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Will the VRT change in January?

Would there be a difference in VRT due if a automobile was bought in November or wait until January?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Ray Gavin (Mullingar) - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:58

What new MPV would you recommend for us?


We are in the market for an MPV/SUV. We hope to buy by the end of March next year. We have a budget of €19-20k plus our 2010 2.0-litre Volkswagen Passat Highline. The automobile should have three full rear seats and a good size boot.

What would you recommend?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Des Wynne (Dundalk) - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:40

What's my 141 Golf worth against a new one?

What's a 141 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Comfortline with 78,000km worth as a trade in against a 171 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Comfortline?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Christpoher Reid (Navan) - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:34

Will a 2012 Volkswagen Golf have satnav?

Ok so I'm buying a 2012 Volkswagen Golf and I forgot to ask was there satnav built into it with Bluetooth etc. It's the Comfort 1.6 version.

Filed under satellite navigation - Asked by Mary Roche (Dublin) - Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:59

Which classic automobiles make sound investment?

I have just retired, with a bit of spare cash available and as returns on invested money are so poor at the moment, I was wondering if an investment in a vintage or classic automobile would be a wise alternative. And if so what make/model would you suggest?

Regards, PD.

Filed under classic automobiles - Asked by Patrick Devery (Dublin) - Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:28

How economical should my petrol Astra be?

Could you tell me how many miles per gallon l should be getting from my 2016 Vauxhall Astra Elite 1.4i turbo petrol? l use premium petrol, but only do mainly short journeys.

Thank you.

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Max Cohen (Chester) - Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:01

How can I import a commercial SUV?

Hi guys,

Really hoping that you can help me with this one. I'm hoping to import an SUV (either Volkswagen Touareg or Mercedes-Benz ML 280) from the UK and register it as a commercial vehicle. The most ideal situation would be to import it, get the crewcab conversion and register it as a five-seater crewcab (I'm one of the few who would very genuinely need both five seats for crew and the ability to drop them and use as a commercial through my job in events), but will settle for two seats and commercial tax.

There do not seem to be any of those SUVs in the UK that are non-passenger versions (I presume due to the UK not having a commercial SUV as such) so I'm just wondering what steps I will need to take to get the lower tax rate and import as commercial.

Please let me know, as your help will be much appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by Brian McAutomobilethy (Dublin) - Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:22

What's the point of stop-start?

Whats the point of stop-start when your Volkswagen/Audi diesel is doing probably 60mpg? Is this just making a problem that isn't there or just another cost to the consumer?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by John Craven (Blackpool,lancs) - Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:07

How best to check insurance prices for a automobile?

I am thinking of buying a second hand automobile and have started to browse online. Apart from the specs of automobile and the price, a big determining factor to buy the automobile or not will be the price of the insurance premium. However, if I want to know the premium I have to go through the rather painful process of filling in online quotation forms. Painful and time consuming. Is there a faster way to check the insurance premium online for any given automobile I am interested in?


Filed under insurance - Asked by Peter S. (Dublin) - Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:14

Would diesel, hybrid or PHEV suit my needs?

Diesel, hybrid or PHEV? I do a 200km round trip commute most days. A mix of 140km motorway and 60km small rural roads and stop-start city traffic. Other days I could do 300/400km of which 25 per cent would be city type traffic. Is diesel still my better option? For a PHEV I could plug in at home or at my destination most times.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Declan Brady (Cavan) - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:34

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