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Belt or chain in my Focus?

Does my 2008 Ford Focus have a wet belt or timing chain or belt? The reg is 08 CE XXXX.

Filed under servicing - Asked by Gavin Mccormack (Kilkenny ) - Sat, 29 Feb 2020 21:39

Checking correct lane at a roundabout...

Hi ,

If I'm travelling in the left lane on a two lane road and come up to a roundabout and don't take the first exit off the roundabout but go on to the second or third, do I have priority over a car that is traveling in the right lane? What if the car in the right lane wants to come off on the second exit and I'm continuing on to the third while staying in the left lane? What is the position if the car in the right hits me as it seeks to make a turn? Note: I'm not asking which lane I should be in, just what is the position if I stick to the left lane.



Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 15 Mar 2020 07:48

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