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Will my UK import have a warranty?

Seriously thinking of buying a 2016 Audi A6 in U.K. For lots of reasons, money saving been the main factor. If I buy from a main dealer on a relatively new automobile will I have a warranty? Also, should I haggle on displayed priced automobiles? Any help appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by David O'Connor (Wexford ) - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:10

Should we bring our automobile from Germany?


Can I ask for some advice please? My girlfriend is a German national who has come to live in Ireland. She wants to sell her automobile here in Ireland. The automobile in question is a 2011 Nissan Qashqai - very good spec with a petrol engine. There is a Moldovian national who is interested in buying this automobile, but we are concerned that the automobile will not be registered in Moldova and we are aware that a lot of German automobiles are in Moldova on German plates.

Any help or advice would be appreciated .

Warmest regards

Michael Roche

Filed under importing - Asked by Michael Roche (Cork) - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:43

Can you explain the VAT import rules?

I am from Cyprus and I intend to buy a three-year-old used automobile that is "VAT qualifying" and worth €18,000. The automobile I'll import from Cyprus.

Please explain the VAT procedure

Filed under importing - Asked by Andreas Constantinides (Nicosia) - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:04

How to sort out ownership of NI automobile?

I swapped my old van and SUV for an 09 Hyundai Coupe on NI plates and I filled out the log book when I bought it and sent it away to Swansea like it said on it. They have sent it back saying that I need to sort out the log book over in Ireland. Where do I go to do something like that?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jason Ryan (Limerick) - Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:40

How to safely buy a automobile privately in UK?

Any recommendations on buying from a private seller in the UK?


Filed under importing - Asked by Conor Meehan (Tullamore) - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:01

Can I get short-term insurance for an import?

Hi, I have purchased a automobile in the UK and paid the VRT here. When I rang about ta it I was told I have to have insurance first and give them the policy number and date of expiry. When I rang an insurance company I was informed that the automobile would have to be taxed first - so checkmate.

Is there a solution to this problem? I only want to insure it for a short while as I bought it to sell it and long term insurance would eat up any profit I hope to make.

Filed under importing - Asked by James Neville (Dublin) - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:28

What do I need to buy from the UK?

l am about to buy a used 2009 Toyota Avensis TR model from a private seller in the UK. What documents do I require from him for VRT/VRO in Ireland? I appreciate your advice because this my first time.

Thanking you.

Filed under importing - Asked by Ebere Johnson (Dublin ) - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:04

Where can I find a Laguna Coupe Monaco GP?

I own a 2008 Renault Laguna Privilege and am thinking of changing for a Laguna Coupé Monaco GP Edition. They are very hard to source and not sure if were ever even available here in the Republic. Would you know how to source them?

Filed under importing - Asked by David Ansboro (Roscommon) - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:33

Should I import a high-spec Insignia from UK?


I'm looking at buying a used automobile in the UK. We need a spacious, reliable and safe family automobile. The Vauxhall Insignia seems really great value for money. High spec models even. Are there any glaring problems with them? Say 2010 - 2011. They are cheaper than the Mondeo and Passat.


Filed under importing - Asked by Ciarán O'Neill (Athlone) - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:49

Can I reclaim UK VAT on exporting a new automobile?


I'm thinking of importing a new automobile from the UK. I am aware that I will need to pay VRT and VAT in Ireland. My question is whether I will be able to reclaim the UK VAT if I export the automobile immediately on purchase.

Filed under importing - Asked by Jim Byrne (Dalkey) - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:55

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