A dealer might add the options to a car but charge for them as pre paid service costs thus not adding to value of the car.Bluefire65 said:I wonder how close the average list price of XEs (ex S variant) bought by members is to £40K and what impact this cost line will have on future specs. My guess on average price is £37K but imagine getting to £39.6K with extras and wanting split seats: ker...ching, £400 potentially becomes £2k over 5 years .
Yeah, I know, of course you would ditch the seats and for holidays, leave the wife's clubs and trolley behind and let her caddy for you )
There will be a way. Private customers will have certain options fitted seperatley as an easy fix or the dealer will fit free wheels if you pre pay services. I'm not a tax dodge wizard but it's already crying out for someone to abuse it. As for company cars there are methods to seriously reducing the company car tax, just depends who you work for.Bluefire65 said:Not sure I agree on suggested loophole: levy will be based on manufacturers' list prices, not invoice price.
My last Co Car scheme allowed salary sacrifice for improving spec but can't see company taking on extra VED for free.
Agree residuals may be affected for cars 1-4 years old because of VED cost though.
April 2016 the 3% penalty that is currently added to diesel cars (company car tax) is being removed.martinbailey said:I suspect that diesel drivers are going to be hit harder soon. Back in April the Supreme Court ordered the UK government to cut NO2 emissions.
You can be sure that the British driver is going to bear the brunt of this. In fact I was surprised that there was not more done in this week's budget on diesels, to be honest. That's one of the reasons I opted for a petrol...