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What colour for the Civic Type R Sport Line?


What colours are available for the Honda Civic Type R Sport Line, please?

Filed under paintwork - Asked by MIKLOS PENZES (LETTERMORE) - Tue, 29 Dec 2020 00:45

What's up with my new Kadjar?


I have a new Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe 160 Iconic. Every time I turn on the speed alert, it promptly turns itself off again.

Please help

Filed under electrics - Asked by Graham Durgan (Irlam) - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 20:18

I'm about to buy my first car...

I have €1,300 saved for a first car. Preferably looking for a Polo or Golf with a smaller engine but anything will do. What kind of insurance would I be looking at for a young driver on something like that?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Bevan Gillmor (Mullingar) - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:19

How much for a brake actuator?

How much could the actuator cost, as I have been having electronic brake failure incessantly?

Filed under brakes - Asked by AMPONSAH TAWIAH (ACCRA) - Sat, 02 Jan 2021 09:44

An unusual import situation for you...

I bought a car up north last January, had to pay the VAT on it. Gearbox then went, eventually got the car back this December, after a lot of arguments. Have to pay VRT now. How do I go about it because the car was here in January?  Any help?

Filed under importing - Asked by Keith Higgins - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 13:50

I have a car in the UK for my sister...

I am living in the UK and bought a car in London on behalf of my sister in Dublin with a view to transfer before Brexit hits. For a variety of reasons I had to register the car initially in my name. On completing the sale the dealer mentions "oh by the way due to COVID, DVLA will take six weeks to get the new V5 logbook to you"!

So, can she arrange to have it shipped to Dublin before I get the V5 (so it arrives in Ireland before 1st Jan 2021 to avoid any potential customs tariff if no-deal Brexit)? What happens if I can't get the V5 to her before her 30 days to sort the VRT expires (as now seems likely)? I do have a copy of the previous one with CO2 and NOX figures. Will she struggle to insure it without the V5 in her name? I have a bad feeling this will not end well!

Any advice appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by Peter Dupont (LONDON) - Sat, 19 Dec 2020 23:45

How to change tax status of a Land Rover?


I'm considering buying a secondhand Land Rover within Ireland that has been classed as commercial for tax purposes by the current owner. However, I'd like to use and tax it for private use, which I think can be done by paying the higher rate of tax after purchase. However, I'm a bit stumped as to how to do it! The Revenue forms to change the class of taxation say I should have insurance in order to request a change in the tax class. However I am unable to get insurance for a commercial vehicle in my name. It seems without the insurance I can't change the tax class but I am unable to get insurance based on the current tax class the car is registered in.

Seems a bit of a catch-22, can you help?


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Sheila Hopkins (Lifford) - Sun, 06 Dec 2020 01:17

Can I claim back VRT importing to NI?

I live in the Northern Ireland. If I buy a new car from a dealer in the Republic, can I claim back the VRT and pay UK import duties? Would this be financially wise?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Jackie Rodgers (DERRY) - Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:59

Do I need an insurance green card now?

I will be travelling from Wales via Holyhead by car. I am old enough to remember "green cards" for motorists on continental roads; will I require one when driving in the Irish Republic?

Eddy Rowlands, Anglesey

Filed under insurance - Asked by Eddy Rowlands (Beaumaris) - Fri, 11 Dec 2020 10:40

Make sense to import a van to convert?

Hi there,

I'm thinking of importing a panel van (Peugeot Boxer) from the UK to convert to a camper in Ireland. Is this a wise thing to do considering VRT etc?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jason Christiansen - Sun, 20 Dec 2020 08:24