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I am a teacher as well as part-time farmer. I am looking at changing my automobile and buying a Volkswagen Transporter Kombi to access outfarm, feedstuff etc. I am looking at sourcing in the UK, but not sure of VRT and then ta the van. It would be used for farm as we have another family automobile. The van would be 2016 approx €25,000 euro. Can you advise to VRT rates and tax implications?
Filed under VRT - Asked by James McLoughlin (Sligo) - Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:54
I have a primary medical certificate, which provides me with certain benefits including a grant for adapting my new automobile. I have just taken delivery of the automobile and was told that I am exempt from road tax. I have gone on to the motor tax web site to conform to the registration requirements, but I've been unable to proceed to a conclusion or obtain a tax cert. The automobile is a Kia Niro PHEV.
Please advise how I should proceed as there doesn't seem to be a facility to the motor tax dept.
Regards, Tom Mears
Filed under taxation - Asked by Tom Mears (Dundal) - Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:11
We’ve been driving SEAT Alhambras for quite some time. Don’t want an SUV, want to move up a few years, but alas, SEAT is discontinuing the Alhambra.. The Sharan seems on the way out too. We don’t want to compromise on thrid-row seating, so the Kodiaq etc don’t get a look in either. The Touran would be too small. And we don’t want to get near eight-seaters or “van” territory. What options for us dinosaurs?
Filed under family automobile - Asked by Kevin O, Callaghan (Cork) - Sat, 26 Jan 2019 22:27
I currently have a 162 D Dacia Duster that I want to trade up. Problem is, I don't know what to go for. I was looking at the Suzuki Vitara and also the upgraded Duster and the Citroen C3 crossover, but I don't have a lot of financial power to play around with except the automobile I have as a bargaining tool. Any suggestions?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Christine Lynch (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:49
I currently have a 2017 Audi Q5 190hp quattro auto S line, which would be due a change for Jan 2020. Road tax is €280 now, but I see from the full WLTP figures applicable from 1/9/2019 the tax will be €1,200, which is a crazy increase, and VRT will also get a huge hike. Do you know if the Government intend to widen the emissions bands to counteract this before 1/9/2019 or should I be looking at buying for 192? Opinions please.
Filed under taxation - Asked by Pat Higgot (Dublin) - Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:28
How much would it cost to clear a 2014 Volkswagen Transporter Kombi with 180hp, 65000 miles and a DSG transmission?
Filed under VRT - Asked by Darren Reynolds (Ballymote) - Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:41
My Honda Insight auto stop stopped working. Any idea why?
Filed under fault - Asked by Juliana Funsho (Duleek ) - Sat, 01 Dec 2018 21:26
I am driving a 2012 Nissan Qashqai dCi; I am the third owner and I bought it on 158,428km. I had to replace the battery, clutch master cylinder, front and back brake pads. I took it for a service at the required intervals, but this time around I have exceeded the mileage for the next service by over 5,000km due to financial constraints. I'm not having major problems except hearing some funny squeaky metallic sounds when I'm driving. I need to do the wheel alignment/balancing and I was also told at my last service that the sub-frame needs to be replaced because it is bent somehow. I am not in a position to buy a new automobile and I still owe money on this automobile; is it advisable to fix this automobile or just sell it?
Filed under reliability - Asked by Bernadette Dyani (Cape Town) - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:49
My Dacia Logan makes an electronic beeping sound when I hit the brakes (not the handbrake); sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it does, what could be wrong?
Filed under brakes - Asked by Dries Dobbelaere (Brugge) - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:24
My automobile has one year on its NCT, but is not damaged and will be scrapped. Can I transfer the NCT or get money back? It's a 2003 Citroen Xsara 1.4.
Thanks a lot in a advance!
Filed under NCT - Asked by Sasa Kadragic (Clonsilla) - Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:59