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VRT to import this Vauxhall Corsa?

Please open this link and you will see a Corsa.  The seller is ready to sell that car for €1,500; what will be VRT on that in Ireland?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Muhammad Bilal (Cappoquin County Waterford) - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:11

Can I import a UK car still on finance?

I have a car in the UK and have paid 18 months of the finance off. There is still 18 months left. I want to import it to Ireland and register it here as I now live here. I do not intend to sell it. Is this possible when there is still finance outstanding?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sarah Watson (Dublin) - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:05

How does this Audi A4 sound?


I am interested in a Audi A4 automatic 2.0-litre 177hp. The car is a 2015 model with about 72,000 miles on the clock. It is on sale at a garage in a town near by. The sales man is looking for €17,500 for the car. Is this a fair price and is 72,000 miles high for a car of that type? Wexford town is six miles from my home.

Kind regards,

Martin Sheehan.

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Martin Sheehan (Wexford) - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:57

Why is my Jaguar motor tax so high?

My car is a 2007 2.0-litre X-Type Jaguar with CO2 emissions (V7) of 149g/km; why am I charged €710 rather than a much lower rate? It is diesel.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Kevin Kelly (Dublin) - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:54

How much to tax these pick-ups?

How much is it to tax the Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 privately? I could only find your comparison with a 3.0-litre. Does it go on the CO2 or the engine size? Same with Ford Ranger 2.2 please.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Darragh Murphy (Gorey ) - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:18

Is the new Dacia Duster safer?


I'd like to purchase a 2019 Dacia Duster petrol, but I am concerned about its EuroNCAP safety rating of 2017. I do not find the latest rating for 2019 version. Could you please advise?


Abala, Dublin

Filed under safety - Asked by A Bala (Dublin) - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 22:39

What's up with my Citroen's start-stop?

My Citroen C4 doesn’t start-stop when sitting still at the lights. The dash lamp goes green on the dash, but that’s it; what can I do?

Filed under fault - Asked by Cathy Fay (Monaghan ) - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:04

Any reduction in motor tax with age?

I have a Mercedes C 200, which is now just over 20 years old and I only do 1,500 miles per year. Is there any reduction in motor tax due to age?

Filed under taxation - Asked by John Twomey (Cork City) - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:30

Is this common on Dacia Dusters?

Hi guys,

I am buying a Dacia Duster 162 reg from the UK and the garage says it has to repair a motor for the window washer; is this common?



Filed under fault - Asked by Brian Chapman (Waterford) - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:07

Thinking of buying a Jaguar X-Type...


I'm interested in buying an X-Type Jaguar 2.0-litre diesel circa 2009 (facelift model). So far I've been hearing mostly good reviews, but was wondering are they expensive to maintain for servicing, parts etc. and if there's any electrical or diagnostic problems I could be fleeced for?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Barry Hennessy (Donard) - Sat, 03 Aug 2019 11:29