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Motor tax on a 2010 Ford Mondeo auto?

How much is the tax on a 2010 Ford Mondeo 2.0-litre automatic?

Filed under taxation - Asked by David Bevan (Bruff Co Limerick) - Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:39

Are my maths on a BMW import right?


I am looking at importing a BMW 4 Series from the UK, March 2018 with 100 miles on the clock. I am trying to work out the tax implications. Can you let me know if my assumptions below are correct?

Purchase price in UK £23,000 = €26,200

VAT Qualifying @20% = €4,367

VRT = €7,069 (from VRT calculator)

Revenue OMSP = €37,206

Irish VAT = €37,206 X 23% = €8,557

Total import cost = €26,200+€7,069+€8,557 = €41,826

VAT refund from UK = €4,367

Total car cost = €37,459



Filed under importing - Asked by Tim Crowe (Doon) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:17

How can I use a commercial van privately?


I have to buy a van (Opel Vivaro). My question is, can I use that van privately? Is it possible to change a commercial van to a private van? If yes, how, please?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by KATARZYNA GAJOS (MIDLETON) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:09

Which battery has the 2016 Renault Zoe?

Does a 2016 Renault Zoe Dynamique Nav R90 have a 40kW battery or the old 23kW one?

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Alma Haughey (Dundalk) - Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:10

Considering a Japanese import Passat...

Hi, I'm considering changing my 2011 VW Passat 1.4 saloon to a 2012 VW Passat 1.4 Estate, as I need the space. The one I'm considering is a very well equipped Highline model, but it's a Japanese import. Is there anything in particular I should know about buying a used Japanese car?

Thanks, Brendan

Filed under importing - Asked by Brendan Cullen (Knocklyon) - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:58

VRT on a 2004 Bentley GT?

Hi, I am looking at a Bentley GT 2004 circa £20 stg. Possible VRT?


Filed under VRT - Asked by K Walsh (Limerick) - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:41

Which used crossover to go for?


Out of Hyundai ix35, Tucson, Kia Sportage or Qashqai, all 2015, which to go for? Drove ix35 today with impressive kit, heated seats, windscreen, dual-zone climate etc. Will be going to UK to buy as will save at least €2,000. Which would you choose considering two small kids and about 20,000km per year?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Gerry Coen (Galway) - Sat, 23 Feb 2019 16:03

Are older hybrid cars proving reliable?


Hybrid cars, like the ones that Toyota uses rather than plug-ins, have been around for quite some time now. Have you any information on the long term costs of owning a hybrid compared with petrol or diesel, eg, battery life span and replacement costs, longevity of electric motor, servicing costs, CVT transmission, etc?



Filed under hybrid - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sat, 23 Feb 2019 19:13

Can my company buy an EV on finance?

Hi, I have just set up a limited company. I would like to buy an electric company car as there is zero BIK on it. I don't have enough funds in the company to purchase outright. Is there a finance option deal whereby I can make payments monthly?



Filed under finance - Asked by Micheal Curran (Dublin) - Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:57

What to do about my BMW's timing chain?

I have a 2008 BMW 320d Sport diesel saloon and I think that this should have been recalled due to a timing chain fault, but it hasn’t. Now I’ve been told that the timing chain is a bit loose. What should I do?

Filed under recall - Asked by Geraldine Power (Dublin) - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 18:20