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I am interested in buying a used 2018 VW Golf from a dealership. The dealer is SIMI registered. The car ticks all the boxes, but it does not have a service history. They only have hand written info in the car servicing booklet (no stamps from mechanic/dealership) and there are no receipts. The car has 120k on the clock and the dealer has said they know the previous owner and they replaced the timing belt at 100k, but there is no receipt of this work being done.
Should I avoid the purchase or take the dealership at its word?
Karen Devlin (Galway)
Nov 2023 Filed under: choosing used car
Might advise me as to where I can put in a complaint about a garage. I have difficulty with repairing my car. The garage has it since June and I've been battling since to get it back. Too long to go into it all here but it was damaged in the garage by an employee, etc, etc.
Margaret Irwin (Limerick)
Oct 2023 Filed under: crashed cars
I see that you answered a previous question asking about changing a commercial Kuga to a private vehicle. Your answer was yes but the tax would go by the old cc (engine size) taxation method. Is it possible to change from commercial tax to the newer CO2 system?
Brian Lalor (Laois)
Nov 2023 Filed under: commercial vehicle
My wife and I are moving to Ireland from England and we have two cars with my name on the V5 - though one is my wife's. We were thinking of buying a campervan and taxing and registering it here for the six months before bringing it in without charges. Is there a limit to the amount of vehicles you can bring in? Can't find answer on Revenue website.
Rory Finnegan (LEIGHTON BUZZARD)
Jun 2023 Filed under: importing
I bought a SEAT Ibiza earlier this year.
I had to bring it back to the garage for screeching in the brakes, they replaced the pads but now I am told that the discs are gone; should they not have seen this? Also, are they covered under warranty? Is air conditioning covered under warranty as it turns out the gas is gone on this as well?
M Donnelly (Tipperary)
Sep 2023 Filed under: warranty
I am looking for some idea as to how much the VRT would be to import a 1995 Bentley Turbo R with an Irish open market selling price of €15k approximately.
Many thanks, Will
William Govan (Cavan)
Aug 2023 Filed under: importing
What is the NOx value for a 2019 Skoda Karoq with CO2 value of 133g/km? It's the 1.5-litre TSI 110 with the DSG automatic gearbox.
Patrick Heavin (Galway)
Aug 2023 Filed under: importing
2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI with 75,000km on the clock: when should I change its timing belt?
John Griffin (Kells)
Aug 2023 Filed under: servicing
Could you please tell me if I can buy a crew cab vehicle and tax it legally if I don't own a registered business? Will the tax office tax it for me without a big rigmarole?
Shane Lloyd (BALLYHAUNIS)
Aug 2023 Filed under: commercial vehicle
Why does my 1991 MX-5 SE not have a Mazda emblem on the front?
Richard Bowie (Pickering On)
Aug 2023 Filed under: bodywork
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