What would you buy if...... - Avant
.......Gordon Brown reacted to the Stern report that's made the news today by slapping punitive taxes on cars over, say, 1.4 litres (petrol) and 2.0 (diesel)?

My B200 CDi probably isn't an offender, but if we had something bigger, what would we get instead?

I'd put on my shortlist:

Toyota Yaris 1.3 like my daughter's - it goes like a bomb
Skoda Fabia Combi 1.4 petrol or 1.9 diesel if I needed more room
Honda Jazz

but probably go for a VW Golf 1.4 TSi or 2.0 TDI 170.

I'd look at a BMW 120d - not sure if I'd like it.

Not a Mini, much as we love SWMBO's, as despite only being a Mini One, it uses more petrol than her previous 2-litre Honda Civic.

Not a Prius unless I drove mainly in towns - a diesel makes more sense if you go out more.

What would you buy if...... - Mr.Tee.43
Might be worth doing the sums and pick up a " Gas Guzzler " for peanuts as the populace panic and scramble to buy lower taxed cars.

Afterall,fuel is a lesser cost than depreciation , in running a newish car .

What would you buy if...... - mike hannon
My sentiment exactly.
The UK (apparently) produces just 2 per cent of the world's so-called greenhouse gas. Until the likes of China can moderate their environmental abuse while maintaining a sensible level of growth I'll just be cynical about 'green' taxation, refuse to drive an eco-friendly puddle-jumper and put two fingers up to the politicians passing me on their latest bandwagon.

Ask Honest John

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