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Has the cost of motoring come down

I was reading through a local motoring magazine and it was doing some comparison figures for the cost of motoring over the years. It mention that the cost of a years road tax in 1973 was 2.08% of the new cost of a family car (they quoted an Austin 1300). They then went to look at the same figures for a basic 5-door Ford Fiesta at todays prices and the road tax figures came out at 1.3%. On this basis road tax has reduced by 37.5 %. I don't know how accurate these figures are but suppose you can make figures do anything you want - it just got me thinking that's all.
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