Changes to car tax … how does it affect you ?

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  • Changes to car tax … how does it affect you ?
  • DaveGr
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    Just been looking at the new car tax bands introduced in the Nov 08 pre budget and for my car I’m going to be paying the following car tax…
    2008 – £210
    2009 – £215
    2010 – £245
    2011 – £550 !!!!!! along with 2.5 million other people.

    I bought the car new and in 2011 it’ll be 10 years old with 100k on the clock. Still loads more use in it so no need to buy another car with all the inherent carbon footprint that involves. BUT Gordon and Darling seem intent on making me scrap it ‘cos it’ll be more expensive to tax and have no resale value ‘cos who’ll want to buy these higher taxed cars? You only have to look at the residual prices of the 4*4s with the double wammy of high petrol prices and high tax to see what’s happened (btw it’s not 4*4 and gets 40mpg) Oh and it can’t be seen as a “green” tax ‘cos it has no relevance on the usage of the car. Just as well I cycle to work most days so I do my bit to limit the tax they get from petrol sales 😀

    more details on ….Gordon’s cash cow

    So WHAT are you driving ? some oily old merc ?

    Ewan
    Member

    Where’s the info that says it goes up to 550? Couldn’t find it on that page.

    FYI *I* drive a oily old merc…. 18yr old 190 2.5D. Feel the pollution!

    markenduro
    Member

    Mine doesn’t change, it’s 140g per mile so stays at £120 per year until they decide to change the rules again…

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I’ll be paying nothing. Still.

    The Wife has a 1.4 51 reg Fiesta. Is that going up too?

    djglover
    Member

    looks like only new cars are £550?

    Older cars kept on the road are more environmentally friendly than buying new ones, therefore should be taxed less. Discuss.

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    I have no car…

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    I have a company car, so it won’t cost me anything.. 😀

    scraprider
    Member

    in the name of the enviroment , yea right , more like lets suck the working man to death and leave him with no money more like, tax

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Can’t find the prices on that site that relate to your post.

    Mine’s a deadly one, a Mondeo, about 185- 188, even that will only go up to £235 by 2011

    carlphillips
    Member

    citroen C1 here shouldnt cost me much
    although my 2.5ltr V70 probably will

    djglover
    Member

    I have a company car, so it won’t cost me anything

    Company cars cost you a fortune anyway..

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    more like lets suck the working man to death and leave him with no money more like, tax

    it’s like why people rob banks – that’s where the money is kept. Rich people can afford to ‘lobby’ so they don’t get taxed, poor people don’t have much. Those in between pay.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    Where on that site does it say £550?

    mY WIFES 1.3 ohv Ka is £140 a year, My Honda Civic 1.6 is the same …

    GJP
    Member

    Mine goes from £210 to £215 and then to £245 which isn’t too bad really. If it rockets up after that then at least I can rest assured that I will have finished paying for the damn car in the first place 🙂

    Gingerbloke
    Member

    Company cars cost you a fortune anyway..

    I get a brand new car every 3 months and it costs me £574 per year, only a little more than your road tax!!! I don’t call that expensive…

    aP
    Member

    The VED cost is hardly the most expensive part about owning a car.

    djglover
    Member

    I get a brand new car every 3 months and it costs me £574 per year, only a little more than your road tax!!! I don’t call that expensive…

    I don’t believe that

    patentlywill
    Member

    £205 I hope as my V70 was first registered in 1997 – it’s going to be worth keeping for ever

    DaveGr
    Member

    not an oily old Merc, Mazda Mx5, serviced regularly. Well, OK, might have read an slightly misleading article that prompted this !!! but I’ll still be paying more and the “guarantees” in the article about not hiking up the tax stop in two years time.

    And yes IMO running an old car is better environmentally than building new ones but then if we didn’t replace stuff we wouldn’t have lots of jobs so we have to replace stuff to keep the economy going.

    Just a thought, the band the car is put in is based on when it was built. Therefore if you drop a huge gas guzzling engine in you still stay in the same band and get the cheaper tax?

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Irritatingly mine costs £65 more than it would if it was 2 years newer (going up to £80 more next year), as it’s a ’99 diesel with a 2l engine but low emissions.

    Gary_C
    Member

    My Focus C-Max 1.6 TDCI currently £120,drops to £90

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