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Scrappage schemes explained: All you need to know to make the most of 2017's offers

Published 02 October 2017

There's recently been a flurry of scrappage schemes announced by manufacturers, encouraging car owners to trade-in their old car and replace it with something new. 

How does the scrappage scheme work?

Although there are various terms and conditions with each individual scrappage scheme, the premise is simple. You trade in your old car, get a discount on a new one and your old car is taken off the road.

Which manufacturer is offering the most in a scrappage scheme?

At the moment, Audi is offering the most in a scrappage scheme. You can get a scrappage discount of £8000, but the downside is that you'll need to shell out more than £65,000 for the Q7 e-tron.

Is this scrappage scheme different to the last one?

This time round the incentives come from the manufacturers only, the Government is not offering a contribution of its own this time.

What are the scrappage scheme terms and conditions?

So far this year, several manufacturers have launched scrappage schemes and are offering various discounts on new cars, with differing terms and conditions. We've listed them all here so you can see what money saving discounts are available on what models. 

1Which manufacturers offer a scrappage scheme?

Everything you need to know to make a decision if you're considering a manufacturer's scrappage scheme.

2Audi scrappage scheme

Audi's scrappage scheme offers a maximum of £8000 off a Q7 e-tron plus considerable savings such as a £6000 discount on an A4 or A4 Avant.

The offers are available to owners of pre-Euro 5 diesel cars produced before 2010. Trade in vehicles need to have been registered in the owner’s name for at least six months to qualify - and the trade-in vehicle will be scrapped. 

Model

Scrappage saving

A1 3 door

£2800

A1 Sportback

£2800

A3 3 door

£4000

A3 Sportback

£4000

A3 Sportback e-tron

£5000*

A3 Saloon

£4000

A3 Cabriolet

£4000

A4 Saloon

£6000

A4 Avant

£6000

A4 allroad

£6000

A5 Sportback

£6000

A5 Coupe

£6000

A5 Cabriolet

£6000

A6 Saloon

£7000

A6 Avant

£7000

A6 allroad

£7000

A7 Sportback

£7000

TT Coupe

£4000

TT Roadster

£4000

Q2

£2000

Q3

£4000

Q5

£4000

Q7 e-tron

£8000

Q7 (TDI models)

Not applicable

A8

Not applicable

R8

Not applicable

RS models

Not applicable

*£2500 OLEV grant separately available on A3 Sportback e-tron models

3BMW scrappage scheme

Owners of older diesel BMWs will be offered £2000 off a new BMW or MINI. The manufacturer offer applies to diesel BMW or MINI models that meet Euro 4 standards or less, almost all pre-2005 vehicles.

The replacement must be a BMW i3, a plug-in hybrid or a Euro 6 vehicle with CO2 emissions of up to 130g/km. The scheme will initially run until 31 December 2017.

Model Scrappage saving
BMW 1 Series (118i, 116d, 118d, 120d, 125d)

£2000

BMW 2 Series Coupe (218i, 218d, 220d, 225d)

£2000

BMW 2 Series Convertible (218d, 220d, 225d) £2000

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (218i, 220i, 225xe, 216d, 218d, 220d)

£2000

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (218i, 216d, 218d, 220d)

£2000

BMW 3 Series (318i, 320i, 330e, 316d, 318d, 320d)

£2000

BMW 3 Series Touring (318i, 316d, 318d, 320d)

£2000

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo (318d, 320d)

£2000

BMW 4 Series Coupe (420d)

£2000

BMW 4 Series Convertible (420d)

£2000

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (420d)

£2000

BMW 5 Series (520i, 530e, 520d, 525d, 530d)

£2000

BMW 5 Series Touring (520d, 525d)

£2000

BMW 7 Series (740e, 725d, 730d, 740Le, 725Ld, 730Ld)

£2000

BMW X1 (sDrive18i, sDrive18d, xDrive18d, xDrive20d)

£2000

BMW X5 (xDrive40e)

£2000

BMW i (i3, i3 with Range Extender, i8)

£2000

>> Click here to order a BMW brochure

4Citroen scrappage scheme

The Citroen scheme offers some big discounts - especially on the soon to be replaced C3 Picasso while there's £4700 off a Grand C4 Picasso, one of our favourite MPVs.

