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Is there a new Ford Mondeo coming?

Is there a new Ford Mondeo coming real soon? Why is Ford being so coy about it? Any idea of prices and showroom date?

Filed under future cars - Asked by Fergal Reidy (Celbridge County Kildare) - Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:51


How to register an old imported moped?

My friend has a Honda moped that she brought with her when she came to live here in 1990, The bike was never registered here and it has UK plates. It has never been on the road here. We would like to get it back on the road going again for her 60th. How do we register it for her? She has it 32 years.

Filed under importing - Asked by John McEleney - Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:41


No torch in my Skoda Kamiq!

My new Skoda Kamiq has no removable torch in the boot, yet all the reviews I've read, including yours, say that it comes as standard.

Admittedly most of them say it's only in the "Ambition" up, but I have the "Style". I called to the dealer today and showed him one of the reviews including a photo. He told me I was looking at UK reviews and that the Irish cars don't have a torch. Can you throw any light on this? I'd really like a torch.

Filed under optional extras - Asked by Patricia Costello (Clonakilty, Co. Cork) - Tue, 17 Aug 2021 22:44


Is there a plan for EVs in apartments?

The government have a stated plan to phase out internal combustion engines. If they are serious, they must have a plan for how people living in apartment blocks, terraced housing and anywhere else without a driveway are going to charge their full or partly electric cars while at home.

The question is, do they have a plan?

Thanks

Philip

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:31


How much to import a nearly-new Dodge?

Hello.

I bought a Dodge Challenger 5.7 and it's on the way to Ireland. Only a year old. I was just wondering how much will the VRT cost? The car was €30,000, the CO2 around 272g/km.

Thanks Brigitta

Filed under VRT - Asked by Brigitta Reczi (Kilkenny) - Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:43


Can I add seats to an N1 Range Rover?

Hi guys,

Is it possible to convert a two-seat N1 (10-year-old Range Rover) to a five-seat N1?

Thanks

Ken

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ken McGrath (Cork) - Tue, 13 Jul 2021 22:03


Can we import our two cars from the UK?

Hi,

With reference to your importing feature, I was wondering how much of this would apply to me? I am moving to Ireland with my partner who is an Irish citizen and we both want to bring our cars with us. Both are UK-registered in 2015 and both have been owned for around three years. Are we going to get charged large fees to do this or are we going to exempt due to having owned them and not just buying to import i.e. is the terminology related to the latter and we have nothing to worry about?

One of the cars is a 3.0-litre diesel, so wondering what tax band that would fall under?

Many thanks

Alex

Filed under importing - Asked by Alex Parris (Gorey) - Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:02


We want to import our Mercedes from the UK.

We want to import our Mercedes-Benz into Ireland from the UK. We understand that VRT needs to be paid, but do not understand the VAT element. What is the VAT due on? On the value of the car, or the VRT that needs to be paid?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jim Com (Ireland) - Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:08


How to get a Nissan Navara insured privately?

Hi,

I recently bought a Nissan Navara privately and I can’t seem to get it insured for private use. How do I get it insured and taxed privately?

Thanks

Filed under insurance - Asked by Gavin Dolan (Ireland) - Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:05


Will my imported Amarok be VRT-free?

Hi,

I am moving back to Ireland permanently next year from Australia. I own a 2016 VW Amorak that I want to bring back with me. I own the vehicle for more than six months. Can you confirm if I will be exempt from VRT and if there are any other taxes, unexpected costs on arrival in Ireland?

Thank you

Filed under importing - Asked by Bryan Glynn - Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:34