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I have €4,000 to buy my first car...


I'm a student from Dublin looking to buy my first car. Budget is small, around €4,000. Obviously a small engine will be cheaper insurance-wise and grand for driving in Dublin, but I would be driving to Ennis and back once or twice a month (500km ish). Is a 1.0-litre too small,? Should iIlook for something bigger?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Mark Boyle - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:05

Need a wide-opening front door please...

I'm looking for a vehicle that has a wide opening front door so my daughter can get in in a wheelchair.

Filed under wheelchair - Asked by Betty Leuthauser (Dittmer,. Mo. ) - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:18

I am importing a motorbike from the UK...


I want to import a motorcycle from mainland UK. I have a couple of questions about the registration documents required. My bike will be brought into Ireland inside a van. What document do I need to produce to prove the date of entry into Ireland? Does the V5c needs to be in my name? I am asking because I am buying from a dealer and not sure how long it takes for the V5c to comeback with my name or how does it work?

Filed under importing - Asked by Cesar Scrochi (Dublin) - Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:03

Private motor tax on new Ford Ranger?


Could you give me a price to privately tax a 2020 2.0-litre Ford Ranger Wildtrak?


Filed under taxation - Asked by Michael Waters (Enniscorthy) - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:23

Belt or chain in a 2011 Audi A3?

Does my 2011 Audi A3 Sportback have a cambelt or chain and when does it need changing?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Asif Hussain (Longton) - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:08

Thoughts on 2014 diesel Ford Kuga?

I’m thinking of buying a 2014 2.0-litre diesel Ford Kuga with 80,000 miles on the clock: what are the pit falls?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Jim Willett (Chelmsford) - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:52

When to change my Fabia's belt?

When should the drive belt on my Skoda Fabia SE TDI S-A 1.4 be replaced? It is five years old and the mileage currently is 27,677 miles.

Thanks in advance.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Jane Jones (Northampton) - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:09

How much to tax a 1.6 Caddy privately?

How much is it to tax a 1.6 Caddy privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Martin Dillon (Galway) - Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:29

Could I insure an imported Jimny?


I have a question in relation to the new Suzuki Jimny. From what I gather it is not being sold in Ireland for emissions reasons. However, if you were to import one from the UK and pay VRT etc would you be able to get Irish insurance? Is it road legal and all that?


Robert, Cork

Filed under insurance - Asked by Robert Hincks (Cork) - Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:22

Can I buy a VW Transporter in 2021?

I would like to buy a Volkswagen Transporter in 2021. I do not have business or VAT numbers. I know I can insure it privately, but can I tax it privately and if so for roughly what money?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Fiona Moran (DUBLIN) - Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:55