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Looking at buying a 2017 BMW 330e...

Hi,

I am looking at a 2017 BMW 330e Sport. At the moment I travel 30km per day on average so expect the battery-only power to cover most of my driving outside of the weekend. Can you let me know of any issues I should be looking for with a plug-in hybrid of this year? Do you know if there are any battery life issues starting to crop up? My budget is around the €20K mark and the car is for a family of four; are there any other plug-in hybrids (saloon or SUV) I should be looking at for this budget?

Thanks, Joe

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Joe Harbourne (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:27


Thinking of buying an electric van...

Thinking of buying a used electric Nissan NV200 in Ireland and taxing and insuring it privately and using it as my private car for non-commercial use. Do I have to pay VAT and would it qualify for low tax?

Thanks

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Shirley O'Brien (Galway) - Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:00


Can I drive a UK car in Ireland?

Hi.

My home is in Northern Ireland. I work in South of Ireland. Can I drive a UK-registered car?

Filed under importing - Asked by James Curry (Tyrone) - Sun, 28 Feb 2021 16:59


How much to tax a Citroen C3 Aircross?

I am trying to figure out the motor tax on a Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 Feel. I can't make sense of the new tax system; can you guys give me an idea?

Thanks

Filed under taxation - Asked by Paul McDaid (Navan) - Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:03


Private tax on a 2015 Toyota Hilux?

Just wondering what price it would be to tax a 2015 3.0-litre Toyota Hilux van for private use?

Thanks in advance

Filed under taxation - Asked by Stephen Mulvey (Dunboyne) - Tue, 02 Mar 2021 05:58


Looking for outright comfort in a car...

I am trying to identify the car that will provide the best possible ride quality for my wife who suffers from chronic pain due to multiple injuries.

So far she has found an Audi A3 and Audi A4 too hard, a Mercedes A 220 much better but with a seat that pushes her neck forward, a Volvo V40 R-Design with the best seat for her so far but too harsh a ride.

Perhaps you cannot say precisely what brand and model of car might be more suitable but the factors that overall might offer the best solution. Under consideration at the moment are a Volvo XC40 or XC60 and a Subaru Forester.

Thanks.

Seamus - Dublin 14

Filed under comfort - Asked by Seamus Connolly (Dublin 14) - Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:23


Costs to import a Range Rover Sport?

If I bring in a 2010 Range Rover Sport HSE worth £10,000, what will it cost me to have it taxed and all? If I change it to commercial what would the difference be?

Filed under importing - Asked by Dan Osullivan (Killarney) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:36


Thinking of buying an old Toyota Hilux...

Hi,

I already have a car in my name for private use and I'm thinking of buying an old 2002 Toyota Hilux to have some fun driving an old truck. So, I have two questions: can I register its ownership without having a company? Can I purchase classic insurance for this Hilux?

Thanks in advance!!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Renato Dultra (Maynooth) - Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:01


VRT process for a moped from the UK?

I bought a 2019 50cc moped from the UK in January 2021 and it was brought over by an NI courier on 27 January. Price was £835 for the bike and it has 1,700km on it. I have VRT inspection on 4 March. The sale invoice is the courier’s business invoice with the UK seller's name, address and buyer's name and address on it.

Wondering what VRT process will be for this with new system after 1 January re VAT and customs. In addition re 30 days to register I had a heart attack on 15 January... Can this be an exceptional circumstances reason for not having it registered within 30 days? If the invoice had been dated for example in December 2020 would that make a difference?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Joseph Flegg (Letterkenny ) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:58


Motor tax for my Nissan Qashqai?

What is the motor tax for my car, a 2012 Nissan Qashqai petrol?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Michael Richards (Fetcham Leatherhead) - Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:15