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# Car Sales

This year
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Last year
# Personal Loans
Personal loans up significantly for home improvements, while decreasing for car purchases
The figures were released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland.
# Car Sales
New car registrations down 17% in the past year
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry described the fall as ‘disappointing’.
All time
# four-wheel drive
Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018
Overall, new car sales fell last year by 4.4%.
# Car Sales
'An unwanted end': Murphy & Gunn is closing in Milltown after 50 years selling BMWs
Some 37 workers will be affected by the directors’ decision to wind up one of its two dealerships.
# trading up
2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?
Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.
# deal of the week
DoneDeal of the week: Check out these roomy beauties for added extras
Comfort, cabin space and a host of add-ons in this 2014 Ford Focus Zetec and 2013 Hyundai ix35.
# Upgrade
New cars sales have been doing a roaring trade since the start of the year
They’re up by over a third.
# Vroom vroom
Ireland must be doing well - we've been buying a shedload of new cars
And we sure do like our Volkswagens…
# nice motor
100,000 people will be driving brand new cars this year
Lucky for some.
# Shotgun
Over 96,000 new cars were sold in Ireland last year
Could sales break through the 100,000 mark in 2015?
# back to this again
Finally! You'll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time
Wait, what year is this?
# Sucking diesel
This has been a pretty massive year for car sales
Figures for new vehicles licenced have hit a five year high.
# Beep beep
We're buying a lot of new cars... the most since 2009
It’s the first time in 5 years new car sales have reached over 95,000.
# motor-vated
Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things
Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.
# pricey wheels
Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road
New registrations have been up nearly 30% in 2014 so far.
# driven to distraction
Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change
There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.
# Dodgy Car Salesman
Car salesman convicted for selling previously-crashed, dangerous vehicles
He will be sentenced later this year.
# Beep beep
There's a lot more new vehicles on Irish roads, but not quite as many used cars
There was also a significant increase last month in the number of new goods vehicles.
# New cars go
How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?
A pickup in consumer sentiment and wide availability of finance is driving car sales.
# scammed
These cars were bought with fake bank drafts and sold on to unsuspecting buyers
Gardaí said there is a nationwide scam with perpetrators using marketplace sites to buy the cars and then sell them on for cash. One person lost €40,000 last year.
Huge increase in number of people buying new cars compared to last year
There was an increase of over 27% in the number of new vehicles licensed up until May this year compared to 2013.
# Vroom vroom
What's Ireland's new favourite car?
All change at the top of the new car sales tables…
# Beep beep
New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead
Almost 58,000 new cars have been sold so far this year.
# Vroom vroom
New car sales went up 23 per cent in February
That’s according to the latest figures from the CSO, which compare car sales in February this year with last year.
# Deception
Warning after multiple cases of car sales scam
Sellers are placing ads for cars at very low prices – but there IS a snag.
# Beep beep
Seen many '141' cars around?
Chances are you’ve seen a few, sales are up 50 per cent compared to last year.
# Car Sales
A boost from the '132' plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013
The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.
# Stats
Volkswagen most popular as new vehicle licenses jump 16 per cent
There was an increase of 16 per cent in cars licensed but this could have been influenced by changes in the Motor Tax regime.
# Registration plates
This chart shows how the 132 registration plate boosted the Irish car market
Over 9,000 new registrations were made in July, but just 111 were hybrid or electric cars.
# Car Sales
Swappage scheme could generate €129 million for Exchequer, says motor industry
The scheme would see a €2,000 reduction in VRT on the purchase of a new car where the trade-in is a 2008 car or older.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
# shifting plates
New '132' reg system drives huge increase in August car sales
There was a 20 per cent increase in new car sales in August compared to the same month last year. However, looking at the year as a whole, sales are down 8 per cent.
# 132
1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year
The number of new cars bought on the first of the month also exceeded the number of cars bought on 1 January.
# driving a banger
Cars in Cavan and Kildare most likely to break down
Over half of the participants of the AA poll believe that the condition of Irish cars is worse now than they were in 2012.
# Car Sales
'131' plates don't seem to be working as new car sales down 11.2% in May
Three out of every fours cars sold are now diesel.
# Car Sales
Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate
The number of new cars sold in May was down 22.5 per cent on the same month last year, SIMI figures show.
# Car Sales
Slight increase in new car sales in March
In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.
# Car Sales
Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter
A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.
# Car Sales
12 per cent fall in new car sales in February
A total of 9,671 private cars were sold for the first time in February – down from nearly 11,000 the same time last year.