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Thinking of buying an L200 for private use...


I am looking at buying a 2008 Mitsubshi L200; it's registered as a commercial vehicle with the current owner. I will buy as a private customer, so I will have to change the class of the vehicle. Do you know how I would go about this as I cannot get a quote for insurance until the class is changed and don't want to go ahead and buy if the insurance will be through the roof. Also, how much would the tax be yearly?

Thank you


Jack Kavanagh (Meath)

Oct 2020 Filed under: taxation

Expert answer

Hi Jack,

Motor tax for a 2008 Mitsubishi L200 is going to be chunky, because it is powered by a 2.5-litre engine and, when taxing a commercial as a private car, you have to revert to the old by-engine-capacity tax system, so it’s €1,080 a year.

As for getting it changed over, all you have to do is ring up your local motor tax office and tell them what you want to do, and they’ll guide you through the process.

As for insurance, as ever in Ireland it’s think of a number and double it, but there are some specialist van insurers out there (InsureMyVan for example) who might be able to work out a better quote. Shop around is our advice.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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