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02-reg Daewoo Matiz 0.8litre - £150 road tax!
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Old 24-08-2009, 3:59 PM
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Default 02-reg Daewoo Matiz 0.8litre - £150 road tax!

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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Old 24-08-2009, 4:03 PM
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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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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?


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.
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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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... I find it very nippy for getting from A to B around town.
Yes, they are good at that.
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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
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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.
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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

Glad you cleared that up, wxmlad !
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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.
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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 Carrol, but the words of Top Gear Magazine
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