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Can I fix a Megane Cabrio's door?

I have a 2006 Renault Megane cabriolet. Last month an idiot in an old 4x4 reversed into the passenger side back panel (behind the door) creating what can only be described as a meteor strike of a dent! Would a reputable body repair shop be able to "beat out" the dent, or is the panel in question reinforced from the inside and not accessible?

This is what a repair shop has told me... or is he just worried about further damage?! I really would appreciate an honest answer to this dilemma which is becoming a total insurance nightmare!

Phil Partridge (Cavan)

Feb 2023 Filed under: bodywork

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Does my Fiat 500 have a battery issue?

Hi,

I have a 2010 Fiat 500. The stop-start system has not been turning the engine off when I’m at a standstill. At the moment the boot will not open unless the engine is running. Would this have anything to do with faulty battery?

Thank you

Catherine Hanlon (Essex)

Apr 2023 Filed under: fault

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What are the taxes on importing a hearse?

Hi,

We are thinking of importing a Mercedes Hearsette from the UK (2021). As a commercial vehicle, can you advise what charges we will incur?

Many thanks, Fran

Pierce Coachbuilders Ltd Barry Pierce (Co Kerry)

Apr 2023 Filed under: importing

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When will the new Toyota Prius be here?

Hi folks,

Do you know when the new Prius will be available for test drives in Ireland? I presume, while I'm writing, that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will not be available in Ireland? I saw an interesting review of it online recently.

Cheers

Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Mar 2023 Filed under: choosing new car

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How much tax do I pay to use this van privately?

I'm planning to buy a van that has been used and taxed as a commercial vehicle, but I will use it as private vehicle. Since it has paid tax for almost a full year do I just pay the difference in price or I'll have to pay the full amount?

Marko Tot (Killarney)

Mar 2023 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Do I need to pay VAT on this CLA import?

I got a 2013 CLA from Newry that arrived before Brexit but wasn’t registered in NI and was sold back to England. I’m unable to get my VRT done as they say I need to pay VAT also. Is there any way around this?

Adedapo Aderibigbe (Kildare)

Mar 2023 Filed under: importing

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Can I claim back VAT on a car lease?

As a sole trader can I claim back the VAT on a car lease?

Adrian Doyle (Wexford)

Jan 2023 Filed under: finance

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Is VAT on importing on the whole price of the car?

On importing a car from the UK, is the VAT charged on the price paid for the car or just on the value of the 10 per cent custom duty?

Thank you

John Breen (Kilkenny,)

Jan 2023 Filed under: importing

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When to change my 2018 Octavia TSI's belt?

Hello,

I have a 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI with 70,000km on the clock. I was wondering when should I be changing the timing belt. I cannot find anything about this in the user manual.

Thanks

Ger O Mahony (Limerick)

Jan 2023 Filed under: servicing

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How to get my Peugeot e-208's OMV?

Hi there,

How can I find the OMV (Original Market Value) of my 202 Peugeot e-208, since I bought it second hand?

Kind regards

Barbara

Barbara Elliott (Dublin)

Jan 2023 Filed under: used car values

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