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Are all 2008 cars taxed by emissions?

Are all cars from 2008 on the emissons tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Aaron Rodgers (Kilkenny) - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:08

Can child seats touch each other safely?


We are currently trying to fit three car seats in the back of a Ford Mondeo; we can fit a rear facing infant seat on a base (belted not ISOFIX), a slim high back booster non harnessed and a forward facing harnessed slim type high back booster. Only issue is they are all touching and whilst I have room to put my hand between the two boosters to buckle and unbuckle my eldest, I have had conflicting advice. Some people say it's not safe for the seats to be touching, others say once you have room to put your hand between to buckle and unbuckle it is safe, but in reality unless I move up to an SUV, any seats you fit three across in a family-sized car are going to touch off one another.

I would love to hear any advice or research to say whether it is safe or not to have them touching (mainly in regards to side car impact).

Thank you


Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Mary McSweeney - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:54

How to get car finance early in my job?


I am in employment for the last three months and I have finance approved, but my work company won't sign the paper saying I am not on probation. Just wondering what I should do.

Filed under finance - Asked by Gary Cox (Birr) - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:28

How much VRT on imported Honda Civic?


I'm having trouble calculating the VRT due on a car that I'm thinking of buying from Northern Ireland. The VRT Calculator on the ROS website doesn't seem to have the exact spec I'm looking at, although the car is for sale in Ireland too. It's a Honda Civic - five-door hatchback, 1.5-litre petrol engine, manual transmission, 12,000 miles, registered November 2017. If you have any advice that would be great!

Thanks, Katie

Filed under VRT - Asked by Katie Hughes (Meath) - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:12

Will it cost more to import after Brexit?

Post Brexit 1/11/19, if I am importing a used car from the UK, which I assume is now out of Europe, VRT will of course still apply, but is there going to be VAT and Customs duty applied? For example if I bought a mobile phone from Europe at 100 Euro no problem as it's a member state so no other taxes. If I bought the same phone in Singapore delivered to Ireland it would be subject to customs checks duty etc.

Filed under importing - Asked by Keiron Padmore (Letterkenny) - Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:17

Can I get car finance on the dole?

Hi, what's the likelihood of being able to get a car on finance while on the dole?

Filed under finance - Asked by Sharon Kelly (Dublin) - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:20

How much to tax a Volvo XC70?


I want to buy a Volvo XC70; how much will the motor tax cost?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Tara Marshall (Bantry) - Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:59

Electric or hybrid for me through work?


I would like to ask for your help in choosing between a new electric car (price 30,000 Euro) and a hybrid car (price 24,000 Euro), taking into consideration that, due to my workplace, I am exempt from paying the VRT and the VAT. Could you please help me find out the final price I will need to pay for those two types of cars?

Thank you.

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Andrew Parnwell (Dublin) - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:54

A few questions about the Volvo V60 T8...


Looking at your review of the T8 Volvo V60, I have a couple of questions. It has, according to the stats, great 0-100km/h acceleration. I presume this is based on the electric and petrol motors combined. Would it not be the case that in any longish journey the battery will have been "used up" earlier or does it also recharge the battery from the engine? I'm assuming not, but I don't know.

Do you have any idea of the likely cost of a 7.5kW wall charger? Finally, can I ask, am I correct that there isn't a great deal of difference in the boot space between the V60 and V90?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:08

VRT to import this Vauxhall Corsa?

Please open this link and you will see a Corsa.  The seller is ready to sell that car for €1,500; what will be VRT on that in Ireland?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Muhammad Bilal (Cappoquin County Waterford) - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:11