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Lexus at Auction: Motoring Discussion forum
I was thinking about buying 'a hobby car' - I even took out a loan as my bank was doing a deal. I may use the '14 days right to cancel' facility and wait till next year when cars will drop some more and interests may well be lower.
I did have my eye on a 166, due to the good value, bangs for the buck quotient, though I prefer the 164 more, but the trader has increased the price of it.
A colleague that regularly trades in his new, or newish cars looked at getting a 166 a couple of years ago from a local car supermarket, but rather like this case they seem to have advertised it at a different price.
I really resent this CO2 bunkum. It'll cost them dear come election time.
I know someone that in the spring despite my advice not to bought a 2003 Audi A4 3.0 V6 Quattro from their local Audi dealer for about £11K. It had had one owner and not done 20K miles. I think the Carbons are 269gm, but how much polluting has it done over 5 years at mileage. For the current owner it's a self indulgent 'treat' a reward, a delay gratification and they justified the spend saying that it was costing them about as much as their season ticket on the train that they don't now need due to a job change.
How much tax have they taken out of that car in the purchase price, the cost of extras, tax on fuel, tax on the insurance and road tax and servicing and tyres?
Surely the easiest way to deal with this is just put it on fuel duty? Therefore if you drive a heavily polluting car (by their yardstick) and do the miles you pay at the pump.
It's about time they realised that they work for us, we pay their wages and we're not a cash cow to be milked. We're not here to keep the government awash in cash. I don't know who's worse for taking chunks out of us? Big Business or the Treasury?
2AM news the main man at HBOS reckons that the credit crunch will continue until the US property market picks up and that 'could' be 18 months.