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I plan on replacing a Jaguar XF diesel next year and would like to move to a “greener” alternative. Are you aware of any PHEVs or pure electric cars that are expected this year in the executive category apart from BMW 530e and Mercedes E 350 de? I would like to go all electric but prices seem very high at the moment. I drive about 40,000km per annum so hybrid diesel or pure electric with good range look to me like the best options. The only executive EVs all seem to be around the €90k mark, which is too high for me.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Joe Peterson (Wicklow) - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:57
I have a question in relation to insuring an SUV on a private policy and taxing it as commercial. The details of it are: I work as a sole trader and have a company registered etc so all the paper work is covered. However, I need a car for private use and for carrying equipment for work etc. The insurance company have told me the only way to have any private use of a commercial SUV would be to insure it privately with a clause for it to have work use also. I'm trying to find out if I insure it as private will I also have to tax it as private, even though it is a commercial vehicle and primarily used for business. My only other option is to run and insure two different vehicles, only able to use my no-claims discount on one, making it extremely expensive.
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Paul Cuddihy (Drogheda) - Sat, 04 May 2019 22:30
Can I insure a small van (Ford Fiesta) commercially and tax it privately?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Trevor Byrne (Portlaoise) - Thu, 09 May 2019 15:03
A friend of mine in Dublin is planning to import a 1990 Opel Monza GSi saloon from Cape Town in South Africa she's seen online, but is it legal to import to Republic of Ireland and, since it's identical to the old Opel Kadett sold in Ireland in the 1980s, no parts issues?
Filed under importing - Asked by Rebecca J (United Kingdom) - Sun, 12 May 2019 22:17
Can I get 0% finance on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or Kia Sorento GT line?
Filed under finance - Asked by E Farrell (Dublin ) - Mon, 13 May 2019 19:07
Trading in a 2007 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec, which was around 70hp. New Polo default seems to be 1.0-litre 65hp, actually lower power than 12-year-old Fiesta? Maybe default SEAT ibiza SE is better with its 1.0 MPI EVO 80hp engine. Load of one adult and two children, Offaly/Kildare roads and M4 travel twice a week to Liffey Valley usage.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by John Quinn (Offaly) - Tue, 14 May 2019 11:48
Re the new Mercedes CLA, will Mercedes be bringing the higher powered diesel models to the market? Currently it looks like the only offering is the 1.5-litre 116hp model.
Filed under future engines - Asked by Colin H (Kildare) - Tue, 14 May 2019 16:22
With a leased car, who pays for tax, insurance, tyres, services and so on?
Filed under running costs - Asked by Sally O'Reilly (Cork) - Wed, 15 May 2019 11:25
Do you know if BMW will introduce a 25d version of the new X5? The last generation had one and it was usefully cheaper than the 30d version.
Filed under future engines - Asked by Bill O Donnell (Cork) - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:27
When is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon coming to Ireland?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by PJ Horkan (Charlestown ) - Sun, 05 May 2019 20:57