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Bob Flavin has been completely in love with cars his whole life and even as a child had an opinion on motoring. Having driven almost every kind of car for sale in Ireland means Bob has a deep understanding of what makes a good car. He owns Ireland’s biggest car YouTube channel delivering car reviews to over 13 million viewers on the platform. He also made the All Revved up show on Midlands 103 his home for over five years, the monthly show on Midlands Today is the most listened to car show in Ireland.
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Bob Flavin: Skoda Superb is probably the best car in the world

There are times when I think I’ve found the best car and it shoots into the number one slot of my Euromillions win. Then...

Bob Flavin: Between roundabouts, lights and pedestrian crossings, there are serious traffic issues in...

It seems to me that between Portlaoise Municipal District and Laois County Council that there’s a breakdown in communication. A few months back work...
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Volkswagen’s new baby has finally arrived, welcome to the T-Roc

The tough little T-Roc is here to kick some butt. That name sounds tough and the ads on the telly featuring the little Goat would...

Bob Flavin: Renault started the people carrier trend and the Scenic still has a...

We are currently in the middle of change with just about everything that’s happening is disruptive to all the old-school standards. Air BnB is hurting...

Bob Flavin: Mercedes going for the luxurious 4×4 market with the X-Class

When you think of a work vehicle that’s designed to take five people and a pallet of fencing across the mucky fields and babbling...
Volkswagon Arteon

Bob Flavin: Volkswagen Arteon is the long distance cruiser to beat

“If you want to know me come and live with me” is what my Mother used to say about people who got together but...

Bob Flavin: The BMW 530e, a real performance hybrid?

There is a continuous charge toward our electric future and there’s no doubt that we will all be driving some form of electric car...
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Bob Flavin: The Land Rover Discovery, worth waiting for?

I have never experienced a time where I need to have a full-time four-wheel drive. I know there are people out there who need...

Bob Flavin: WATCH – Skoda continues to rule with the new Karoq

As I write this there’s a waiting list for the new Kodiaq that doesn’t bear thinking about. This is very serious business as Skoda...

Bob Flavin: Kia has a Sting in the tail

Kia is on a bit of a roll with the launch of the Stonic a couple of weeks ago and now they bring out...

Bob Flavin: Plenty of surprises in Frankfurt but the big news is electric

Frankfurt is the show where the Germans are in charge and traditionally they show all their wears for the forthcoming season but this year...

Bob Flavin: We have to start seeing a rise in demand for cleaner cars

The avid readers among you will remember a few weeks ago I tested the new Hyundai Ionic and I found that to be very...

Bob Flavin: Underdressed but I enjoyed my time in the Beetle

In the age of disposable everything we all seem to think that the things we buy can be thrown away, something new will be...

Bob Flavin: Ford raise the bar for the small car world

The small car market has been rather overlooked for the sales market as we tend to move towards the larger Focus sized cars to...
Electric is the only way to go

Bob Flavin: The future is an electric one

What drives me nuts is the thought of my car sitting outside the door doing nothing but costing me money. I pay the tax, insurance...
The Skoda Superb is a great drive according to our man Bob

Bob Flavin: Take a spin in a Skoda Superb to see what you’re missing

Dragon scale yellow wasn’t a colour that I ever thought about until Skoda brought out a 280bhp Superb and let me drive it around...

Bob Flavin: This new Arteon is paving the way for Volkswagen

Believe it or not, the Arteon is a vitally important car for the Volkswagen group because it shows a direction in design that both...

Bob Flavin: California dreaming with Volkswagen’s camper

Holidays are an expensive business and even more so when there are kids involved. There's the pain of booking the flights and getting up...

Bob Flavin: Volkswagen Golf R – the fastest way to get you out of...

Laois has had basically zero job creation since the last election and those that have found new employment end up on short-term contracts that...

Bob Flavin: The Volkswagen Amarok makes the Portlaoise roads bearable

There are parts of Laois roads that require very careful negotiation mostly because of their condition and many of those roads are around the...

Bob Flavin: The Picanto – the most fun Kia car in years

As it goes with much of the Kia brand cars the transformation from small shopping cart to sporty, desirable five door hatch back has...

Bob Flavin: Skoda move on from the Yeti as Karoq model is unveiled

The very successful Czech company Skoda has spent the last few months teasing the Karoq with various pictures and videos and after all the...

Bob Flavin: Suzuki are looking for a fight with the new Swift

Ask anyone what they think of the Swift and they will tell you that it's a great car and they've no idea why they...

Bob Flavin: ‘Ludicrous’ mode solves constipation in the new Tesla models

Did you know that Laois has the very first Tesla Supercharger units in Ireland? I didn’t either but it’s true because Ballacolla services have...

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