a woman’s car. Needless to say it stirred emotion. However just to ensure that my opinion is fully understood, here are a few cars that are driven by more men than women. Subaru Impreza CS400 STI Cosworth and Ford […]