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Do you know when the new Prius will be available for test drives in Ireland? I presume, while I'm writing, that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will not be available in Ireland? I saw an interesting review of it online recently.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Thu, 09 Mar 2023 19:45
I'm planning to buy a van that has been used and taxed as a commercial vehicle, but I will use it as private vehicle. Since it has paid tax for almost a full year do I just pay the difference in price or I'll have to pay the full amount?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Marko Tot (Killarney) - Mon, 20 Mar 2023 20:02
I got a 2013 CLA from Newry that arrived before Brexit but wasn’t registered in NI and was sold back to England. I’m unable to get my VRT done as they say I need to pay VAT also. Is there any way around this?
Filed under importing - Asked by Adedapo Aderibigbe (Kildare) - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 23:25
As a sole trader can I claim back the VAT on a car lease?
Filed under finance - Asked by Adrian Doyle (Wexford) - Mon, 30 Jan 2023 19:36
On importing a car from the UK, is the VAT charged on the price paid for the car or just on the value of the 10 per cent custom duty?
Filed under importing - Asked by John Breen (Kilkenny,) - Sun, 29 Jan 2023 15:30
I have a 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI with 70,000km on the clock. I was wondering when should I be changing the timing belt. I cannot find anything about this in the user manual.
Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger O Mahony (Limerick) - Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:00
How can I find the OMV (Original Market Value) of my 202 Peugeot e-208, since I bought it second hand?
Filed under used car values - Asked by Barbara Elliott (Dublin) - Thu, 05 Jan 2023 20:58
Looking to import a Land Rover Defender 110 as a commercial vehicle. I have a VAT-registered company and it will be used as a commercial vehicle only. I am trying to establish if VAT can be claimed back and if VRT is payable. It's a 2015/2016 model.
Filed under importing - Asked by David Mahon (Dublin) - Sun, 30 Oct 2022 19:51
Since options for new diesel cars are decreasing daily, can conventional hybrids such as the Toyota Corolla and the upcoming Honda Civic be as efficient for long motorway commutes? I would do over 50,000km annually and 75 per cent of that would be motorway.
Ideally my next car would be fully electric, but between the lack of availability, ever increasing purchase cost, electricity unit prices and finance nearly on parity with fossil fuel costs and the fact almost every large battery EV seems to be an SUV, I would need to look at all options.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by David Delaney (Kells) - Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:47
We used to be a two-car household, but COVID has changed that as we both now are working from home. We’ve come to the point where we’re satisfied we could easily get along with just the one car and we’ve made a decision to sell our second car privately.
But how do we do that? We tried selling a car 10 years ago by placing an ad, but all we got was two replies, one really abusive and the other we quickly realised was a scammer. So what options for privately selling are there?
Filed under used car values - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Sun, 28 Aug 2022 14:45