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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 24th Aug 09, 3:59 PM
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    02-reg Daewoo Matiz 0.8litre - 150 road tax!
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    • 24th Aug 09, 3:59 PM
    02-reg Daewoo Matiz 0.8litre - 150 road tax! 24th Aug 09 at 3:59 PM
    Was looking at a 02-reg Daewoo Matiz 0.8 for sale locally on AutoTrader. I put the reg plate into the taxdisc.direct.gov.uk website and it comes up with the road tax being 150 for the 12 months. How is tax that much for just a 796CC engine?

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    • nomoneytoday
    • By nomoneytoday 24th Aug 09, 4:03 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:03 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:03 PM
    It's not about the size anymore but the number of carbons.
    Looks like BMW (for example) have spent more on R&D to get their cars into the lower bands than Daewoo.

    p.s maybe if they charged 3000 tax for the Daewoo it would get the horridable things off the road lol
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:21 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:21 PM
    Was looking at a 02-reg Daewoo Matiz 0.8 for sale locally on AutoTrader. I put the reg plate into the taxdisc.direct.gov.uk website and it comes up with the road tax being 150 for the 12 months. How is tax that much for just a 796CC engine?

    Originally posted by LeeUK

    No justice is there?, it is a farce.. Try and find an earlier model or different model, cars registered earlier have lower tax bands.

    My Daughters 2000 W Reg. Mazda 323 with a 1300cc engine is only 120 a year.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 24th Aug 09, 4:26 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:26 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:26 PM
    Ah I see. I checked the reg of an S-reg one too and it was only 125 tax with the same size engine.

    RE nomoneytoday, how are they horrible? My grandparents have a newer version Chevrolet Matiz with a 1litre engine and I find it very nippy for getting from A to B around town.
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    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 24th Aug 09, 4:52 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:52 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 4:52 PM
    ... I find it very nippy for getting from A to B around town.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Yes, they are good at that.
  • movingforward2010
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    • 24th Aug 09, 5:02 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 5:02 PM
    it aint about carbons at all ,its about how much mp's can get for their hands on for new tv's and duck houses
    • harveybobbles
    • By harveybobbles 24th Aug 09, 6:45 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 6:45 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 6:45 PM
    The Matiz, always was and still is a bundle of fun to drive! Wouldn't have one though as you have to carry enough speed thru bends to keep momentum. This however, means that you end up in a ditch or up and embankment lol.
    • davethetaller
    • By davethetaller 24th Aug 09, 8:46 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 8:46 PM
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    • 24th Aug 09, 8:46 PM
    it aint about carbons at all ,its about how much mp's can get for their hands on for new tv's and duck houses
    Originally posted by wxmlad

    Glad you cleared that up, wxmlad !
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    • 25th Aug 09, 1:31 AM
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    • 25th Aug 09, 1:31 AM
    I had a lift in one a while ago, got in the back, I was amazed at how much room there was in it, truly amazing for a car of it's size.
    • jaydeeuk1
    • By jaydeeuk1 25th Aug 09, 1:47 PM
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    Daewoos are pretty awful when it comes to emissions / MPG considering the engine size. I'm sure the 1.6 astra from same generation engine is lower tax than my 1.6 lanos.
    With a paltry 90 brake horse power, hills in 5th gear can be power sappingly mundane and overtaking articulated lorries can become a long drawn out experience. Not my words Carol, but the words of Top Gear Magazine
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