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Tricky to import a petrol Dacia Duster?

I'm interested in a new Dacia Duster, but petrol not diesel. Dacia Ireland doesn't offer the petrol model, so I'm contemplating a new UK petrol Duster imported by me. I'm aware of the import process, but are there any likely problems? I'm especially thinking about insurance issues if it's a model not routinely sold in Ireland and also the VRT valuation process for a model not usually available here.

Any thoughts, please?

Filed under importing - Asked by Paul Marsden (Mohill) - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10

How much to tax 2008 Freelander 4x4?

How much to tax a 2008 Land Rover Freelander 2.2 4x4?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Automobileoline McPhillips (Ireland ) - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:24

Value for my 2011 Honda Accord?

Hi, I am looking for valuation for my 2011 (revised in 2011) Honda Accord Executive 2.2 D-TEC with 187,000km on the clock, a full Honda service history and in excellent condition. I tried usual automobile valuation websites, but with imports on market, it looks like they are priced high. Looking for trade in value and private sale value.

Any idea?


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Garret Hearns (Laois) - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:12

New Mondeo or something else for 2018?

Need help. Trying to decide between 2018 Ford Mondeo or Audi A4... or wait for the next Audi A6... or rob a bank for a BMW 520d. What do you think?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge) - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:20

Is the 2005 Volvo XC90 Euro 4 or 5?

Hi, what EU emission standard does the 2005 XC90 2.4 diesel comply with? Is it EU emission standard 4?

Thanks a mil


Filed under diesel - Asked by Brian Walsh (Dublin) - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:33

Insurance-wise, ok to upgrade my BMW?

BMW performance related question: if I install the performance enhancement offered by BMW, which increases 2.0-litre engine output from 184hp to 197hp, does this invalidate my insurance? If I inform the insurance provider of the changes it may increase the premium or not provide cover if the automobile does not conform to homologation, etc. Thoughts?

Filed under aftermarket - Asked by DES IRWIN (LETTERKENNY) - Thu, 30 May 2013 13:32

Any info on the next Toyota Corolla?

Any information about the next-generation Toyota Corolla?

Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Barbara Smyth (Co Wicklow) - Sat, 01 Jun 2013 19:03

Is the Leon SC bigger than the Golf/A3?

Is the new Leon SC three-door longer/bigger thsn the Volkswagen Golf or Audi A3?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:27

Hold onto my Saab or change it?

I have a 2005 Saab 95 (2.0t) petrol automatic with about 136,000km on the clock. It just failed the NCT on emissions with "smoke". It is apparently a problem with the turbo (burning oil) and between that and a few other more routine issues it looks like about €1,200 to sort. The automobile seems to be running well otherwise, but I'm worried that there might be other issues around the corner.

That's the background - my question is, should I hold onto it and get it fixed or... bite the bullet and go for a change?

Filed under reliability - Asked by J B (Dublin) - Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:09

When does a new Ford Mondeo arrive?

When is the all-new Ford Mondeo due in Ireland? In the meantime, what changes are Ford making to the current model?

Filed under future automobiles - Asked by Martin Barrett (Ballina) - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:08



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