Author Topic: £40k tax threshold before or after VED?  (Read 1972 times)

Offline Domster

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Re: £40k tax threshold before or after VED?
« Reply #20 on: 06 January 2022, 22:24 »
It was me who kept at the dealer and eventually they paid 4 years road tax for me.

I order the 45 in May. Was delayed and pushed back to Nov delivery and a month before it arrived I found out VW had put up price of my standard spec car to £250 over the 40k. Basically I threatened to pull the deal as I had signed a contract at the old price, but because of delays outside my control the dealer honoured the extra cost for 4 years high rate tax. I got a cheque for the difference.

I was surprised about this as they could have kept the car if I didn’t want it and sell for loads more. That said I am a repeat customer having bought 6 cars from them so they must have not wanted me to vote with my feet and g9 to another dealer.

You can only ask and it is worth playing the pissed off customer routine and see where it takes you. If I knew the standard car was gonna go over £40k I would have added some spec to it. So that was my grumble I played with.