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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: jayryan on February 16, 2005, 05:58:34 AM

Title: Mileage Tax!!!
Post by: jayryan on February 16, 2005, 05:58:34 AM
Oh no...
I was watching CNN this morning and it's being tested in Oregon. Instead of a Gas Tax, they're talking Mileage Tax. No, please no. I don't know why I didn't hear about it ealier...
This could be detrimental to my well being, but good for my wallet. Fortunately, it's only on new cars with GPS and tracking installed from the factory, but it'd only be a matter of time before it's required for every car. Modding could take a whole turn :twisted: :roll:
http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000707020792/
Here's a CNN one from November...talk about killing recreational driving :evil:  :x  :x  :evil:
http://money.cnn.com/2004/11/18/pf/autos/mileage_tax/index.htm
And a few more:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001972174_mileagetax05m.html
http://economics.about.com/od/taxesandeconomicgrowth/a/mileage_tax.htm
http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2004/08/19/sections/news/news/article_208035
http://www.detnews.com/2004/commuting/0411/30/B06-19188.htm
Title: Mileage Tax!!!
Post by: coveredbytheblood on February 16, 2005, 06:08:30 AM
Thank God we live in america.  Hopefully this will never happen!
Title: Mileage Tax!!!
Post by: hotani on February 16, 2005, 09:20:23 AM
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But few cars are average. A 2004 Honda Civic that gets 36 miles to the gallon would pay more tax than today; a 2004 Range Rover that gets 12 would pay less.


Well, guess that'll be about the time I upgrade to the 4.2 engine so yeah, ok.

Actually not sure how I feel about this. Currently I fill up once or twice a month and commute a total of 2 miles each way to the park-n-ride. It would be nice to pay less for gas (no taxes at the pump) and less taxes since I don't go very far.

However, as quoted above, where is the incentive to not drive a big guzzler? This is NOT about cleaner air and environment, this is about making money for road expenses when the more fuel efficient vehicles take over. I guess by that time there won't be so many vehicles out there that spew out more than their fair share of toxic gasses, so what the hell. Maybe then I'll be driving a V6 TDI with 350 lb/ft of torque that gets 100 mpg!!! 8O