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    Astra going to be hit hard by the budget

    The chancellor announced he would be introducing a new top tier of vehicle excise duty, or road tax, up from £165 to £210 a year.

    In return, Mr Brown said he would be exempting the least polluting cars from tax altogether.

    Meanwhile, up to five million motorists would see their car tax cut or frozen.

    However, the AA says that the total number of cars that will pay no tax at all is just 400.

    By contrast, the decision to introduce a new CO2 emission top tier, measured in grams per kilometre, of 225, itself up from 185, not only brings in high-performance sports cars and large 4x4 vehicles, but also many family cars.

    Among the vehicles affected is one of Vauxhall’s five-door 2-litre Astra models, along with some Minis.

    Unsurprisingly, the AA is unimpressed by the announcement.

    It points out that the extra £45 in annual road tax is unlikely to influence buyers of a new Lamborghini, Ferrari or even a Porsche Cayenne.

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    How's about taxing 2 seater cars more, they may not give out more polution per car, but as they can only carry 2 people they do per person!
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    My housemate isn't happy - his 1988 BMW is going to have to pay more road tax that it's value.
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    Will the Astra GSI turbo be effected in the raise?
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    I thought it was only on new cars and it starys as it is for non new cars.

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    Time to sell up and buy a 1.2 corsa...............again lol
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    soon be time to start taxing push bikes to use the road , then another tax for us to walk on the pavement would probably come along lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi
    I thought it was only on new cars and it starys as it is for non new cars.
    Sorry to say, it applies to all vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi
    I thought it was only on new cars and it starys as it is for non new cars.
    Only new cars get taxed the £210 for 200 odd g\km, cars registered between 51 and 55 get to pay £190 (up from £165) for over 185g\km, me included
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    im buggered in my 2.2
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