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Start-stop issues with my Tucson...

Hi.

I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the auto stop-start button has a light on it at startup and the light on the dash is amber permanently. When I press the stop-start button nothing happens, the light remains on. None of the stop-start functions have worked for a while but I put that down to not driving a lot during lockdown. I’m now beginning to suspect there is a fault.

Filed under fault - Asked by Justina Plaxton (Hull) - Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:21


Can I pay the old import taxes etc. pre-2021?

Hi.

If a car was already brought into this country in November/December from the UK, will the new import duties and VAT apply when re-registering the car in Ireland or will it be under the old system as it was imported prior to December 31?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sylvie Morrison (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:23


Can I get commercial tax?

I am thinking of buying a Ford Ranger. While I won't use it for work purposes, I keep horses and need a vehicle for towing. Can I get commercial tax on these grounds?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Gerard Kelleher (Limerick) - Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:23


How to change from N1 van to M1?

Hi,

I want to buy an N1 van and change to M1 status. How do I do this?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Mohammed Ahmed (Midleton) - Thu, 04 Mar 2021 03:31


Looking at buying a 2017 BMW 330e...

Hi,

I am looking at a 2017 BMW 330e Sport. At the moment I travel 30km per day on average so expect the battery-only power to cover most of my driving outside of the weekend. Can you let me know of any issues I should be looking for with a plug-in hybrid of this year? Do you know if there are any battery life issues starting to crop up? My budget is around the €20K mark and the car is for a family of four; are there any other plug-in hybrids (saloon or SUV) I should be looking at for this budget?

Thanks, Joe

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Joe Harbourne (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:27


Thinking of buying an electric van...

Thinking of buying a used electric Nissan NV200 in Ireland and taxing and insuring it privately and using it as my private car for non-commercial use. Do I have to pay VAT and would it qualify for low tax?

Thanks

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Shirley O'Brien (Galway) - Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:00


Can I drive a UK car in Ireland?

Hi.

My home is in Northern Ireland. I work in South of Ireland. Can I drive a UK-registered car?

Filed under importing - Asked by James Curry (Tyrone) - Sun, 28 Feb 2021 16:59


How much to tax a Citroen C3 Aircross?

I am trying to figure out the motor tax on a Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 Feel. I can't make sense of the new tax system; can you guys give me an idea?

Thanks

Filed under taxation - Asked by Paul McDaid (Navan) - Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:03


Private tax on a 2015 Toyota Hilux?

Just wondering what price it would be to tax a 2015 3.0-litre Toyota Hilux van for private use?

Thanks in advance

Filed under taxation - Asked by Stephen Mulvey (Dunboyne) - Tue, 02 Mar 2021 05:58


Looking for outright comfort in a car...

I am trying to identify the car that will provide the best possible ride quality for my wife who suffers from chronic pain due to multiple injuries.

So far she has found an Audi A3 and Audi A4 too hard, a Mercedes A 220 much better but with a seat that pushes her neck forward, a Volvo V40 R-Design with the best seat for her so far but too harsh a ride.

Perhaps you cannot say precisely what brand and model of car might be more suitable but the factors that overall might offer the best solution. Under consideration at the moment are a Volvo XC40 or XC60 and a Subaru Forester.

Thanks.

Seamus - Dublin 14

Filed under comfort - Asked by Seamus Connolly (Dublin 14) - Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:23