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My Mercedes GLC seems to bottom out!

I have a 2016 Mercedes GLC 220d 4Matic. I love the car but I find that, with an adult or two in the back, the suspension feels very soft and even feels like it bottoms out on hitting even a slight undulation on a good road. Are these cars noted for soft suspension? Please give me your opinion. It is under warranty and I took it to a Merc dealer yesterday where I bought it,  but I think he was trying to fob me off and said he couldn't find fault with it.

Filed under comfort - Asked by Gary Butler (Athlone) - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:09

Have you a list of all the hybrids in Ireland?

Do you have a list of hybrids?


Filed under hybrid - Asked by Tony O'Brien (Shankill, Dublin 18) - Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:20

Can I avoid VAT on a nearly-new import?

I bought a car in the UK and took it for inspection. It has just 2,995km the on purchase invoice and so I was caught for VAT. The dealer will buy it back, put the miles on it and then sell it to my wife. I assume I cannot bring it in a second time as this would probably be tax evasion? Since my wife is a separate person am I correct in thinking that Revenue will accept this?

Filed under importing - Asked by P Johnstone (Co Meath) - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:13

Fuel costs to commute in an Opel Mokka?

How much would it cost in an Opel Mokka diesel to travel 201km four days week?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Corionna Corcoran (Galway) - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:57

Motor tax on a 2010 VW Transporter?

What's the tax on a 2010 VW Transporter 2.0-litre, six seater crew cab?

Pat in Boyle

Filed under taxation - Asked by Padraig O Gara (Boyle) - Sat, 09 Feb 2019 11:41

Diesel Honda Civic or VW Golf - used?


I am considering buying a 2015 Honda Civic DTEC Sport 1.6 or another VW Golf; which would you advise?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jon Muldoon - Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:13

Motor tax on a 2010 Ford Mondeo auto?

How much is the tax on a 2010 Ford Mondeo 2.0-litre automatic?

Filed under taxation - Asked by David Bevan (Bruff Co Limerick) - Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:39

Are my maths on a BMW import right?


I am looking at importing a BMW 4 Series from the UK, March 2018 with 100 miles on the clock. I am trying to work out the tax implications. Can you let me know if my assumptions below are correct?

Purchase price in UK £23,000 = €26,200

VAT Qualifying @20% = €4,367

VRT = €7,069 (from VRT calculator)

Revenue OMSP = €37,206

Irish VAT = €37,206 X 23% = €8,557

Total import cost = €26,200+€7,069+€8,557 = €41,826

VAT refund from UK = €4,367

Total car cost = €37,459



Filed under importing - Asked by Tim Crowe (Doon) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:17

How can I use a commercial van privately?


I have to buy a van (Opel Vivaro). My question is, can I use that van privately? Is it possible to change a commercial van to a private van? If yes, how, please?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by KATARZYNA GAJOS (MIDLETON) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:09

Which battery has the 2016 Renault Zoe?

Does a 2016 Renault Zoe Dynamique Nav R90 have a 40kW battery or the old 23kW one?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Alma Haughey (Dundalk) - Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:10