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Old 7th October 2014, 12:32 PM
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Default Road Tax Prices

This is a little bit of a bugbear for me since mine pretty much 500 a year.
With the tax changing this month and the introduction of monthly payments I thought I would take a look and work it out.

Used this web site.
http://carfueldata.dft.gov.uk/

12 months tax:
485

6 months tax:
266.75
Unless I do it by DD, which means its 254.63.

Monthly via DD:
42.44

2 6 monthly tickets is 533.50.
If I bought two 6 monthly tickets it would cost me an extra 48.50.

12 monthly tickets via DD is 509.28
6 monthly via DD is 509.28
If I did it via DD it would cost me and extra 24.28

Bit of random tax information for a 3.0 TDI on a 06 plate.
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Old 7th October 2014, 02:41 PM
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You can get the monthly payment figures from the DVLA direct, put the reg number in the site below, then scroll down.

https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

You cannot buy a 6 month tax and pay by DD, the saving is because your actually paying for 12 months instead of 2x 6 months.
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Old 7th October 2014, 03:39 PM
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I came close to replacing my D2 S8 this year with a newer D3.

The increase in road tax was one of the reasons I decided not to. I only pay 285 per year for the D2.

Another reason was simply that I couldn't bring myself to part with it. It's been such a good car that I decided to spend some money sprucing it up instead.
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Old 7th October 2014, 06:46 PM
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I pay 285 for my 2004 D3, if you get an earlier one its not subjected to the high tax bracket.
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Old 7th October 2014, 07:15 PM
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I pay 285 for my 2004 D3, if you get an earlier one its not subjected to the high tax bracket.
Good to know. I thought the tax jumped up somewhere around 2003. So are the higher tax vehicles 2005 and later?

Still, when I do eventually change my D2 for something newer, I'll be looking for something a bit more than 2 years newer. I'll probably be looking for something less than 8 years old, which was how old my D2 S8 was when I bought it.
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I cannot understand why anyone would base their car choice on the cost of road fund licence when the difference is less than 2 tanks of petrol.

It grieves me that my tax is more than my insurance, but I wouldn't switch to a lesser car just to save 215 per annum on tax.
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i've got 56 plate and my road tax is still 285
I believe cut off was mid 2006
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My Camper van costs 0 per year (not that I suggest you all rush out and buy one though.............)
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I cannot understand why anyone would base their car choice on the cost of road fund licence when the difference is less than 2 tanks of petrol.
Well, it's an ongoing increase (2 tanks every year) but for me it wasn't the main reason, it just kinda swung it when I was contemplating upgrading. The main reason I didn't change is because my current S8 has been such a good car, coupled with the cost of buying another car, I was already leaning towards keeping my D2 when I realised the tax would be nearly twice as much.

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i've got 56 plate and my road tax is still 285
Interesting. So what year does it increase I wonder?
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There was a change to the 3.0TDi just after the switchover which dropped it from the top bracket to the next one down.
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