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Looking to import a Land Rover Defender 110 as a commercial vehicle. I have a VAT-registered company and it will be used as a commercial vehicle only. I am trying to establish if VAT can be claimed back and if VRT is payable. It's a 2015/2016 model.
Filed under importing - Asked by David Mahon (Dublin) - Sun, 30 Oct 2022 19:51
Since options for new diesel cars are decreasing daily, can conventional hybrids such as the Toyota Corolla and the upcoming Honda Civic be as efficient for long motorway commutes? I would do over 50,000km annually and 75 per cent of that would be motorway.
Ideally my next car would be fully electric, but between the lack of availability, ever increasing purchase cost, electricity unit prices and finance nearly on parity with fossil fuel costs and the fact almost every large battery EV seems to be an SUV, I would need to look at all options.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by David Delaney (Kells) - Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:47
We used to be a two-car household, but COVID has changed that as we both now are working from home. We’ve come to the point where we’re satisfied we could easily get along with just the one car and we’ve made a decision to sell our second car privately.
But how do we do that? We tried selling a car 10 years ago by placing an ad, but all we got was two replies, one really abusive and the other we quickly realised was a scammer. So what options for privately selling are there?
Filed under used car values - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Sun, 28 Aug 2022 14:45
Just purchased 2009 Audi Avant 2.0 TDI estate with 90,000 miles on the clock. Service history states cam belt and water pump replaced at 60,000 in 2015. The question I would appreciate being answered is - should I be considering replacing them again bearing in mind the time passed?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Philip Perks (Southampton) - Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:42
I am moving back to Ireland after living in the UK for 10 years. I am bringing my car (11 years old, two previous owners). I have already got VRT exemption but I'm worried I will have to pay VAT at 23% on it. I have the purchase invoice and I was not charged VAT by the UK dealer at the time.
Am I going to be charged VAT now by the Irish Revenue?
Filed under importing - Asked by Tony Herrigan (London) - Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:32
I’m interested in the Skoda Superb iV Sportline Plus PHEV (estate and hatch) or possibly even the Octavia iV PHEV, but they don’t seem to be on Skoda.ie although they do appear on Skoda.co.uk… I would have thought they would be available with the demand for electric and more and more companies insisting their fleets are electrified to some degree because of emissions?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Martin Smith (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Jul 2022 19:30
I am having trouble working out if the motorbike I would like to bring into Ireland from Northern Ireland requires VAT. I understand about the VRT, which should be €700+€100, but does it require VAT? The bike was first registered in NI but is an engine rebuild with only 50km on the clock. It is insured and taxed up north as a 2007 vehicle.
Filed under importing - Asked by Fiona C (Dublin) - Wed, 13 Jul 2022 22:44
On my Peugeot 2008 (2020 model), how do I change the display from mph to kmh?
Filed under infotainment - Asked by Bob Easby (Stockton-on-Tees) - Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:20
I have a Peugeot 2008 (2020 model) with LED lights. Do I need beam deflectors when driving abroad?
Filed under lighting - Asked by Bob Easby (Stockton-on-Tees) - Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:19
What is the VRT on an Infiniti Q70 3.5-litre hybrid? The tax office tell me to bring it in and they will then tell me how much it will be. But if the VRT is too high I will have to bring it out of the country and most likely lose money on it. So can you help?
Filed under importing - Asked by Eamonn Munnelly (Mullingar) - Fri, 03 Jun 2022 11:41