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Top tips for buying a new or used car

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 January 2017 in Importing from the UK, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

It’s safe to say that when it comes to buying a new or used car, buyers fall into two categories. There are those that can’t put off buying a car any longer and those that have been biding their time, getting ready for their dream purchase.

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Motor Tax: UK’s new car tax rules could see flood of exports to Ireland

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 December 2016 in Importing from the UK, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A combination of low Sterling levels and high motor tax could see more UK imports coming to these shores

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Car scams – Emigration being used as an excuse by scammers

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 August 2016 in Importing from the UK, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The idea of car scams is nothing new, in fact they are as old as time itself, it is the methods that are changing and we need to be aware of

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Car clocking firms to be outlawed but is the legislation robust enough?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 September 2015 in Car Clocking, Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Car clocking companies legally and correctly adjust the mileage of cars, but some firms alter the mileages of cars that oughtn’t be changed.

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New Car Sales increase but Used Car Sales decrease in Q1 2015

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 April 2015 in Featured, Importing from the UK, New Cars, Used Cars | Comments Off

New Car Sales for Q1 2015 continue to increase, but a worrying trend has emerged in with a Used Car Sales decrease for the same period

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Car Clocking is costing the Irish Consumer up to €60m annually

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 October 2014 in Car Clocking, Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

EU Parliament’s Transport Committee calls for a pan-European mileage database to stamp out car clocking – could be costing up to €9.6bn p.a.

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Consumers missing out on protection against car write-offs

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 May 2014 in Featured, Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

Need for an official mandatory car write-offs database, fed by the insurance industry. This would afford Irish used car buyers more comfort.

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Overall registrations in 2013 bolstered by 25% increase in Used Car Imports

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 January 2014 in Importing from the UK, New Cars, News, Used Cars | No comments

The latest figures for new car sales in 2013 show the market is down 6.4% in 2013. However Used Car Imports for the year increased by 25% year on year resulting in a 4.8% increase in the number of vehicles registered in the state in 2013

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Save big when importing a car from the UK

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 December 2013 in Importing from the UK | No comments

Importing a car from the UK can be tricky at the best of times. But making the final payment can be the most bothersome part. This article will provide some helpful advice when it comes to payment

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Sometimes UK imports are referred to as "swimmers" - now you know why!

Buying a Car in the UK – Getting the paperwork right

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 December 2013 in Importing from the UK, Used Car Buying Tips | No comments

Continuing our series on Importing a car from the UK, we look at some of the paperwork and administrative hoops you will need to jump through when buying a car in the UK.

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