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23-03-2018, 09:46   #1
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***** Motors Chat - Round 12 *****

This thread is for motoring topics which you feel are not worthy of starting a new thread for, banter from a meet or general motoring related chit chat.

Keep it clean, be nice and helpful.

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Round 11 is HERE
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23-03-2018, 09:50   #2
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Does anyone believe Brexit is going to make it more difficult/impossible to bring a car in from the U.K.?

Myself & herself have been talking about it, but are wondering are we on a 12 month countdown now before it's too late!
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23-03-2018, 10:00   #4
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Does anyone believe Brexit is going to make it more difficult/impossible to bring a car in from the U.K.?

Myself & herself have been talking about it, but are wondering are we on a 12 month countdown now before it's too late!
If the Brits leave the customs union then most likely you could have to pay VAT on imports too as well as VRT making importing a car very expensive but there is so much up in the air at the moment it's hard to tell what way it's going to pan out. There really was no plan in place for a "Leave" vote.
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23-03-2018, 10:10   #5
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I can see another referendum in which they will try and have a "Stay" vote.
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If the Brits leave the customs union then most likely you could have to pay VAT on imports too as well as VRT making importing a car very expensive but there is so much up in the air at the moment it's hard to tell what way it's going to pan out. There really was no plan in place for a "Leave" vote.
Will it become much harder to import kit cars and Ariels after the big Brex?
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23-03-2018, 10:17   #7
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No idea but I cannot see it being easy at the moment either given the way insurance companies don't like anything that's not vanilla in their minds. Remember insurance companies here tend to class cars like a 130bhp Bora as a sports car.
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I can see another referendum in which they will try and have a "Stay" vote.
They should give it the good old Nice/Lisbon treaty option and have a second referendum
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They should give it the good old Nice/Lisbon treaty option and have a second referendum
That's exactly what I had in my mind
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23-03-2018, 15:14   #10
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Gsf are having a weekend sale on car parts, use code wow56 from Ireland saved my self 100.€

56% off a new Bosch battery 027 s4 60amp in my case, full price 189€,

Including free delivery it's ended up only costing me 82€ thank you very much Gsf
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Gsf are having a weekend sale on car parts, use code wow56 from Ireland saved my self 100.€

56% off a new Bosch battery 027 s4 60amp in my case, full price 189€,

Including free delivery it's ended up only costing me 82€ thank you very much Gsf
Whats gsf?
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Whats gsf?
German Swedish and French car parts!
Two office's in Dublin Beaumont branch on my doorstep almost.
Free courier delivery if you order something over 30€
https://www.gsfcarparts.ie
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Fuel filter is only due on those every 120k

Originally posted by mickiemcfist
I always find it weird that fuel filters have different service intervals car to car, I used to change them every 40k & still do, surely petrol has the same amount of sediment whether in a civic or a Carrera.
A Carrera will go through a lot more fuel in 40k than a Civic will.

Also given that the filter on the civic is so inaccessible (think it’s under the centre console because of the fuel tank position under the front seats) they may have fitted an oversized filter
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What's the story with getting a fresh UK import a D reg if you don't have an address there? It's being sold by a fairly big dealer so is it a matter of just getting them to stick Dublin at the end of the address and then once issued a registration, just log onto the motor tax website and change the address to the correct county before taxing it? Anyone done similar?

Disclaimer: I'm not one for believing in this D reg nonsense but the car has a somewhat limit market so for resale purposes a D reg would probably be more universally accepted.
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23-03-2018, 20:03   #15
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You would need a Dublin address.
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