Customers must have owned the car they are trading in for more than 90 days - and it must have been originally registered before 31 December 2010. The scheme will run until 31 December 2017.

Model 

Scrappage saving

C1 (excludes Touch trim level)

£1750

C3 (excludes Touch trim level)

£1750

C3 Aircross (excludes Touch trim level)

£1600

Berlingo Multispace

£2500

C3 Picasso

£6400

C4 Cactus (excludes Touch trim level)

£3900

C4

£5000

C4 Picasso

£4200

Grand C4 Picasso

£4700

5Dacia scrappage scheme

Dacia's scrappage scheme offers customers up to £1000 off a new Duster, which can be combined with the existing range of four-year PCP or Hire Purchase finance offers. These offers also include a deposit contribution of up to £1250, plus a free five year warranty.

Trade-in a cars must be Euro 4 standard or older, registered by 31 December 2009 and owned in the customer's name for more than 90 days. The scheme will run until 31 December 2017.

 Model

Scrappage saving

Deposit contribution with finance plus five year warranty

Total saving towards finance plus five year warranty

Duster Ambiance

£500

Up to £1250

Up to £1750

Duster Laureate

£1000

Up to £1250

Up to £2250

Duster Prestige

£1000

Up to £1250

Up to £2250

Duster SE Summit

£1000

Up to £1250

Up to £2250

6DS scrappage scheme

DS may not have the newest model range around right now - there are lots of new cars coming soon though - so you can get a decent discount with £4500 off a DS 3 Cabrio.

Customers must have owned a car of any make and model for more than 90 days. All new vehicles must be ordered and registered by 31 December 2017. 

Model

Scrappage saving

DS 3 (excludes Performance, Performance Black and B.R.M models)

£3500

DS 3 Cabrio (excludes Performance, Performance Black models)

£4500

DS 4

£5000

DS 4 Crossback

£5000

DS 5 

£5500

7Fiat scrappage scheme

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has launched its scrappage scheme for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Jeep models.

It's much shorter than other schemes, only running until 30 September. It applies to all Euro 1 to 4 petrol and diesel cars and vans registered before 31 December 2009, regardless of make or model.

Model

Trim

Scrappage saving

Fiat 500

Pop

Up to £2125

Fiat 500X

All

£2500

Fiat 500L

All

Up to £3500

Fiat Panda

All (excl. Pop)

£2000

Fiat Tipo

All

Up to £1500

Fiat Punto

All

£3500

Fiat Spider 124

All

£3000

Fiat Fullback

All

Up to £5500

Fiat Fiorino

All

Up to £6500

Fiat Doblo

All

Up tp £8500

Fiat Talento

All

Up tp £10,500

Fiat Ducato

All

Up to £13,500

Abarth Spider

All

Up to £3000

Abarth 595

All

£1095

Jeep Renegade

All

£3500

Alfa Mito

All (excl. entry model)

£2500

Alfa Giulietta

All (excl. entry model)

Up to £5300

Alfa Giulia

All models (excl. entry version & Quadrifoglio)

£3250

8Ford scrappage scheme

Ford's scrappage scheme offers UK car buyers at least £2000 off a new car when they trade-in their old pre-Euro 6 petrol or diesel car. The scrappage scheme is open to owners of all non-Ford vehicles registered up to and including 31 December 2009.

The scheme will run until the end of the year and can be used in conjunction with any existing deals.

