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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JD007F, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. JD007F
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    Hi guys,

    I hVe been looking around to buy an a3 and I've found a few all pretty muh the same 2.0 desiel stop start engine all 140 bhp but some class as the £30 tax a year and some are £105 could anyone help me out why this is?

    Cheers james.
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    Mines 170 a year, lol I think it has something to do with some rules changing over the years as they all produce the same emissions
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    I thought it was to do with the emissions but still couldn't get why 3 a3 all 2011 plates 2.0 start stop engines with 140 2 were £30 a year and the one I'm looking to buy is £105 just thought it was weird as the are all the same etc.

    Cheers
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    It's just a scam really but expenses have to get paid somehow .

    paying more on tax isn't going to stop global warming
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    and start stop is a fudge...
    It's probably due to a slight change in the tune mid year which has reduced the emissions on them, are they all the same CO2 output?
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    I believe the 2.0 TDI 140's also changed in 2010 from dual exhaust to single exhaust in an effort to cut emissions. My 10 plate (MY2010) has a single exhaust, but a 59 plate (MY2009) would have been dual.
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    Stop Starts have a single exhaust, non-Stop Starts have a twin exhaust. At least that's what the guy at Audi told me.
    AFAIK the number of tailpipes shouldn't have an effect as surely they're just cosmetic? I could be wrong though.

    If it helps, mine is a 2010 (10 plate) 140 Stop Start and it's £30 a year. I was under the impression that all the Stop Starts were £30. I always saw it as compensation for losing a tailpipe.
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    Just bought my 1.6 tdi not bought tax for it yet it's a 2011 so will this be 30per year aswell??
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    You would think so, my sister in laws is a golf 1.6tdi and is 30 a year
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    Yeh it's a con really but oh we'll has to be paid like we said lol.


    I've have checked up on the a3 I'm getting and it's deffo £105 a year but then again I've gone for 170 stop start lol. Thanks for the helps guys.


    Cheers
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