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RED Model 3 SR+, do I pay more UK Road Tax ?

Buttybach

Member
Sep 30, 2019
35
22
Hampshire, Uk
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?
 

Buttybach

Member
Sep 30, 2019
35
22
Hampshire, Uk
If delivery is excluded I make it £39,990 for the base car inc VAT. I agree that if delivery is included then the colour does not matter.

Not sure if it is or isn't
 

alanbyvale

Member
Aug 11, 2019
53
16
Nottingham
Whilst I would love to not pay road tax I realise somebody has to pay taxes and as ICE cars diminish the revenue will go with it. Having said that I do think the luxury car tax bracket is set far too low now. I would be happy with a figure between £150 and £200 for the M3.
 

Buttybach

Member
Sep 30, 2019
35
22
Hampshire, Uk
Thanks all for checking - I see now that delivery costs make it a non-issue. You have saved me from some buyer-angst as I don't like making miscalculations with my hard -earned.
 

Roy W.

Battery running low...
Jun 3, 2019
2,334
2,393
Derby, UK
Depending what you’re driving now (and may be paying VED) you’ll save that £310 in fuel savings over your first (very pleasurable) 2000 miles in the M3. ;)
 

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