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Road Tax UK????

Looking for a 280 V6 @ 2006-2007 and see variations in road tax.

Some adverts say £470 others £280 for the same car!!!!!

Which is right guys?................. And girls
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Depends when the car was first registered in the UK. VED is calculated at a higher rate for higher emission cars registered after march 2006
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If you know the number plate of the vehicle you can get the definitive information from DVLA here https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

and use the info to look up the road tax https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables
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The later the cars as in the facelift models they had cheaper car tax
As there emmisions were lower

One eg is the 1800 model was cheaper by a little .
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The key is in the responses in posts 2 & 3 above...

The tax bands for cars first registered before & after some date around March 2006 changed. Top tax band cars registered before that specific date are cheaper (by a long way) than the same car first registered after that date.

For an exact answer by specific car, use the links that intothevoid provided in post 3.
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I was lucky enough to find a 350 registered in early March 2006 so £280 road tax. Just a few weeks earlier I nearly did a deal on an 07 280 until I found out it was £470 road tax.
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