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Old 23 September 2015, 04:37   #21
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Hi, I can hear the Treasury calculating an income opportunity

How long do we think before the letter drops through your door telling you that "you have been driving a vehicle with higher emmissions than your road tax allows - we have calculated your shortfall in road tax to be £ ...........?

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Do you think that likely? My guess that this might only affect brand new cars. I'm looking at 4 year old Fabia diesels for my missus at the moment. The considering factor being the £20 tax band. Do you reckon I'll be hit with an increase in tax should that be an affected car?
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. Do you reckon I'll be hit with an increase in tax should that be an affected car?
A bit risky. What would you do if the RFL shot up from £20 to £30 a year?!

Starve the kids?!
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A bit risky. What would you do if the RFL shot up from £20 to £30 a year?!

Starve the kids?!
Might shoot up to £200/year though!

Perhaps get rid of the wife and save £20
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Do you think that likely? My guess that this might only affect brand new cars. I'm looking at 4 year old Fabia diesels for my missus at the moment. The considering factor being the £20 tax band. Do you reckon I'll be hit with an increase in tax should that be an affected car?
Best forget Škoda UK's official fuel-efficiency figures then.

I drive a 2010 Škoda Fabia 1.6 TDI CR 105PS (77kw engine) when my V6 quattro avant isn't hauling the boat - (emissions similar to an E-Type Frigate.)

The Fabia costs £20 road-tax and about £45 to fill the tank. That equates to a maximum 500 mile range on a mix of A-class and motorway driving as long as you don't have a heavy right-foot. Fuel consumption, then expect minimum of mid-50s mpg. Should be able to get a MKII Fabia Monte Carlo, say 2011/12 with 30k miles for £7,500.
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If you want some real world data

Browse All Cars | Fuelly

I was clocking top range 40's per gallon on a 2008 1.9TDI Octavia until last month when I replaced it... Thats pretty much text book.
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Although when I bought my Ssangyong they specifically said they had not tried to create an engine to pass emmissions tests at the loss of power - so perhaps not everyone has.
Wow did you go to Korea to get your car or do you just believe whatever the sales guy says? Although I think you'll find there's a lot of "german" in your engine so don't rule out the possibility it was optimised for tests not real life!
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Wow did you go to Korea to get your car or do you just believe whatever the sales guy says? Although I think you'll find there's a lot of "german" in your engine so don't rule out the possibility it was optimised for tests not real life!
No their emissions are sh1t! They've optimised it for towing and are quite open that that means they aren't as 'efficient' as their competitors in the Euro Test. They also haven't stuck a 1.2l engine in and pretended it will be 'just as powerful' as the 2litre used to be because of all the technology...

The ECU is entirely theirs not Mercedes. The block is theirs it just happens to be a bit like a Mercedes one
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Best forget Škoda UK's official fuel-efficiency figures then.

I drive a 2010 Škoda Fabia 1.6 TDI CR 105PS (77kw engine) when my V6 quattro avant isn't hauling the boat - (emissions similar to an E-Type Frigate.)

The Fabia costs £20 road-tax and about £45 to fill the tank. That equates to a maximum 500 mile range on a mix of A-class and motorway driving as long as you don't have a heavy right-foot. Fuel consumption, then expect minimum of mid-50s mpg. Should be able to get a MKII Fabia Monte Carlo, say 2011/12 with 30k miles for £7,500.
Thanks for the info, however after today I've never going to go car hunting with my missus....Ever! I ended up telling her to oil her push bike up lol
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I phoned Audi yesterday to book in the Mrs A3 for a service, we went through the usual questions like mileage, when to drop it in etc., then the guy said do you want a treatment to clean the engine it can also improve mpg and emissions. I don't know what came over me but without even thinking I said does it have a VW badge on the bottle? The guy continued reading through his script for a couple of seconds then paused sucked his teeth and said that's really not appropriate I could here the tumbleweed in the call centre. Oooops. I don't think VW will be the only fall out of this scandal.


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