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So as from April looks like the new first year road tax goes up to £2015 so affects all v6 purchases which is not a huge jump in itself but the total amount is huge thankfully just for the first year and guess all deposit holders have got over this.it does make me wonder what second year rate would make the car unpalatable. It is also a concern what future budgets will bring (sure nothing we want to hear)
 

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I'm just thankful we haven't got an eye-watering Luxury Car Tax like some countries. The emissions-based taxes in places like France make the V6 virtually uneconomic. They aren't even selling the V6 in China.
 

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Road tax charges are all wrong in the UK. A lot of people have cars like this or Astons and Ferraris as second cars meaning they do hardly any miles and thus don't really do the same damage to the environment as some shitty old diesel doing 30k a year and paying 20 quid a month.

It's about time we put it onto fuel duty and scrap the tax system that way if your cars doesn't move you are not paying tax because funny enough it's not putting out any gases!
 

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Road tax charges are all wrong in the UK. A lot of people have cars like this or Astons and Ferraris as second cars meaning they do hardly any miles and thus don't really do the same damage to the environment as some shitty old diesel doing 30k a year and paying 20 quid a month.

It's about time we put it onto fuel duty and scrap the tax system that way if your cars doesn't move you are not paying tax because funny enough it's not putting out any gases!
I can see a mileage, not fuel based, system coming as they look to recoup all the lost taxes from the move to EVs.
 
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Bet electric will be taxed soon as the loss of revenue from ice cars starts to show .certainly more and more going over to electric ,seem common sight now .the fire risk poses an interesting problem though.
 

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Road tax charges are all wrong in the UK. A lot of people have cars like this or Astons and Ferraris as second cars meaning they do hardly any miles and thus don't really do the same damage to the environment as some shitty old diesel doing 30k a year and paying 20 quid a month.

It's about time we put it onto fuel duty and scrap the tax system that way if your cars doesn't move you are not paying tax because funny enough it's not putting out any gases!
My Emira will be SORN tucked nicely in My garage for winter months anyway, so will be considerably cheaper to tax per year. Also I’m waiting for the i4, it will be cheaper still - keeping my ££s from HMRC further! 😂
 

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I can see a mileage, not fuel based, system coming as they look to recoup all the lost taxes from the move to EVs.
Every car would require a tracker which will kick off the civil liberties, privacy etc. Another example of how little thought went into EV regulation and the tax shortfall.
 

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Road tax charges are all wrong in the UK. A lot of people have cars like this or Astons and Ferraris as second cars meaning they do hardly any miles and thus don't really do the same damage to the environment as some shitty old diesel doing 30k a year and paying 20 quid a month.

It's about time we put it onto fuel duty and scrap the tax system that way if your cars doesn't move you are not paying tax because funny enough it's not putting out any gases!
Now now, logic and being sensible is not allowed in government and politics.
 

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My Emira will be SORN tucked nicely in My garage for winter months anyway, so will be considerably cheaper to tax per year. Also I’m waiting for the i4, it will be cheaper still - keeping my ££s from HMRC further! 😂
The months that are sorned are added to the 5 year high VED so you wont actually gain anything, I discovered this on my Evora 410 GT Sport!!
 

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My Emira will be SORN tucked nicely in My garage for winter months anyway, so will be considerably cheaper to tax per year. Also I’m waiting for the i4, it will be cheaper still - keeping my ££s from HMRC further! 😂
Not like a Scotsman looking after the pennies 😀
 
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So guess if I sorn mine in the first year as probably won’t get till October and won’t use in salty roads I won’t get the full prorata refund of the £2015
 

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The months that are sorned are added to the 5 year high VED so you wont actually gain anything, I discovered this on my Evora 410 GT Sport!!
Please explain more? If I pay VED monthly, and SORN months are not charged surely….
 

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Please explain more? If I pay VED monthly, and SORN months are not charged surely….
You pay higher VED for vehicles over £40k, this is for a 5 year period and then it drops to the normal VED, however if the vehicle is sorned they add those months to the 5 years. I guess this ensures they get the higher VED for 5 years regardless of it not being taxed for periods!!! Robbers.
 

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You pay higher VED for vehicles over £40k, this is for a 5 year period and then it drops to the normal VED, however if the vehicle is sorned they add those months to the 5 years. I guess this ensures they get the higher VED for 5 years regardless of it not being taxed for periods!!! Robbers.
Ah… but if I SORN it for 4-6months every winter , it will still work out 💪
 

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Ah… but if I SORN it for 4-6months every winter , it will still work out 💪
If you SORN the car for 6 months every year then the raised VED would effectivley last for 10 years. If you keep the car then this probably is not an issue but it may put off people if you want to sell the vehicle.
 

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