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Weak sterling driving spike in car imports from the UK

Weak sterling driving spike in car imports from the UK

Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Mr MacSharry sounded alarm that Ireland is becoming a “dumping ground” for unwanted diesel cars from the UK and Europe.

How about 0 import tax / VAT for electric cars?
How about building electric car infrastructure?
How about tackling the fact that cars in this country are
utterly sh1te in comparison to UK models?
How about the fact that VRT is totally against the concept
of an EU "free market".

Mr MacSharry "sounded [the] alarm"!
The planet is about to get fuqked by global warning and they have
no policy to deal with it but this is the sh1t he "sounds the alarm over"

Ridiculous!!

So do you plan to buy a new car? Are you going to import it?
I have an import already, very happy with it.

Anything else you plan on buying while sterling is weak?

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...uk-952143.html

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SIMI dealers are importing thousands of used cars from the UK, main dealers too, what the hell are they complaining about?
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SIMI dealers are importing thousands of used cars from the UK, main dealers too, what the hell are they complaining about?
Because they don't want people going direct.
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Those pesky affordable high spec cars, how dare they import them before the tarifs kick in.
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Same car that is a scrap when brought directly becomes well maintained, modern and eco friendly low tax diesel when imported by the dealers.

They obviously don't want general public to do it themselves. Sure we don't know enough about cars to do it

Cars were imported for years for many reasons, but obviously weakened sterling and brexit coming in soon made some people buy now rather than wait.
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I have an import already, very happy with it.
Jesus talk about throwing us a curveball. Didn't see that one coming.
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