€1 billion – Government take from motor tax

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report on news from Completecar.ie that the Government makes over €1 billion annually from motor tax. The figure was revealed by Environment Minister, Alan Kelly, in response to a parliamentary question from independent TD Mattie McGrath. The peak was in the period July 2013 – June 2014 when motorists rushed 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. […]

Used Car Review: Nissan Micra

The latest in our exclusive series of used car reviews features the Nissan Micra Nissan Micra: 1992 – 2003 Overview: The Micra has been teaching people to drive and ferrying around pensioners for decades now and this reliable little model is a great place to start if you want a cheap and pain-free used car. […]

Used Car Review: Mercedes Benz E Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 2002 – 2008 Overview: There’s still something quite elegant about this model E-Class with its curving lines and generous proportions. Indeed, it’s the relaxed, comfortable cruiser to BMW’s sharp-edged, sporty-to-drive 5 Series of the same era. It’s getting on now, which can only help the used buyer afford one. Tell me all about […]

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 […]

Used Car Review: VW Polo

Volkswagen Polo Mark III – 1994 – 2002 Continuing our series of Used Car Reviews by completecar.ie we focus on this popular model. Overview: Regarded as the quality choice in the segment, the Volkswagen Polo Mark III carried on this tradition. While not the company’s most exciting work, the Polo does however make a great […]

New research says ‘clocking’ of imports significant

Clocking of imports significant as Cartell.ie praised for efforts The results of research released by Used Car History Check experts Cartell partners AA Ireland says that clocking of imports is a significant problem. AA Ireland say from a survey of 5,430 cars imported from the UK this year 11% of the cars have had their mileages doctored […]

Service Car Yourself to Avoid expense!

Cartell stats quoted in today’s Irish Independent An article in today’s Irish Independent advises consumers to service vehicles themselves and look at other cost saving options in a bid to keep household expenses down. John Cadden writes: “It will probably come as no surprise to learn that our cars are getting older. After all, new […]

Cartell statistics feature in Sunday Independent

Statistics provided by Cartell featured in this week’s Sunday Independent in Ireland. Used Car History Check experts Cartell provided the newspaper with information showing the car fleet in Ireland is aging – there has been a significant shift in the last five years: in January 2006 the average age of a car with up-to-date motor […]

Completecar.ie Announcement

Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie is delighted to announce a new partnership with car advice experts Completecar.ie. Fronted by Ireland’s leading motoring journalists Shane O Donoghue and Paddy Comyn, Completecar has already established itself as one of the foremost Irish sources for consumer buying advice – offering practical and readily accessible information in a […]