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Road Tax.........am I Reading This Right?

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Polo 1.2 55 hp = £125

Audi 2.0 TDI 140 HP = £125

Somehow that doesnt seam fair.

the polo should get a better engine.

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the polo should get a better engine.

Like this 1.2 common rail diesel?

Volkswagen says that the Polo Bluemotion will average 85.6mpg and emit just 87g/km of CO2 – the best figures for any supermini. They also claim that the Polo is the most economical five-seat car in the world.

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/vw-announc...hreesome/242889

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Yes. Your use of a vehicle is progressively being costed to recognise the damage it causes to others - think of it as me collecting a tort without having to sue you personally.

Are you sure? So, if you are wealthy you can carry on damaging others as much as you like. Cool.

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Are you sure? So, if you are wealthy you can carry on damaging others as much as you like. Cool.

Yep. The wealthy have always been able to buy more justice - ask Ronald Goldman.

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At present i am paying £215.00..................Am i looking @ £400+ in 2011?

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/road-tax-2...-charges/231720

Mike

you are not reading it right either.

the higher rates are for if you buy a new car in the band for the first year.

next years it will revert to the normal band. so your new band J car would be £425 first year and back to whatever the normal rate is the following year.

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At present i am paying £215.00..................Am i looking @ £400+ in 2011?

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/road-tax-2...-charges/231720

Mike

No , the £400+ is including the showroom tax on new cars only .

"Below is the VED rates for new cars bought in 2010-11, the so-called 'showroom tax'. These are the rates you will pay in the first year of ownership.

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well there will be No tax payable if thats the case.Band A (up to 100g/km CO2) no fee

I suspect if the govt. want to persist with punative road taxes they're going to have to cut the bands soon anyway. With cars like the polo coming in well under 100g/km and the petrol/electric hybrids like the planned Merc down to 37 g/km these bands will soon be obsolete.

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Before you get the usual 'we pay the highest' BS, check out the cost of car tax in Ireland. They have only recently started using emsissions as a guide. For cars registered AFTER 01/07/08

Band A: cars that produce 0-120g/km CO2 - €104 road tax;

Band B: cars that produce 121g - 140g/km CO2 - €156 road tax;

Band C: cars that produce 141g-155g/km CO2 - €302 road tax;

Band D: cars that produce 156g-170g/km CO2 - €447 road tax;

Band E: cars that produce 171g-190g/km CO2 - €630 road tax;

Band F: cars that produce 191g-225g/km CO2 - €1,050 road tax;

Band G: cars that produce 226g/km CO2 and over - €2,100 road tax

For cars registered before July 2008, it's on cc of the engine:

CC Cost - €

Not over 1,000 172

1,001 to 1,100 259

1,101 to 1,200 286

1,201 to 1,300 310

1,301 to 1,400 333

1,401 to 1,500 357

1,501 to 1,600 445

1,601 to 1,700 471

1,701 to 1,800 551

1,801 to 1,900 582

1,901 to 2,000 614

2,001 to 2,100 784

2,101 to 2,200 823

2,201 to 2,300 860

2,301 to 2,400 895

2,401 to 2,500 935

2,501 to 2,600 1120

2,601 to 2,700 1164

2,701 to 2,800 1204

2,801 to 2,900 1248

2,901 to 3,000 1293

3,001 or more 1566

BLOODY HELL! :huh:

Edited: I painstakingly put gaps in the above list to make it more readable but the editor removed them when I submitted the post. Sorry.

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I suspect if the govt. want to persist with punative road taxes they're going to have to cut the bands soon anyway. With cars like the polo coming in well under 100g/km and the petrol/electric hybrids like the planned Merc down to 37 g/km these bands will soon be obsolete.

what, like a tax on cycling perhaps....

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I already pay £400. Ridiculous. Something like £250 would be a lot fairer. Hopefully, Cameroon will sort this out when he gets into power next year.

Because Tory governments lower taxes - very good!

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what, like a tax on cycling perhaps....

There is an environmental cost in the production of bicycles but given their longevity (I've owned a dozen cars, but only two bicycles) VAT would not be the best way to raise such revenue.

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