CompleteCar.ie logo | Car Reviews, News and Features

Quick car review finder - select below

4,817 Irish motoring queries answered to date.

On CompleteCar.ie there is no such thing as a silly question. No matter how small or complicated an issue seems, we'll help. Our experts will quickly answer your queries in a friendly and jargon-free manner. What are you waiting for? Ask us Anything!

Please remember that we offer advice, not gospel. We cannot be held responsible for recalls, a second hand car's history, acts of God, changes in car pricing or Government policy. We are here to help and offer independent, impartial and free advice. What you do with it is entirely up to you!

By submitting a question you are agreeing to this statement. Thank you.

Ask Us Anything

The process for submitting questions has temporarily been restricted to registered users.

To register, go to the registration form.


CompleteCar.ie aims to be completely compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implemented on 25 May, 2018. At no stage shall we contact you without your express permission (by entering your email address, you are consenting for us to send you emails relating directly to your question). Your data will never be shared with a third party and it is kept in a secure database on our servers, with limited personnel access. You have the right to have your data deleted at any time and also to get a copy of your data on file. For any related queries, please send us a message using the form on the Who we are page.

VRT and price to import an Aston DB9?

What is the likely VRT on an Aston Martin DB9: 2005 from both the UK and Northern Ireland?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Desmond Hayes (Limerick ) - Wed, 27 Jan 2021 20:55


NOx figure for a 2018 Octavia RS?

NOx emissions on a 2018 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR vRS?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Thomas DALY (County Dublin) - Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:12


Is the Mazda3 expensive to fix?

Hello,

Is the 2007 Mazda3 expensive to repair compared to VW Polo, Skoda Fabia, etc?

Thanks

Filed under servicing - Asked by Vishwanath Bijapur (Dublin) - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:16


Why so expensive to import this Civic?

Hi,

I just got a shocking price trying to import a 2005 Honda Civic EP3, a UK car. Before Xmas it was €1,200 even on the 1st of January through the VRT calculator. My car and engine was on the calculator and then removed. I purchased but didn't collect on 28th of December 2020. It has 105,000 miles on it and NOx of 0.028 gram and I was quoted €4,575 VRT - it costs more than the car did.

I know a person in my area who just bought a Premium Edition 2005 with 120,000 miles and late fee of €600 and he cleared his for €3,040. Why am I being charged more and as I did buy it last year it should still be on last year's rate. It was delivered on 5th of Jan to me and could not get VRT appointment until 19th of Jan.

Thanks

Dec

Filed under importing - Asked by Declan Mccormack (Sligo) - Thu, 28 Jan 2021 22:52


Chain or timing belt in a 2009 Avensis?

Does a 2009 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D have a timing belt or timing chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by David Culligan (Navan) - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:36


Is a crew-cab van taxed like an SUV now?

Are the crew cab vans now in the same bracket as the business edition SUVs? For example I’m looking at buying a crew cab Mercedes Vito Mixto. It has the seats in the back but it does has a separate compartment for the back of the van for carrying tools and goods etc. Do you know if this is true? Would the VRT rate not be in the commercial bracket and would it have to be classed as a private vehicle then with the higher rate of motor tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Paul Tynan (Kilcormac Offaly. ) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 22:03


Can I tax a 3.2 Ford Ranger privately?

Hi,

Is it possible to change how a 3.2-litre Ford Ranger is taxed from commercial to M1 private tax? I'm looking at buying one as its suits my hobbies a lot better then a car. Also, if it is possible, is it done with the old motor tax basis of assessment by engine capacity in cc?

Thanks

Filed under taxation - Asked by Luke Melia (Carrick On Shannon) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:18


Can I privately insure a commercial pick-up?

Hi,

I am buying a brand new commercial vehicle (pickup style) for private use. I will be taxing it privately. I have rang three insurance companies and they will not quote me privately on the vehicle because it is listed as a commercial vehicle on their system. Is there an insurance company that specialises in this type of private insurance? If not, how do I insure the vehicle?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Dermott Cunningham (Dublin) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:00


Worth importing a used pick-up from North?

Hi,

I need a pick up for work, am self-employed. Is it worth buying a second hand one in the North, probably spending about €6-8k, and bringing it down? Just wondering about VRT/NOx levy/VAT etc.

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Len Naughton (Kildare) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:37


How about importing a van to make a camper?

What's the tax/VRT situation with buying a second hand van from the North and bringing it down south? I want to convert it to a camper and want to put Irish plates on it.

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by James Moreton (Ennis) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:33