Well, Devon's in the UK road tax band M, which sets you back £405pa, or €470.06pa, Mazda is in Ireland's rod tax band E, which sets you back €630pa.
- a 'sensible' consumer would tend to purchase a car for about 7-12% of their income;
- hold it for 7-10 years;
- sell at the end of the holding period of 50% or 20% of the value, then
Yes, you are reading it right -
- a buyer of a small middle class car in Ireland will pay between 1.4 and 2.1 percent of their annual income per annum in road tax;
- a buyer of a large super car in the UK will pay between 0.14 and 0.315 percent of their income in annual road tax.
Where is our National Consumer Agency in all of this? Oh, well, busy counting Government payoffs for staying quiet on the rip-off culture of our public policies...