I don’t think it took a genius to work out that it would be the manufacturers of small, cheap and economical cars that would be the big winners in the Scrappage Wars. After all, if you’re going to get a £2,000 discount on a new car, £2k is a huge chunk of a £7k car, […]
I know, we’ve moaned about the Scrappage Scheme in the UK. It’s poorly drafted, shoddily implemented and achieves nothing the savvy buyer couldn’t already have done for themselves. But it does help the more cautious buyer, and has seen a boost in sales for budget car makers. And that is where we have to concede […]
Despite our reservations about the Scrappage scheme in the UK, it would seem that it is proving to be a good handle to hang sales publicity on for car makers. Hyundai have told us about their successes and the interesting trade-ins they’ve had on cars sold under the Scrappage scheme, and we reported recently on […]
As you have probably realised by now, we are not huge fans of the (S)crappage scheme. It’s poorly drafted and really just a sop to the pressure put on the Government to emulate what the Germans did. And in truth it probably only helps buyers of budget cars and the dealers supplying them (but of […]
We’re not exactly fans of the Scrappage Scheme here, but we can see a degree of logic in it. But the system is too poorly conceived (and puts too big an onus on the car makers to match the taxpayers contribution) to be really effective. Yes, the Government put some conditions in place to stop […]
It now seems likely that the UK will introduce a car scappage scheme in the next budget, with a £2,000 trade-in incentive on old cars for buyers of new cars.