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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

Thoughts on the 2012 Kia Ceed diesel?

2012 Kia Ceed diesel: is this a reliable automobile? I've found a private seller with one for €6,000 - is this good value?

Filed under reliability - Asked by PATRICIA PLUNKETT (Ballyhaunis) - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:59

Is a UK Mercedes warranty valid in Ireland?

Does a UK Mercedes manufacturing warranty cover in Ireland if I import the automobile to Ireland?

Filed under warranty - Asked by Philomena McKenna (Monaghan) - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:42

How much for my 2004 Renault Scenic?

Hi, I have a 2004 Renault Scenic that is still driving; what will I get from scrappage for it?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Michael Oneill (Shannon Town) - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:41

How much to scrap my BMW 530d?

Hi there, I have a 2004 BMW 530d, still a dream to drive, it's working perfect, but I want to update; what would it get for scrapping it?


Filed under scrappage - Asked by Janeen Territt (Dundalk Co Louth) - Wed, 29 Aug 2018 20:39

Any problems with 2005 Volvo S40?

Are there any problems with a 2005 Volvo S40 1.8 petrol?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Veronica Gildea - Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:59

Which first automobile with €2,000 to spend?

Looking for my first automobile with €2,000 to spend. Looking for something small like the Renault Clio, Opel Corsa, Nissan Micra etc. Any advice? Also what year/mileage should I expect for this price?


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Emma H (Dublin) - Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:26

Expensive to run a Mazda RX-8?

How are the Mazda RX-8s for fuel consumption and insurance since they are rotary engines?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Fuad Bennani (Castlebar) - Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:14