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I'm a self-employed Sole Trader and I am VAT registered. What is the most tax efficient manner to purchase a vehicle, primarily used for business, small element of personal use?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Richard Murray (Automobilerigaline,Co Cork,Ireland) - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:51
We currently have a 2001 Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.4 petrol and are looking to upgrade. A potential option is a 2007 BMW 3 Series 320d SE Touring. Do you think this is a good option? We are happy to commit to the extra tax and insurance as we feel this will balance out with savings on fuel.
Would you agree? Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Kay Clyne - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:39
Is the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI good (in terms of fuel economy and reliability) for long drives? E.g. travelling from Copenhagen to Prague (approx 1,000km) in one day?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Sharad Maroo (Ringsted) - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:59
I am wondering about the Jeep Renegade Limited Edition model 1.6 diesel: how good on mpg and handling mainly? What out of 100 marks would you rate it compared to other SUVs of the same size?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Amylee Curran Curran (Dublin) - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:32
Hope you're well, Have you done a '5 best estate automobiles in Ireland?' I did search but couldn't see anything.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Martin Smith - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:42
Yesterday there was a lot of rain near my area and I drove through water at about 20km/h up to my headlights. The automobile stopped as water entered the exhaust. I towed it to my place and it's more than six hours since and my automobile hasn't started yet. What should I do?
Filed under fault - Asked by Dhiren Kinkhabwala (Surat) - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:12
I currently have a 141 Kia Automobileens [up on DoneDeal, no phonecalls]. I require a automobile that will fit three highback boosters across the middle row and two pop up seats for automobile pooling. I like the style of the Kia and of course the seven-year warranty. I want to know what to expect to pay to upgrade to a 171 model or should I look at other automobiles? Do certain seven-seat automobiles have better resale value?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Bgt Ryan Kiely (Tipperary,) - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:53
Where do I access new automobile price lists in Ireland?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Michael Tynan (Dublin) - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 14:50
According to every automobile salesman I speak to I am apparently in an unfortunate situation. I currently own a Mazda5 Exec, 1.8 petrol seven-seater with 127,500km on the clock, which I no longer have a need for. So, I am considering trading it in, but I'm also considering selling it privately (as I may get more money for it that way). The best trade in price I have been quoted so far was €4,450 against a 2011 Ford Focus TDCi and the worst price I've been quoted was €2,500 against a 2012 Opel Astra GTC (worth €11,750).
What I'm hoping to buy is a good reliable small automobile (hatchback style) that is economical to run and tax and that will last me a long time. I test drove a few in the past few weeks and unlike my past automobile purchases I'm in no hurry to buy. I am considering buying a automobile from Northern Ireland with the sterling being rumoured to becoming equal to the Euro soon enough.
The Astra GTC has caught my eye, but going by some reviews I've been reading it may not be the best fit for me. Some other automobiles I would consider are Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus or SEAT Leon, but I'm open to persuasion.
Basically, I don't need a seven-seater anymore, so I want a stylish, modern, economical smaller automobile to get around in. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Derek Bailey (Dunleer) - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 01:58
I have a Mercedes-Benz C 200 auto diesel with 72k km on the clock. It's silver, has satnav, parking sensors front and rear. Taxed until Feb 2018, NCT up to Feb 2019. This automobile is for trade-in - how much for?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Valentine Duignan (Bray Ireland) - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:02