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Will my Avensis pass its NCT like this?

Will my 2001 Toyota Avensis 1.6 pass its NCT with a light which looks like an engine illuminated in the dashboard?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Pat Nugent (Naas) - Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:27

Where's the Micra's camshaft sensor?

Where is the camshaft position sensor on a Nissan Micra K12 located please?

Thank you

Filed under servicing - Asked by Andy Hullon (Dunboyne, Meath) - Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:20

BMW 520d diesel or 530e hybrid for me?


I’m in a quandary; I do 80,000km per annum driving. I cover the whole country and am wondering hybrid or diesel. I drive a 2017 BMX X3 at present. Thinking of 530e or 520d.

Filed under - Asked by Declan Mcevoy (Portlaoise) - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:55

Is a pick-up with seats a commercial vehicle?

Is a pick-up with seats in the back considered a commercial vehicle?

Filed under pick-up - Asked by Joe Healy (Cork) - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:46

What's up with my automobile's stop-start?!

My start-stop doesn’t work then randomly when I’m driving the lights on the dash come on and the automobile loses power; do you know why?

Filed under fault - Asked by Tracy Edwards (West Sussex) - Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:46

How much VRT on a 2015 VW Transporter?

How much VRT could I expect to pay for converting a 2015 Volkswagen Transporter to a crewcab?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Fergus Lordan (Kerry) - Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:57

Service interval for 2015 Audi A4?

Hi there,

When do you change the timing belt on an Audi A4 TDI and service the air conditioning? It's a 2015 model.



Filed under servicing - Asked by Stephen KM (Dublin) - Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:56

How much to import my Porsche from US?


I'm hoping to import my 2015 Porsche Macan S petrol from New York when I move home to Ireland later this year. I can't find Porsche on the VRT calculator - I have owned the automobile for nine months and saw there are some exemptions if you have owned the automobile for over six months. I'm pretty confused and hoping to bring the automobile with me, but if VRT costs are too high, I'll have to sell before the move - any info is greatly appreciated

Thank you, John

Filed under importing - Asked by John Walsh (New York) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:02

Ford Focus, Opel Astra or Hyundai i30?

I intend to replace my automobile soon with something more powerful than my 1.0-litre Corsa. I've been looking mostly at an Opel Astra, Ford Focus, or Hyundai i30, and my budget is up to €10,000. Would there be an obvious standout to buy in those three, or any major issues with them? Also, I cover about 650km/week between commuting and life, 90 per cent of which is on good regional roads. Would you have a recommendation either way on whether to choose a petrol or diesel engine?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Colm McGrath (Kildare) - Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:34

Tax and VRT on an imported Defender?


Really useful site. I want to import a Land Rover Defender 90 from the North. It was made in June 2008; does this mean it falls under the old or new tax system? I am using it for personal purposes. As far as OMSP for VRT, do you know how the revenue calculates that?

Thanks and best regards


Filed under VRT - Asked by Gerard Mooney (Dublin) - Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:09

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