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We are thinking of importing a Mercedes Hearsette from the UK (2021). As a commercial vehicle, can you advise what charges we will incur?
Many thanks, Fran
Pierce Coachbuilders Ltd Barry Pierce (Co Kerry)
Apr 2023 Filed under: importing
Do you know when the new Prius will be available for test drives in Ireland? I presume, while I'm writing, that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will not be available in Ireland? I saw an interesting review of it online recently.
Philip Donegan (Ballina)
Mar 2023 Filed under: choosing new car
I'm planning to buy a van that has been used and taxed as a commercial vehicle, but I will use it as private vehicle. Since it has paid tax for almost a full year do I just pay the difference in price or I'll have to pay the full amount?
Marko Tot (Killarney)
Mar 2023 Filed under: commercial vehicle
I got a 2013 CLA from Newry that arrived before Brexit but wasn’t registered in NI and was sold back to England. I’m unable to get my VRT done as they say I need to pay VAT also. Is there any way around this?
Adedapo Aderibigbe (Kildare)
Mar 2023 Filed under: importing
As a sole trader can I claim back the VAT on a car lease?
Adrian Doyle (Wexford)
Jan 2023 Filed under: finance
On importing a car from the UK, is the VAT charged on the price paid for the car or just on the value of the 10 per cent custom duty?
John Breen (Kilkenny,)
Jan 2023 Filed under: importing
I have a 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI with 70,000km on the clock. I was wondering when should I be changing the timing belt. I cannot find anything about this in the user manual.
Ger O Mahony (Limerick)
Jan 2023 Filed under: servicing
How can I find the OMV (Original Market Value) of my 202 Peugeot e-208, since I bought it second hand?
Barbara Elliott (Dublin)
Jan 2023 Filed under: used car values
Looking to import a Land Rover Defender 110 as a commercial vehicle. I have a VAT-registered company and it will be used as a commercial vehicle only. I am trying to establish if VAT can be claimed back and if VRT is payable. It's a 2015/2016 model.
David Mahon (Dublin)
Oct 2022 Filed under: importing
Since options for new diesel cars are decreasing daily, can conventional hybrids such as the Toyota Corolla and the upcoming Honda Civic be as efficient for long motorway commutes? I would do over 50,000km annually and 75 per cent of that would be motorway.
Ideally my next car would be fully electric, but between the lack of availability, ever increasing purchase cost, electricity unit prices and finance nearly on parity with fossil fuel costs and the fact almost every large battery EV seems to be an SUV, I would need to look at all options.
David Delaney (Kells)
Sep 2022 Filed under: choosing new car
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