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Lock up your Laguna coupe.the Irish are coming
In the past year Irish "private" imports have increased 37%..as is usual when the economy is takin it up the exhaust.
Its mainly from UK, but also a little from Japan(rhd)
Specifically on the lag coupe(which is no longer on sale in the UK), The new price differential,when both meg 3 coupe and lag 3 coupe were on sale in both UK and Ireland.
Base lag3 diesel coupe was over twice the price of the meg 3 coupe in Ireland.
Resale values in both Uk and Ireland are bad on meg 3 and Lag 3 but cos of the vagaries of the original pricing ,used diesel lag 3 coupes from the UK are a cheaper option than buying the same year/mileage one here, even with import duties.
If its a big engine/hi emission make , its different.
Like for example you could get a 2004-2011 merc sl 350/500 or slk above 200 or a 350 z cheaper here than in the UK..why? cos all of those models would cost you 2000 a year in road tax
Currently in coup's garage:
RM III coupe 1.5dci FVT,Audi TT Mk1 ,a bike and too much rubbish.
Last edited by coup; 7th July 2013 at 09:23 PM.