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Is the Citroen Ami taxable on Irish roads?

Is the Citroen Ami taxable on Irish roads?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sean Coyne (Killarney) - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:52

How much to import a UK Citroen Berlingo?


How much would it cost to change the English plates on a Citroen Berlingo 1.6 diesel, 2016 reg?

Filed under importing - Asked by Colman Burke (Sligo) - Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:38

Looking an importing a 1990 Defender...

I am thinking of importing a 1990 (or earlier) Land Rover Defender 110 from the UK, but am unsure of the VRT charge and the cost of road tax and insurance or even where to get insurance from. Can I tax and insure a commercial 4x4 for personal use if it's 30 years old and vintage? I don't have a business that I can register it against and am just a regular PAYE worker. This will only be a run-around for me and my son so not big mileage. Any help with these queries would be greatly appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by Bill Hughes (Geashill, Offaly) - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 09:52

Can I import a Defender as an 11-seat version?

I am considering importing a Land Rover Defender 110 Utility or Station Wagon into Ireland. Can I add two rear bench seats to either of these vehicles prior to importing it to make it an 11-seater? Will this allow me to avail of a lower VRT cost once it's over a nine-seat capacity?

Filed under importing - Asked by Matt Maloy (Dublin) - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 01:29

Should I register my UK car in Ireland?

I have taken a car from UK where I was living back to Ireland, the car is worth about 200 Euro; is it worth changing it over?

Filed under importing - Asked by James Mc C (Dublin) - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:01

I want to import an ex-military vehicle!

Hello there,

Just read your ex-military fascination article. Very good. But I have already been bitten. I bid (lost) recently on a Pinzgauer. I can find no info on importing them. Whether there is a restriction. I would want to convert it to a camper for tax reasons. What do you think?


Barry Steen

Filed under importing - Asked by Barry Steen (Balbriggan) - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:48

Taxes on importing my older Pathfinder?

I am moving to Ireland, so how much VRT and emissions tax is due on a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder Aventura? I've had it for nine years.

Regards Joe Barrett

Filed under importing - Asked by Joe Barrett (Birmingham) - Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:22

Can I import a car from UK in other name?

Hi, my girlfiend has been working in Ireland fior nine months, but has a UK home address; could I import a car in her name to avoid paying VRT?

Filed under importing - Asked by Pat Murphy (CORK) - Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:16

What's the VRT on importing this Transit?


I'm thinking of importing a 2015 Ford Transit Custom 310 Trend E-Tech, but can't figure out what VRT costs I have to pay. Tried on ROS, but can't see catagory for this.

Can you help?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jimmy Walton (Kilkenny) - Tue, 09 Jun 2020 13:17

How much VRT on importing a crew cab van?

How much VRT or other taxes would have to be paid if I bought a crew cab van in from the UK e.g. Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes Vito, VW Transporter etc

Filed under importing - Asked by Lar Crowley (Kilkenny ) - Sun, 21 Jun 2020 20:59

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