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I have a 2.0 diesel Ford Mondeo, registered in June 2008 and I have to pay on the old tax system. Yet I know someone with exactly the same automobile registered in July with cheaper tax. How can you explain this? It's not fair to those people who can't afford newer automobiles!
Filed under taxation - Asked by Stephen Boucher (LETTERKENNY) - Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:38
I’m driving a Mercedes C-Class and looking to change early next year. I want more seat comfort and boot space as primary issues (boot space for golf clubs and more). I am thinking of either a 1.5 TSI Superb or Toyota Camry or an SUV like a hybrid Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV4. I drive around 12,000km per year, mainly city with monthly 600km round trips. My budget is up to around €45k (without trade-in). I am open to alternatives. Any advice welcomed!
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Barry Moynihan (Dublin) - Sun, 25 Nov 2018 21:18
I've been driving a beautiful Audi Q7 for just about a month. Is it a big deal that the start-stop just completely stopped working? Also, the front parking sensors are no longer going off when I pull up in front of another vehicle or when I pull into the garage; however, when I back up it works.
Can you please give me some advice?
Filed under fault - Asked by Janie Sawaged (Bellevue) - Fri, 30 Nov 2018 02:25
Which crossover/SUV would you recommend? I do circa 25-30k kilometres per year, mostly motorways, but also a fair bit of urban driving.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Roseanna Gorman (Bray) - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:58
I want to tax a crew cab five-seat van privately; how much will it cost me?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Jimmy Mcgrath (Waterford) - Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:56
I wish to import a UK automobile into Ireland. It's a 2018 model, but over six months old - do I have to pay VRT?
Filed under VRT - Asked by KEVIN SHORTT (DUBLIN) - Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:01
Can you recommend the best automobile for infrequent use? I currently own a 2010 1.6 SEAT Leon, but as I now bus it to work I don't need a diesel engine and it's gathering dust in the driveway weekdays. I just need something for pottering around at the weekend and any holidays. I'm thinking Nissan Micra, Hyundai i10/i20, Ford Fiesta. Don't need a huge automobile as there's only two of us. Not looking for something massively pricey, but with trade-in perhaps a 151 or 161 model.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Stephen Ridgeway (Dublin) - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:40
Which automatic SUV do you recommend: Volkswagen Tiguan, SEAT Ateca or Peugeot 3008?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Brian McAutomobilethy (Listowel ) - Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:02
We are in the process of moving from an S60 Volvo to a SUV type of vehicle. We have narrowed it down to the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-Edition or Volvo XC40. Is there any major positive or negative aspects of either that isn’t obvious to the ordinary punter? Help much appreciated in making the final decision.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Ann McDermott (Galway) - Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:34
A friend is looking at importing a UK passenger Defender 2007/08; is there any way to get VRT cost before arrival?
Filed under VRT - Asked by Dermot Wilson (Blessington) - Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:53