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Top 25: Cars in tax band C

Saving money on road tax doesn’t have to be the preserve of economy-focused small cars. Start looking at cars that fall within Band C for VED – where you’ll pay just £30 per year – and there’s a whole host of interesting and entertaining models to choose from. 

And that’s what makes band C cars particularly interesting, because this is the level at which the balance begins to shift slightly from the worthy to the more sparkling, with more petrol-engined cars and names like BMW, Audi, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz in greater numbers.

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BMW 5 Series

We like the latest 5 Series a lot and reckon it’s the best executive saloon on the market right now. Refinement and build quality are top notch, but not only is it cosseting but it’s also great to drive with agile handling and a supple ride. And while the steering lacks the final polish that we’ve come to expect from the brand, it’s a minor point.

The image is as classy as ever and there is a broad range of models that includes our pick, the 520d that features a very efficient 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit producing 192PS. Slightly quicker in automatic form, 62mph arrives in just 7.7 seconds yet it still claims 62.8mpg combined.     

To read the full review of the BMW 5 Series click here

Comments

Bob Scratchit    on 1 October 2016

This web site is painfully slow, could you not just give us the option to vies the cars as a list as well, instead of it refreshing the whole site for each car, absolute torure.

Filpot51    on 1 November 2016

I couldn't agree more with Bob Scratchit. All the top tens etc that we can click onto are painfully slow as you need to open a fresh page for each listing and then realign the page. Slow and difficult to compare

WAYNN    on 28 December 2016

I HAVE A MITSUBISHI COLT 1.3 CLEAR TEC CZ2 IN THE C BAND ROAD TAX SO WERE MIT THIS CAR FIT IN MYS A 2009 AND FITS ME WELL AS I AM 6.FT 6 AND FINE IT DIFFICULT TO FIND A CAR I CAN FIT. I HAD IT FOR 3 YEAR NEVER MIST A BEAT ONE OF THE BEAST CAR SPEC I HAVE EVER HAD PLEAS CAN YOU LOOK THIS MODLE OF CAR UP AND SEE IF IT IS GOOD ENUFF TO MAKE IT IN TO YOUR LIST I THING IT BELONG ABOUT NUMBER 20 BUT STILL YOUR IS A GOOD LIST AND VEREY USFULL AS I AM LOOK FOR A NEW CAR SO I CAN TOW A CARAVAN AND STILL PAY ONLY £30 TAX MY CAR IS GOOD BUT CAN ONLY MANAGE 950KG AND THERE ARNT MENY CARAVAN IN THAT WIGHT .MANY THANK. REGARDS WAYNN SCHOFIELD.

   on 31 December 2016

Volkswagen Golf GTD, Seat Leon 184 FR and BMW 320d better than most of the cars on your list.

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