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Tax price difference on different bhp models?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3clarke, Nov 21, 2012.

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    [Nov 21, 2012]
    Is this right? As i was just wondering why my s3 225bhp tax is £145ish for 6 months, yet my pals 210bhp model is £128ish i think.

    i want cheap tax too :(
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    my 210 is £220 for 12 months.

    yes there is a slight difference between the 2. emissions and all that
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    Tax rules changed late 2001 iirc. Pre 2001 there's only 2 categories for cars, below 1400cc engines and over 1400cc engines. 2001 on its based on exhaust emissions.
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    yes this is correct, think the tax rules change around April 2001 and my car is registered April 2001. So whilst Karl with a 210bhp AMK pays £220 per year I, also with a 210bhp AMK, pay ~£270 a year :(
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    that explains it, i did think maybe this was the reason. tax sucks :(
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    My 07 RS4 tax will be £475, but RS4s registered before 23 March 2006 are only £270. How's that for a kick in the stones?
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    What we are saying is, prefacelift and early AMK S3's are worth more because they cost £50 less to tax a year! :laugh:

    My 260 costs £220 to tax btw. :)
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    That sucks I have a 210 Amk and pay £270 to :motz:
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    Annnnnnnnnnddd....... 210's are an insurance group lower too!
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    Same here!

    Mind you, in the grand scheme of things (insurance/tyres/fuel/copious spares!) it's small beer...
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    My 1999 510 :whistle2:was APY but now BAM/AEB is £121 for six months and £220 for a year
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    Damn my heart bleeds for you having to pay so little for tax. Try living over here.
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    How much do you pay Dave?
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    But.......we get a cup holder!! Oh...hang on....erm....yeah I can't recover this.

    Crashes and burns!
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    We get heated seats, and a non scratch piano black interior...:beerchug:
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    i dont have heated seats :(
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    We also don't have to disengage an ESP system every time we want full control of the car without some computer cutting in and braking when we really don't want to brake :rockwoot:

    (I do really want a one piece headlight system though - that is all)
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    Pre facelift FTW.
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    [Nov 22, 2012]
    cue camcoilicabadamcam
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    Defo facelift my favorite :)
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    Pre facelift has many advantages, lower tax, no ESP, bolt down coil packs, better interior, remaps the same as the later facelift, the only thing not quite as good are the 2 piece lights
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    Prefacelfit all the way. My apy is miles better than my mates amk facelfit, for a start my cars nearly 2 years older and my interior is immaculate, not one mark, his on the other hand is a joke, his heater/light controls are now white lol.
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    And that is sorted very cheaply...

    £50 saving a year...Every year ....on tax is the best ...:arco:
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    I have to pay £270 for my A3 Tqs :scared2: Another reason why I should have bought an S3 instead.
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    Yes you should have lol.
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