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I can't fully insure my Tesla with Aviva!


I’ve bought a Tesla Model 3 LR/AWD (not the Performance model). I’m taking delivery on 29 September. I’ve been driving for 40 years, insured (full comp.) with Aviva since 2010 and never had a claim. Today Aviva tells me it will only offer third party cover on a Tesla. I’ve pressed them on this - no budge. Are you familiar with EVs being harder to insure?


Ray Hennessy

Filed under insurance - Asked by Ray Hennessy (Ennis) - Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:40

How to get a Nissan Navara insured privately?


I recently bought a Nissan Navara privately and I can’t seem to get it insured for private use. How do I get it insured and taxed privately?


Filed under insurance - Asked by Gavin Dolan (Ireland) - Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:05

How much to insure a Transit privately?

How much would a 171 Ford Transit Connect cost to insure privately?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Maire Twiss (Milltown ) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:57

Worried about insuring a Ranger privately...

Hi there,

I found your article on commercial vehicles very helpful. I am looking to buy a Ford Ranger from a family member. It’s currently taxed and insured commercially, but I plan to buy it and change the tax to private and only then can I get an insurance quote. Can you please tell me a little about the process? I feel like I’m buying a little blindly since I can’t get an insurance quote until I tax the vehicle privately. I can’t tax it privately until I buy it.

Any help would be appreciated.


Filed under insurance - Asked by John Wedick (Wexford ) - Wed, 03 Feb 2021 22:41

Having difficulty insuring a commercial Yeti...

Hi guys,

I was really interested to read your article on taxing and insuring commercial vehicles for private use. I drive a commercial Skoda Yeti (2.0-litre 4x4) that is registered commercially, but which I have taxed and insured privately. I have no VAT number so commercial tax and insurance is out of the question. Adding to this, I can only find one insurer to give me a policy. I was wondering if it's possible to re-register the car as a private vehicle that just happens to have no back seats. This was flagged as the reason insurers won't look at me (my driving history is squeaky clean). Any suggestions here would be great. I love the car and got a great price on it so I really dont want to sell it.

Filed under insurance - Asked by Conor Behan (Thomastown) - Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:33

Can I privately insure a commercial pick-up?


I am buying a brand new commercial vehicle (pickup style) for private use. I will be taxing it privately. I have rang three insurance companies and they will not quote me privately on the vehicle because it is listed as a commercial vehicle on their system. Is there an insurance company that specialises in this type of private insurance? If not, how do I insure the vehicle?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Dermott Cunningham (Dublin) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:00

Can I get insured on a car-van privately?

Is it possible to get insured on a small car-van for private use?

Filed under insurance - Asked by PJ Kielty (Ballina, Tipperary) - Mon, 28 Dec 2020 20:56

I'm about to buy my first car...

I have €1,300 saved for a first car. Preferably looking for a Polo or Golf with a smaller engine but anything will do. What kind of insurance would I be looking at for a young driver on something like that?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Bevan Gillmor (Mullingar) - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:19

Do I need an insurance green card now?

I will be travelling from Wales via Holyhead by car. I am old enough to remember "green cards" for motorists on continental roads; will I require one when driving in the Irish Republic?

Eddy Rowlands, Anglesey

Filed under insurance - Asked by Eddy Rowlands (Beaumaris) - Fri, 11 Dec 2020 10:40

Could I insure an imported Jimny?


I have a question in relation to the new Suzuki Jimny. From what I gather it is not being sold in Ireland for emissions reasons. However, if you were to import one from the UK and pay VRT etc would you be able to get Irish insurance? Is it road legal and all that?


Robert, Cork

Filed under insurance - Asked by Robert Hincks (Cork) - Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:22

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