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Do I have to pay unpaid VRT on this car?


I have a good deal on a car, but it has imported from Northern Ireland in the summer. The seller says he didn't have the money to pay for the VRT etc. at the time of his appointment so never went through with the proper paperwork etc. If I buy the car and the Northern Irish owner writes me a new contract, will I have to pay the overdue charges?

Filed under importing - Asked by Andrej Todorov (Schull) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:13

Can I keep PCP, but with a different car make?

Can you renew a PCP at the end of the term but transfer to another car brand? If so can you transfer the GFV as a deposit for the new car with the other manufacturer? And if this is possible how is the bubble payment settled with the original car company?

Many thanks.

Filed under finance - Asked by David McLoughlin (Shankill) - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:58

Do Opel Astra saloons have air conditioning?

Do 132 Opel Astra saloons have air conditioning?

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Sharon Byrne (Carlow) - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:04

How much is my VW Golf 1.6 TDI worth?

What price should I ask for my Volkswagen Golf 1.6 diesel automatic, with 100,000 miles on the clock?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Pat Durkin (Longford ) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:15

Difference between the Skoda Fabia trims?

What is the difference between the Skoda Fabia Style and the Skoda Fabia Ambition?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Ben Jackson (LIMERICK) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:31

Can I fix my Audi's slow gearbox response?


I have a 2019 Audi Q3 35 TDI S tronic and it's a great car, but with an annoying trait, especially in heavy traffic in Galway, Dublin etc. The gearbox is hesitant and dim-witted and changes into second gear in about five metres after take off, even going uphill, which leaves it very lethargic. It seems to hesitate for 1 to 1.5 seconds, which means it's hard to nip into gaps in traffic. Have you heard of any cure or is this a trait of this gearbox?


Pat Higgins, Galway

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Pat Higgins (Galway) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:47

How do I sort out my imported car?


I have imported my car from England. I have been given the VRT exemption. But upon registration, they cannot find my vehicle model and cannot complete the process. Are there any direct contacts so I can query this as I am not expecting to hear from them as they advised?

Filed under importing - Asked by Steven Berry (Dublin) - Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:00

Do I pay VRT importing an electric car?

I am considering buying a full electric car in UK - do I have to pay VRT on this type of car?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Felicity English (Longford) - Sat, 02 Nov 2019 19:00

How much to tax a Caddy van privately?

If I want to tax a VW Caddy van as a private vehicle, how much will road tax be?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Carole Tuite (Longford) - Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:55

Should I bring my UK car with me to Ireland?

I have just moved over from the UK for a new job for at least two years and was wondering if I should bring my two-year-old car with me or sell it and buy one here on PCP? Will an Irish Bank accept my credit history from the UK or will I have to wait until I build one up here for a number of months?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sinead Cunniam (Dublin) - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:37