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When to replace a 2011 Fiesta's belt?

When do I need to replace the timing belt on a 2011 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Trend powershift?

Filed under servicing - Asked by William Smith (Rustenburg) - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:15

Can a farmer use the herd no. for CV tax?

Can a farmer still use their herd number instead of a VAT no. to avail of commercial vehicle tax rate on a 4x4 like a Toyota Land Cruiser or Hilux etc? This was the case in the past but has this changed?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Fintan Cassidy (Blessington) - Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:48

Can I import a Defender as an 11-seat version?

I am considering importing a Land Rover Defender 110 Utility or Station Wagon into Ireland. Can I add two rear bench seats to either of these vehicles prior to importing it to make it an 11-seater? Will this allow me to avail of a lower VRT cost once it's over a nine-seat capacity?

Filed under importing - Asked by Matt Maloy (Dublin) - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 01:29

Looking for a car to cover all bases...

We are a senior couple living in a long country lane in Ireland. We drive four long journeys per year. Our nearest large town is 15km away. We would like a car that is comfortable, good on long journeys and short journeys, low on fuel costs, tax and maintenance. And fit at least three grandchildren for school runs.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Marietta O Dowd (Cavan) - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:10

Should I register my UK car in Ireland?

I have taken a car from UK where I was living back to Ireland, the car is worth about 200 Euro; is it worth changing it over?

Filed under importing - Asked by James Mc C (Dublin) - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:01

Motor tax for 2.0-litre Caddy van privately?

How much is the motor tax for a 2020 Caddy 2.0-litre van taxed privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Timmy Weir (Tralee) - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:51

Is the DS brand on sale in Ireland?


Just wondering is the DS brand no longer on sale in Ireland now? No website and doesn't seem to be any sales for the brand on official motor stats.



Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Mark Donnelly (Portlaoise) - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:37

How much to tax a 2013 Audi A1?

How much to tax a 2013 Audi A1 TFSI?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Derek Barnett - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:04

Will a home EV charger do all cars?

I am interested in buying the Peugeot 508 PHEV. My question is, if in future I change to another make (e.g. Volkswagen), can I use the same home charger system that I plan to install with the SEAI grant? I travel 100km (up and down to work) so I think I have to charge it daily.

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Ruban Siva (Ratoath) - Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:18

Any NOx levy on campervans?

What is the VRT charge on UK-imported campervans, and is there a NOx tax on said campervan?


Filed under VRT - Asked by Peter Pierce (Galway) - Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:16