Model Trim

Scrappage Saving

B-MAX Titanium, Titanium X £3500
B-MAX Titanium Navigator, Titanium X Navigator £3200

C-MAX & Grand C-MAX  

Zetec

£4000
C-MAX & Grand C-MAX   Titanium, Titanium X £4500
New Fiesta All except Style models £2000
Focus

Zetec Edition, ST-Line  

£4450
Focus

Titanium, Titanium X

£4950
Kuga All £3000
9Hyundai scrappage scheme

Hyundai is offering up to £5000 off the price off a wide range of new models. The scrappage scheme will target petrol and diesel Euro 1 to 4 emissions standard cars, which were registered before 31 December 2009.

Model Scrappage saving
i10 S 1.0 £1545
i10 £1500
i20 S 1.2 £2110
i20 £2000
i30 £4000
i40 £3000
ix20 £2000
Tucson £3500
Santa Fe £5000
Ioniq Hybrid £2000

>> Take a look at our cheapest PCP deals, including the Hyundai i10

10Kia scrappage scheme

Kia is launching a scrappage scheme worth £2000 to drivers who want a new Picanto or Rio. Cars over seven years old are eligible, with the scheme running from 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017.

The scheme applies to all versions of the Picanto and Rio, as long as the buyer of the new car is also the owner of the car being scrapped.

Model Scrappage saving
Rio £2000
Picanto £2000
11Lexus scrappage scheme

Lexus is offering discounts of up to £4000 on their range of hybrid vehicles. The offer is open to any petrol or diesel car (or light van) registered before 31 December 2009 and registered to the current owner for at least six months.

Model Scrappage allowance
CT £3500
IS £3500
NX £4000
RX £4000
12Mazda scrappage scheme

Tha Mazda scrappage scheme is available on any new Mazda model that emits less than 130g/km - although that does exclude the MX-5 and petrol versions of the CX-3. The new CX-5 is not included either.

To add a slightly more complicated layer, there's a different scrappage discount depending on whether you choose a diesel or petrol Mazda 3 or 6. The car you're scrapping must have been registered before December 31 2009 and the offer runs until the end of 2017.

Model

Engine type

Scrappage saving

Mazda 2 

Petrol

£2500

Mazda 3

Petrol

£4000

Mazda 6

Petrol

£4000

Mazda 3

Diesel

£5000

Mazda 6

Diesel

£5000

Mazda CX-3

Diesel

£3000

13Mercedes-Benz scrappage scheme

Diesel vehicles must be Euro 1 - 4 to be eligible for trade-in and customers must have owned the vehicle for at least six months. The scheme cannot be used alongside any existing finance offers.

If your diesel car was built before 2010, it's likely eligible for the trade-in bonus. The scheme ends on 31 December 2017.

Model Scrappage discount
A-Class £3000
GLA £3500
CLA £3500
CLA Shooting Brake £4000
B-Class £4500
C-Class Saloon £7000
C-Class Estate £7000
C-Class Coupe £4000
C-Class Cabriolet £5500
E-Class Saloon £6000
E-Class Estate £6000
14MG scrappage scheme

The MG scheme guarantees a £1500 minimum part-exchange offer for the MG3. Customers can trade-in any petrol or diesel vehicle. The scrappage offer can also be used alongside MG's 0% finance deals.

The MG3 3Time - the base model - is currently available for £145 per month, on 0% finance over four years. While the MG3 Style+, MG's top-spec model, is available for £195, on 0% finance over four years.

You can trade in any car of any age accepted and valued by the dealer.

 Model

Scrappage saving

MG3

£1500

15Mitsubishi scrappage scheme

Mitsubishi's scrappage scheme, offers £4000 off the Outlander PHEV and a £3000 discount on the ASX.

On top of the discount on the Outlander PHEV, buyers will of course also get the £2500 Government plug-in car grant, dropping the price further.

The standard diesel Outlander is available with £3500 off while the Mirage has a £2000 scrappage discount.

Trade-in cars must be Euro 4 standard or older, registered before January 2010 owned in the customer's name for six months. The scheme will run until 28 December 2017.

