Here in the US, I pay 4% of the value of the car EVERY YEAR in car tax! Although petrol is cheap here, this can be expensive, especially for those with more expensive vehicles. The tax varies by State. There is sometimes a tax allowance. Last year, where I live there was a 70% reduction on the tax paid on the first $10,000 of the value of the car. Let's hope I see the same again this year!
How to avoid road tax: Buy a big 750 Kawasaki, let some a**hole in a VW Golf pull out in front of you, go to hospital for a bit to get legs put back together, join the disabled multitude, get exemption from paying road tax. Easy! Now for the Landcruiser............ :wink:
I would be all for that tax. Gas is too cheap here, especially considering USA incomes. Fuel efficiency is rarely factored into buying a vehicle. What's the difference for an average American between a 15mpg and a 25mpg vehicle? About $50 a month. This is not enough to make most think about fuel economy.
If it was expensive enough we'd see normal vehicles on the market, and 3.8L would not be the economy alternative to a V8 :lol:
John-boy absolutley spot on, road tax should be included in the price of fuel. Another thread on Rav4World Forums is about the amount of tax on fuel both in the UK &the US, boy are we ripped off with duty & vat on fuel in the UK.
How much % do you pay on sales tax when you purchase a new vehicle in UK. Ours in US is different from state to state with local governments also getting a variable share of the sales tax. I had to pay 8.25% when I bought my new RAV last month.
If I'm interpreting this correctly, you're being taxed over the original cost 16669 pounds which brings the total cost on the road to 20,295 pounds?
If that's the case you poor folks in UK are paying 20-25% in taxes to purchase your new vehicle and put it on the road!! My sincere sympathy is upon you!! :shock:
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i was underneath the car to locate an oil leak some where
well I've found a second screw or a plug just above the oil pan which cant be a drain plug
or is it just a screw attaching a bracket or a mount to the block
correct me if I'm wrong
its a 2.0 L 1az fe engine