General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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Hello World
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12035 posts since 7/3/05

posted 1 Apr 2015 19:03, edited 1 Apr 2015 19:03
http://www.whatcar.com/company-car-tax
my Seat leon costs me:

1. Seat Leon Hatchback 1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive 5dr£17,979 Target Price £19,925 Price
2015/2016
Percentage charge 16%
Benefit in kind £3,179
Tax payable at 20% £636
Tax payable at 40% £1,272*

its a little less than that as mine is a 61 plate. its all based on the new value and the CO2 band.
bill
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4602 posts since 5/8/09

1 Apr 2015 21:11
clear as mud to anyone who knows nothing about company cars.
Hello World
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12035 posts since 7/3/05

2 Apr 2015 06:59
Well basically it costs me £1,272 pounds per year, as my tax threshold is reduced.



figurine
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4491 posts since 14/5/07

12 Jun 2015 20:58
Any tipa for getting car insurance prices down? Mines up for renewal and the cheapest I could get with the online prices comparisons was £900 with Bell. Tried ringing them up and saying xyz had it for £850, can you beat that but got nothing. Any way to get them to lower their quote at all?
illwill
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1707 posts since 17/5/04

12 Jun 2015 21:02
Sometimes adding a parent as named driver inexplicably reduces the premium.
figurine
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4491 posts since 14/5/07

12 Jun 2015 21:31
Tried all the usual shit like that, more mean in terms of haggling them down in price. Surely there's some leeway in the prices they display online.
gawkrodger
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6771 posts since 4/11/08

12 Jun 2015 21:48
anyone know what this is?

inversesquare
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6432 posts since 7/6/08

12 Jun 2015 21:49
Tried the ones that don't list on the websites Direct Line is one of them I think.
Vazza
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4257 posts since 30/9/06

12 Jun 2015 21:55
gawkrodger wrote: anyone know what this is?


Mercedes C111 concept car.

Saw it at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart when I visited ages ago.
gawkrodger
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6771 posts since 4/11/08

12 Jun 2015 22:03
cheers. Looks great
San
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10455 posts since 14/11/05

12 Jun 2015 22:14
Bill - What is the lead time on your RS6? I've been told around 4-5 months. Absolutely mental car!
RickRude
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2401 posts since 13/1/12

13 Jun 2015 00:39
One of the directors at my work let me borrow his Aston Martin Rapide S for the weekend - first proper luxury car I have driven, it is literally ridiculous. He paid 85k and trade his 61 plate RS6
Master
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2752 posts since 1/10/03

13 Jun 2015 06:35
figurine wrote: Tried all the usual shit like that, more mean in terms of haggling them down in price. Surely there's some leeway in the prices they display online.

different address? mate used to work in car insurance told me that and if you ever make a claim they question it just say you stay over theirs half the time. For me to insure my car in Birmingham is like nearly 1k, but just over 500 at my parent's crewe address.
Vazza
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4257 posts since 30/9/06

13 Jun 2015 07:46
San wrote: Bill - What is the lead time on your RS6? I've been told around 4-5 months. Absolutely mental car!

Pretty standard for a new car, especially Audi though?
bill
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4602 posts since 5/8/09

13 Jun 2015 12:24
I ordered end of March and delivery was for end of May. However, I bottled it and cancelled my order. Never got round the concern of the physical size of the car and also I decided I wasn't prepared to lose what I would have lost in the first 3 years. I was getting a good deal on a new one as well, over £12k off list price but still would have lost £37k first 3 years(going off the balloon figure). I know that's the name of the game but for me at this point I figured I wasn't that well off.

Might still look at getting one but used prices are still pretty high. Been looking at older V10's R8's as well, I know a totally different car but the values are bottom'ing out at around £60k so it's a pretty good value and won't lose hardly anything.
toocan
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525 posts since 7/11/07

13 Jun 2015 16:37
makes sense imo, although id rather have a LP560 than the r8 derivative
Brian Damage
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7673 posts since 21/10/03

13 Jun 2015 16:57
Master wrote:
figurine wrote: Tried all the usual shit like that, more mean in terms of haggling them down in price. Surely there's some leeway in the prices they display online.

different address? mate used to work in car insurance told me that and if you ever make a claim they question it just say you stay over theirs half the time. For me to insure my car in Birmingham is like nearly 1k, but just over 500 at my parent's crewe address.

True…bham is fucking mental for insurance
gawkrodger
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6771 posts since 4/11/08

13 Jun 2015 18:18
Cos we have the highest concentration of uninsured vdrivers in the UK