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How much to import a 2016 Toyota Verso?

I was thinking about importing a 2016 Toyota Verso 1.6 diesel and I’m just wondering how much roughly will it cost to import. It has 50,000 miles on the clock I know it may very depending on spec. But with duty and the new charge?

Filed under importing - Asked by Bryan Morton (Cavan) - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:59

Can I appeal VRT estimate before paying?


I imported a Nissan Skyline and the VRT being sought is a little over €20k. Can I appeal it before paying? The car cost me €8.5k.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Mark O'Reilly (Skibbereen) - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:27

I imported a car from Japan and need help...


I got a 1999 Toyota Cresta 2.0 auto petrol in from Japan in November. I went to the VRT/NCT office to get the reg and, as I was missing one document, was told to come back after Xmas. Nobody said anything about the NOx charge coming in 2020...

So now I have to pay this charge even though I have the NOx/CO2 numbers for the car from the seller in Japan. Also, the VRT came in at €5,500; this a crazy price for a 1999 car - Revenue thinks the car is worth €20,000 and it's actually only worth €4,000 or €5,000 at most; I cannot pay this amount so what can I do?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mike Grant (Waterford) - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:31

What is the OMSP for the Tesla Model 3?

What is the OMSP on Tesla Model 3 new? Not listed on Revenue's site.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Bill Riordan (CORK) - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:09

Is the NOx tax in place for used diesel car?


Is the new 2020 NOx in place for imported used diesel cars yet? And if so where do I get definitive NOx rating for a Ford Mondeo 2.0 Titanium TDCi 148bhp estate? If not, is there a start date?

Thank you


Filed under VRT - Asked by Daniel Carney (Cork) - Sun, 26 Jan 2020 19:21

How to calculate VAT on a UK import?

If I am buying a new car in the UK and I have to pay Irish VAT, what figure do I use to calculate the VAT? Is it the UK price inclusive or exclusive of VAT converted to Euro?

Filed under importing - Asked by M Cassidy - Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:55

ISOFIX in a Peugeot Partner van?


I am buying a commercial van, a 172 Peugeot Partner with three seats in the front. Can you tell me if there is ISOFIX installed please?

Filed under child or baby seats - Asked by Dan Roberts (Kildare) - Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:47

How much to ask for a damaged 1999 Colt?

Want to get rid of a 99 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 (bit of cosmetic damage on the side but driving really well). Any idea how much I should ask for it?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Ruth Palmer (Naas) - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:18

NOx levy on a 2019 Mercedes E 220 d?

What would the NOx charge be on a 2019 Mercedes E 220 d SE with CO2 emissions of 122g/km, powered by 1,950cc diesel engine?

Veronica, Cork

Filed under VRT - Asked by Veronica Brennan (Cork) - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:33

Do I need to weigh my Peugeot Partner?

I have a Peugeot Partner Van that was imported from UK. It is VRT'd and due for a commercial test. Do I need a weigh docket before it is tested, or before it is taxed at the commercial weight? Its mass in service is 1,406kg according to the V5.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by John Joy (Listowel) - Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:53