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Do I have to display N plates again?

I passed a driving test a number of years ago but allowed my two-year certificate of competency to expire and have to resit my driving test. On passing test again do I have to display N plates for two years again?

Filed under learner - Asked by Adam F (Co Galway) - Tue, 22 Dec 2020 07:42

How old is classic for motor tax?

How old must my (any) car be to qualify for classic motor tax in Ireland?

Thank you.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Maurice Hyland (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Jan 2021 12:26

Is the suspension comfy on this Mercedes?

Morning all, I hope youre well.

I'm looking at a used Mercedes C 220 d estate in AMG Line trim (2019), with passive sports suspension on 18-inch rims. Comfort and refinement are my priorities, after years of putting up with overly firm rides. Unfortunately, I can't test drive the car because of the current Covid lockdown. What do you reckon? Would my fillings loosen up or is it a more relaxed setup than that?

Any advice appreciated,


Filed under comfort - Asked by Jeremy Newell (London) - Sun, 27 Dec 2020 08:30

What discount on a new BMW X5?


What will be a reasonable discount from an official BMW dealer when buying the new X5? just a rough idea on what we can expect to get please.

Thank you


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Tom Boyle (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Dec 2020 13:20

Can I get insured on a car-van privately?

Is it possible to get insured on a small car-van for private use?

Filed under insurance - Asked by PJ Kielty (Ballina, Tipperary) - Mon, 28 Dec 2020 20:56

What colour for the Civic Type R Sport Line?


What colours are available for the Honda Civic Type R Sport Line, please?

Filed under paintwork - Asked by MIKLOS PENZES (LETTERMORE) - Tue, 29 Dec 2020 00:45

What's up with my new Kadjar?


I have a new Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe 160 Iconic. Every time I turn on the speed alert, it promptly turns itself off again.

Please help

Filed under electrics - Asked by Graham Durgan (Irlam) - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 20:18

I'm about to buy my first car...

I have €1,300 saved for a first car. Preferably looking for a Polo or Golf with a smaller engine but anything will do. What kind of insurance would I be looking at for a young driver on something like that?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Bevan Gillmor (Mullingar) - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:19

How much for a brake actuator?

How much could the actuator cost, as I have been having electronic brake failure incessantly?

Filed under brakes - Asked by AMPONSAH TAWIAH (ACCRA) - Sat, 02 Jan 2021 09:44

An unusual import situation for you...

I bought a car up north last January, had to pay the VAT on it. Gearbox then went, eventually got the car back this December, after a lot of arguments. Have to pay VRT now. How do I go about it because the car was here in January?  Any help?

Filed under importing - Asked by Keith Higgins - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 13:50