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Will I need to pay VAT importing this Northern Ireland automobile?

Hi, just need some advice.

Thinking of purchasing a automobile from a Northern Irish dealer. The dealer classifies the automobile as used. It is a 2012 saloon with 3,830 miles (6,136 kilometres) on it and was registered in May 2012. On asking the history of the automobile as it has so low mileage, the dealer said the automobile was a UK automobile registered and used by the automobile manufacturer at their plant for use by its employees. VRT is payable but I'm assuming VAT is not payable as it's greater than six months old and is just over 6,000km. Just wanted opinions on whether VAT may be payable?

Many thanks

Filed under VRT - Asked by Ken Rea (Dublin 15) - Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:22

With a budget of €6,000 is the Mazda3 a good choice?


I have a budget of €6,000 and am looking at picking up a reliable saloon that has good boot space. I am looking at a 2006 Mazda3, but need some advice as to whether this is a good buy or not and what else I should be looking at. Most of my driving is in Dublin with the occasional trip to Mayo. Should I be looking at petrol or diesel? I don't really want to go above 1.7-litre as the tax will just be too much for me.


Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Joe Harbourne (Dublin) - Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:45

Will I buy a Toyota Prius?

Hi, I'm interested in a Toyota Prius T3 Hybrid 1.5 , from 2008, 41k mileage, one owner, selling for €8,950. Is that ok to buy? Thanks!

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by John Liu (Dublin) - Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:33

Anything to worry about in the Peugeot 207 CC?

Are there any problems with the 2007 Peugeot 207 CC cabriolet 1.6 diesel? Any reason there are so few in Ireland?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Eamonn Connolly (Naas) - Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:44

What is the value of my 2007 Ford Focus?

What is my 2007 Ford Focus worth with 156,000km on the clock? Timing belt just done, three new tyres, front wheel bearing right-hand side done, thinking of trading in or selling private.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Pat Haran (Athboy ) - Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:23

I'm thinking of buying a Porsche 944

Hi, I'm looking at a 1985 Porsche 944 S1; it has 77,000 miles on the clock. What should I be looking out for? Thanks

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ruairi Mc Automobilethy (Mullagh Co Cavan) - Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:47

Why does the DSG gearbox cost double in Skoda's Superb?

Ever wonder why the DSG gearbox in the Skoda Superb is double the price of the Octavia's? I've asked the people in Skoda to explain why, but they ignored me...

Filed under automatic - Asked by Ben Dolan (Galway) - Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:22

Is the Opel Insignia a good automobile?

Is the Opel Insignia a good automobile?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eddie O Connor (Cork) - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:21

What do I do about a leaky replaced engine?

I got a second hand engine put into my automobile about six weeks ago and now find that I have a couple of major oil leaks. Where do I stand with regard to warranty?


Filed under warranty - Asked by Peter Murray (Dublin) - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:54

Why didn't you mention depreciation in the petrol-diesel research?

Just wondering if the petrol versus diesel debate should have taken into account the depreciation of the automobiles in addition to the other costs shown. I would imagine that certain automobiles would definately sell better if they were diesel (Most Audis and Volkswagens) than if they were petrol. What do you think?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Brendan Sweeney (Buncrana) - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:58