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VW T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq or Suzuki Vitara?

Looking at VW T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq or Suzuki Vitara... which would you recommend?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mary Bane (Ennis) - Thu, 25 Jun 2020 22:53

Insurance cost for new Tesla Model 3?

I'm a 70-year-old female with full NCB, buying new Tesla Model 3; how much will my insurance be?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Susan Hay (Shaftesbury) - Sat, 27 Jun 2020 03:17

Is the 2015-2016 Peugeot 2008 ok?

I am interested in buying a 2015-2016 Peugeot 2008 petrol automatic; is this a good buy?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Mary ODonovan (Trim) - Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:39

Will a Toyota warranty be ok on an import?

I am importing a 2017 Toyota Avensis 1.6 Business Diesel from the UK to Ireland. There is a seven-year manufacturer's warranty on the car. Does this transfer to the Republic of Ireland?

Filed under warranty - Asked by Johnnie O'Malley (Ballina) - Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:54

Toyota Avensis or Mazda CX-5?

I am driving approx 52k yearly in a 1.6-litre diesel 161 VW Passat with 125,000km on the clock. Thinking of changing to a 171 Mazda CX-5 2.2 with 62,000km or a 161 Toyota Avensis 2.0-litre with 98,000km. Which is the better option or is there another I should be looking at?


Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Mags Smith (CARRICK-ON-SHANNON) - Sat, 27 Jun 2020 21:17

Can I scrap a UK Passat in Ireland?

I have a UK-reg 2007 Volkswagen Passat saloon; can I scrap the car in the Republic of Ireland?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Rik Khan (Limerick) - Sun, 28 Jun 2020 15:50

VRT on this low-mileage motorcycle?


I have bought a motorcycle in the UK (registered on 5th October 2016). According to the VRT website - if the bike has less than 6,000km on it - VAT is payable. The bike has 4,000km on it. I work in England (Monday - Friday), but not at the moment with COVID-19 - and am working for home. The bike is still in the UK with the dealer (I have paid for it but not collected it).


Filed under VRT - Asked by Mark Kilroy (Galway) - Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:32

What makes a vehicle a commercial?

What makes a vehicle "commercial"? Is it the type of vehicle or the individual owner's use of it? For example, if I buy a car-van simply because the large boot suits me, but the previous owner used it commercially and taxed, insured and tested it accordingly, what do I have to do to ensure it's considered a private vehicle when I buy it (taxed and insured that way, subject to NCT instead of CRW)? Is there any VAT issue with a private buyer purchasing a used commercially vehicle?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Owen Doyle (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Jun 2020 03:52

Do I have to alter an LCV to go private?

Are there any physical changes i.e. replacing missing seats for say NCT purposes in order to switch from crew cab to private? I presume the commercial tax test is the same as NCT?

Many thanks

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Richard Spicer (Bray) - Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:48

Is there a BIK tax reduction for hybrids?

Hi guys,

I’ve opted for a Toyota Corolla hybrid for my next company car. My question is, is there a reduction in BIK tax for hybrid electric cars in Ireland?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Niall Carson (Athy) - Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:02