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How much to tax my imported Volvo S60?

I'm importing a Volvo S60 registered in the UK on 27 March 2008;  how much will the automobile tax be in Ireland? Engine size: 1,984cc, 227g/km CO2 emissions.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Mr Monahan (Lee, London) - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:05

What do I need to tax my automobile-van as a CV?

What do I need to tax my automobile-van on commercial tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Sydney James Hill (Ballinsloe) - Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:13

How would you rate the diesel Hyundai Kona?

How would you rate the 2019 Hyundai Kona 1.6 diesel automatic? Is it as reliable?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Marlene Zammit (Malta) - Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:28

Should I go for a Mazda6 diesel now?

Just read your review on the Mazda6. Is it wise to buy a diesel nowadays considering all the bad press? Do you think the government will come down on diesels hard in the future as all you can hear is "dirty diesel"? Or would you advise one to go for a hybrid instead?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Patrick Collins (Dublin) - Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:01

Is my Nissan Juke's start-stop ok?

On start-stop on a Nissan Juke, is it normal for the engine to completely cut out so you have to start it again through the ignition if you take your seat belt off?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Lindsay Pidcock (Redditch ) - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:17

What's the best hybrid SUV?


I’m currently driving a 2017 Nissan Qashqai SVE and looking to trade to a 17 or 18-reg plug-in hybrid of a similar size and spec level. Budget of about €30k including my automobile's trade value. What would you recommend? I do mainly city driving so hoping the hybrid would offer some savings.


Filed under hybrid - Asked by Dara Weston (Dublin) - Wed, 02 Jan 2019 21:47

What new hybrid would suit my aunt's use?


My aunt is looking at buying a hybrid. She currently has a 2010 SEAT Ibiza with 40,000km on the clock, which is in immaculate condition. As indicated by the mileage she doesn't do much driving and what she does is city and suburbs. She's interested in a new hybrid (as opposed to electric - she thinks it's too early in its development) that is reliable. Ideally she'd like an automatic, but doesn't want to pay a huge premium for that. Her budget is €20,000 plus the Ibiza.

What would you suggest?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Enda Lowry (Dublin) - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:31

What to clean Mercedes Artico with?


I have a C-Class Mercedes with Artico imitation leather interior. The "leather" is starting to crack the same way real leather does, (not badly). Do you know the best way to maintain the appearance of the seats? Presumably, the normal leather treatments won't be of any use, or would they?



Filed under cleaning - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Thu, 27 Dec 2018 22:14

Road tax cost on a SsangYong Actyon?

What band road tax is a 2009 SsangYong Actyon diesel in?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Nora Colombani - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:55

How much VRT on an imported Maserati?

I'm looking to import a 2007 Maserati GranTurismo with 56,000 miles on the clock and paying £24,000 sterling; any idea how much VRT would be?

Dave, Dublin

Filed under VRT - Asked by Dave New (Dublin) - Fri, 30 Nov 2018 05:04


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