Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The End of the Tax Disc - Driver's Beware!

No more paper tax discs from the 1st of October!

The DVLA has just asked us to tell you that tax discs won't be needed after 1st October 2014. 

You will still pay for car tax. A reminder will be sent to you when the road tax is about to expire, even if your car is exempted from paying it.

How do I pay for the road tax?

DVLA are doing away with the paper tax disc.  This picture shows a tax disc with a red line through it from weloveanycar.com bloggFrom the 1st October 2014, you will be able to pay the road tax annually, twice a year or monthly by direct debit. 

If you decide to pay every six months or every month, it will be 5% more expensive. Payments will be continued until cancelled.

What if I am selling my car?

Once you have sold your car privately, you should notify the DVLA to get a refund on remaining months.

Tax discs WILL NOT carry over to the new owner.  You can no longer sell a car with remaining months valid tax after 1st November 2014.

If you sell your car to WeBuyAnyCar.com or a car dealer, they will sort it out for you. You can get a car valuation here .

94 Years Ago the First Road Tax Disc was issued 

Road tax was introduced in the 1888 budget and the current system of excise duty applying specifically to motor vehicles was introduced in 1920.

Thinking about buying a new car?

A new car with lower CO2 emissions means a cheaper road tax. New cars with less than 100g/km CO2 emission don't pay road tax.

Search for any make and model, new or used here (the road tax information and mpg figures are included to help.

Our Top 10 cars with no road tax

  1. VOLKSWAGEN UP 1.0 BlueMotion Tech Move Up 3dr
  2. SKODA CITIGO 1.0 MPI GreenTech SE 3dr
  3. CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 3dr
  4. FIAT PANDA 0.9 TwinAir [85] Easy 5dr
  5. HYUNDAI I10 1.0 SE Blue Drive [4 Seat] 5dr
  6. KIA PICANTO 1.0 1 3dr
  7. TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVT-i X-Play 5dr
  8. SUZUKI ALTO 1.0 SZ3 5dr
  9. DACIA SANDERO 1.5 dCi Ambiance 5dr

Have a look at the UK’s biggest car review database to see what others think about their cars and which are the most economical run and maintain.

For more information, visit our special information page on the changes taking place, just click here.

Monday, 11 August 2014



Car buyers should NOT buy any car until they've checked what other owners say about the cars they are considering.

By checking with WeLoveAnyCar.com, motorists can make a better choice by ruling out specific model derivatives. 

For example, motorists shouldn't buy:

The popular cabriolet which leaks in the rain – owners get soaked with the top up.
Some cars with run flat tyres that spoil the ride enough to make owners sell early.
The 4x4 with a turbo which has failed for many owners – and cost them thousands.
The supercar susceptible to rusts under the front floor mats.
The particulate filter in certain diesel cars which doesn’t clear causing loss of power.
A specific seat design in a variant of a best-selling car which gives owners back ache.
The expensive to repair electrical faults found on a high selling estate model.

Picture of a hand held up against a red warning title to grab the attention of car buyers who are warned not to buy a car without looking what owners think about it fiirst
Do Not Buy A Car 
Without Asking Owners 
What They Think

Nice Brochure, Pretty Car - Shame About the Faults

The WeLoveAnyCar.com site is a ‘must use’ for anyone who has a specific car in mind.  

Car buyers can access the biggest source of ‘real life’ car information because each car review is provided by car owners themselves.

There are few poor cars, but there are some really bad individual model derivatives which people should simply steer clear of because of specific problems. 

Owners, who have lived with, paid for, and sometimes suffered with a car, are the only people car buyers can trust when it comes to avoiding the hidden dogs of the automotive world.

Only Owners Can ‘Spot the Dogs’

Today there are some 30,000 individual derivatives of cars on sale.  The choice of engine, specification, optional extras and subtle differences in design can give rise to unforeseen problems.  

Picture showing lots of cars illustrations in profile.  An outline of a dog is included to help illustrate the point that, whilst most cars are good, there are a few bad ones and prospective car buyers should use WeLoveAnyCar.com car review to check with owners to see what they thought.Persistent faults can only found once ownership is well under way so even the manufacturers and expert car reviewers are unable to ‘spot the dogs’ as well as car owners who have first-hand experience. 

137,357 WeLoveAnyCar.com reviewers rate their car’s economy, reliability, driving experience and this gives an overall rating.  

Not Recommended

Owners also give a score out of five on how much they would recommend that car to a friend.  In addition to the star ratings, motorists give their own comments providing prospective owners insight into the real cost and practicality of owning that car.

Each day thousands of car buyers check out what owners of the car they have an eye on is like, how it is rated and if there are any issues to look out for. Three minutes on WeLoveAnyCar.com car review site can save much heartache and a great deal of unexpected cost by finding out what cars to avoid. In most cases though, the mainly positive reviews will give prospective buyers comfort so then it’s just about finding the best deal.

Owners Rate Other Reviews

Car buyers can trust WeLoveAnyCar.com as only known car owners are asked to submit a review and the majority are ‘moderated’ by owners of the same car who may, or may not, agree with the comments made.

Here, the site only allows motorists known to own or have owned the car to submit a review and give ratings. Other owners of exactly the same derivative of car are then asked to ‘vote’ on whether they agree or disagree with the opinion given.  

Which Car To Buy - What Car to Avoid

In an example of owner power, one car reviewer said, “Beautiful car to drive. Silky smooth with multitronic gearbox. Watch electronics. Sensors tend to go after a number of years.” Here, 12 other owners of the same model agreed.  Encouraged to buy the car, prospective buyers might want to check out the sensors on the models they see for sale.

Over 617,566 second review votes have been cast on 137,357 car reviews submitted – making the WeLoveAnyCar.com car review site not only the biggest in the UK but also the fairest and most advanced review sites of any kind.

Each day hundreds of new reviews are published by WeLoveAnyCar.com and the base of information available is fast attracting manufacturers and dealers who can respond and react to what has become the biggest source of car ownership experience in the UK.