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Hyundai Kona Electric or Kia e-Niro?

Which is the best electric car - Hyundai Kona or Kia Niro?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Patrick Garvey (Carrickmacross) - Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:25

Which Outlander PHEV to go for?

Hey there, I love your site, the content is great and I have been reading it for a while now. I have a question you might be able to help me with.

I am looking to buy a used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and have two options as per below and would love your opinion on which one to go for - basically the highest spec version of the second generation model for €17.5k or the second highest spec version of the third-generation version for €19.5k...

Option 1 -  2015(1) Second Generation PHEV 5hs
- This is the top of the line spec with red leather interior, all heated seats, Alpine stereo system
- This one has 23k miles on the clock
- Price - €17,500 (with a trade-in for my banged up Opel Meriva)

Option 2 - 2015 (2) Third Generation PHEV 4hs
- This is the newer model of the PHEV
- It is high spec but not quite as many bells and whistles as the above
- This one has 30k miles on the clock
- Price - €19,500 (with the trade-in)

Thank you

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Patrick Conway (Dublin) - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:09

Is xDrive worth getting on a BMW 3 Series?


I have been driving a BMW 320 diesel automatic for two years now. I can't believe how poorly it sticks to the road on typical wet or damp Irish roads. I have owned two front-wheel-drive cars previously and miss the grip and poise they offer. I am thinking of going for a second hand 320d with xDrive. Will it make much of a difference to the handling?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Barry Jackson (Dublin) - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:04

How much to tax a VW Caddy privately?

So how much is the tax for a 1.6 diesel VW Caddy taxed privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Tristan McMurray - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:28

Costs to import a 2012 Kia Soul?

I am considering buying a car with English registration, It is a 2012 Kia Soul 1.6 CRDi 2 five-door automatic diesel with almost 40,000 miles on the clock. I would like to know (1) the cost of Irish registration and (2) what tax band would it come under, and the annual cost of motor tax.

Thank you


Filed under importing - Asked by Mary Doyle (Ballaghadereen) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:58

Will I avoid the NOx levy if I import now?


I'm thinking of importing my 2005 Audi diesel to Ireland to leave at my parents' house. If I do this before 1/1/2020 will I be outside the new NOx levy or will I still have to pay it?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mark Galvin (London) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:20

Do I have to pay unpaid VRT on this car?


I have a good deal on a car, but it has imported from Northern Ireland in the summer. The seller says he didn't have the money to pay for the VRT etc. at the time of his appointment so never went through with the proper paperwork etc. If I buy the car and the Northern Irish owner writes me a new contract, will I have to pay the overdue charges?

Filed under importing - Asked by Andrej Todorov (Schull) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:13

Can I keep PCP, but with a different car make?

Can you renew a PCP at the end of the term but transfer to another car brand? If so can you transfer the GFV as a deposit for the new car with the other manufacturer? And if this is possible how is the bubble payment settled with the original car company?

Many thanks.

Filed under finance - Asked by David McLoughlin (Shankill) - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:58

Do Opel Astra saloons have air conditioning?

Do 132 Opel Astra saloons have air conditioning?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Sharon Byrne (Carlow) - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:04

How much is my VW Golf 1.6 TDI worth?

What price should I ask for my Volkswagen Golf 1.6 diesel automatic, with 100,000 miles on the clock?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Pat Durkin (Longford ) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:15