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    ? What do members think of the proposed scheme to kick start the car industry,which has seen new car sales dip to 56% in Feb compared to this time last year...they propose to offer £2000 to scrap your old vehicle of 10 years or more,in return for a brand new or nearly new one,i for one would wellcome it...but would you.

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...ge-scheme.html
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    There was a similar scheme in ROI which resulted in a splurge of new cars between 1999 and 2001
    From what I can tell it worked very well, as many people wanted to have a 00 car registration
    However, the value of used cars dropped, but it did take many sheds off the road

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    I think its a great idea as its still your choice whether to get rid or not. I would disagree if they put a compulsory purchase though.

    Maybe there should be another option of "im in favour but wont be getting rid".

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    all that extra income from the new car road tax.

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    yup, very good idea

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    Its geat, I wonder if you can buy, say for example 10 bangers for £50 quid a piece.

    Get your name on the log book, scrap them, taking in £20,000 !! Minus your £500 to buy the cars and hey presto!

    Some how, im sure this would not work !!

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    In theory it is the start of a good idea - everyone knows something needs to be done to kick-start a recovery for the motor industry.

    So that it benefits the people is it designed to (i.e. the car manufacturers) I personally think it should only be applicable against new cars.

    I also think that, instead of a set figure of £2000 being offered, the VAT (i.e. 15%) element of the purchase (or even half of the VAT element) should be the incentive offered by the government. This would then benefit more people in a fairer way - why should someone who is buying a new car for say £7000 get the same discount as a person who wants to buy an Insignia at £20000? This method would probably even itself out anyhow over a period of time.

    There would probably be something in the fine print saying that you needed to have owned the 'old banger' you are trading in for at least 6 or 12 months - if I remember rightly Citroen had the same sort of conditions in place when they had some money off deal a couple of years ago.

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    as long as it's not compulsary imagine all those cared for cars over 10 years old getting crushed

    but it could be a good incentive to get the crap cars off the road

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    mark 647 idea sounds good but there is a proviso that you have owned the car for at least 6 or 12 months, they haven'y made their minds up yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridley View Post
    mark 647 idea sounds good but there is a proviso that you have owned the car for at least 6 or 12 months, they haven'y made their minds up yet.
    I expect they will consider this one tho ! You cant have something for nothing after all!

    Great if you have an old banger and wish to purchase a new one, as some old cars will struggle to make £200 given their condition so all in all, a fair idea,

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