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How much to tax a Sprinter van privately?

How much would it be to tax a Mercedes Sprinter for private use?


Filed under taxation - Asked by Simon Daniels (Tallaght ) - Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:26

Cheaper to buy a Tesla in the UK?

I want to buy a new Tesla Model 3 and I'm wondering would it work out cheaper to buy from Tesla UK and bring it back myself?

Filed under importing - Asked by John Dunne (Dub) - Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:53

Costs to import a car from Japan?

Can you explain the calculation of charges involved in importing a car from Japan?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jamie O'Brien (Dublin) - Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:59

How much VRT on a Lamborghini Gallardo?

Hi, I was wondering would you have any idea on the VRT of the following car:

Year: 2005
Mileage: 67191
Seats: 2
Colour: Silver
Drive Side: Right-hand drive
Transmission: Manual
Power: 520
Fuel: Petrol
Engine Size: 4,961cc
Manufacturer: Lamborghini
Metallic Paint: Yes
Model: Gallardo
Safety Features: Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Immobiliser, Safety Belt Pretensioners, Xenon headlights, Four Wheel Drive, Alarm
Body Type: Coupe
Interior/Comfort Options: Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Central Locking, Leather Seats, Electric Adjustable Seats, Electric heated seats, Electric Windows, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Tilt Steering Wheel
Doors: 2
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Navigation System

Filed under VRT - Asked by Paul Hynd (Letterkenny Co Donegal) - Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:13

Which of these Audis or BMWs to go for?!

Audi A6 3.0 quattro S line or BMW 530d Performance Spec or BMW 320d Performance Spec. (2014-2015, €15-19k)?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Barry McKenna (Kilcock) - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:03

How much VRT on a Toyota Amazon 4.2?

Hi, I am looking at importing a 2005 Toyota Amazon VX 4.2 diesel with 147,000 miles on the clock from the UK, but the ROS VRT calculator only shows Land Cruisers up to 3.0-litre and does not list the Amazon. How much would the VRT be approx?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Ger Healy (Dublin) - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:59

What do you think of the Merc A-Class Saloon?


have you some views of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon? What models are available? Is it value for money? Thinking of buying one for the 201 registration.


Pat Conway

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Patrick Conway (Fountainstown) - Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:54

Can I commercialise a new Range Rover?

Hi, I recently spoke with the owner of a second hand BMW X5 and he has commercialised the car by taking out the middle safety belt for the second row. This basically turns it into a four-seater and apparently a commercial, like the Ford Kuga. My question is: is this legal and ok with Revenue, Customs etc? And if so is it possible to do the same with a brand new Range Rover Sport?

Thank you. Martin

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Martin O’Meara (Schull) - Sun, 01 Dec 2019 08:30

Can I tax a commercial vehicle as private?

Hi there,

I am looking for an option here. I am soon to change job. The options will be a company car or a car allowance. I would like to think I would be better off with the allowance as this will be a gross amount added to my wages and then taxed instead of a net amount taken directly from my wages. Probably the same amount but in reverse, but with the allowance I won't be down per month. I am wondering how possible it is to tax some commercial vehicles (the ones with back seats) as private vehicles. Is this allowed? Is there any law against this? Obviously this will increase the road tax on them anyway, but it will give me more options as am just considering these as an option.


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Brian Murphy (Cork) - Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:22

Should I wait to import a 2018 car?

Hi, I have bought a 2018 car in the UK and am wondering would I save a lot on VRT if I wait until the beginning of January to bring it in rather than mid December as the car will be a year older then.

Any advice appreciated.


Filed under importing - Asked by Gareth Coughlan (Goatstown) - Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:02