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Why are wheelchair vans expensive to tax?

I’m wondering why wheelchair accessible vans are so costly to tax.

Filed under wheelchair - Asked by Peter Toland (Kilmacrennan Donegal ) - Thu, 18 Feb 2021 21:02


Should I upgrade a camper before import?

Hi,

I am considering importing a 2007 camper from Germany. It is rated '3 yellow sticker'; I presume that is for emissions. Should I pay to have it upgraded to '4 green sticker'? Would this have much of an effect on the extra charges added to the VRT?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Maria Murphy (Clonmel ) - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:15


Can I dispute a Japanese car's reg date?

I might be VRTing a currently UK-registered Japanese import, from 1991. The V5 does not state a date of first registration. Instead it says date it entered UK. I don't think this is a huge issue, but when estimating VRT on Revenue's site, it gives June 1991 as first date of registration, meaning it would not qualify for vintage VRT. But the certificate of cancellation of registraion from Japan states it to be March 1991, meaning it can be cheap VRT in two weeks. My question is, if Revenue has June on file can I produce cert of export to dispute it?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Daragh Walsh (Mullingar ) - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:38


Are we exempt from import charges and VRT?

We brought our car over in December 2020; it's a BMW 1 Series diesel and Ireland is our main residence now; are we exempt from charges?

Filed under importing - Asked by Margaret Allen (Galway) - Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:14


How to work out costs of importing a camper...

Hi,

I am thinking of importing a motorhome from the UK, but I am finding it quite difficult to ascertain the final landed price. Can you help?

Regards

Tony O'Connor

Filed under importing - Asked by Anthony O'Connor (NAVAN) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:59


Can I register my UK car here two years later?

Hi,

I moved from UK to Ireland end of 2019 and brought my car while I was still paying car finance in UK. I didn't register my car yet but would like to do that now but struggling to do it as there is much information on the internet. I understand that if I was the owner of the car, there are some exemptions from some payments. What do you think?

Thanks!

Filed under importing - Asked by Marcin Bubik (Mallow) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:56


Does this VRT bill for a 2016 Golf seem right?

Hi,

I am looking to buy a 2016 VW Golf 1.6 Match Edition TDI. The car is imported from Northern Ireland. When I use the VRT calculator it gives me a VRT rate of almost €8,000. Does this mean that I have to pay €8,000 on top of the €13,000 I’m already spending on the car?

Kindest regards,

Tony

Filed under VRT - Asked by Tony McBrien (Dublin 8) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:28


How much to insure a Transit privately?

How much would a 171 Ford Transit Connect cost to insure privately?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Maire Twiss (Milltown ) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:57


When is the updated Camry coming here?

Have you got any idea when the updated 2021 Toyota Camry will be on sale in Ireland?

Thanks

Filed under - Asked by David C (Co-Louth) - Sat, 20 Feb 2021 12:50


Are these Hyundais and Skoda coming here?

Are the Hyundai i10 N and i20 N coming to Ireland? And the Skoda Octavia Scout? When will it make its debut? There are no used Octavia Scouts in the 2017 to 2019 range; I have been watching all the car-selling websites in Ireland for four years now and nothing.

Filed under future cars - Asked by M L (Kildare) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:30