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Can a retired person buy a van for social use?

Can I buy a Citroen Berlingo and use it for social purposes only? I'm retired and just want it to carry my terriers to the park rather than wreck the car with hairs!

Donie Cummins (Co Wexford)

Mar 2020 Filed under: commercial vehicle

Expert answer

Hi Donie,

Yes, you can and, by taxing it as a private vehicle, you will move back to the old by-engine-capacity tax system. Assuming that your Berlingo of choice has a 1.6-litre diesel engine, then it’s going to cost you €514 per year.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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