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How many of the 76,000 imported automobiles in 2016 were imported by the motor retail trade?
Filed under importing - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:21
Hi, I'm VAT-registered and looking to import a second hand commercial/crewcab vehicle from the UK. Am I correct that I don't have to pay UK VAT and only VRT when registering the automobile in Ireland?
Filed under importing - Asked by Bob Smith (Dublin) - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:11
I am in the process of buying a 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG with 90,000km on the clock. I love the M156 engine and the sound it makes and want to keep this automobile for good, but I don't know the average life expectancy of these engines or automobiles. Would you please provide me with your usual expert opinion on the concerns I have about this stupendous automobile? Would the 2011 ML 63 AMG or the ML 500 still have spare parts in 10 years from now? If I decide to keep this automobile for good, could it be repaired should something go wrong in 10 years' time?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by David Jackson (Lubumbashi) - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:11
Can I please ask a question regarding a 2009 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel we are considering buying. We are asked for €10,000 for it and it has only 62,000 miles on the clock and I'm just wondering if that can be correct. Can you tell me what questions should I be asking the garage? And when does the timing belt need to be changed? Just worried; it's such a lovely automobile, am I missing something?
Filed under mileage - Asked by Marie O Connell (Drogheda ) - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:10
I have no power; turn the key and the lights on the dash board go off.
Filed under electrics - Asked by David Wallace (Ireland) - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:55
I booked my automobile in for its NCT recently and now a crack has appeared in my windscreen. Does this mean it will fail the test if it is not replaced?
Filed under NCT - Asked by Patrick Mcnally (Mayo) - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:57
I have a 1986 Nissan Serena 2.3 diesel. I accidently connected my battery the wrong way around and tried to start it. When I discovered my mistake and connected it properly, it keeps turning but it won't start. Also, wipers, indicators, heater won't work. What damage have I done?
Filed under electrics - Asked by Patrick Mcnally (Mayo) - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:44
Can you tell me the name and address of the registered keeper for a Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI, reg number DE12 XXX?
Filed under registration - Asked by Michael Blanchfield (Bray Co.Wicklow) - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:00
Where should I place my road toll tag on my Renault Captur? I have reversing sensors installed and have failed to find a place on my windscreen where my tag will function!
Filed under windows - Asked by Patrick Cunningham (DRUMCONDRA, DUBLIN 9) - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:26
What are the best makes/models for driver legroom/headroom and rear passenger (behind driver seat) legroom?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eamon O'Connor (Waterford) - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:46