Should on-road costs be included in car prices?

To provide greater clarity for the retail price of motor vehicles could the industry delete the on-road costs and include it in the full price of the car? I suspect car companies use the on-roads to lower the price of their cars to the consuming public. The end result is you actually pay more than the advertised price.

Paul Gover ANSWERED BY Paul Gover
13 November 2015

There are so many deals that the best way to compare is to get an on-road price where you live, since on-roads also vary. At CarsGuide we always quote the recommended retail price as this is the starting point and common for everyone, before the dealing begins.