Road Tax - Gulp!

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Simes123
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Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Simes123 » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 17:01

Road tax due on my 2001 Z3 at the end of this month. Was wondering why my reminder hadn't come yet and realised the digits had been transposed on the house number recorded on the V5. Was mooching around the DVLA website and thought I'd just look up the rate for this year. Nearly fainted. £460 for 12 months! Car is. 2.2i first registered June '01, 229G/Km.

Last year it was 250 ish. Hmm - I only do 3-4k miles a year in it, and lately I've been working away so it is used for more than just the summer, so 6monthly only summer driving use is not viable. I guess this will spell the death knell for these classics - too young to be free. Think I'm just going to do 6months tax, enjoy it for one last summer and part ex it against something boring. Gutted, but can't really justify road tax at that level given the miles I do in her. :(

Must admit I hadn't NB'd that the higher tax was coming in yet.

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by si-forks » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 17:23

Wow my Z4 3.0si is tax band k £270 for the year 209G/Km your only 4G/km over in the top bands

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Simes123 » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 17:26

I'm an idiot. On emissions, its band L, but I missed that in band K there is an asterisk in the DVLA's table that says also for vehicles >225G/km registered before 2006.

Happier now :)

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Rocketbike » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 20:59

Whew - glad it's not just me who gets mixed up and panics! :)

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Simes123 » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 21:15

I had a proper grump on for half an hour or so :)

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Bonzo » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 22:52

Who got the benefit of that? :lol:

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pingu
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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by pingu » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 23:22

I just taxed three cars -

M Roadster = £220
330 = £270
Smart = £100

:shock:
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Alfie
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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Alfie » Sat 23 Feb, 2013 10:36

pingu wrote: M Roadster = £220
:?: :puzzle:
£270 surely?
Or do Scottish people get subsidised???
:twisted:

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Jonttt
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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Jonttt » Sat 23 Feb, 2013 13:18

Alfie wrote:
pingu wrote: M Roadster = £220
:?: :puzzle:
£270 surely?
Or do Scottish people get subsidised???
:twisted:

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Z3cade » Sat 23 Feb, 2013 13:45

Yep mines £220 pa :D
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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by si-forks » Sat 23 Feb, 2013 14:14

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by garyw » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 12:15

Mines very much a Sunday/holiday car and covers less than the average motor.
It is also a modern clean engine- although fair enough the CO and mpg isn't great

However the last few years have been £440, this year it started with a 1....
I don't mind paying my fair share but considering that some cars could be doing four/five times the mileage :head:

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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by Gazza » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 13:15

Stick it on fuel, fairest way............................hang on, I dont pay road Tax for three of mine :lol:
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Re: Road Tax - Gulp!

Post by pingu » Tue 26 Feb, 2013 16:19

It's not a tax based on usage, it's a duty based on ownership with the option of it being free if you don't use it.

I'm looking forward to the VED being online only and there being no need to display. I'll be SORNing/TAXing and vice versa every other month, depending on the weather and the cost of swapping :wink: .
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