 Model

Scrappage saving

Mirage

£2000

Outlander

£3500

Outlander PHEV

£4000

ASX

£3000

16Nissan scrappage scheme

Nissan's rather confusing scrappage scheme is offering customers an additional £2000 on top of the trade-in value of their pre-Euro 5, pre-2009 vehicle through September. The savings can be used in conjunction with other discounts, meaning Nissan buyers can save up to £5000 off a new car.

Model Visia/Visia + Acenta N Connecta/N Vision/n tec Tekna/Tekna+ Total discount
Micra £0 £1000   £2000 £2000 £3600
Juke £0 £1000 £2000 £2000 £4500
Qashqai £0 £1000 £2000 £2000 £4500
New Qashqai £0 £1000 £2000 £2000 £3500
X-Trail £0 £1000 £2000 £2000 £5000
New X-Trail £0 £1000 £2000 £2000 £4000
Used Leaf 24kWh £0 £1000 £1000 £1000 £2000

>> Top 20: Crossovers for under £250 per month, including the Juke

17Peugeot scrappage scheme

Peugeot is offering buyers a discount ranging between £1750 and £6000 when they scrap their old car for a new model.

All petrol and diesel-powered passenger cars registered before 31 December 2010 are eligible for the scrappage discount, which can be redeemed against any Peugeot.

Model

Scrappage saving

108

£1750

208

£2750

2008

£2750

308 petrol

£2750

308 diesel

£3750

3008 petrol

£2000

3008 diesel

£2500

508

£6000

Partner Tepee

£2500

18Renault scrappage scheme

Renault's scrappage scheme offers between £3000 and £7000 thanks to what it calls a 'customer saving' alongside a £2000 scrappage allowance. It covers cars and vans.

The scrappage part exchange must be a Euro 4 engine or older, have been registered by 31 December 2009 and owned by the customer for more than 90 days. Vehicles part exchanged under this scheme will be permanently destroyed.

Buyers can pay in cash, buy on a PCP plus 0% APR hire purchase along with two years free servicing on cars or 0% APR hire purchase with four years free servicing on vans.

Model

Customer Saving

Scrappage saving

Total saving

Clio

£2250

£2000

£4250

Captur

£2200

£2000

£4200

Megane

£2000

£2000

£4000

Scenic and Grand Scenic

£2000

£2000

£4000

Kadjar

£3200

£2000

£5200

Kangoo van

£1000

£2000

£3000

Trafic van

£3500

£2000

£5500

Master van

£5000

£2000

£7000

>> Click here to book a Renault test drive

19SEAT scrappage scheme

SEAT's offers are available to owners of pre-Euro 5 diesel cars produced before 2010. Trade in vehicles need to have been registered in the owner’s name for at least six months to qualify - and the trade-in vehicle will be scrapped.

Model

Scrappage saving

Mii

£1500

Ibiza

£2500

Leon

£3500

Toledo

£3000

20Skoda scrappage scheme

Skoda's scrappage scheme is available to owners of pre-Euro 5 diesel cars produced before 2010 and with £4000 off a new Superb or Superb Estate, there are some good savings to be had.

Trade in vehicles need to have been registered in the owner’s name for at least six months to qualify - and the trade-in vehicle will be scrapped.

Model

Scrappage saving

Citigo

£1500

Fabia

£2500

Rapid / Rapid Spaceback

£3000

Octavia

£3500

Superb

£4000

Yeti

£3500

21Suzuki scrappage scheme

The Suzuki scrappage programme runs until 30 September 2017 and offers buyers up to £2000 off selected Suzuki models. Cars traded-in must be registered before the end of 2009.

Any make of petrol, diesel or hybrid car can be traded in - although they must be pre-Euro 5 emissions standard. The scrappage savings cannot be combined with the latest Suzuki new car offers and vehicles traded-in need to have been owned in the buyers own name for at least 90 days.

