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Road tax increase - will yours be more?

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paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 09:42:25

Not even sure what ours will be - we have an older BMW, don't think they do the same model any more! We don't currently come under their A-G rating, presumably as our car is over 10 years old.

ChopsTheDuck Thu 10-Jul-08 09:43:41

yep we have an mpv so big engine.

paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 09:50:35

would you change your car because of it though?

palaver Thu 10-Jul-08 09:52:19

I think mine's going up, but no I won't be changing my car.

AnAngelWithin Thu 10-Jul-08 09:53:54

paddington look on your v5 log book at the emmisions. then go here or here to work out the tax based on the emissions.

AnAngelWithin Thu 10-Jul-08 09:54:31

ours will be going up from £210 to £260 a year which isnt too bad i suppose. we have a 1.8 zafira.

AnAngelWithin Thu 10-Jul-08 09:57:47

its on the bbc website too

bonkerz Thu 10-Jul-08 10:03:34

am thinking of selling mpv and buying 2 smaller cars to cut tax but would mean taking 2 cars when we go out on family journeys

paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 10:23:46

oh dear I don't think our emissions will be great! We pay £200 pa currently. We don't actually drive the car that much - it stays on the drive most of the week- but can't really get rid of it completely as our families live away and it's not that easy by train.
If we were to change the car though, I don't think we'd get that much for it and then would need a loan for another!

AnAngelWithin Thu 10-Jul-08 10:25:20

you emmisions will be close to ours then as ours is £210 pa at the moment?

paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 10:28:17

done a bit more research and it looks like our tax won't come under the new rules as our car was registered before 2001...

AnAngelWithin Thu 10-Jul-08 10:30:43

ah yes your ok then!!

paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 10:31:08

checked on parkers website - they say our tax will stay at £200 pa as it's still on the old rules, based on engine size.

edam Thu 10-Jul-08 10:34:48

Oh great. Looks as if we will have to pay MORE because we can only afford an old car, pre-2001. So the poorer you are, the more you have to pay? Madness. If we had the same model, post-2001, we'd be paying £150 less!

mrsflowerpot Thu 10-Jul-08 10:37:01

no edam, it's the other way round - if your car is pre-2001 it's exempt from the new rules. DH's car is (just) pre-2001 and we're breathing a huge sigh of relief tbh.

paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 10:41:12

yes I suspect if we bought a similar model but newer, we'd pay less too. Not that we could afford the newer model! If we bought newer we'd change the make/model completely.

WendyWeber Thu 10-Jul-08 10:46:36

Mine's a 2002 diesel Zafira, mine goes up from £170 to £205 then £210.

DH's is a 1999 Corolla diesel so his is too old for the changes (but his tax was more than mine before)

Flibbertyjibbet Thu 10-Jul-08 10:47:47

Have looked at those links but can't find out what my car's emissions are.

Its a Rover 214 1993 (or maybe 1994)

I bought it new when I was single and had money for new cars, just as I was thinking of getting rid of it the kiddies came along. Then everytime I think I might change it, it passes its MOT. So all it costs me is insurance petrol and car tax.

Can someone tell me what my car tax will be or as its a pre-2001 car will it stay at the £120 I pay at the moment? In which case I'll hang on to it a while longer smile

AnAngelWithin Thu 10-Jul-08 10:57:21

it will stay the same flibberty cos its before 2001

Flibbertyjibbet Thu 10-Jul-08 10:59:41

Oh well, I will just have to continue blazing a trail for running well maintained but ancient cars in the current economic climate grin

I'm self employed so tend to park round the corner when I first visit a potential client blush. Then when I get the work I park where I like!

WendyWeber Thu 10-Jul-08 11:04:39

It will stay the same for now, but before this new scheme road tax always went up a bit every year, so I would guess it still will.

katw3kitts Thu 10-Jul-08 11:09:41

Mine will go up, as will DH's.

It wont make us change our cars though and probably wont make us drive any less.

LazyLinePainterJane Thu 10-Jul-08 11:09:58

Well DH will be getting a company car this year and on the list is the new Focus Econetic, which will sneak us into band B at £35 a year. Could never afford to buy one outright though.

sarah293 Thu 10-Jul-08 11:11:04

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paddingtonbear1 Thu 10-Jul-08 11:12:35

when (if!) we do get another car though, if it's post 2001 we will check the tax band. My friend didn't do this, and ended up paying the same for her 1.4 daewoo as we pay for our older 2.3 BMW!

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