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A work-home vehicle conundrum...

Hi,

I have a question in relation to insuring an SUV on a private policy and taxing it as commercial. The details of it are: I work as a sole trader and have a company registered etc so all the paper work is covered. However, I need a car for private use and for carrying equipment for work etc. The insurance company have told me the only way to have any private use of a commercial SUV would be to insure it privately with a clause for it to have work use also. I'm trying to find out if I insure it as private will I also have to tax it as private, even though it is a commercial vehicle and primarily used for business. My only other option is to run and insure two different vehicles, only able to use my no-claims discount on one, making it extremely expensive.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Paul Cuddihy (Drogheda) - Sat, 04 May 2019 22:30


Can I tax a small van privately?

Hi,

Can I insure a small van (Ford Fiesta) commercially and tax it privately?

Thanks.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Trevor Byrne (Portlaoise) - Thu, 09 May 2019 15:03


Is the SA Opel Monza ok to import to Ireland?

A friend of mine in Dublin is planning to import a 1990 Opel Monza GSi saloon from Cape Town in South Africa she's seen online, but is it legal to import to Republic of Ireland and, since it's identical to the old Opel Kadett sold in Ireland in the 1980s, no parts issues?

Filed under importing - Asked by Rebecca J (United Kingdom) - Sun, 12 May 2019 22:17


Zero per cent finance on these SUVs?

Hi,

Can I get 0% finance on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or Kia Sorento GT line?

Filed under finance - Asked by E Farrell (Dublin ) - Mon, 13 May 2019 19:07


Polo or SEAT for a little more power?

Trading in a 2007 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec, which was around 70hp. New Polo default seems to be 1.0-litre 65hp, actually lower power than 12-year-old Fiesta? Maybe default SEAT ibiza SE is better with its 1.0 MPI EVO 80hp engine. Load of one adult and two children, Offaly/Kildare roads and M4 travel twice a week to Liffey Valley usage.

Thanks

John

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by John Quinn (Offaly) - Tue, 14 May 2019 11:48


Will the new Mercedes CLA get more power?

Hi guys,

Re the new Mercedes CLA, will Mercedes be bringing the higher powered diesel models to the market? Currently it looks like the only offering is the 1.5-litre 116hp model.

Filed under future engines - Asked by Colin H (Kildare) - Tue, 14 May 2019 16:22


Who pays for extras on a leased car?

Hi,

With a leased car, who pays for tax, insurance, tyres, services and so on?

Thank you

Sally

Filed under running costs - Asked by Sally O'Reilly (Cork) - Wed, 15 May 2019 11:25


Will there be a new BMW X5 '25d'?

Hi,

Do you know if BMW will introduce a 25d version of the new X5? The last generation had one and it was usefully cheaper than the 30d version.

Thanks

Filed under future engines - Asked by Bill O Donnell (Cork) - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:27


When does the A-Class Saloon arrive?

When is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon coming to Ireland?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by PJ Horkan (Charlestown ) - Sun, 05 May 2019 20:57


What's up with my BMW X3's fuel economy?

My 2004 BMW X3 has a serious problem of high fuel consumption; it uses one litre to drive a four-kilometre distance; what could be the cause?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Sinani Simba (Dar Es Salaam) - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:36