What is tax/insurance like in Barcelona Rob?
Not sure yet. Am on temp Irish insurance for the mo. From what i have been able to gauge from Uk forums (not MR2 but motoring in general), it's not much better than the UK. So, around the same as the UK is a lot better than Ireland !
Tax isn't straight forward either. There is a calculation and then it can vary between different regions, size of the municipality. It takes number of cylinders, power and emissions into account.
I've just actually sent off a form to a company who specialise in importing. Will post when i get a reply.
Based off my research of other cars, i'm hoping for around a max of €300, which is a lot nicer than then €700+ yearly in Ireland