- Apr 21, 2015
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So I've been wanting to post some pics of my new ride for a while now. Managed to get some from the exterior but some interior pics will be posted soon.
Very nice - the wheels are refreshingly different and work well with the chrome
I wanted the car to shine so I opted for the standard rims which complement the shininess of the Sepang color with the chrome exterior bits.
I'm glad I got the perfect S3 for my taste.
You're lucky in the UK that the S3s come well specced as standard.
We're the same as Ze Germans here in Ireland, we get the bog standard spec as the base model. With the Trophy Cloth/Leather seats, the S Line 18 rims at 225/40 and we don't even get heated seats as standard! You guys get the leather seats, the 19in rims, the Mag Ride all as standard on the S3.
Though it's a bit mean of Audi to not alter the price down if you choose the 18in rims say, or you choose down to the Leather/Alcantara from the full leather.
No worries. 52,500 Euro the base car is here with nothing included. Add in metallic paint, alloys, mag ride and you're up to 56.5K. Better sound system, ACC, heated seats.... You're talking another 1.5K. It's ludicrous.Sorry, apologies, forgot we were talking about the saloon !
We're RHD same as you! That's why it's stange that the specs are so different. We seem to have the same spec as South Africa. They're RHD as well.Strong pound at the moment, shame you need a left hooker !
It's mental. We're double taxed on new cars. Not only VAT but what's called Vehicle Registration Tax as well. And on the S3 that VRT is 27%. And that VRT rate is applied on all options as well.Not far then....thats crazy !
The tax has already been paid on used cars when they were new but it means that used cars are expensive as well as they just depreciate as normal from the high initial purchase price.and on used cars ?
****** ijits ! its diesel thats dirty !
It's mental. We're double taxed on new cars. Not only VAT but what's called Vehicle Registration Tax as well. And on the S3 that VRT is 27%. And that VRT rate is applied on all options as well.
Petrol is about 15 cents a litre more expensive than diesel and with emissions based road tax, the S3 is EUR570 a year.
The government here just do not want you to have petrol cars.
If you have lived/worked outside Ireland for 12 months (or more) and owned the car for 6 months (or more), you can apply for a Transfer of Residence exemption and have no VRT to pay, however, you can't sell the car for a period of 12 months after receiving the exemption.just moved to dublin and they wanted over €9k euro in vrt to register it there!
Bought the car in february and ive been working in dublin since april going back and to the uk on my off days, they will want to see bank statements etc and being in dublin i cant exactly hide.. Plus im moving away next april so ill stay on uk insurance for now