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How good is the Toyota Auris 1.2-litre engine?

How good is the Toyota Auris 1.2-litre petrol engine?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Tom Coughlan (Dublin) - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:18

Do I need a van AND a car?!

Hi there,

I am looking to get a van. I wish to use it for commercial purposes as I am a fitness instructor and need to transport gear around. Also for personal use. It seems that I can ONLY use the van for commercial purposes and am denied insurance if it is for personal use as well. It seems unnecessary, and is an unfeasible cost, getting a car for personal use and the van for work. I cannot fit the work gear in a car, hence the need for a van. Any advice would be great!

Thanks a mill!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Aime Perkins - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:06

How to change pick-up to private?


I have a 2001 Iveco pick-up; how can I change it to private classification from commercial?


Filed under pick-up - Asked by Micheal Conneely (Galway ) - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:23

Can I rent a DeLorean in Ireland to drive?


My name is Kira. My husband and I will travel to Ireland in September. And we would like to take a 2-3 hour ride on the legendary DeLorean DMC-12 in Dublin or Belfast for the experience and cool photos! Dates: ~8-22 September 2019. Tell me, please, is it possible? What documents are needed and how much will it cost?

Thanks for your reply, have a nice day!

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Kira Kira (Saint-Petersburg) - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:40

Is my Jaguar's stop-start ok?

On my new Jaguar E-Pace, the stop-start system only turns the engine off for a maximum of 16 seconds; do you think this acceptable?

R Hill

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Robert Hill (Tenbury Wells) - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:58

How much is an imported Alpine A110 worth?

I have a VRT query on a 2018 Alpine A110 (just one year old to the day) with emissions of 138g/km and a list price in UK new of £51,080. It's not on the list of models on Revenue's web site; just looking for general guidence on what Revenue would describe the OMSP as?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Kevin Rooney (Dublin 4) - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:21

What are the new BMW 330e seats like?

Hi there.

I'm interested in the new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid. I test drove the older version and found the sports seats very cramped (as I'm a big lad!). Have you any info on the G20 sports seats? Have they been improved/made bigger?

Filed under seating - Asked by Austin Molloy (Dublin) - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:35

Will my private van be given a CVT still?

Hi there,

I’ve just bought a van it’s described as a goods vehicle on my registration document. I’m taxing it for private use as I’m not farming anymore. Do I need to get goods changed to private on the registration document? And how much will DOE test cost and will it be still tested in centre for vans?

Regards Catherine

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Bridie Kenny ( Galway) - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:48

Motor tax on 2008 Mazda6?

Please advise on cost of motor tax for an 08 Mazda6 petrol 1.8?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Noreen Tiernan - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:30

Any VRT on importing an electric car?

If importing a one-year-old EV from UK (no VAT due) where EV grants have been paid, will I have to pay VRT in Ireland?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Michael Neylon (Corofin) - Sun, 11 Aug 2019 08:08

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