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How much to import a nearly-new Dodge?

Hello.

I bought a Dodge Challenger 5.7 and it's on the way to Ireland. Only a year old. I was just wondering how much will the VRT cost? The car was €30,000, the CO2 around 272g/km.

Thanks Brigitta

Filed under VRT - Asked by Brigitta Reczi (Kilkenny) - Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:43


Can I add seats to an N1 Range Rover?

Hi guys,

Is it possible to convert a two-seat N1 (10-year-old Range Rover) to a five-seat N1?

Thanks

Ken

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ken McGrath (Cork) - Tue, 13 Jul 2021 22:03


Can we import our two cars from the UK?

Hi,

With reference to your importing feature, I was wondering how much of this would apply to me? I am moving to Ireland with my partner who is an Irish citizen and we both want to bring our cars with us. Both are UK-registered in 2015 and both have been owned for around three years. Are we going to get charged large fees to do this or are we going to exempt due to having owned them and not just buying to import i.e. is the terminology related to the latter and we have nothing to worry about?

One of the cars is a 3.0-litre diesel, so wondering what tax band that would fall under?

Many thanks

Alex

Filed under importing - Asked by Alex Parris (Gorey) - Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:02


We want to import our Mercedes from the UK.

We want to import our Mercedes-Benz into Ireland from the UK. We understand that VRT needs to be paid, but do not understand the VAT element. What is the VAT due on? On the value of the car, or the VRT that needs to be paid?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jim Com (Ireland) - Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:08


How to get a Nissan Navara insured privately?

Hi,

I recently bought a Nissan Navara privately and I can’t seem to get it insured for private use. How do I get it insured and taxed privately?

Thanks

Filed under insurance - Asked by Gavin Dolan (Ireland) - Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:05


Will my imported Amarok be VRT-free?

Hi,

I am moving back to Ireland permanently next year from Australia. I own a 2016 VW Amorak that I want to bring back with me. I own the vehicle for more than six months. Can you confirm if I will be exempt from VRT and if there are any other taxes, unexpected costs on arrival in Ireland?

Thank you

Filed under importing - Asked by Bryan Glynn - Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:34


What to replace my Mondeo with?

Please point me in right direction. I have a 2018 Ford Mondeo and would like to change in January 2022, so I need some advice. I like diesel. What three cars should I be test driving? Around the size of the Mondeo with five doors. Help!

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge County Kildare) - Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:18


Which full-size new seven-seater to go for?

Hi

I currently have a Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace but would like to upgrade to a seven-seater with seven full-sized seats as I'm expecting my fourth child. I'm looking at the SEAT Alhambra, which ticks a lot of boxes, but would prefer a petrol or hybrid option. I can't go electric as parking is on-street and there's no option to plug in. Looking at a 2021 Alhambra so would consider something in a similar price range.

Any advice appreciated,

Karen

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Karen Golden (Dublin 6) - Sat, 26 Jun 2021 15:09


Can I bring two cars to Ireland exempt?

Hi there,

I am going to be moving from UK to Ireland. If I have owned two vehicles for more than six months are both vehicles exempt?

Thanks in advance

Filed under importing - Asked by Scott Jolly (Ipswich) - Tue, 23 Mar 2021 18:19


Is it ok to keep a UK car here during lockdown?

Hi guys,

My daughter drove home to Dublin from London last October in her UK-registered car. It has been sitting on the road outside the house since then, she drives around occasionally to keep the battery up. She is still here because of the lockdown here and in London. My neighbour has said that if someone reports the car to Customs that they can take it off her and she will have to pay import duty to get it back. She has owned it more than six months. It is her intention that if we and the UK EVER get out of lockdown that she will drive back to London.

She has no money as a result of Covid and is on the Covid payment and came home because she could not afford her rent in London. My husband and myself have been in lockdown for over a year now, we are just not able for the worry of this. Have you any advice please? We do not have a driveway big enough to take this car.

Regards Helen

Filed under importing - Asked by Helen ONeill (Dublin) - Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:03