Should I scrap my 2005 diesel Volkswagen Passat for a deal on a new car?

Ford has just announced a scrappage deal and other manufacturers offer them too. I'm thinking of scrapping my 2005 Volkswagen Passat diesel. What are the best deals currently available and do any include hybrid vehicles?

Asked on 22 August 2017 by Raymond Armsby

Answered by Honest John
Manufacturer 'scrappage deals' are actually nothing more than standard discounts and you can probably get a better discount anyway by buying via a good broker such as The only way a scrappage deal offers a genuine benefit over and above a discount is if it is supported with funding from the government. In other words, if the governemt gives you some of your taxes back if you scrap your old car and buy a new one.
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