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Mick.M

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Just paid £330 for the car tax, it always goes up every year.
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Shame the roads dont get any better though.
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Shame the roads dont get any better though.

🤣 I know Im considering unlowering my st because of the roads where I live , and I pay 7 lots of road tax for nothing 🙄
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Yeah but, if you ride a push bike and dont pay a penny, theyll build you a nice new cycle path, at great cost to us motorists, just to keep the tree huggers happy. 😁
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What I don't understand is that you can own a BMW 320d with £30 year tax, cover 30.000 miles a year pumping out :censored: into the atmosphere, but own a 2.5, 5 cylinder petrol Focus, cover not even 3,000 miles a year and pay £330....
The tree huggers and Lycra clad fascist brigade are finally getting their way.
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Whoops Ive just done nearly 3k miles in 3 months in my mk2 st 🤦🏼‍♂️😂
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I believe if the roads were road worthy, then garages would start to lose money and go out of business.

They say Bristol is one of the greenest cities in the UK, but the roads are so bad you can't go anywhere comfortably.
I've just had a 4 wheel alignment done, passenger side was 1.5mm out on toe, the suspension settling wasn't an issue as I thought, only had it done 5 months ago, and have covered only a few thousand miles, but destroyed the F/N/S tyre.
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Ron240

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I remember back to 2007 when I had a(2002) Volvo S40 and the next years tax was going up to around £240 and it was enough to make me want to change cars...so i did.

From 2012 onwards I have been fortunate enough to buy brand new cars, and from 2017 onwards I refuse to buy any car with a list price of over £40k.

Complete rip off with no reasonable justification whatsovever! :Tantrum:



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Noisy Boy

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 (I refuse to buy any car with a list price of over £40k)

I wish I was able to afford to be able to refuse to do that
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Jason

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 (I refuse to buy any car with a list price of over £40k)

I wish I was able to afford to be able to refuse to do that


Same here, although there isn't really anything I'd want to buy, but having the money certainly would be nice :lol:
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What I don't understand is that you can own a BMW 320d with £30 year tax, cover 30.000 miles a year pumping out :censored: into the atmosphere, but own a 2.5, 5 cylinder petrol Focus, cover not even 3,000 miles a year and pay £330....
The tree huggers and Lycra clad fascist brigade are finally getting their way.

Yeah I think put the tax on fuel would be fairer...but then again there are the increasing number of electric cars...I don't know...any suggestions?


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Noisy Boy

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Pay per mile would be a fairer system as those who travel more pollute more?

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Noisy Boy

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Pay per mile?

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Ron240

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(I refuse to buy any car with a list price of over £40k)
I wish I was able to afford to be able to refuse to do that

Haha....yeah I know what you mean.
Being perfectly honest I cant either. :D

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[quote name="Verodrive" post="7233287" timestamp="1606602554"]

Yeah I think put the tax on fuel would be fairer...but then again there are the increasing number of electric cars...I don't know...any suggestions?[/quote
Fuel duty is already 75%, might as well push it to 85%, the good old British motorists are mug enough to swallow it. 🤪
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