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I’m looking in to getting a Porsche 911. I’m interested in the 997.2 released in 2009. They’re going for about £30,000 at the moment, but I’m worried VRT will make them really pricey. In Ireland at the moment there’s a massive €20,000 difference in price between a 2008 and 2009 model because of fewer issues after the facelift that year and cheaper road tax. And I have a feeling this will massively impact VRT figures. What rule of thumb would you apply here and what steps could be taken to minimise getting a shock bringing the automobile in?
Filed under importing - Asked by Andreas Eriksson (Rush) - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:38
I have a 2016 Mercedes GLC 220d 4Matic. I love the automobile but I find that, with an adult or two in the back, the suspension feels very soft and even feels like it bottoms out on hitting even a slight undulation on a good road. Are these automobiles noted for soft suspension? Please give me your opinion. It is under warranty and I took it to a Merc dealer yesterday where I bought it, but I think he was trying to fob me off and said he couldn't find fault with it.
Filed under comfort - Asked by Gary Butler (Athlone) - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:09
Do you have a list of hybrids?
Filed under hybrid - Asked by Tony O'Brien (Shankill, Dublin 18) - Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:20
I bought a automobile in the UK and took it for inspection. It has just 2,995km the on purchase invoice and so I was caught for VAT. The dealer will buy it back, put the miles on it and then sell it to my wife. I assume I cannot bring it in a second time as this would probably be tax evasion? Since my wife is a separate person am I correct in thinking that Revenue will accept this?
Filed under importing - Asked by P Johnstone (Co Meath) - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:13
How much would it cost in an Opel Mokka diesel to travel 201km four days week?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Corionna Corcoran (Galway) - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:57
What's the tax on a 2010 VW Transporter 2.0-litre, six seater crew cab?
Pat in Boyle
Filed under taxation - Asked by Padraig O Gara (Boyle) - Sat, 09 Feb 2019 11:41
I am considering buying a 2015 Honda Civic DTEC Sport 1.6 or another VW Golf; which would you advise?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jon Muldoon - Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:13
How much is the tax on a 2010 Ford Mondeo 2.0-litre automatic?
Filed under taxation - Asked by David Bevan (Bruff Co Limerick) - Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:39
I am looking at importing a BMW 4 Series from the UK, March 2018 with 100 miles on the clock. I am trying to work out the tax implications. Can you let me know if my assumptions below are correct?
Purchase price in UK £23,000 = €26,200
VAT Qualifying @20% = €4,367
VRT = €7,069 (from VRT calculator)
Revenue OMSP = €37,206
Irish VAT = €37,206 X 23% = €8,557
Total import cost = €26,200+€7,069+€8,557 = €41,826
VAT refund from UK = €4,367
Total automobile cost = €37,459
Filed under importing - Asked by Tim Crowe (Doon) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:17
I have to buy a van (Opel Vivaro). My question is, can I use that van privately? Is it possible to change a commercial van to a private van? If yes, how, please?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by KATARZYNA GAJOS (MIDLETON) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:09