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  • Fueled
    Member

    I dont understand your objection, paying road tax is indeed a thing of the past…

    Besides that I think you are being a little bit pedantic.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I dont understand your objection, paying road tax is indeed a thing of the past…

    That’s a good (if a little facetious) point. Indeed it is. But not because you drive a car with ultra low emissions…because it was abolished years ago.

    As for pedantry, to be fair, it’s not my style, but I’m not keen on a car company helping to perpetuate the “Road Tax” myth.

    GregMay
    Member

    Technically not incorrect though, paying road tax IS a thing of the past.

    I get why you’re grumpy, but there not grammatically incorrect.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I get why you’re grumpy, but there not grammatically incorrect.

    🙂

    My complaint to the ASA wasn’t regarding their grammar. I assume yours was intentional? 😉

    chewkw
    Member

    I pay £260 road tax so do I get a refund? 🙄

    How much are yours?

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I pay £260 road tax so do I get a refund?

    You don’t. (Unless you’ve worked some personal arrangement out with HMRC.)

    Premier Icon bruneep
    Subscriber

    is this a viral advert campaign? I’m now tempted to look at the outlander.

    GregMay
    Member

    My complaint to the ASA wasn’t regarding their grammar. I assume yours was intentional?

    Sure, why not. Not like I get paid to write for a living…oh wait I do. That’s why we have editors.

    Anyway, hush hush now that you’re shown to be wrong about your/you’re/ur/ewer (choose as you see fit) “complaint”.

    Junkyard
    Member

    always happy to help out a fellow handwringer
    I feel certain my grammar was impeccable, as it always is.

    Jamie
    Member

    (Unless you’ve worked some personal arrangement out with HMRC.)

    I have. I don’t pay them, and they send me to jail. 😡

    zoo200
    Member

    Car tax you mean

    chewkw
    Member

    Jamie – Member

    (Unless you’ve worked some personal arrangement out with HMRC.)

    I have. I don’t pay them, and they send me to jail.

    😆

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Anyway, hush hush now that you’re shown to be wrong about your/you’re/ur/ewer (choose as you see fit) “complaint”.

    😆

    However, I’ll engage…

    So, in the ad, Mitsubishi say “…with emissions [blah blah blah], paying road tax is a thing of the past…”, can you explain how you infer that to be correct, other than the phrase “paying road tax is a thing of the past” taken in pure isolation being in itself correct, as it was abolished years ago.

    Gribs
    Member

    You’ve just reminded me I need to renew my VED. Interestingly (or probably not) googling “road tax” brings up a link to pay it.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    You’ve just reminded me I need to renew VED. Interestingly (or probably not) googling “road tax” brings up a link to pay it.

    Direct.gov.uk recognises that there are a lot of folk out there that’ll never be convinced. They’re nothing if not helpful. 🙂

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Just caught the ad for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on the telly. They’ve been a bit naughty… 🙂

    [video]http://youtu.be/1jK0b5WHZlo[/video]

    Happens around 20s if you can’t bear the whole 30s.

    Make a complaint online to the ASA here. (only takes five minutes). The ad was broadcast between 2145 and 2150 26/05/2014 on Channel 4.

    andyrm
    Member

    Nope – not reporting.

    Turn of phrase used to ensure message conveyed clearly.

    Car is obviously better for environment than competition so that’s good.

    Have you reported ALL the bike brands to the ASA too for questionable performance gain claims with 650B, or are you just a car hater?

    Anyway I’m off to have a look at this motor now – looks interesting. Cheers for the heads up.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
    Subscriber

    I suppose the OP shouts at the TV if somebody says registry office instead of register office

    rendo
    Member

    I find it strange that the OP can be accused of being pedantic, and is being pulled for using an phrase which (may not be correct) but is certainly an accepted term to describe VED.

    IanW
    Member

    Agreed DD but the convinced are already convinced so all you’ll get on here is baiting from the Clarkson wannabes.