Model Scrappage saving
Celerio SZ3 and SZ4     £1000
Ignis SZ-T and SZ5     £1000
Jimny SZ4        £1000
Baleno SZ-T and SZ5        £2000
S-Cross SZ-T and SZ5      £2000
Swift SZ-T and SZ5    £2000                               
Vitara SZ-T, SZ5 and S £2000
22Toyota scrappage scheme

Toyota is offering savings of up to £4000 on their range of petrol and petrol-hybrid vehicles. The scrappage scheme runs from 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017 and is open to any vehicle more than seven years old.

The vehicle must be registered to the current owner for at least six months to be eligible.

Model Scrappage saving
Aygo £2000
Yaris and Yaris Hybrid £2500
Auris and Auris Hybrid £3500
Verso £3500
RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid £3500
C-HR and C-HR Hybrid £1000
Avensis £3500
Prius £2000
GT86 £2000
Land Cruiser £4000
Hilux £2000
Proace £2000

>> Want to test drive a Toyota? Click here.

23Vauxhall scrappage scheme

Vauxhall's Scrappage Allowance Scheme is offering buyers up to £2000 off the price of a brand new car when they trade-in their old one. It runs until the 30 September 2017 and can be combined with existing finance offers, including PCP plans and deposit contributions.

The offer is dependent on the traded-in car being registered in the owner's name. The owner must also prove they've owner the car for at least 90 days. 

Model Scrappage discount
Astra £2000
Adam £2000
Corsa £2000
Meriva £2000
Mokka X £2000
24Volkswagen scrappage scheme

The Volkswagen scrappage scheme covers all models currently available to order - including GTI and R models, apart from the Touareg. The biggest saving is on the Sharan people carrier with £6000 off while there is a £4000 discount on all Golf variants.

The offers are available to owners of pre-Euro 5 diesel cars produced before 2010. Buyers must have the trade-in vehicle registered in their name for at least six months to be eligible. It applies to all orders between 1 September and 31 December 2017, to be registered by 31 March 2018.

Model

Scrappage saving

Up

£1800

Polo

£2800

All-new Polo

£2000

Golf

£4000

Golf SV

£4000

Golf Estate

£4000

Touran

£4000

Tiguan

£4000

Beetle

£4000

Jetta

£4000

Scirocco

£5000

Passat

£5000

Passat Estate

£5000

Arteon

£5000

Sharan

£6000

Summary of offers on fully electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles:

Model

Type

Scrappage saving

OLEV grant

Total saving

Golf GTE

PHEV

£5000

£2500

£7500

Passat GTE

PHEV

£6000

£2500

£8500

e-Up

EV

£3300

£4500

£7800

e-Golf

EV

£5500

£4500

£10,000

 

Model

Scrappage saving

Caddy panel van & Caddy Life (SWB & LWB)             

£1000

Transporter panel van, Kombi & window van

£2000

Transporter Shuttle

£2000

Caravelle

£2000

Crafter

£2000

1. Manufacturer offers and discounts including PCP offers

2. Cars that you can drive for less than £100/month

3. Latest high street lending rates for car loans

 

Scrappage Scheme Q&As

Ask HJ

Which scrappage scheme should I buy a new car through?

I would like a new car. It needs to be cheap, small, reliable and economical as I drive less than 4000 miles a year. Which cars would fit my requirements?
Kia is offering a scrappage allowance of up to £2000 against its excellent new Picanto and also its Rio models, both with a seven-year warranty: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/buying-and-selling/2017-09/save-gbp2000-with-the-kia-scrappage-scheme/ Here's a round-up of all the latest scrappage schemes: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/buying-and-selling/2017-09/your-guide-to-buying-a-new-car-through-a-scrappage-scheme/
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Ask HJ

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?
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 http://www.drivethedeal.com/ 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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Why are older cars being forced into obsolescence?

