Parking: why it can be a nightmare; Skoda 25 years with VW; Helping teens. Vans. Recalls. – Irish Independent

Published 30/03/2016 | 02:30

Most people dislike parking cars (stock image) A lot of people dislike parking cars (stock image)

I believe A lot of people dislike parking. I notice from a recent piece of research that half the drivers interviewed said they’d be ready to drive further from their destination to prevent having to park in a tight spot.

Some said they merely would certainly not parallel park at every one of and would certainly pay somewhere else.

I honestly don’t already know exactly how I’d grab in or from some slots free of a parking aid. The beep-beeps are nearly necessary now for peace of mind, aren’t they?

I feel sorry for those that don’t have actually them as I watch them make four, five, 6 attempts to not merely park however offer themselves sufficient room to grab out as well.

We frequently forget regarding exactly how hard that can easily be for some drivers or passengers.

I’m not exaggerating as soon as I say four, five, 6 attempts. The study located it took an standard of 5 tries. Apart from the old nerves, it can easily likewise be very difficult on the clutch.


It is difficult to believe a quarter of a century has actually passed due to the fact that Volkswagen took over Skoda.

The latter went from being a bad relation to exactly what Volkswagen need to see as a prize asset now.

Indeed there are times I wonder if comparisons don’t send a tickle of competitive unease up some Volkswagen execs’ spine provided the enormous strides the Czech Republic automaker has actually made.

I likewise believe it was a stroke of genius by Skoda to make it clear merely exactly how considerably of their cars are Volkswagen based.

Some brands shy away from association along with Big Daddy however Skoda earned a virtue of it. Here’s to an additional 25 years of reasonably priced cars.

* Nice to notice a genuinely worthy create being supported. Toyota Ireland’s donation of €12,000 to Teen-Line Ireland is a great example of that.

This is a free phone and text service to advice young people through hard times. The helpline provides a confidential support service.

The non-profit organisation relies solely on charitable contributions. It is shocking that, love a great deal of various other services, it has actually to depend on contributions so Toyota are to be commended for their gesture.

* No doubt it is a authorize of the burgeoning commercials market – and an indication of exactly how well points are going economically – that SEAT are bringing in a brand-new Ibiza van.

Prices begin at €10,460 excluding VAT for the petrol along with the diesel kicking off at €11,995 excluding VAT.

We grab a great deal of queries right here regarding exactly what to purchase and many times we suggest a small car-van love this is the answer since people don’t reason a auto and van.

* Volkswagen right here are recalling 431 Touaregs built in between 2011 and 2016 to inspect out a potentially faulty pedal mechanism.

A statement said: “A circlip could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals.” A variety of Porsche Cayennes are likewise being recalled however I don’t have actually exact figures.

And Renault is recalling merely 21 ZOEs built prior to October 6, 2014 – to proper the ‘small possibility’ of the front wheel-arch liner potentially causing damage to the front flexible brake hose.

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