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Post by big blue » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:27 pm

Bri-E wrote:If only they had used their brain cell and charged all these low or zero emission cars £50 a year as they use the roads as well !!

I won't mention free charging points.
Agree with this one. Road Tax based on mileage would be better rather than C02 or value or age etc.

Or better still just scrap it and add to fuel duty as it is a lot less hassle and admin.

Could just buy a VW and pay nothing! :wink:
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Post by MCB » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:29 am

MarkWG wrote:
MCB wrote:I don't have a problem with RFL. Just that many of us have cars that only cover a few thousand miles each year and spend much of there time tucked away in the garage. Not parked on the road even. Yet we still have to pay the same as the guy who uses his car on a daily basis. I just feel that it should be more proportionate.
Yep, me too: that's what SORN is for - not in use or on the road = no tax, if you SORN it. When you want it back on the road, tax online in seconds.
As PeeryGunn said. Having a car SORN is no good if you want to use the car every few weeks. Shows/events, or just taking the car out for a run to keep things moving. The current SORN system just does not work in cases like that. Fine if you are tucking the car away over the winter months. But even on a dry winters day we like to give the cars a run out from time to time.
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Post by mac » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:22 pm

Could this lead to cars being priced at the £40k threshhold , then registered as so.......options then to be fitted as dealer fit only after registration.

Could it lead to Sytner going back to carrying out conversions themselves??
Once the standard vehicle was registered obviously.

Not likely but a way round the tax increases.
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Post by Easy-pd » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:54 pm

Based on mileage I'd pay loads, yet I put in more tax than most on fuel duty. I would hazard a guess higher mileage drivers are grinding the miles in the name of adding to the economy.

Why should I pay any road tax when I have my poor dynamics re welded every quarter. on 35000 miles, I get each wheel rewelded at least every tyre change.

Spend road tax on roads, not benefits and poorly run government departments. If duty went up, but I had smooth, well lit roads, happy days!

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Post by ali » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:36 am

Some good points raised here
In my opinion RFL should be abolished now while the price of a barrel is through the floor. It is an antiquated and unfair system and we need rid.
Also particulate matter and other nasty emissions need to be taken into consideration .Not just CO2 output.
CO2 output was only jumped upon by the wannabe planet huggers that are unaware of the full picture or harm that other emissions cause
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Post by CarlP » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:25 pm

WINNE1 wrote:So no reprieve for that old V10 M5 ...:no
Road tax free when (or if) they make 40 years old though ... Good reason to look after your B10 :D
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