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Why German plates on some Irish cars?

Why do some cars have German car tax on their plates as well as having Irish car tax disks at the same time?

Filed under registration - Asked by Brian Pope - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:08


Why do car sellers obscure the reg plate?!

Hi,

I've been looking at second cars online recently and have been frustrated by the number of ads where the car reg has been obscured or hidden. Why are sellers doing this? Is it a bad sign that there is something to hide, surely not for long as you can ask for the reg over the phone or you'll see the reg once you view the car?

Thanks in advance.

Filed under registration - Asked by Ciaran Mc Cashin (Drogheda) - Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:49


Can I get the owner's name from a car reg?

Can you tell me the name and address of the registered keeper for a Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI, reg number DE12 XXX?

Filed under registration - Asked by Michael Blanchfield (Bray Co.Wicklow) - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:00


Will Ireland ever get personalised plates?

Will we ever see personalised registration plates becoming available in this country? And please don't tell me they're the sole preserve of the well to do because you can buy a personalised number plate in the UK for as little as three to four hundred pounds, which includes admin.

Filed under registration - Asked by Tom Reilly (Belmullet) - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:56


What year did Irish dealers start selling new cars fully registered?

What year did Irish motor dealers start selling new cars fully registered with plates fitted?

Filed under registration - Asked by Patrick Mcnally (Mayo) - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:06


What are 'pre-reg' cars and are they good value?

Hi, I was in a Volkswagen dealership recently looking to buy a new car. The salesman said I should come back at the end of the month when they will have new "pre reg" vehicles and I will get a much better deal then. Can you explain what this is and will I really get a better deal, it sounds too good to be true!

Thanks

Sinead, Dublin

Filed under registration - Asked by Sinead Murphy (Dublin) - Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:41


Will the numbers continue when the 131 becomes 132?

When the second registration period begins in July, will the registration numbers go back to 132 D 1 or continue with the number of sales for the previous six months?

Filed under registration - Asked by John Sheehan - Sun, 03 Mar 2013 22:51


What is the new system for imported cars' registration numbers?

Hello, first of all congrats on a great Irish car website. It seems that the system of registering a imported used car has changed since late last year. It is now easy to spot imported Dublin registered cars because the plate starts at 120,000 upwards. I cannot find any information on the Revenue website but I remember reading a newspaper article in early 2012 about it. What are the starting numbers for other counties especially Wicklow?

Filed under registration - Asked by Jerome O'Connor (Wicklow) - Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:55


Is having a Dublin reg an advantage?

I'm getting a new car shortly. Does having a D (Dublin) registration over other county regs make any difference?

Filed under registration - Asked by Noel Freeman (Navan Co. Meath) - Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:56


Can I change the county registration?

Hi, I heard from a mate recently that its now possible to change the county of the car reg eg Dublin to cork. Is this correct.

Filed under registration - Asked by Jim O'Sullivan (Co.Cork.) - Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:59


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