Having spent much of my life immersed in most matters car related including working on the body shop floor and restoring classics, I have an axe to grind with those who consider bringing back the scrappage scheme to be a good idea. My colleagues in the business also express their disapproval. Whilst it might suit large main dealerships, to sell more new cars, it does not always work in the best interests of the public, or smaller independent garages that rely on servicing and selling good quality, cheaper, older vehicles to people who would rather buy for a few hundred pounds than fork out on mandatory warranty servicing and finance payments, not to mention the depreciation that goes with the purchase of a new vehicle. During the last scrappage scheme many people were persuaded to dispose of cars with even the slightest fault. Many inheritors of deceased estates were also encouraged to trade in their family’s beloved classic for a “new car“ this way; to the dismay of car enthusiasts. Whilst there will always be the car that is never worth repairing, there will be countless others that could quite easily be repaired and sold to people for a few hundred pounds to help them afford to stay on the road. I cannot help thinking that this is a very clever scam by the car manufacturers and government to rid the country of all non computerised vehicles in order to extort as much money as possible out of the general public whilst at the same time putting the smaller garages out of business as they will not have the technology to repair the newer vehicles. May I suggest that if this regrettable scheme is brought back that anyone thinking of participating in it should seek the advice of an independent garage or knowledgeable person in order to find out exactly how much the repair will cost, and, whether they could extract a few more years out of the car before disposing of it? New cars are fine if you can afford them, but if you are like me you can still pick up a decent old car from as little as £500 with 12 months' MoT. Sadly, if this scheme is brought back you may have no choice than to buy a laptop on wheels.
The world is leaving a lot of us behind. Even Apple Mac operating systems from as little as four years ago are now out of date and require replacement of the Mac to work properly. That's the way the world has gone. Everything is short life and disposable. And it's the way the car world has gone. Very few new cars on the market today will economically survive much more than seven years. I hate this. In front of me right now is the solar-powered calculator I bought when I first incorporated my limited company in 1983. It still works perfectly.
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Comments

Barry Parsons    on 4 September 2017

Come on Honda, time for you to announce your scrappage scheme.

Chris51    on 4 September 2017

Realistically, if you're currently running around in a 10 year old diesel anything how likely are you to be looking to buy a brand new car? I'll be interested to know what the take up is on any of these schemes after a few months have gone by. It all sounds like marketing hype to me!

pint6x    on 4 September 2017

Realistically, if you're currently running around in a 10 year old diesel anything how likely are you to be looking to buy a brand new car? I'll be interested to know what the take up is on any of these schemes after a few months have gone by. It all sounds like marketing hype to me!

Funnily enough, as the owner of a 10-year old BMW 525d touring, I'm looking very seriously at some of these numbers!

aylesby    on 7 September 2017

I have had my Mondeo since 2005 and it is starting to show its age. Shame but a Tiguan is beckoning.

   on 4 September 2017

Another government scam........Come all you lovely people follow like sheep straight into the next scam !.....(at least all those world wide floods and global warming will end eh. When the U.K. stops producing diesel cars eh ?) NOT !

Richard Parker    on 4 September 2017


They will have to offer me a lot more than this to make me part with my 1995 peugeot 106 that does 70 mpg has no electronics to go wrong, only cost me £500.00 and wont depreciate like a stone over the next five years like a new car !!

NickNike    on 4 September 2017

Do you park it outside of your cave?

Gary.    on 13 September 2017

I'm on my second one brillant cars

Husbandofstinky    on 29 September 2017

Nice one. Bangernomics. Seriously thought about these myself. Mother had one years ago with no problems (cheap to run and little to go wrong with them). For £500 you can pick one up with 50k miles and years of life left in it. My 5 bed detached cave still has a nice mortgage on it.

Jon Bigg    on 4 September 2017

When did anyone ever pay MRRP?!!!

chapscrap    on 4 September 2017

Will someone please explain to the general public that these 'scrappages' are not on top of any discounts that are easily negotiated in my experience. If they were they would be worth looking at.
More marketing hype to sell as many cars as possible before brexit??

