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I'm trying to import a BMW X5 for business.

I would like to import a BMW X5 from the UK, which is VAT qualifying and use it here for my business. My business is VAT registered and I wish to pay the VRT on business class (five-seater converted), but the VRT office will not give me an answer if it can be done even though garages are selling them here as five-seater business class. They also told me that I would have to pay the VAT here and then reclaim the VAT. This is not the case with any other import and I am sure that it goes against the free trade rule. What do you think can be done?

Filed under importing - Asked by Peter O Reilly (Dublin) - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:15

How can I get scrappage for my Hyundai?

Hi, I have a 2004 Hyundai Getz that I'd like to sell for scrappage. How do I get a quote with you? The last place quoted 75 Euro. This seems very low for a good automobile.


L Morrison

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Leni Morrison (Dublin) - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:55

Petrol or diesel for a new Volkswagen Golf?

I am hoping to buy a new Volkswagen Golf, but I am not sure which of the three engines below to select:

1 - petrol 1.2 (110hp)

2 - petrol 1.4 (150hp)

3 - diesel 1.6 (110hp)

I am originally from Kerry, but living in Dublin. I cycle to work every day, so I would only use the automobile to go to the shops, the gym or meet friends during the week or the weekends. I go home to Kerry at least once or twice a month and I also go to Cork every now and then as I have family down there. So pretty much every second or third weekend I am on the motorway. Dublin - Kerry - Dublin is around 600km, and Dublin - Cork - Dublin is around 530km.

Would love your advice.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Bryan Walsh (Tralee) - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:45

Should we go for a new Kia Sportage?

I was wondering if it would be a wise move to trade in our old Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate 1.8 petrol for the brand new Kia Sportage 1.7 diesel. I was very impressed by the high spec model in the showroom.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mary Bruton (Dublin) - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:05

Do I pay UK VAT when importing a automobile?

If I am buying a automobile in the UK to bring to Ireland (taking it through VRT on entry) do I still have to pay the UK VAT on the price of the automobile?

Filed under importing - Asked by Molly Green (Co Louth) - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:29

Is there a club in Ireland for classic BMWs?

What club or association is there in Ireland for owners of classic BMW automobiles, and I mean vehicles 30 or more years old? Four years ago I met a chap in Mondello [at Mondello Live Sunday] who claimed to be a club for such people, and I do mean he, on his own, not a group. I have forgotten or lost his name but have not seen or heard of him or any events being held since.

Filed under classic automobiles - Asked by Sean McGiollapadraig (An Chill, Condae Portlairge.) - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:59

How much to trade in my Ford C-Max?


I have a 2007 Ford C-Max with 90,000 miles on the clock. Wondering what would I get to trade it in?

Thanks a mill


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Brian Barry (Limerick) - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:03

What's the difference between these Qashqais?

What's the difference between a Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi XE and 1.5 dCi XE E6?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Mick Dillon (Kilkenny) - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:59

I am looking for an automatic four-door.

I am looking for an automatic four-door, not too old, in the South Dublin area.

Filed under automatic - Asked by Stan Quinn (Dublin) - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:49

Audi TT first gen: buy or not?

Audi TT 2000-2006: to buy or not to buy?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jevgenij Dovzik (Annagassan) - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:07



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