    Complain to the ASA

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    BigJohn – Member
    I suppose the OP shouts at the TV if somebody says registry office instead of register office

    Not something I’d ever noticed tbh. Clearly, you have. 🙂

    IanW
    Member

    What you’ll need-

    Channel: CI
    Brand: Mitsubishi
    Item: Car
    Date:26/05/2014
    Text:
    The manufacturer is seeking commercial advantage by suggesting owning this car will avoid the need to pay road tax. Road tax hasn’t existed since 1937 so nobody pays it regardless of the car they drive.

    The term road tax also infers motorist who pay VED a tax on their cars emissions, are actually paying for and have some additional right to the road. This misconception fuels animosity between road users and increases the likelihood of harm to vulnerable road users.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Cheers IanW! 😀

    That’s worded more clearly than my angry tablet-screen cracking complaint last night.

    Boba Fatt
    Member

    Christ, the OP must be a hoot at parties

    konabunny
    Member

    I don’t think there is a basis for a complaint because no-one is being misled. You’re just being pedantic.

    “The term road tax also infers motorists…”

    Does the term infer that or imply that? You know, seeing as you’re being pedantic…

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I don’t get invited to many Boba. 🙁

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I don’t think there is a basis for a complaint because no-one is being misled. You’re just being pedantic.

    I think you need to look up the meaning of “misled”.

    Jamie
    Member

    I remember when the OP was fun 🙁

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    The term road tax also infers motorist who pay VED a tax on their cars emissions, are actually paying for and have some additional right to the road. This misconception fuels animosity between road users and increases the likelihood of harm to vulnerable road users.

    That’s a bit misleading.

    andyrm
    Member

    Jesus wept. For all the Daily Mail/Middle England Outrage that gets lambasted on this site, here is a prime slice of “too much time on their hands and complaining”.

    More important stuff to worry about than an advert.

    Cheer up.

    hora
    Member

    Ok its not road tax.

    Its annual car tax.

    i’m struggling with why the government wants it not to be seen as road/car tax though?

    konabunny
    Member

    I think you need to look up the meaning of “misled”.

    Okay: no-one is being materially misled which is the standard adverted to (a-ha) by 3.1 of the Broadcast Advertising Code.

    You’re still being pedantic. Do you complain when people say “Union Jack”?

    Premier Icon Speeder
    Subscriber

    And people wonder while there’s an, often derogatory, term used for people that frquent this forum – STWers. 🙄

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    here is a prime slice of “too much time on their hands and complaining”.

    I’ve spent more time reading and replying to this thread than it took me to do an online complaint to the ASA. Which in itself is some kind of fail, I’m just not sure which kind. 🙁

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Do you complain when people say “Union Jack”?

    Not something which crosses my mind, no. Clearly it has crossed yours. Any more straw men? 🙂

    Junkyard
    Member

    i’m struggling with why the government wants it not to be seen as road/car tax though?

    I just wish we had covered this before or the internet could explain why churchill removed it it 1937

    Best of luck on your quest to find the holy grail of facts

    Premier Icon DezB
    Subscriber

    Christ, the OP must be a hoot at parties

    He could come to mine! 😀

    Hora can come too, cos it’s a “Stating the Obvious Party” 😀

    Premier Icon GrahamS
    Subscriber

    I’m with the OP, complaining has had some limited success in the past:

    http://ipayroadtax.com/no-such-thing-as-road-tax/peugeot-scraps-advert-references-to-road-tax-fiat-refuses-to/

    But it is still very common:

    googling “road tax” brings up a link to pay it.

    Indeed, and that link refers to “vehicle tax”, “car tax” and a “tax disc” – it makes no mention of “road tax” at all.

    In other news, they plan to rename National Insurance as Earnings Tax but I suspect our generation will continue referring to NI for many years to come 😀

    Junkyard
    Member

    Christ, the OP must be a hoot at parties

    He could come to mine!

    Hora can come too, cos it’s a “Stating the Obvious Party”

    Googles unrequited 😥

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    Phew…I was wondering where you were Gee! 😀

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