DLDLDL    on 5 September 2017

If you have say a ten year old "dirty diesel" that is well maintained and costing next to nought in depreciation, what is the most responsible course of action?:
1) Do a "scrappage" deal
- incur the carbon cost of scapping your old car
- incur the carbon cost of making your new car
- have say five years of "less dirty" driving
- incur the depreciation and financing costs associated with a new car
2) Run your existing car for another 5 years
- postpone the carbon cost of scrapping
- postpone the carbon cost of building a new car
-- in five years carbon cost of building a new car likely to be lower
- have five years of "dirty" driving
- possibly suffer restrictions on use in urban areas
- possibly pay higher congestion charges
- postpone the depreciation and financing costs associated with a new car.

If there is enough postponement of carbon costs you can actually avoid some. Compare carbons costs associated with building/scrapping:
3 cars with 10 year life (30 years of use)
2 cars with 15 year life (30 years of use)

Bronan the Brobarian    on 21 September 2017

Exactly. It's really a no brainer to keep your current car.

saltire69    on 5 September 2017

If this deal was on fords current promotional price i would do it but since its against the full rrp then dealers can beat that price .

M gwynne    on 9 September 2017

Iv got a 2004 Ford Focus 18 cc diesel and its dun 143.200 miles and is still good I have it servesd every year so I think I will keep this car for long time it's been a good car good on diesel what do you think thank you mick

M gwynne    on 9 September 2017

Iv got a 2004 Ford Focus 18 cc diesel and its dun 143.200 miles and is still good I have it servesd every year so I think I will keep this car for long time it's been a good car good on diesel what do you think thank you mick

Chris James    on 9 September 2017

Given the majority of people "buy" these cars using some kind of credit, and that the media frequently report how many people are living beyond their means in order to do so i'm not sure how encouraging more and more people to essentially follow the same path, and take on more debt in order to own a car for a few years that they normally wouldn't be able to afford outright, can be a good thing. I wonder how many of those with leases, contract hires, PCP's or loans, have a financial reserve or some kind of protection in order to comfortable maintain those monthly payments for 12 - 36 months along with the mortgage / rent etc, if the worst should happen and they lost their job or became unable to work?. If you can't answer "yes" to that, then dress it up how you like, hand wring or make excuses to save pride and cover your lack of forward planning here, but the fact remains that you are one of those media statistics, and balancing on a tightrope.

Besides, many manufacturers have been offering "contributions" towards a PCP etc, for several months, sometimes on the same scale as the scrappage scheme, will those same manufacturers be offering those contributions alongside the scrappage scheme - effectively giving a double discount, or will they just be replacing one incentive with another of a similar value and naming it differently?.

Edited by Chris James on 09/09/2017 at 19:11

Michael caton    on 11 September 2017

I noticed that these deals are only on certain age cars , I have a October 2007 KA so can't be used for a scrappage scheme

RobJP    on 11 September 2017

I noticed that these deals are only on certain age cars , I have a October 2007 KA so can't be used for a scrappage scheme

Depends which manufacturer you wanted to go with. some don't have maximum ages of vehicle, some do.

Victor Svekolkin    on 17 September 2017

As has been said it's simply dealer discount renamed as scrappage discount. Or put another way, a scam to get us through the door.
I will stick to my 3 cars that continue to give outstanding service. 52 plate bought 4 years ago for £500, 04 plate which was swapped for a trailer full of spares and a 54 plate again costing just £500 and returns 55mpg. They cost me £100 per year each to service and £35 each to MOT. What they really have over a new car is that they have style and that retro feel of older cars as opposed to the bland clinical feel of a new car. Miles bigger too than i10 or KA so they are far more practical. I would have to pay 20 to 30k to get a new large practical car. New just does not make sense.

Bronan the Brobarian    on 21 September 2017

Exactly, it's a marketing ploy, nothing more. Competely transparent.

Bronan the Brobarian    on 21 September 2017

Lol, after reading this I'll stick with my 2.0L Turbo diesel. It works great, costs very little to run and is a great drive. Plus it's all paid for, so I don't need to slide down the slippery slope that is new car ownership.

Phil Norton    on 29 September 2017

What kind of idiots bought diesels in the first place?

beufighter    on 6 October 2017

All of them, and will again. Great marketing.

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