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Diesel Avensis or petrol Corolla?

Hi there,

I’ve had a 1.4 petrol, three-door 2000 Toyota Corolla for years, but I need to change it and I’m looking at a 1.4 petrol five-door 2010 Toyota Corolla or a 2.0 diesel five-door 2011 Toyota Avensis. They're similar mileage with the Avensis slightly more expensive, but the tax is more on the Corolla. I don’t do a lot of mileage but my husband commutes and could take my car occasionally.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Denise Murphy (Rhode) - Sat, 14 Mar 2020 09:04

Looking at importing a Ford Ranger...


I am interested in importing a Ford Ranger from the UK, 2016 up, under 50k mileage. Can you help?

Regards Ciarán

Filed under importing - Asked by Ciaran Kiely (Dublin) - Fri, 06 Mar 2020 14:49

Motor tax on a 1993 Toyota Starlet?

How much is motor tax on a Toyota Starlet 1.3, year 1993?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Martin Bredican (Swinford) - Fri, 06 Mar 2020 14:58

Considering importing a Mazda MX-5...

I am considering purchasing a 2013 Mazda MX-5 Roadster hard top; its mileage is 48,000, but I cannot find revenue VRT example... Should I wait until after Brexit is over to purchase? I'm buying from a friend.

Filed under importing - Asked by DERICK BUCKLEY (CO CORK) - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 01:22

Which nearly-new crossover to get?

I am in the market for a compact SUV (small town SUV). My 17-year-old daughter wants to learn to drive in it also so I need a manual. I think a 1.0- or 1.2-litre petrol engine would be the sort of thing. I've driven a Captur, Juke, T-Cross, Kona, Crossland X, ix20 and a Toyota C-HR. The Toyota drove really well but it's pricier and longer. What would you recommend as a 2017/2018 vehicle based on drive and value for money and a learner driver?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Anne Marie O'Byrne (Wexford) - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 16:32

How much is my tax as a disabled driver?

We are hoping to move to Southern Ireland. I have a disabled blue badge and wondered how much my motor tax would be.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Lynn Evans (Alderholt,) - Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:44

Does the NOx tax apply to vintage imports?

Does the NOx tax apply to vintage imports?

Filed under classic cars - Asked by Dave Sexton (Loughrea) - Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:29

Can I export a new car tax-free?

I would like to export a new car, so am I exempt from government taxes?

Thanks in advance

Kevin Timlin

Filed under taxation - Asked by Kevin Timlin (Ballina) - Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:07

Hyundai i30 or Opel Astra?


I'm looking at buying a diesel 131 Hyundai i30, but also have my eye on a diesel 162 Opel Astra; which car would I be better off buying?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Maria Coen (Tipperary) - Sat, 29 Feb 2020 21:46

Looking at buying a Ford Ranger...


I'm looking at buying a Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi for use with my work. As I will be purchasing the vehicle will it need to be taxed and insured privately even though I would be using it to assist myself with work? If I can buy the vehicle personally, will a company then be penalised with benefit in kind even though I have bought it?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Alan Bird (Limerick) - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 17:06