Have I made a miscalculation in recently buying a red standard range plus? The £1900 price for the red paint seemed OK at the time as I love the colour, but, looking at the Vehicle Excise Duty it seems that after a free first year I will have to pay £310/yr because the list price is over £40k. In fact mine is £40,740 because of the red paint. I haven't seen anything written about this so it could me just me misunderstanding things. If not then the red paint could turn out to be a very expensive option over the long term. Can anyone put me right on this please?