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some serious tax bills.

i dont think i could own a vehicle that wanted much more then £250 a year

My 2010 T5.1 £140 a year
My 2007 BMW 330D £240 a year
Wifes 2007 VW Eos £205 a year

I can tax all 3 of them for the price of some of these on here 😱
 

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mine is velle exec 09, still cant understand nearly 600 quid tax :oops:
It’s a typical government thing. Up until 2006, cars were measured on co2 emissions and the 3.2 petrol T5 was in the top band. In 2006 new bands were introduced and being a 3.2 litre 2 1/2 ton lump, it ended up in the new top band. Since LPG doesn’t help reduce the rate, maybe you should convert to electric ⚡
 

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Yeah, before March 23rd 2006 the higher emissions bands L, M etc were pegged at the same level as band K (201-225 g/km) so they're £330.

VW launched the BNZ 130PS engine about that time but the 2006 manual models made 226 g/km so they get penalised. The 174PS had lower CO2 (bigger turbo, lower back pressure at part load??). For 2007 they fiddled the numbers, polished the tyres and folded in the door mirrors (I made that bit up) and got the CO2 down to 221? and those models get band K £330. The automatic 2.5s are thirsty so they all jump up into the silly band again.

My little old mini drops into the £20 band, my Golf is £30, camper £330 and the car I never get to drive is £580...should SORN that?
 
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