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Panda Active Eco for £4,995 with the Government Scrappage Incentive Scheme
Panda Active Eco for £4,995  with the Government Scrappage Incentive Scheme

Panda Active Eco for £4,995 with the Government Scrappage Incentive Scheme

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"Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced the introduction of a Car Scrappage Scheme as part of the April 2009 Budget. Motorists are being offered £1,000 towards a new car if they trade in their 10 year old or older vehicle for scrap.

On top of this, Fiat will contribute an additional ecoplus BONUS amount towards the purchase of a new vehicle."

30 Comments

granny car,dosent seem a good deal

IMHO This is an excellent price for a new car. I don't believe that you can buy a new car in the UK for less than this.

rjm67;5020579

IMHO This is an excellent price for a new car. I don't believe that you … IMHO This is an excellent price for a new car. I don't believe that you can buy a new car in the UK for less than this.



As with the littlewoods codes, this isn't really a deal. The RRP of the car is higher than this and the voucher simply brings the price down. Can't you use this voucher against other cars too?

As soon as Darling's finer points of the scheme have been finalised with the manufacturers then prices will be even cheaper.

fiatsupasaver.com/ Has £1700 off this model atm, they're basically a broker of main dealers so you'll get another £1000 off their price when the scheme gets moving.

PS - The 1.2 Dynamic is a FAR superior car for the £400 extra.

You have to own a car that is over 10 years old AND have to have owned it for at least 12 months

I suppose all cars will now creep up in value £1000 so youre only going to
save £1000 less value of your 10yr car..
I wont believe there's a recession on in the motor trade until all the fields full of new cars are empty

I thnk the HM Tax Office only allows money off New Cars made in this Country

nicp01;5020910

I wont believe there's a recession on in the motor trade until all the … I wont believe there's a recession on in the motor trade until all the fields full of new cars are empty



How do you figure that?? Surely if all the new cars have been sold then there is a boom in the motor industry! :roll:

I was going to post this on it's own thread, but as this one is going so well!!!!...

you can get the KIA picanto for £4,195 with the scrappage scheme.

kia.co.uk/New…spx

JACKIT99;5020556

granny car,dosent seem a good deal



Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might consider this true. Otherwise for the rest of us, in the real world, should consider this is one of the better small mini cars around. James May owns, or did own one, and for general commuting and runaround use would be perfect. Not really a family car or long distance cruiser, but not everyone wants that of course.

£35 a year road tax as well. But I'd hang fire until the ramifications of the scrappage scheme come into effect because it looks as though the £1000 manufacturers are supposed to contribute will be swallowed up by the 'discounts' they already provide. So you might only be looking at an extra grand off.

GeoffAngela;5021148

Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might … Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might consider this true. Otherwise for the rest of us, in the real world, should consider this is one of the better small mini cars around. James May owns, or did own one, and for general commuting and runaround use would be perfect. Not really a family car or long distance cruiser, but not everyone wants that of course..



Exactly....

My missis has a P Plate (Orange) corsa and I hate driving it... I would much rather drive one of these.

GeoffAngela;5021148

Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might … Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might consider this true. Otherwise for the rest of us, in the real world, should consider this is one of the better small mini cars around. James May owns, or did own one, and for general commuting and runaround use would be perfect. Not really a family car or long distance cruiser, but not everyone wants that of course.£35 a year road tax as well. But I'd hang fire until the ramifications of the scrappage scheme come into effect because it looks as though the £1000 manufacturers are supposed to contribute will be swallowed up by the 'discounts' they already provide. So you might only be looking at an extra grand off.



I had one for a week while my car was being resprayed. My commute was 30 miles each way.

You really do get what you pay for. The steering was too light, brakes woolly and acceleration should be measured in lunar cycles rather than seconds.
Horrible seats. Poor plastics. I felt like I was sitting in a goldfish bowl.
Very easy to park though.

I've had Corsas, Micras, Colts and Yaris as courtesy cars for when a muppet has hit me in mine. Of the four, I'd choose the Yaris. The Fiat would be second.
Micra absolute last place. I've never had such bad motion sickness.

GeoffAngela;5021148

Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might … Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might consider this true. Otherwise for the rest of us, in the real world, should consider this is one of the better small mini cars around. James May owns, or did own one, and for general commuting and runaround use would be perfect. Not really a family car or long distance cruiser, but not everyone wants that of course.£35 a year road tax as well. But I'd hang fire until the ramifications of the scrappage scheme come into effect because it looks as though the £1000 manufacturers are supposed to contribute will be swallowed up by the 'discounts' they already provide. So you might only be looking at an extra grand off.



yeer agree with having small cars but this one i think is a granny mobile,i allways see old people in these kind of cars,smart cars are much cooler and about the same price:)

There's no point. You lose 15% + some more when you drive it away. Buy a second hand ex demo / nearly new car and more car for the money!

R1cbm;5021366

There's no point. You lose 15% + some more when you drive it away. Buy … There's no point. You lose 15% + some more when you drive it away. Buy a second hand ex demo / nearly new car and more car for the money!



agreed

I think the PERODUA KELISA is currently the UK cheapest new car at 4499 (plus registration/road fund), can't imagine there can be a grands worth of profit there for them to discount it in the scrapping scheme, otherwise 2.5k for a brand new car seems incredible, even if it does appear a horrid car!

hmm... Arnold Clark used to be selling delivery mileage fiat panda actives for £4988.
we all know whats going to happen, £2K off the R.R.P price... it's just not worth it, you would get a better deal buying a pre-reg car with delivery mileage in my opinion.
plus who the hell was going to pay over £7K for a base model fiat panda anyway "hands please?"...
yeah as i thought, no one... just one big rip off!

