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Offline Steven00

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My new Sport Nav Fastback
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:48:39 PM »
I picked up this beautiful creature a week ago:



I've always had Japanese cars - three Toyotas, and three Suzukis. I fancied something a bit classier and less common this time around. It's only the 120PS, but I've looked into remapping it with BBR. They can take it up to 155PS, which should be no stress for a 2 litre. That's something for the future anyway.

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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 07:23:45 AM »
Looks good! Pretty sure the BBR remap is 170 as a member here had one. His car was the 1st customer car done, theres a thread on it somewhere.

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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 01:23:53 PM »
Thanks  :) I'll search for the thread, I'm interested in reading impressions of the remap.

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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 09:07:51 AM »
If you remap to 170 say, the insurance will go up but will the tax band due to emission values being different?

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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 11:33:13 AM »
No Change...

tbf if either car was registered after 2017 they qualify for 145 quid tax band. Pre 2017 120 was 30 quid 165 was 145 quid, but this no longer applies to cars registered after then.

Old tax system was none sense anyway.. do 2000 miles a year in a V8? that'll be 550 quid..do 40000 miles a year in a diesel? Free.
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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 08:43:43 PM »
No Change...

tbf if either car was registered after 2017 they qualify for 145 quid tax band. Pre 2017 120 was 30 quid 165 was 145 quid, but this no longer applies to cars registered after then.

Old tax system was none sense anyway.. do 2000 miles a year in a V8? that'll be 550 quid..do 40000 miles a year in a diesel? Free.

Similar to owning a car (at any stage in its life) that had a list price of £40k or more, as opposed to £39,999.99.  The old system made sense, but our good old Chancellor decided that he wasn't getting enough money in because car manufacturers were remapping cars to be below 120g/km CO2 and only bringing in £30pa or less rather than (as with mine) well over £100 and nearer to £200pa in VED.  Utter joke.  I always wondered what remapped cars would pay - not always easier to establish what the 'official' figure should then be afterwards, as the original test is on a new car rather than a well-used one.

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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 11:21:57 PM »
I've been trying to contact BBR for the last week. I've sent them two messages on Facebook and they've ignored both. I'd understand if they were busy, but to just ignore the messages gives a bad impression  >:(

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Re: My new Sport Nav Fastback
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 11:21:57 PM »