C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Steve,

You should compete with Keith, and see how many C6 test drives you let people have over the weekend! :D

And thanks to Keith for letting me drive his C6 a couple of years ago at CXM. You guys can fight over the 2.2s, the 2.7 will do me.

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Post by citroenxm »

Im NOT fighting - I SIMPLY could not afford the Tax on the 2.7!!

The 2.2 is CHEAPER to Tax then my 2.0 HDi Exclusive Xantia...!!!

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Its twice as much as a regular car. It depends how many months in the year you want to drive it. I suspect there will be few 2.2s available when the prices do come down.

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Post by citroenxm »

Its not that robert, the 400 odd for tax is TWO WEEKS wages... :cry: so how much use is irrelevant!

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Not strictly so, refund the tax discs. I never drive the same car as my main one all the time, so I'm continiously sending tax bad for refunds.

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Post by Citroenmad »

Ive driven Keiths C6 on a few occasions now, such a nice car, but the 2.2 would do me!

So you tax a car, use the car for a bit and then send the tax back in? An interesting idea i suppose, especially over winter when most wont be used.

All our cars are always taxed, insured and MOTd. Might be a bit pointless really, as the C15 and Xm largely stand around, and are just parked up for winter months. As is the traction but thats a pensioner!

Have you heard about the new insurance rules? Apparently you can not have a car if it is not insured, even if its off the road, it must be insured! Seems crazy to me, what about long standing resto projects etc? And im sure to have vailid insurance the MOT must also be valid? Which means it needs to be road going ...?

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Post by citroenxm »

Not Quite Chris

I think its actually you CANNOT have a TAXd car Uninsured... If its TAXd it HAS and MUST be insured.... If its untaxed then it MUST be SORNd

Its impossible to do it how you have said - really it is!

Paul

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Post by Citroenmad »

Ah yes, a quick search has confirmed your post :lol:

I know it was something along those lines :lol: So if its TAXed it must be insured, since you need insurance to tax a car thats not a huge problem. Unless the insurance lapses while its taxed and sitting.

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Post by citroenxm »

Thats what they are trying to crack down on. Car insured, then Tax'd then insurance is cancelled and car still used for the visual coppers, but ANPR which is only on the Speed cop cars at the moment is not in big enough numbers to catch the bad drivers out...

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Post by Citroenmad »

Far too many "bad drivers" in the world! Honesty ... whats that?

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Post by robert_e_smart »

So you tax a car, use the car for a bit and then send the tax back in?
Yes. Last year, I put a years tax on the CX, used it for 2 months and cashed in the Tax disc. £170 refund. The Activa was only taxed for a month.

Tax is £17 a month. I'm not letting a car sit about the place taxed if it isn't going to be used.

I never, ever buy 6 month tax discs, as they have a 10% surcharge on them that can't be reclaimed. Why pay for 14 months tax in a year when paying for 12 is bad/expensive enough?

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Post by Trainman »

robert_e_smart wrote:Steve,

You should compete with Keith, and see how many C6 test drives you let people have over the weekend! :D
Robert,

I've already promised Rob (from CXM) a drive, and to be honest it doesn't bother me, who drives it, I don't know about Keith, but it gives me a great amount of pleasure to see the smile on the drivers face as the toe goes down, the front comes up and the 'twin' turbo's kick in :wink:

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Post by Citroening »

Trainman wrote: the smile on the drivers face as the toe goes down, the front comes up and the 'twin' turbo's kick in :wink:
...and when the spoiler goes up and gestures to the car you're overtaking! :lol: :lol:

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Post by Trainman »

Citroening wrote:
Trainman wrote: the smile on the drivers face as the toe goes down, the front comes up and the 'twin' turbo's kick in :wink:
...and when the spoiler goes up and gestures to the car you're overtaking! :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: There's that too, maybe there should be a little sign that drop's down saying "BYE BYE" :wave2:

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Post by Citroening »

...I could have some fun with this!!! :lol: