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Best hybrid SUV for three teens in back?

Need to replace a very reliable 12-year-old Toyota Corolla Verso that was bought to accommodate three child seats. Mostly city driving, only 100k on said Verso. Now looking at a hybrid SUV, which would need to fit three teens. Any tips on best SUVs with space in rear seats?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Fidelma O'Reilly (Dublin) - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:44

Tax costs to convert a Transporter?


I want to add three seats to a VW Transporter. So convert it to a six-seat vehicle instead of a three-seat vehicle. Any ideas what costs would be involved in this, other than the actual cost of conversion? I.e. changing seat number on logbook etc?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Byrne (Tinahely ) - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:36

I want to import an ex-military vehicle!

Hello there,

Just read your ex-military fascination article. Very good. But I have already been bitten. I bid (lost) recently on a Pinzgauer. I can find no info on importing them. Whether there is a restriction. I would want to convert it to a camper for tax reasons. What do you think?


Barry Steen

Filed under importing - Asked by Barry Steen (Balbriggan) - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:48

Can I privately insure a VW Amarok?

Can you purchase private insurance for an Amarok?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Alaina Finn (Cork) - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:53

I want to tax my Ford Ranger privately...


I want to tax my 2016 Ford Ranger 2.2 privately... How much would it cost me? It's the 2.2 limited edition.

Thank you


Filed under taxation - Asked by Bryan Slattery (Quin) - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:12

Are pick-ups same as vans for BIK?


I'm considering buying a 2008 Toyota Hilux double cab under a limited company and paying the BIK for private use as well. Do pick-ups fall in the same five per cent category as vans in Ireland?

Thank you

Filed under taxation - Asked by Jakub Cerny (Dublin) - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:58

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