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How much to tax a 2016 Citroen Relay?

Private motor tax on a Citroen Relay (2016)? Want to convert to a campervan but until that's done I will need to make a few trips to the DIY shops in the van.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Emer Garry (Drogheda) - Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:48

Running costs of 2014 Toyota Avensis?

What mileage does a 2014 Toyota 2.0-litre diesel do to the gallon of diesel. And what does insurance cost for a driver with full clean licence and 50% no claims bonus?

Filed under running costs - Asked by Anthony Ryan (Balinrobe ) - Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:51

Best motorway speed for economy?

On the motorway, where does the economy come into play and at what speed to achieve that mpg?


Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Pádraig Ó Broin (Arklow) - Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:22

Looking for a spacious family car...

Looking for recommendations for a family car for a two-year old and a newborn. Petrol, good legroom and boot size, affordable and doesn't feel 'huge' to drive or difficult to park. Already checked out Skoda Octavia and Nissan Qashqai so any advice on these? We weren't looking to buy a brand new car but they both seem to have good scrappage deals...

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Orla Greaney (Dublin) - Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:04

We need a bigger car for our kids...

Hi there!

Having just added to our family a few weeks ago for the second time, my faithful little Opel Astra is stretched to breaking point. My partner is 6ft 6'' and is squeezed into the driving seat and squashed against the car seat behind him and getting fairly fed up. We have been looking for something with a bit more room but we are really struggling. Any advice on what cars are best for tall drivers and rearward facing car seats?


Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Chris McGrath (Mayo) - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:04

How to register our Australian pickup here?


We have just moved back to Ireland from Australia - we are bringing our 2012 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 GLR with the rest of our stuff but we are getting very confused with working out what we need to get it up and running when it arrives and the costs of re-registering it here. My husband will be using the truck for work - any help will be much appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by Tracey Fitzgerald (Dublin) - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:16

Disabled driver that wants to trade up in Feb...

I am on the Disabled Drivers Scheme and want to trade up next Feb '21. I currently drive a Mercedes A-Class hatchback that has been valued at €22,500. I would like to change to something a bit more robust as most of my driving is on country roads. I carry backseat passengers very occasionally and would like a decent sized boot. Automatic gearbox and reversing camera are neccessary. Also something stylish. I have €4,500 to spend with my current car and the DDS allowance. Don't mind petrol or diesel.

Thank you,

Grainne D, Cork

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Grainne Dennehy (Rosscarbery) - Mon, 12 Oct 2020 22:29

Any extra tax costs to convert to a crew cab?

If I wanted to convert a Ford Custom commerical van to a crew cab for private use, will I have to pay on top of the conversion cost and tax off the engine?


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Joe Murphy - Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:19

Can I fix my car under Level 5 rules?


Under Level 5, garages are allowed to repair cars. My nearest main dealer (for a newish car) is in a different county, more than 5km away. Am I allowed to travel for a prearranged appointment?


Filed under servicing - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:35

Should I get my Tesla Model 3 before Jan?

I’m looking to get a Tesla Model 3 on the company car scheme. Am I better taking delivery in December or January with the changes in VRT and the impact on BIK with the new rules?

Filed under business - Asked by Bob Brennan (Dublin) - Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:10