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How much VRT on a 2014 Transporter?


I would like to buy a Volkswagen Transporter in the UK. Long wheelbase, 2014, 230k miles. I would like to know the VRT I would need to pay for this in Ireland but the Revenue system does not list this very common vehicle.

Any assistance appreciated.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Aidan Raftery (Cork) - Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:36

Any high-performance insurance specialists?


I’m planning to buy a Jaguar F-Type R (5.0-litre V8) and shopping around for insurance. So far all insurers including my current insurer refused to quote me because of the engine size; is there any insurer out there that specialises in high performance cars?

Many thanks!

Filed under insurance - Asked by Dennis Sen - Fri, 02 Oct 2020 19:35

Should I wait for the BMW 128ti?


I have a question regarding the new BMW 128ti. Having recently ordered a BMW M Sport 118i auto, I am now in a quandary due to the announcement of the 128ti. I have spent a long time driving many cars and ended up making my decision to purchase the BMW 118i. Preferably the car would have had a little more performance (and economy for the level of performance), I waited around a year in the hope that a petrol 120i would become available (diesels are not an option for me), but nothing has yet been announced even though they exist in other markets.

Before placing my order I tried the M135i and, other than the raw power difference I far preferred the driver engagement of the 118i M Sport. I can only put this down to the 200kg or so weight difference? I live in a rural area and most of my driving is on small twisty, hilly lanes with some nice back roads, I rarely drive on main roads or motorways. So suspension compliance and driver engagement are important to me. My BMW dealer has immediately suggested I could change my order to the 128ti once it becomes possible, but it's early days with no hard facts on cost or a test drive available - I have already sold my car so it's a push bike and motorcycle only at the moment.

I would be very appreciative if you could spare some time to consider my position and would value your thoughts on the 128ti versus my ordered car. Having read your account of your experience with the 128ti, i thought you would be the best person to help.

Very best wishes


Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Tim Williams (Dartmouth) - Mon, 05 Oct 2020 14:17

Warning lights on my Fiat 500L...


I was going up hill to join a motorway and I’m guessing I was in too high gear, then my warning light and engine light came on and then a message telling me that to stop-start had been deactivated. The warning lights remained for the rest of the journey. Can you tell me what happened? I have a 2013 Fiat 500L.


Filed under fault - Asked by Tanya Palluotto (Stevenage ) - Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:56

Does a 2014 Volvo S60 have a belt?

I have a 2014 Volvo S60 R Design 1.6 diesel. Has it a timing belt or chain? If it is a belt when should it be changed?



Filed under servicing - Asked by Noel Galvin (Athlone) - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:52

When to change my Mazda3's belt?

Hi there.

I have a 2011 Mazda3 1.6 diesel. Just wondering when the cam belt should be changed.

Many thanks


Filed under servicing - Asked by Paul Bugden (SALISBURY) - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:37

Is the Polestar 2 coming to Ireland?

Will the Polestar 2 be for sale in Ireland?


Filed under future cars - Asked by Andy Kelly - Sat, 25 Jul 2020 18:30

What's up with my Fiat 500X electrics?

I have a 2016 1.4 petrol Fiat 500X MultiAir. My stop-start system says it is not available and drive mode unavailable with symbols for start-stop and engine fault on the dashboard. This has been happening on and off for some time. The car just seems to reset after a week or so. I have done 58,000 miles and it has just passed its NCT and has had a service.

Filed under fault - Asked by Ann Godfrey (Irvine) - Sun, 26 Jul 2020 13:34

Three child seats into a Hyundai Tucson?


Just wondering is it possible to fit three car seats in a Hyundai Tucson and if so what make car seats please?

Thank you

Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Laura Sinnott (Waterford ) - Sun, 26 Jul 2020 21:12

Price of the Skoda Octavia in Ireland?

What's the price of the new Skoda Octavia?

Filed under pricing - Asked by Peter Mulroe (Emyvale) - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:17