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Timing belt change for Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.6 - 2009?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Avdirrahman Zuka (Kosovo) - Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:32
What cars are capable of putting three child seats across the back seats? Ages new born, 2 and 4 years old. So none would be in booster seat just yet. Is it just SUVS or vans? I'm hoping there are some estates capable of this!
Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by John Smyth (Dun Laoghaire) - Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:57
If I buy a new car with an on-the-road price of €37,000, how much is the VRT in cash and also the VAT? If VAT is 23 per cent does that make €8,510?
Filed under VRT - Asked by Martin Dunne (Dublin) - Sun, 14 Mar 2021 11:08
I have a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle and am wondering if I can register for the reduced 'classic' car tax?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Chris Langton (Caherconlish) - Sun, 14 Mar 2021 11:51
If I buy a VAT-qualifying car from the UK, am I correct in saying that I deduct the VRT, customs and VAT paid upon entry from the following selling price here and am then liable for Irish VAT on that figure?
E.g. SP = €20,000 - tariff €1,000 - VAT €1,230 - VRT €1,500 = €16,270 so VAT liability of €3,043?
Thanks for any clarification you can give me.
Filed under importing - Asked by Kathryn O'Connell (Dublin 16) - Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:29
I am currently office based for work with the requirement to visit building sites from time to time. I am considering buying a Ford Transit Connect van, 1.5-litre that is more practical than my current car for visiting sites. I would therefore need the van for work and private purposes as I cannot afford to have a seperate car for private use only. What type of tax and insurance by law do I need for this scenario (private/commercial) and what would be the approx cost of same?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ronan Toft (Kilcullen) - Sat, 06 Mar 2021 14:32
I'm thinking of buying a 161 Audi A1 1.6 TDI with very low mileage - only around 18,000 miles done. It has had two owners, one for nearly nine months and one for six and it looks like the rest of the time it has been at a dealer's for sale. It's clean inside and comes in at €15k. Other ads for sale have much higher mileage for similar price. It looks at one stage like it has been at a dealer for nearly three years and has currently been for sale for almost a year with the dealer (from car history report). It's due an NCT and the dealer is giving six months' warranty. Is buying a car that was idle so long a good idea and does it sound too good to be true?!
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by John Murphy (Clonmel) - Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:55
I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the auto stop-start button has a light on it at startup and the light on the dash is amber permanently. When I press the stop-start button nothing happens, the light remains on. None of the stop-start functions have worked for a while but I put that down to not driving a lot during lockdown. I’m now beginning to suspect there is a fault.
Filed under fault - Asked by Justina Plaxton (Hull) - Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:21
If a car was already brought into this country in November/December from the UK, will the new import duties and VAT apply when re-registering the car in Ireland or will it be under the old system as it was imported prior to December 31?
Filed under importing - Asked by Sylvie Morrison (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:23
I am thinking of buying a Ford Ranger. While I won't use it for work purposes, I keep horses and need a vehicle for towing. Can I get commercial tax on these grounds?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Gerard Kelleher (Limerick) - Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:23