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Finding a list price

As is the annual tradition for me, I am tearing my hair out finding list prices.

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Is there a quick way to find a list price and CO2 for a car?  Because every P11D season I get clients telling me they have a new Renault Clio, no they don't know anything more than that, wait... it's red, does that help?  Of course I have the registration number...

So I look it up on the DVLA, that gets me the CO2.  Now I wade through a list of 30 Renault Clios on Parkers/Glass wherever and try and match the CO2 to one of them (which takes forever and sometimes there ISN'T one...  Case in point I'm trying to find the list price of a 3.0 Landrover Discovery.  Parkers at various points on their site say there is no such thing as a 3.0(!) and if I put the reg into the DVLA and Parkers, I get two different CO2 figures(!!!)), but that takes forever.

Is there not just some magic website where I can put the reg in and get the list price and CO2?

I don't want to cry but I will.

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By sarahg
13th May 2021 09:28

Can you not ask the client to provide the information?

I usually get a report from them that they get from the lease / finance company

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By lionofludesch
13th May 2021 11:03

sarahg wrote:

Can you not ask the client to provide the information?

It's the client's job to provide the information, not mine.

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By OldParkAcct
13th May 2021 09:47

Surely you just get the information from the P46 car that was submitted when the vehicle was given to the employee?

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By graydjames
13th May 2021 10:03

Sometimes when looking at these pages I find myself unable to tell whether responders are:

(a) trying to make a joke; or
(b) just being sarcastic; or
(c) being serious.

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By Constantly Confused
13th May 2021 10:45

graydjames wrote:

Sometimes when looking at these pages I find myself unable to tell whether responders are:

(a) trying to make a joke; or
(b) just being sarcastic; or
(c) being serious.

Don't be so hard on yourself, nobody is perfect.

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By Constantly Confused
13th May 2021 10:46

OldParkAcct wrote:

Surely you just get the information from the P46 car that was submitted when the vehicle was given to the employee?

Assuming of course the client has done one. And used the right figures.

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By Ivor Windybottom
13th May 2021 10:11

Sometimes banging the registration number into We Buy Any Car website can give enough clues as to the exact model to help.

I wonder if using the list price should be scrapped in favour of actual cost. I know the big employers get a fleet discount, but is all the hassle for the smaller businesses really worth the aggro?!?

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By lionofludesch
13th May 2021 10:59

Ivor Windybottom wrote:

I wonder if using the list price should be scrapped in favour of actual cost.

Cue a collapse in the p/x value of the car you're trading in.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
13th May 2021 10:25

Your red Renault Clio company car reminded me of an Estate Agent client a few years back. Each of the sales staff had a newish XR2 (which was quite a sporty and desirable car back then).

But when the owner wanted rid of someone he'd swap their XR2 with his wife's ancient red and rust banger; and that would be their company car until they got the message and moved on.

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By memyself-eye
13th May 2021 11:01

XR2 - tarted up Fiesta, ok for 6 year olds - I'd rather have the banger!

In fact I still do (have the banger).

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By Roland195
13th May 2021 12:03

In the unlikely event of HMRC enquiry in the first place, I doubt they will have the time or inclination to investigate the details beyond the means you have already stated.

Pick the closest option on Parkers an go with it. I have absolutely no idea what the various numbers & letters mean beyond the obvious so what are the chances HMRC do?

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