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Chris C
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New Road Tax rules

Last year I bought a new medium sized SUV to tow my caravan. (Yes, I've heard all that before! But it could be a boat, horse or even a racing car!) It cost £44900.

Now, a year later, I find that I'm hit by a 'sneaky' tax hike up from £145 to £490pa just because it was new & cost over £40000 Rage  Rage 

How does that make sense?

A modern car does a better mpg & produces less emissions. But yet 'the powers that be' (Bastards to you & me!!) prefer us to be driving around in older polluting cars!!! Yet more pointless crap from Westminster!

But you can still drive your classic car................................as long as you can find the correct fuel to go in it Rage Rage

Grumpy from East Dorset

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I'm afraid to say this tax change on new cars was introduced in April 2017, so you missed out on your homework before buying. It's only for the first year or two I think.
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Pah!

In Denmark I'm paying in the region of 1k/yr for my VW Transporter van (and it could have been 1.5k if I haden't reduced the MGW to 2.5t) and around £750 for my Passat.

These rates are to go up by almost 40% in the next 4 years. If it had been a SUV the rates would have been around 3k/yr!

The 450/yr is what I pay for my VW Gold MK2 from 1990...

So please stop moaning ;-)

 

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And don't forget the 180% import duty on (new and used) cars coming into Denmark. Eek

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2.2 merc Vito van on IOM £385. 1600 seven £168 ,but it's 12 month tax for both ,no six months here ,but also no MOT 

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I've calculated the retail price for a 485R SV to some GBP 130k It's no longer kust based on price but also depends on emissions
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Yes Chris, all that's been in place for almost 5 years now. £40k + 'luxury car tax'. 

Once our Government decides it can't really allow EVs to be tax free, the majority of cars will be in that bracket. 
 

 

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The luxury car tax thing I guess they say if you can afford £40k plus then it’s affordable for you. It disappears after 5 years or something so ideal for a used car buyer wanting a decent sized engine car now. Personally I think the ev cars over £40k should also pay it otherwise it’s not exactly a fair tax on paying over that. Didn’t realise they didn’t as I’ve never looked at a new ev. 

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I think my F80 M3 costs me about 185 euros p.a. as our road tax is based on where you live. Being in a small rural village means there is less government investment for the roads/parking to be paid for than if we were in a city. :) 

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We are lucky here in Alberta, annual registration fee is $84 / £48 no matter what the car. There is also no MOT or equivalent for any car already in the province, only the concept of being issued a "fix-it" ticket by the police if they deem the car unsafe or too noisy. Although we pay more for fuel than in the US, we are generally 2/3 to 1/2 the price of the UK, too.

Where we do have to pay a lot is insurance, typically $1,000 / £600 or so for an average vehicle with full no claims for an average person, a lot due to the hail claims and high frequency of windscreen replacements from the gravel thrown on the snowy winter roads.

James