Itâs rumoured that Mr G Broon is going to hit 4x4s with extra road tax in the Budget on Wednesday because they are âgas guzzlersâ. Have I got this right? 4x4s use more fuel than smaller cars; they are more expensive to buy and presumably more expensive to maintain. Therefore, the people who drive them can afford them now. If he does raise the road tax, the people who drive them now will still be able to afford them and will continue to drive them. So, what will he achieve: not one single 4x4 being taken off the road but more tax to sustain the Bliar Empire and another ânot so stealthyâ tax to be added to the list. That means that Broon is in a win, win situation. He gets the same fuel tax and VAT plus more road tax and he can claim the Green Vote.