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About to buy a Nissan X-Trail van...

Hi there,

I am about to purchase a Nissan X-Trail 1.6 two-seat diesel van for private use. What will the annual motor tax be and what mpg should I expect?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Eddie HOWLEY (KILKENNY) - Wed, 09 Dec 2020 09:51


How much is the VW Grand California?

Will the Grand California ever be available in California? How much do they go for?

Thanks!

Robert

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Robert Young (Sonoma) - Fri, 04 Dec 2020 04:31


Does my Audi A3 petrol have belt or chain?

Does my Audi A3 S line, petrol 16 valve, 2.0-litre quattro engine have a timing belt or chain drive?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Peter Humphreys (Fraserburgh) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:55


Can I tax a Ford Connect privately?

I have just bought a Ford Connect. I am a PAYE electrician. Can I tax the van privately or commercially and have my wife as a second driver?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Seamus Ó Sullivan (Killarney) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:07


VRT exempt: should I import from the UK?

I'm VRT exempt so would it be worth my while importing a nearly new car from UK?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Gerard Fleming (Cork) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 09:12


I have €4,000 to buy my first car...

Hi,

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...

Hi,

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?

Hi,

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

Thanks

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