I think this scheme will only work for those people who were already planning to buy a new car, but are hesitant due to the current climate. If they have a 10year old banger in the household, this would be the incentive required to get them out buying.

Although most peeps would still need a loan for the balance due on the car, and lenders still aren't lending!

GeoffAngela;5021148

Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might … Well, if every car has to be an extension of your manhood, you might consider this true. Otherwise for the rest of us, in the real world, should consider this is one of the better small mini cars around. James May owns, or did own one, and for general commuting and runaround use would be perfect. Not really a family car or long distance cruiser, but not everyone wants that of course.£35 a year road tax as well. But I'd hang fire until the ramifications of the scrappage scheme come into effect because it looks as though the £1000 manufacturers are supposed to contribute will be swallowed up by the 'discounts' they already provide. So you might only be looking at an extra grand off.



Seems a little harsh to throw the manhood argument at someone just because they don't want to drive a badly built car that looks c**p and offers no protection in an accident.

What car seem pretty happy with the quality:

whatcar.com/car…622

bobafett;5021754

I think this scheme will only work for those people who were already … I think this scheme will only work for those people who were already planning to buy a new car, but are hesitant due to the current climate. If they have a 10year old banger in the household, this would be the incentive required to get them out buying.Although most peeps would still need a loan for the balance due on the car, and lenders still aren't lending!



I'm not convinced that people who appreciate the benefits of owning a ten year old car are going to suddenly buy a brand new one just 'cos it's a £1K cheaper. You can already get pre-reg cars significantly cheaper so technically it's only going to impact those who insist on a brand new made to order car. Can't believe they've not limited to certain value / efficiency cars tho, first they tax 'high polluting cars' regardless of what mileage you do, then they offer you £1K to go and buy another car as pulluting as you like, mad !

Like a lot of ‘government initiatives’ the devil is in the detail. With the normal dealer discount and a trade in for a roadworthy car you’ll probably only be looking at a few hundred pounds off. As you say a nearly new model would be even cheaper still – and if you’re running a ten year old family car theres a good chance you won’t have enough money to even consider replacing it with an equivalent new model.

I would be eligible for this offer as I’m driving a twelve year old Xantia. But the fact that it runs well (on vegetable oil if necessary!), and is reliable, means I won’t be changing any time soon….

I think that the offers out at the moment are just seeing if they can bag some early custom. I am seriously interested in getting my wife a new car with her old banger, however I think that if you listed this base model on auto trader, even with

GeoffAngela;5021852

What car seem pretty happy with the … What car seem pretty happy with the quality:http://www.whatcar.com/car-review-summary.aspx?rt=622



Seems so, but Fiat as a manufacturer still struggles with reliability, If I was going to get a small car I would stick to one of the more reliable Japanese brands and definately one with a 5 star safety rating. Not sure I could bring myself to buy a car with eco in the name either.

malbano;5021135

I was going to post this on it's own thread, but as this one is going so … I was going to post this on it's own thread, but as this one is going so well!!!!...you can get the KIA picanto for £4,195 with the scrappage scheme.http://www.kia.co.uk/New-Cars/Range/Compact/Picanto/Scrappage-Scheme.aspx



would a KIA picanto make it to 10 years.

flipnfil;5022206

Seems so, but Fiat as a manufacturer still struggles with reliability, If … Seems so, but Fiat as a manufacturer still struggles with reliability, If I was going to get a small car I would stick to one of the more reliable Japanese brands and definately one with a 5 star safety rating. Not sure I could bring myself to buy a car with eco in the name either.




according to watchdog , the mini has its fair share of problems too.

Another internet search via [url]www.drivethedeal.com[/url] gets this car in at £5721.73 (Ex ANY trade invalue).....

flipnfil;5022206

Seems so, but Fiat as a manufacturer still struggles with reliability, If … Seems so, but Fiat as a manufacturer still struggles with reliability, If I was going to get a small car I would stick to one of the more reliable Japanese brands and definately one with a 5 star safety rating. Not sure I could bring myself to buy a car with eco in the name either.



Rubbish!

Fiat Panda is actually one of the most reliable cars in its class - breakdowns per 000's across europe are the lowest in the industry.

People are happy to pour scorn on a brand without actually ever having owner one or researched into whether their comments are valid

MrRobin;5021134

How do you figure that?? Surely if all the new cars have been sold then … How do you figure that?? Surely if all the new cars have been sold then there is a boom in the motor industry! :roll:


my point was that if there really was a squeeze they could sell all the stockpiled cars at half price or much reduced (theyre only gathering rust) as they are a depreciating asset.
this would kick start the new build
my peugeot is 10 in september, I've been looking on autotrader now for 4 months
meaning to buy a new/1yr old car last month that is until the news of this scheme came out.
Haven't seen much reduction in price in my 2 choice cars and cant see how dealers would implement £1000 discount...ie RRP - existing discount - extra £1000, I dont think so..

flipnfil;5021794

Seems a little harsh to throw the manhood argument at someone just … Seems a little harsh to throw the manhood argument at someone just because they don't want to drive a badly built car that looks c**p and offers no protection in an accident.


What an ignorant statement. THe Fiat Panda is definitely one of the best built superminis on the road at the moment.
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