This is a rant nothing more . So what do you call it car tax or road tax as I always believed I played road tax for the upkeep and repair of the infrastructure of our roads and motorways throughout the UK . But it seems we now pay car tax based on co2 emissions and not dependent on road usage AND THIS IS WRONG. Car/road tax should be abolished and this tax put on petrol/desiel consumption. How can the tax payer be charged for co2 emissions when our roads are so poor . The stretch of moterway I drive on has pot holes in the slow lane ( eight months and counting ) and it must be the gas guzzlers 4x4s causing it right . Pay for what you use and a small car doing 60k will do more damage than a hunk doing 10k a year . Put the tax o Petrol and smaller efficient cars would be the norm and everyone would be on a level playing field . We have moaned about electricity,gas water supplies prices for years and the government is on the bandwagon for votes . And yet this is one bill we all pay that is not based on usage but nothing is said . Pay for what you use tax the petrol/desiel and not the car. a few friend's have gone the classic route high emissions no tax at all V8 and no expenses or fancy electrics might be the way to go as only rust control matters.