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156 sw 2.5 v6 car tax

My tax is over 500 a year on an imported car with 06 plate, and yet my friend has same on an 02 but only 290 a year, can anyone explain this ?
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The car tax bands changed on 23 March 2006.
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Also if you are sensible like me and get your self a pre March 2001 car the tax is even less as it fell in the earlier tax bands of under 1600 cc and above 1600 cc cars with a fixed rate of tax.

Yep,crazy I know.

Solution, buy an earlier model and save both on purchace price and road tax.
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Originally Posted by gp3000000 View Post
The car tax bands changed on 23 March 2006.
The bands didn't change as such, but the cap that was in place for cars taxed on emissions registered before then was removed.

So yes a V6 registered after 23rd March 2006 will pay double the tax of one registered before that even though the car concerned was probably built in 2002...

Someone did managed to get their car rebanded based on build date (ie removing the issue of it being declared "new" when registered in 2006).

Worth a try, but don't hold your breath...!!
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My 156v6 is a august 05 so i also pay 290 per yr,only a few months more and i would be paying 500 but tbh id pay that for a year...
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