Mine is a first week in August 07 build and was £115 ,it has already gone up to £120 for when I renew in a couple of months but that's roughly where it will stay looking at that. Having said that , the way prices for everything are going the car might have to make way for foot or pedal power
This is why the MCS stomps all over other hot hatches in terms of emissions. I had the Focus ST (2.5 V5 Turbo!) and Mazda RX-8 in mind when looking for my next car. Obviously, I loved both of these cars to bits, more the Focus ST. But the main reasons that put me off the Focus ST....
1) The dealer was trying to sell me the 1st Gen Focus ST (which I prefered over the new ST) at full price. Was going to cost me the same monthly, but the model had already stopped being produced.
2) Tax was astonishingly high! Of course I loved the 2.5 V5 Turbo Volvo engine, but with the tax now set to go sky high for high emissions cars, it was not worth it.
3) I would of probably been feeding the ST fuel more often.
The MINI Cooper S (even though it was the last car to consider on my list) ticked all the boxes. The drive was very comparable to my last car; nippy, agile, grippy. It wasn't too big, it looks great, cheap to tax compared with other hot hatches with the same performance, better MPG and more money in my pocket .
Those figures are completly wrong for me i have a r53 cooper S reg in oct 2003 & in march when i had to pay they charged me £205 which went to £210 when i did online so how those figures are correct or there overcharging me i dont know
I do love my S to bits but the tax is nearlly the equilvalent to a car double/triple the size