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What do I do with a commercial Discovery?

I'm getting a Land Rover Discovery 4 very soon and it's registered as a commercial vehicle. I don't have the usual things to prove I'm using it as a work vehicle. What can I do or if not how do I go about declaring it private?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Charlie O Donnell (Athy) - Sun, 27 Feb 2022 07:38

Timing belt or chain in a 2006 Peugeot 407?

Does my Peugeot 407 HDI executive from 2006 have a timing belt or a chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Sergiu Lungeanu (Belfast) - Sat, 19 Mar 2022 09:19

Can I switch to electric for €450 a month?


What are the costs of running an EV per 100km? I'm thinking of buying the new Hyundai Kona or Ioniq 5. I spend an average of €450 per month and maybe I can replace this costs with monthly payment on a new car. Also what would be the costs of buying and installing a charging station at home. Kind regards Nelson

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Nelson Lopes (Ballinasloe) - Sun, 20 Mar 2022 18:34

Trade-in value of my BMW X1?

I have a 171 BMW X1 18d xLine manual, with about 90k on the clock. It’s in good condition, no known faults/issues, full main dealer BMW service history, sunroof and metallic paint. If I was to trade in with the same dealer I bought it from and service it with, against a BMW i4, what trade in value should I be aiming for?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Thu, 03 Mar 2022 21:21

Electric or hybrid for my 100km commute?


I am currently driving from Limerick to Kilarney five days a week for work and driving a diesel BMW 5 Series. I am looking at the option of electric or hybrid and would really appreciate any advice on which may be a better option for these type of journeys.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Brian Lawlor (Limerick) - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 12:42

EV or hybrid with €50,000 to spend?

Hi there,

My parents are in the market for a new car (sub €50k). They like the height of the crossovers/SUVs and are interested in a hybrid or electric model. They do about 18k km per annum, mostly on country roads, and the odd road trip to Dublin (300km each way). Wondering would you recommend full EV (Skoda Enyaq) or hybrid (Peugeot 3008 &and VW Tiguan)?

Many thanks,

Michael, Ennis

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Michael Sweeney (Tulla) - Wed, 02 Feb 2022 12:54

Why is my Santa Fe tax so high?


I brought home a Santa Fe from Australia - it's a 151 2.2 litre and it's the exact same car as the Santa Fe here as all the parts for servicing and all fit no bother. It has an automatic transmission. My question is the tax on it is €750 a year; how is it so high compared to any other Santa Fes here?

Regard Phelim

Filed under importing - Asked by Phelim Moran (Wicklow) - Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:51

Any bargains on the Citroen C5 Aircross?

My question is, seeing as the Citroen C5 Aircross is getting a facelift and new features will be available in Ireland in June, will there be a price reduction in the current versions now awaiting availability in dealers?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Kieran McGlynn (Bunbeg) - Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:32

Why differences in Suzuki tax prices?

I have a Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 DDiS with a DPF filter from 2009 and the motor tax is €1,250, while the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 DDiS tax is €750. Why, because both are NEPC qualified? They have the same engines. I also found the same 2009 DDiS model on DoneDeal, but registered in a different county and the tax was €750. Where are the differences in prices and qualification from?

Yours sincerely,


Filed under taxation - Asked by Robert Gambin (Ennis) - Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:11

Why no sunroof on Irish Octavia RS?

Been looking at a Skoda Octavia RS, but can't see the option of a sunroof on the Irish website on the configurator,  but it's available on the UK ones. Is the lack of availability due to our wonderful VRT rules?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Simon MacMahon (Navan) - Tue, 21 Dec 2021 12:46