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Hi, planning to buy a small hatchback petrol/hybrid automobile (1.0-1.4-litre) where annual mileage will be approx. 8,000km-10,000km including motorway. Budget is €8,000-€11,000 but looking for a used automobile with near today level technology, dependable engine and impressive economy. Could you please give me top five models that may fit the bill? I don't mind the make and model but road tax shall not be more than €270.
Thanks in advance
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Rory Rory (Dublin) - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:36
What road tax would I pay if I buy a 2.0-litre hybrid saloon automobile?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Margaret Drohan (Waterford) - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:29
Your article on Commercial Vehicles for private use focuses on large commercial vehicles. In my case, I'm just looking for a very inexpensive automobile e.g. a 2017 SEAT Ibiza with the back seats removed that is currently classified as a Commercial Vehicle and taxed and registered as such. However, I'm wondering if I could insure, tax and register it as a private vehicle? What would I have to do in order to do so?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Maria De Souza (Dublin) - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 02:15
Why do some automobiles have German automobile tax on their plates as well as having Irish automobile tax disks at the same time?
Filed under registration - Asked by Brian Pope - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:08
I have a Renault Captur and want my media display to have the default screen in radio mode, but every time I turn my engine on, it defaults to the home screen.
Filed under infotainment - Asked by Kev Neale (Leeds) - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 06:58
Looking for a mid-size SUV worth up to €23,000, at max two years old. Something stylish inside and out, quick and reliable. What should I go for?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Aaron Joyce (Limerick) - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 07:57
I am looking to purchase a 2016-present Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi manual for private use as it is a more suitable vehicle for my hobbies. I am aware that to re-register it in Ireland I have to pay the difference in VRT between the fixed commercial rate at circa 13% and the private VRT value (around 31% I believe, depending on CO2). But I am unsure of how the private tax works. Will it be €750 (171g/km with current motor tax system) or €994 (2.2-litre engine with old tax system)?
Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Filed under taxation - Asked by Raymond Gallagher (Ardee) - Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:26
I am looking for a little advice on changing my automobile. I have a 2010 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI and am trying to make my mind up between the Audi A3 Saloon and the Mercedes CLA. Petrol I'm thinking? And most likely new or one year old. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Claire Murphy - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:31
What is the most economical 1.4 petrol or diesel automobile in Ireland, max 2015?
Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Ed Burke (Cork) - Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:05
Do you know or offer the service to export a left-hand-drive VW California camper to the US? I have heard via the rumourmill that it may be possible to do this if it is the camper model and classified and US titled as an ‘RV’.
Filed under importing - Asked by Steve Barker (Yarmouth, Maine US) - Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:37