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    • Stars16
    • By Stars16 14th Apr 18, 7:14 PM
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    Buying new car from dealership
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    Buying new car from dealership 14th Apr 18 at 7:14 PM
    Put a deposit down for a new car from Kia, was told by salesman the road tax is £30 per year but turns out itís actually £140 per year. We Really like the car but itís yet another outlay we werenít expecting (every year) any suggestions on how to proceed with dealer? Or am I just gonna have to lump it!?
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 14th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
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    I'd go speak to the dealer about it. Tell him your concerns and that the car isn't going to be financially viable. At the very least you're entitled to your deposit back. Or maybe they will offer to sweeten the deal?
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    • kiddy guy
    • By kiddy guy 14th Apr 18, 7:38 PM
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    Go back and get deposit back.

    Then do the MSE thing and check the below link to make sure you're getting the best price. Drive the deal is worth checking.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=161891
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 14th Apr 18, 7:40 PM
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    seems unlikely a car salesman would 'forget' the new tax bands came into force last year (presuming this is a brand new car) as AFAIK, there isn't a £30 tax band for new cars now.

    I don't think it's something you'll be able to do much about though as it's not something they have control over, and I suppose there is some onus on you to double check.
    Perhaps a free service/tank of fuel/ car mats etc to off set some of the costs? The purchase price will include the first years tax, but it's not a huge expense when you look at the total cost of buying a new car - the difference is less than £10 per month
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 14th Apr 18, 7:44 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 7:44 PM
    Put a deposit down for a new car from Kia, was told by salesman the road tax is £30 per year but turns out itís actually £140 per year. We Really like the car but itís yet another outlay we werenít expecting (every year) any suggestions on how to proceed with dealer? Or am I just gonna have to lump it!?
    Originally posted by Stars16
    Is it a brand new unregistered car or a pre-reg?
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    • Stars16
    • By Stars16 14th Apr 18, 7:47 PM
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    Its 2 years old
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th Apr 18, 7:54 PM
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    Its 2 years old
    Originally posted by Stars16
    So it's not a new car!

    What model of Kia is it?
    • Stars16
    • By Stars16 14th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
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    No I meant as in new to us, not brand new.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
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    And the model is?
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 14th Apr 18, 8:58 PM
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    Its 2 years old
    Originally posted by Stars16
    Ok, is it definitely not £30 a year road tax? Have you checked that actual car, rather than say looked up a grand new one, which would now be £140 a year?
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 14th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    £140 flat rate came in in March 2016.

    A two year old car will be at the old rates.

    Easy enough to check on line.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 14th Apr 18, 9:26 PM
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    £140 flat rate came in in March 2016.

    A two year old car will be at the old rates.

    Easy enough to check on line.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
    Surely you mean March 2018? In fact, 1st April 2018?
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 14th Apr 18, 9:45 PM
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    My error. It was April 1 2017.

    We have just bought a car registered in June 2017 and tax was £140.
    Last edited by daveyjp; 14-04-2018 at 9:47 PM.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 14th Apr 18, 9:51 PM
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    My error. It was April 1 2017.

    We have just bought a car registered in June 2017 and tax was £140.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
    Ah right - we were both wrong it is indeed 2017. Just found this.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-vehicle-tax-rates-from-1-april-2017
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
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