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Title: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 06, 2019, 03:45:42 PM
Just got my road tax renewal omg £300 now.


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Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: PatchySan on July 06, 2019, 05:07:58 PM
Yeah just renewed mine, seem to keep going up £10 a year. Had a discussion with my mate who owns a Golf MK7 Diesel and he does 24,000 miles a year yet pays just £20 road tax for it, I do 3x less mileage yet pay 15x more for it. Doesn't really make any sense this VED business.
Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: colesey on July 06, 2019, 05:18:09 PM
What they do in Jersey (where I come from) is to collect the road tax at the fuel pumps with an increased level of VAT. That way, the people who use the roads more pay their way more fairly. It also hits the owners of less efficient vehicles more heavily. This would be easy to implement in UK but minority interests would likely kick up a fuss.
Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: Wastegate86 on July 06, 2019, 10:17:09 PM
You're still paying less than my R32, plus I only do about 2k miles a year!

Was told about the Jersey way over 6years ago, think it's a great idea but it'll never happen here.
Title: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 07, 2019, 12:26:14 AM
Be a lot better if it was like Jersey I could get more cars then. Not sure the Mrs will buy that idea lol.

That’s why I never got a r32 tax is a joke and I already have a Corrado VR6, with a cracking sound track and to be honest I like a four pot turbo nice and light on the front, so hence the ED30. To have AWD would of been nice, as I have never had a car with that setup and would of liked one. Oh well maybe if I get bored with the ED or they blood tax of the road. lol


Yes in the last two years the tax gone up £20, It’s a joke. If you have a mk7.5 Golf R that only cost you £135 road tax a year if I remember right!  Surely the higher road tax is going to hit the value of the cars making it a less palatable choice keeping them on the road.


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Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: rich83 on July 07, 2019, 02:29:02 AM
Just got my road tax renewal omg £300 now.


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Got home at 1:30am to a nice Dvla  letter saying the same. Robbing ****s
Title: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 07, 2019, 10:07:04 AM
Yeah just renewed mine, seem to keep going up £10 a year. Had a discussion with my mate who owns a Golf MK7 Diesel and he does 24,000 miles a year yet pays just £20 road tax for it, I do 3x less mileage yet pay 15x more for it. Doesn't really make any sense this VED business.

The joke is diesels are more polluting!

The fuel stinks it makes a complete mess when it goes anywhere it’s just disgusting.
Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: Shamm on July 07, 2019, 05:53:51 PM
We pay the road tax but never seems to get used to repair the damn pot holes !!!!
Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 07, 2019, 09:59:56 PM
We pay the road tax but never seems to get used to repair the damn pot holes !!!!

Dam pot holes had my front alloy repaired 2x due to them dam things on my back road runner. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/c6bab8253f299bddaba3fc5c67f89105.jpg)


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Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: Shamm on July 07, 2019, 11:27:00 PM
We pay the road tax but never seems to get used to repair the damn pot holes !!!!

Dam pot holes had my front alloy repaired 2x due to them dam things on my back road runner. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/c6bab8253f299bddaba3fc5c67f89105.jpg)


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S**t mate trying getting onto the council to pay for the damage?
Title: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 07, 2019, 11:55:14 PM
Nah couldn’t be bothered with the hassle to be honest. Cost £72 to repair, dropped the wheel off on the way to work. Got a call by 15:00 and by 16:00 wheel was back on car. All sorted on same day. I should of been looking where I was driving, so my fault to be fair. Happy dayz.
Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: ljc19630 on July 08, 2019, 08:24:32 PM
Still cheaper than the £550 I pay for my CLS63 AMG s


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Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 08, 2019, 08:48:49 PM
Still cheaper than the £550 I pay for my CLS63 AMG s


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OMG!


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Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: ldor1 on July 09, 2019, 10:54:25 AM
Live in Ireland 07 Gti  €710.
Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: amanda on July 09, 2019, 12:44:01 PM
 :thinking: hmmmmmmmmmm my dvla rip off letter has just landed reminding me that I have to pay £300 to tax a 14 yr old car.
I have decided that the dvla need to increase tax to pay for multi lingual signs on the m6 .........no where in Europe do they do this :fighting:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7226671/M6-digital-motorway-signs-nine-foreign-languages-driver-problems.html
Title: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 09, 2019, 01:56:40 PM
:thinking: hmmmmmmmmmm my dvla rip off letter has just landed reminding me that I have to pay £300 to tax a 14 yr old car.
I have decided that the dvla need to increase tax to pay for multi lingual signs on the m6 .........no where in Europe do they do this :fighting:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7226671/M6-digital-motorway-signs-nine-foreign-languages-driver-problems.html


Makes you wonder, it’s all the cars with little to no road tax we are paying for.

To be honest it’s just the start within the next 2 years we are going to see a  bigger increase. I think to the point, it will not be worth the cost on keeping them on the road or they just start MOTing them of the road. Either way we are screwed......


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Title: Re: Road tax
Post by: colesey on July 09, 2019, 06:34:23 PM
That’s a good point. As the take up of electric cars grows, receipts from road tax and congestion charges will fall leaving the Govt / LAs with a funding gap. There’ll be some offset from unwinding the grants presently given on new lecky registrations but not enough. Having a fossil fuelled car will be become increasingly liable for more sin taxes.
Title: Road tax
Post by: Dogma on July 09, 2019, 11:00:40 PM
That’s a good point. As the take up of electric cars grows, receipts from road tax and congestion charges will fall leaving the Govt / LAs with a funding gap. There’ll be some offset from unwinding the grants presently given on new lecky registrations but not enough. Having a fossil fuelled car will be become increasingly liable for more sin taxes.

I’ve looked at electric cars only a small one to replace the polo, as we get free changing at work so why not, but the prices are just to crazy atm. Second hand electric cars would a mine field due to battery wear etc. The future for car ownership don’t look good.

I know it’s not over yet, but like anything in life it’s here before you know it. 


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