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  1. Suitable Alfa for a 17-year old (Tax and Insurance).

    General Alfa Discussion
    Afternoon all. On the assumption, my boy passes his GCSE's I have promised driving lessons. What would be a suitable first Alfa for a 17-year-old -as in cheap to run, tax and most importantly insure? Looked at 1.2d MiTo and 1.4 MiTo but he would prefer something more classic that he can learn...
  2. Road tax reminder. Slightly confused.

    General Motoring Discussion
    I had a busy day and the cabbage appointed to act as my brain is confused by my road tax reminder (I know it’s not called that.) For six month tax, I can pay £140.25. For six months tax, one off payment, I can pay £133.88. Both will be a one off payment so why the discrepancy? (I know it’s...
  3. Veloce plus extras keeping under the tax limt

    Alfa Giulia
    So, I am going to be ordering a MY2019 spec Veloce this week and now have a decision to make. To keep under the £40k VED limit on the tax and not cost myself an extra £310 per year I am limited in the extras spec I can go for. With the first year's tax not included in the £40k limit and with a...
  4. Cheap Pro Kit from EU- tax changes?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I finally ordered a cheap Pro Kit from the EU. I did so today because I remember something about Brexit is meant to make things more expensive from August. Does anyone know about this? Anyway, I paid £140 to Squadra Sportiva (shop.Alfisiti). Then I looked about. The Pro Kit is £116 on...
  5. car tax issue

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi guys has anyone ever had this issue i bought my car june 2017 and taxed it online paying by monthly direct debit which should automatically renew, I went to my online banking as i was checking my finances and noticed that no money had been taken for june or july. on the dvla check site it...
  6. Sept 2001 V6 Spider �555 per year tax. Ouch!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sept 2001 V6 Spider £555 per year tax. Ouch! I have been looking at cars but I am pretty disgusted by this road tax rate. I pay £290 per year for my Giulia Quadrifoglio FFS. (Registered 24th March 17 just before the recent April 2017 increase) And £255 per year for my 1996 TVR Griffith 500...
  7. New tax

    General Motoring Discussion
    I have a question regarding road tax. My car is till showing as taxed to the end of December on the .gov website by the previous owner and the car was in trade. If I tax it now I will have to backdate it from the beginning of June, effectively paying for the whole of June but the original owner...
  8. threatend diesel £1000 tax charge

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi any of you been following the debate over the proposed additional £1000 pound a year tax on all diesels. This after spending the last 10 years trying to get us all into them from petrol cars :furious::furious::furious: Like tohear a few thoughts .
  9. 2017 Car Tax

    Alfa Giulia
    Just been looking at the vehicle tax changes that kick in from 1st April. I hadn't come across this until today so it's come as a bit of a shock. Here's an article in the mirror that should help spell it out. Suffice it to say anyone thinking of waiting for a '17 plate like me might want to now...
  10. 1.4 - 170 Road Tax & CO2

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello Everyone. Did i miss a trick or has there been a **** up on the road tax system? G QV line - 1.4 - 170hp TCT, book states 117 CO2's per whatever. letter in the post today states 114. am i right in thinking this has come about with the engine ecu updates that killed all the fun in D...
  11. How Chris Knott is combating the upcoming insurance tax rise...

    Insurance Section
    You’ll probably be aware that the former Chancellor (in November 2015's budget) levied a second increase in Insurance Premium Tax on unsuspecting motorists, bringing the duty up a further half a percent to a ‘nice’ round 10%. This following another recent increase from 6% to 9.5%. The new 10%...
  12. Tax Rate on an imported car

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi guys My first foray into Alfa was a 2004 diesel GT. I replaced that with another diesel GT and now have a 09 159 Ti 2.0 Jtdm. I also have a nice little 98 TS Spider. Anyway, circumstances may be changing where I won't need a car to commute. And I've always kinda regretted getting rid of the...
  13. 156 sw 2.5 v6 car tax

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    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 ? Thanks
  14. question about car tax

    Hi all I've just rec'd letter from the DVLA saying my new Giuli needs to be taxed from 30th November. I was told there was no tax in the first year - the car is registered 31st December. So is the DVLA ripping me off? Or does the fact my car was registered for 1 day in December mean I lose a...
  15. FIAT Chrysler EU Tax bill!

    General Alfa Discussion
    EU Regulators to Require Starbucks, Fiat Pay Millions of Euros in Back Taxes - WSJ
  16. Tax exemption ... again

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Sorry to bring this up again but I've just had a conversation with DVLA who tell me my Spider will be tax exempt from 01/01/16, according to their own website it doesn't become exempt until 01/04/2016.... - bit confused Facts; Registered 01/10/1975 Build date - according to Marco is 26/05/1975...
  17. Driving on sorn without tax

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Went to Glasgow to collect my 156 on the 13th Aug,didn't tax it as it required more work (n/s driveshaft) and it appears I can drive to and from an MOT. The Alfa actually passed its MOT on the 12th of Aug. Unfortunately a few days later I received a letter from the DVLA enforcement centre asking...
  18. New old replica tax disks

    General Motoring Discussion
    Maybe slightly sad but I was reading about this company Tax Disc - Order Form so I've bitten the bullet and ordered a period correct slighly aged tax disk for my S4 Spider. They have all the car details on file so issuing office, cost and even the supplying dealer. Really nice people to deal...
  19. Car Tax Question

    General Motoring Discussion
    I have just bought a says on the DVLA site that it has tax and MOT on it as attached In the good old days a tax and MOT disc gave you peace of mind when you bought a car. If it says it on the site do i take that as gospel ? I have i able to drive the car legally now...
  20. 2008 2.4 Qtronic (200) vs 210BHP Tax Rate

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've a January 2008 2.4 Qtronic 159 which is showing on the V5 as being 210BHP but according to the panel inside the driver's door is actually 200BHP. I've seen on the forum that the 2.4 QTronics are, in fact, 200BHP (something to do with Turbo). Anyways, because my 159 comes up as a 210 on the...