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my car is a 16 mar 01 slk320, just look up figures and it looks like its going to cost me £415 a year,Road tax - Parker's
also with the silly fuel prices and low MPG it doesnt seen worth keeping the car:crybaby2: if the car was 3 weeks younger it would be £180 ayear to tax
 

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yes your right your tax is going up from £210 to £415 for next year and then up tp £430 the year after.
a complete rip off and there is nothing you can do about it .

when i bought my 1999 230 a few months ago i noticed that 2001 models were looking cheaper than the older models and this is the reason why , so i made sure i bought an older one

second hand values on post march 2001 cars is going to crash , i thought the govenment wanted to get rid of old cars off the road not new ones .

its getting crazy its gonna get to a point when your paying £1000 a year in tax,insurance and mot , a year before you even drive it anywhere .

Some people will say the usual things like if you can afford the car then you can afford the tax , this is not the point , why should we pay extra , car tax is ment to be for the roads not for the fat cats pocket.

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keep it...don't drive it for a year...viola! cheaper!

my car is a 16 mar 01 slk320, just look up figures and it looks like its going to cost me £415 a year,Road tax - Parker's
also with the silly fuel prices and low MPG it doesnt seen worth keeping the car:crybaby2: if the car was 3 weeks younger it would be £180 ayear to tax
:):)
 

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Well I would like to ask how you voted in the last election ?

If it was labour... You have got what you asked and voted for, so TUFF !!

If you did not vote..You did not care then, so CANT moan now !

If your a tory... Yes it sucks big style, And frankly takes the piss.

Does not effect me as my car missed the date Muhahaha.
 

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wait....

Well I would like to ask how you voted in the last election ?

If it was labour... You have got what you asked and voted for, so TUFF !!

If you did not vote..You did not care then, so CANT moan now !

If your a tory... Yes it sucks big style, And frankly takes the piss.

Does not effect me as my car missed the date Muhahaha.
you guys VOTE for your elected officials? now that is weird...
http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_sounds/hg/mustbe.wav
 

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They are political partys

Labour are left wing socialists

Torys are right wing capitalists

We have parts of the uk, with more people dependant on the state, through welfare or working for, then in Russia in the communist days.
 

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you miss my subtle humor

They are political partys

Labour are left wing socialists

Torys are right wing capitalists

We have parts of the uk, with more people dependant on the state, through welfare or working for, then in Russia in the communist days.
:crybaby2::crybaby2::crybaby2:
 

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Sorry I was a bit slow there :D
 

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i voted BNP as this country is so crazy nowadays and only some one so extreme can sort out this mess
 

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BNP

Bank National Paris :confused:
wow something bazzle doesnt know :D i though he knew everything
BNP is a brunch od racist tosser who thinks if you are english you own the world and all non white british should go back to where they come from
 

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Where did you get the information about the tax going up? the only stuff I can find is showing this years rates on the DVLA website that says the higher rate applies only to vehicles registered after 23/03/06
The cost of vehicle tax for cars, motorcycles, light goods vehicles and trade licences : Directgov - Motoring

And I really can't see how having to pay twice the tax will stop people using there cars...the tax if not related to how much you use the car, its an ownership tax, so if I have to pay twice as much then why should I leave the car at home and find alternative means of transport...it makes no sense to raise taxes on cars in this way that already exist.
 

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It was 03 cars

But sneeky labour back dated it to 01 and did not tell anyone, They slipped it out on a day with a shit storm was raging about something else, As they do !
 

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Well the good old labour government comes to the rescue for the environment in the only way they can think of...by taxing people...that was their same answer recently to tackle the problem of binge drinking, they put tax on drink, yet only a few years back they agreed to longer bar opening times and town planners have encouraged bars and clubs into the town centres to be grouped together...these are the same planners that allow out of town shopping zones to spring up around the edges of major towns and cities that are impractical to get to without a car!

Would it make anyone sell their "polluting" cars to avoid the tax? well I can imagine it's going to be hard to sell an SLK now without dropping the price which is pointless if you are trying to save money on the tax...so i shall be keeping mine and using it for every tiny little journey...if i am paying to pollute then why shouldn't i?
 

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but it doesnt make sense
Insurance, £800
Road tax £430
10000miles a year @ 25mpg = 400 gallons @ £5 = £2000
so without maintence it cost £3230 for a year for 10000miles

on my other car Renault Scenic 1.5dci
insurance £250
Road tax £115
10000miles at 50mpg 200 gallons @ £5.40 = £1080
total £1445
so its £3230 vs £1445 a big difference hence i am selling my car and getting a fiesta tdci that is even cheaper to run, £35 road tax, 60mpg
 

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Meh I will stick with whatever car I want, Im not letting the gov tell me what to drive !

Im not gona be some eco robot, just because of the cost.

Its my car and my life, And if they want me to conform, They can suck my purple monsta !
 

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Well the good old labour government comes to the rescue for the environment in the only way they can think of...by taxing people...that was their same answer recently to tackle the problem of binge drinking, they put tax on drink, yet only a few years back they agreed to longer bar opening times and town planners have encouraged bars and clubs into the town centres to be grouped together...these are the same planners that allow out of town shopping zones to spring up around the edges of major towns and cities that are impractical to get to without a car!

Would it make anyone sell their "polluting" cars to avoid the tax? well I can imagine it's going to be hard to sell an SLK now without dropping the price which is pointless if you are trying to save money on the tax...so i shall be keeping mine and using it for every tiny little journey...if i am paying to pollute then why shouldn't i?
Labour Gov doing the exact same here, also same planning , bars etc etc etc....

Um yes, I did know BNP, just being coy :(
 

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Well, don't just bend over and take it from that POS Brown!

Write to your MP and sign Petition to: Remove the unfair and unjust retrospective Vehicle Execise Duty levy (back to 2001 year vehicles) as announced in the Budget on 12/3/08. . Also e-mail Greedy Gordon at Email the PM .

I wrote:

"Dear Prime Minister,

You current taxation regime is unfairly biased against motorists on a modest income. In particular, the Chancellor's outrageous retrospective application of VED bands to all post-2001 vehicles shows just how out of touch your government is with the reality of life.

Under your government, my costs are set to rise next year by over 10 x the rate of inflation due to the rising cost of petrol, associated tax and tax-on-tax, as well as this unjust 100%+ rise in VED.

I have already written to my local MP to ask for his support; I now write to you to ask you to scrap the budget proposals and proposed fuel escalator tax by:

1. Retaining the pre-budget VED banding.

2. Retaining the exemption for pre-2006 vehicles.

3. Abandoning any thought of the 2p tax rise.

If you fail to take swift action over this, I predict that the loss of public confidence in your government will increase exponentially."


I also wrote to my local MP. He happens to be the Leader of the Opposition, David Cameron, who will be the next Prime Minister when the nation shitcans these lying NuLabor spin artists.
 

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Thanks for the petition link Nick...its good to see so many have already signed it already...just signed it myself and going to email it to as many people as i can think of who would be interested.

I plan to write to my MP and to the ever popular PM Brown too...:mad:


Papa - "They can suck my purple monsta !" - please dont tell Labour that...they will invent a Pleasure Tax and may even back date it to all moments of intimacey since Mar 2001:p
 
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