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#151515 - 19th Mar 2007 7:17pm Road Tax Warning
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Watch out gas guzzlers?

Road Tax is set to go Stupid for the gas guzzlers !
At this weeks budget?
Or When ever it is.

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#151516 - 19th Mar 2007 7:21pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: Mark]
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distusting in every way shape and form, im fuckking off from this contry soon. its disgusting, tax just take s the piss, fair enough i don t mind paying tax, providing thats its getting spent wizely, but it aint so whats the fookin point, 'oh here gorden brown, please take some of my money to give to chavs and immigrants and big stupid domes and a war in another country and a stadium to watch people run and shit', this country is a tit.


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#151518 - 19th Mar 2007 7:56pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: sanchez
distusting in every way shape and form, im fuckking off from this contry soon. its disgusting, tax just take s the piss, fair enough i don t mind paying tax, providing thats its getting spent wizely, but it aint so whats the fookin point, 'oh here gorden brown, please take some of my money to give to chavs and immigrants and big stupid domes and a war in another country and a stadium to watch people run and shit', this country is a tit.


ide like to second that. noonoo

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#151561 - 19th Mar 2007 11:33pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: Wheels]
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To be fair, if people have the money to waste on their 20mpg and less gas guzzlers, then 400 a year is nothing to them is it really??

wink

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#151564 - 19th Mar 2007 11:36pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: MattLFC]
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To be fair, if people have the money to waste on their 20mpg and less gas guzzlers, then 400 a year is nothing to them is it really??

wink


well i do drive one and i dont have the money. hand

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#151565 - 19th Mar 2007 11:37pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: Wheels]
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get a more economical car that you can afford to tax then wink

Dunno if im missing something here, but that seems a pretty simple and basic part of life to me.

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#151566 - 19th Mar 2007 11:37pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: MattLFC]
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what classes as a gas guzzler?

I just keep hearing 4x4's will be getting taxed.

Buy what about 1.6l 4x4's?

Surely some are more economical than some cars?
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#151567 - 19th Mar 2007 11:40pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: MattLFC]
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get a more economical car that you can afford to tax then wink

Dunno if im missing something here, but that seems a pretty simple and basic part of life to me.


I've had it 3weeks. idiot

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#151569 - 19th Mar 2007 11:42pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: Wheels]
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Lol, lets all remove the worry of taxation and petrol etc, the cheapest way to get about is walking, anywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

Mind you if we all started walking, they would start taxing us per metre within a few weeks guaranteed!!!

smile

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#152214 - 30th Mar 2007 12:30pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
Lol, lets all remove the worry of taxation and petrol etc, the cheapest way to get about is walking, anywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

smile


Useful matty, most people don't have the time tho do they! smile
There are peole out there who really need 4x4s with large eingines and they earn only a little to boot. Farmers are gonna get F'd over once again by the government!

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#152215 - 30th Mar 2007 12:43pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: CustomIce]
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But where is the line that classes you car as a gas guzzler?
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#152217 - 30th Mar 2007 12:55pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: CustomIce]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
Lol, lets all remove the worry of taxation and petrol etc, the cheapest way to get about is walking, anywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

smile


Useful matty, most people don't have the time tho do they! smile
There are peole out there who really need 4x4s with large eingines and they earn only a little to boot. Farmers are gonna get F'd over once again by the government!

At the end of the day, if ye can't afford to run the vehicle, ye can't afford to run it, simple as. Most farmers who are real farmers drive defenders anyway, not these plastic pieces of crap that your average footballer and gangsta wannabe drives, and I can't really see them being defined as gas guzzlers. Anyone who drives a Defender imho is driving it because they need it for whatever reason, and should not be punished for doing so, 99.9% of people would not choose to drive one out of choice.

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#152219 - 30th Mar 2007 2:51pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: MattLFC]
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To be fair its a bit harsh calling it road tax then.

Road tax implies it is to cover damage to roads - which 4x4s do, as they are heavier.

Sports cars do less damage to the road but are punished for their mpg.

Environment tax would a better name, though dont we already pay enough tax on the fuel - which, at the end of the day will be relitive to the amount of fuel you use?
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#152223 - 30th Mar 2007 4:40pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: StuyMac]
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thank god i own a tiny car, with a measly 1.3l engine
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#152224 - 30th Mar 2007 5:06pm Re: Road Tax Warning [Re: turbo_stu]
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1.3L...RX8 anyone?

Defenders quoted combined is 28.2 mpg so not fantastic.

Matty, come on stop siding with this goverment as they have a habbit of destroying the systems that were working. NHS on its way to serious problems, prisons at bursting point, illegal immigrants and sex offenders disappearing, need i continue.

People could afford to run the cars they had when the tax was lower, its been a bit of a surprise and has landed lots of people in it. And without sounding like i'm having a go mate, get off that high horse!

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