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Lotus Elise Road Tax Diary (UK)

on Sun, 03/04/2016 - 17:00

Tax Disc
Ah road tax, that unavoidable yet necessary evil. I wouldn’t mind paying road tax, honestly I wouldn’t, but as a Lotus owner I am -quite literally- more sensitive than most to the vast number of pot holes in British roads. Since I first bought my Elise in 2007 road tax has increased year on year, here’s what it’s cost me:

£165 - 2007
£170 - 2008
£170 - 2009 - woohoo no change!
£200 - 2010
£210 - 2011
£215 - 2012
£220 - 2013
£225 - 2014
£225 - 2015
£230 - 2016

Total road tax cost during ownership so far = £2,030

It’s worth noting that not all Elise and Exige variants are in the same tax band - in fact they jump around quite a bit, just looking at this PistonHead topic members are paying up to a £100 difference depending on their model http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1282891

To look up the details for emissions and road tax bands for your car or the car your looking to get check out the UK Government website at http://carfueldata.dft.gov.uk/