i didnt say fair i said fairer ie every body is het up that this is a 4x4 tax only even nowMartyn said:It isnt fair, my defender puts out 282 g/km which would get me slapped with the £1800 tax bill, but I do less than 4000 miles a year - that's 1.1 tonnes of CO2 a year.
Put that next to a 1.6 eurobox that puts out 200g/km and an owner who does 20,000 miles a year and they are putting out 4 tonnes of CO2 a year. Their personal carbon footprint is 4x mine, yet they get low tax and I get taxed £1800 a year. How is that fair?
The only thing that is fair is to tax the fuel, because it's both CO2 efficiency and total mileage that are the problem. Taxing fuel is the only form of taxation that fairly addresses both issues.
its not acording to the very first post
its a tax one a high emission vehicular so the Thread Title is missleading
it should be 'High Emissions Vehicules to pay £1800pa Road tax'
so what happens people stop buying landrovers new and second hand etc
or low MPG petrol cars for that matter
well i suspect 4x4s will appear that are lower emission etc and converion stuff for existing
If they do the emissions based on the yearly MOT test and not new manufactures figures you will see cars just under gradually creep up over the years and into the high tax
mainly i was trying to point out that most of the posts here have the wrong end of the stick if you have a 4x4 does not mean you WILL pay the tax (if it happens) unfortunatly if it happens a lot of people Will get bitten untill better performance 4x4s are avalible.
See still not reading the actual 1st post correctly
But by picking on the 4x4 market etc they are limiting the number of people they will be upsetting.
ATBThe taxation of 4x4 owners to help fight global pollution is just another money grabbing idea
PS Ill Get My Coat :swordfigh