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Old 09 March 2004, 11:58   #1
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company car tax

as we all like our 4x4 and they are the highest cost at 35%
co2 charge i changed my company car for a l200 four life
crew cab 15200.00 +VAT

as it has a pay load of over 1 ton its classed as a van
it as all mod cons and is very good with seating for five
cost is 500.00 a year with fuel

tax codes have just come out for 2004/2005 no change

its worth a look
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Old 09 March 2004, 14:09   #2
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That's a good price for one of them - the Nissan is my favourite though - on my second now after starting with an Isuzu - the latest Nissan is up to 130 hp which makes it better for towing - what hp has the 4life got now?
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bhp

the l200 as 115bhp as standard for 600 you can upgrade to
135 bhp with a chip from misubishi so its under the 3 years cover
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my nice red l200

this is my one
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Old 09 March 2004, 17:01   #5
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I've kept my eye on these "double-cab" 4x4s for a while since Clarky explained the tax break last year. The main thing that's stopped me leaping straight in is this - I haven't been able to find one with an auto' box option, except imports (and I don't want to buy something that's not a UK spec. model). Anyone know different?
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auto box

a auto box is not sold for the uk market the only autos ive seen
are petrol 3L v6
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Re: company car tax

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tax codes have just come out for 2004/2005 no change

its worth a look
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Interesting. I looked into this a couple of years ago and the received wisdom was that the taxman would be closing the loophole soon. Good news that he hasn't! In the end I couldnt persuade our company car scheme that they should let me have one so opted out & took the money instead!

Always rather fancied a double cab but how practical are they unless you put a canopy over the pick up bed? No security and all your kit sliding around all over the place!
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Always rather fancied a double cab but how practical are they unless you put a canopy over the pick up bed? No security and all your kit sliding around all over the place!
Fair enough but they're great for moving around 8' X 4' sheets of marine ply!
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every day use

i drive my to and from work through the blackwall tunnel not the best drive takes 1/2 hour to get in and 1hour return never worked
that one out after 12 years. when i picked it up in june 2002 i was
told the loop hole would be closed soon. we have 2 crew cab l200
one freelander van and one standard l200 two seater. and two ford rangers crew cabs. all come under van tax class. i went for the l200 for the looks but only had a roll up cover on it came back lots of times to find some one had opened it up and looked in side
in the end someone nicked the cover so its been replaced with a gas lift locking one 1200.00+vat company paid for
it if you want one drive it first its not a car hard to park but
i love it and the 4500mile service is now each 9000miles. the tax man will not allow the hard tops on the back if you put one on it changes the pay load to under a ton and you get hit for full tax
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