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What's the BMW 218i Coupe like?

I don't see a review of the BMW 218i Coupe on your site and would like your opinion on this car. I don't see many of them for sale either.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:24

What's the best coupe for under €50k?

Best coupe available for under €50k in Ireland? Audi A5 2.0 TDI S line 190hp? BMW 4 Series? Other?


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Brad W - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:46

Are there NCT notifications?

Do  car owners get notified by post when an NCT is due?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Mary Colbert (Kilmuckridge ) - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:48

How old is a 'vintage' car?

What year does a car have to be before it is classed as vintage?

Filed under classic cars - Asked by Patrick Mcnally (Mayo) - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:49

How many imports are by the motor trade?

How many of the 76,000 imported cars in 2016 were imported by the motor retail trade?

Filed under importing - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:21

VAT and VRT on UK import commercial?

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 car in Ireland?


Filed under importing - Asked by Bob Smith (Dublin) - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:11

What's the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG like?

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 car for good, but I don't know the average life expectancy of these engines or cars. Would you please provide me with your usual expert opinion on the concerns I have about this stupendous car? 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 car for good, could it be repaired should something go wrong in 10 years' time?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by David Jackson (Lubumbashi) - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:11

Is all ok with this Nissan Qashqai?


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 car, am I missing something?

Thanks Marie

Filed under mileage - Asked by Marie O Connell (Drogheda ) - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:10

Is my car battery flat?

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

Will a cracked windscreen fail the NCT?

I booked my car 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