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Can I tax a commercial as a private SUV?

Hi

I'm hoping you can help me with something. I recently found your crew cab and commercial article and found it very interesting. I'm currently in an odd position. I'm looking for a crew cab SUV that would be used for work and domestic but I am not a registered business. So the crew cab would need to be reverted back to the original (much higher) tax bracket. I've heard that a PPS number can be used as a tax number and that would be the main hurdle handled. I was wondering if you or your readers have any experience doing this?

The last thing I want is buying an SUV only to find out I can't tax it.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Tom

Tom

Aug 2021 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Will this imported car attract VAT and duty?

Hi,

I would like to buy car from Northern Ireland that was brought from UK mainland two months ago and registered by an independent dealer. Car still has UK reg. Do the VAT of 23 per cent and customs duty still apply to me?

Vlad Dvadvavosem (Dublin)

Aug 2021 Filed under: importing

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Cost to replace a Kia Picanto head gasket?

Just wondering if you would know how much would it cost to replace the head gasket on a 2008 Kia Picanto automatic?

Stuart O Neill (Gorey)

Sep 2021 Filed under: repair

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I can't fully insure my Tesla with Aviva!

Hello,

I’ve bought a Tesla Model 3 LR/AWD (not the Performance model). I’m taking delivery on 29 September. I’ve been driving for 40 years, insured (full comp.) with Aviva since 2010 and never had a claim. Today Aviva tells me it will only offer third party cover on a Tesla. I’ve pressed them on this - no budge. Are you familiar with EVs being harder to insure?

Thanks

Ray Hennessy

Ray Hennessy (Ennis)

Sep 2021 Filed under: insurance

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Is there a new Ford Mondeo coming?

Is there a new Ford Mondeo coming real soon? Why is Ford being so coy about it? Any idea of prices and showroom date?

Fergal Reidy (Celbridge County Kildare)

Aug 2021 Filed under: future cars

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How to register an old imported moped?

My friend has a Honda moped that she brought with her when she came to live here in 1990, The bike was never registered here and it has UK plates. It has never been on the road here. We would like to get it back on the road going again for her 60th. How do we register it for her? She has it 32 years.

John McEleney

Aug 2021 Filed under: importing

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No torch in my Skoda Kamiq!

My new Skoda Kamiq has no removable torch in the boot, yet all the reviews I've read, including yours, say that it comes as standard.

Admittedly most of them say it's only in the "Ambition" up, but I have the "Style". I called to the dealer today and showed him one of the reviews including a photo. He told me I was looking at UK reviews and that the Irish cars don't have a torch. Can you throw any light on this? I'd really like a torch.

Patricia Costello (Clonakilty, Co. Cork)

Aug 2021 Filed under: optional extras

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Is there a plan for EVs in apartments?

The government have a stated plan to phase out internal combustion engines. If they are serious, they must have a plan for how people living in apartment blocks, terraced housing and anywhere else without a driveway are going to charge their full or partly electric cars while at home.

The question is, do they have a plan?

Thanks

Philip

Philip Donegan (Ballina)

Aug 2021 Filed under: electric cars

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How much to import a nearly-new Dodge?

Hello.

I bought a Dodge Challenger 5.7 and it's on the way to Ireland. Only a year old. I was just wondering how much will the VRT cost? The car was €30,000, the CO2 around 272g/km.

Thanks Brigitta

Brigitta Reczi (Kilkenny)

Jul 2021 Filed under: VRT

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Can I add seats to an N1 Range Rover?

Hi guys,

Is it possible to convert a two-seat N1 (10-year-old Range Rover) to a five-seat N1?

Thanks

Ken

Ken McGrath (Cork)

Jul 2021 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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