Is it worth importing a cheap diesel car?

Paschal Donohoe’s nitrogen oxide levy in the budget makes it much less economical to buy a used diesel import from across the pond

27th October, 2019

In the last five years, an astounding 400,000 used cars have been imported from Britain to Ireland. While many were brought in by the trade and sold on - as opposed to Joe Public going to Britain and buying a car - each and every buyer potentially saved thousands of euro compared with the equivalent used car in Ireland.

This has led to concern in the motor industry on one side, as values of ‘native’ Irish...

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