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How much to privately tax an Amarok?

How much is the private road tax on a 2.0-litre version of the Amarok? I’ve seen €660, €750 and €1,200 online? Is it based on the CO2 or engine size?



Filed under taxation - Asked by Joe Devaney (Sligo) - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:49

A Toyota a replace my Skoda Superb with?


I currently have a Skoda Superb estate, which I find handy for the occasional bulky load. I was thinking of probably changing it for a similar model (having daydreamed of more exotic cars like a Ford Raptor - I'm just not willing to pay the annual road tax). However, there is a view out there that the most reliable cars are Toyotas. Is there a Toyota that would come close to to the Superb estate in terms of load capacity?



Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:53

With €11k budget, I'd like a modern small car.

Hi, planning to buy a small hatchback petrol/hybrid car (1.0-1.4-litre) where annual mileage will be approx. 8,000km-10,000km including motorway. Budget is €8,000-€11,000 but looking for a used car with near today level technology, dependable engine and impressive economy. Could you please give me top five models that may fit the bill? I don't mind the make and model but road tax shall not be more than €270.

Thanks in advance


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Rory Rory (Dublin) - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:36

How much to tax a 2.0-litre hybrid?

What road tax would I pay if I buy a 2.0-litre hybrid saloon car?

Thank you

Filed under taxation - Asked by Margaret Drohan (Waterford) - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:29

Can I privately run a commercial car van?

Your article on Commercial Vehicles for private use focuses on large commercial vehicles. In my case, I'm just looking for a very inexpensive car e.g. a 2017 SEAT Ibiza with the back seats removed that is currently classified as a Commercial Vehicle and taxed and registered as such. However, I'm wondering if I could insure, tax and register it as a private vehicle? What would I have to do in order to do so?

Thanks, Maria

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Maria De Souza (Dublin) - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 02:15

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

How to change my Captur's default screen?

I have a Renault Captur and want my media display to have the default screen in radio mode, but every time I turn my engine on, it defaults to the home screen.

Any ideas?

Filed under infotainment - Asked by Kev Neale (Leeds) - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 06:58

Which SUV for up to €23,000?

Looking for a mid-size SUV worth up to €23,000, at max two years old. Something stylish inside and out, quick and reliable. What should I go for?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Aaron Joyce (Limerick) - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 07:57

What tax for private Ford Ranger?


I am looking to purchase a 2016-present Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi manual for private use as it is a more suitable vehicle for my hobbies. I am aware that to re-register it in Ireland I have to pay the difference in VRT between the fixed commercial rate at circa 13% and the private VRT value (around 31% I believe, depending on CO2). But I am unsure of how the private tax works. Will it be €750 (171g/km with current motor tax system) or €994 (2.2-litre engine with old tax system)?

Any assistance would be much appreciated.


Filed under taxation - Asked by Raymond Gallagher (Ardee) - Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:26

Audi A3 Saloon or Mercedes CLA?


I am looking for a little advice on changing my car. I have a 2010 Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI and am trying to make my mind up between the Audi A3 Saloon and the Mercedes CLA. Petrol I'm thinking? And most likely new or one year old. Any advice would be really appreciated.



Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Claire Murphy - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:31