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Is a five-seat Defender a commercial?


I'm thinking of buying a 2013 Defender 110 2.2D XS Utility Wagon (five seats).  I have read here that you can tax a commercial vehicle privately and the tax is determined by the older pre-2008 tax bands based on engine size. That would make the tax €951, which is a lot lower than if it was based on emissions. My question is, is a five-seat Utility wagon considered a commercial? As I recall, there was a clamp down on 'crew cabs' for this tax process.



Filed under taxation - Asked by Mark RowLANDS (Lahinch) - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:28

How much to tax a VW Caddy privately?

How much is it to tax a 2008 VW Caddy van privately in Ireland?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Shane Ward (Athlone) - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:07

How much to tax a 2008 Renault Scenic?

How much to tax a 2008 Renault Scenic 1.9 diesel?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Eduatd Cazan (Portarligton) - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:14

How much to tax a 2007 Caddy privately?

How much is it to tax a 2007 Caddy van privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Billy Noone (Galway ) - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 22:09

How to work out VRT on a 2018 BMW 320d?

Hi, I just read your article on VRT charges on imported cars from the UK. I am thinking of buying a 2018 BMW 3 Series 2.0 320d M Sport. How does the VRT work? I got one quote for €23k for VRT, and then I did another one and it was €6,700. Can you help me find out how much I'm going to pay for VRT?

Kind regards


Filed under VRT - Asked by Eric Eaton (Kiltimagh ) - Fri, 17 Jul 2020 22:53

Can I tax and insure a Caddy van privately?

Hi, help needed: I bought a Caddy van for carrying the dog and bicycles. Could not get private insurance so had to get commercial instead. My problem is I cannot tax it as a commercial vehicle as I have no VAT number. Question: can I tax it as a private vehicle at €514?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Adrian Culligan (Fermoy) - Sun, 19 Jul 2020 18:53

Can I get orthopaedic seat in my Corolla?

Can I get orthopaedic seat fitted to my Toyota Corolla in Ireland?

Filed under seating - Asked by Seamus Hogan (Cork) - Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:29

Thoughts on 151 Nissan Qashqai?

I am thinking about buying a 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.2-litre petrol with 50,000km on the clock. What do you think?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by JAMES LORCCAN (SHANNON) - Sat, 18 Jul 2020 16:48

Electric range of the BMW 330e?


Do you know what the zero emission mileage would be for a BMW 3 Series 330e M Sport four-door saloon petrol/electric automatic?

Many thanks if you can find this information

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Mark Porter (Nottingham) - Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:41

I need to tax a 151 Caddy privately...

Can I tax a 151 Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 75hp private? If so, how much? What do I need to tax this vehicle?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Kenneth Carnegie (Ballina) - Wed, 22 Jul 2020 17:22