Scrappage deals currently available - For example VW Golf 1.4 @ £9995 (Save £3590)
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Scrappage deals currently available - For example VW Golf 1.4 @ £9995 (Save £3590)

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Found 10th Aug 2009Made hot 10th Aug 2009
Hi, taken advantage of a few deals on here so thought I'd share the results of my research while finding a new car for my mum.

I found the following site listed the best scrappage deals on most vehicles all in one place: With a few of them above the standard dealer offers.

arnoldclark.com/scr…me/

The ones that stood out were:

VW Golf 1.4 from £9995 (£3590 off, standard VW scrappage deals is £10,335, £3250 off)
Seat Leon 1.6 from £9990 (£4000 off)
Ford Focus 1.6 Style 5 Door £10,995 (£5200 off)
Peugeot 308 1.4 VVTi Verve £10,488 (£5200 off)
Meganne Hatch 1.6 Dynamique £11,995 (£4100 off)

Another good site is:

autofindersbakewell.co.uk

They do scrappage ontop of some of there offers (select more info on the car you want and further down any scrappage avaiable is listed). For example:

VW Golf 1.4 from £9995
Audi A3 1.6 from £12245 (£3020 off)
BMW 116i ES From £13,795 (£3,385 off)
BMW X5 xDrive30d SE £32,995 (£7,780 off)

Deals Achieved by HUKD members (PM me or post in the thread if you want to add your deal here):

Renault Clio 1.2 Extreme (75HP), £6,500 (RRP £10,000, save £3500) - Mr 5 in 1

Audi upgrade the TDIe to the SE with no extra charge. This is available with scrappage, although not sure if its available ontop of the Autofinders deals. Credit to CrazyMonkey.

Even if you don't want to buy from either of them, its a good reference point, rather then trawling the web as I originally had to.

I bought from my local dealer, but by quoting these prices I managed to get them to match the prices. Its a quick way around the "we're making no money of this, there's no room to move on the scrappage deals" line you normally get.

Good luck, hope it comes in usefull to someone.

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Thanks -- nice of you to put this on -- good ref point

You might find its cheaper to buy these new than second hand --

Original Poster

NAZ17;5977738

Thanks -- nice of you to put this on -- good ref point You might find its … Thanks -- nice of you to put this on -- good ref point You might find its cheaper to buy these new than second hand --



NP, got a few deals of here so thought its only fair I contribute. Went through so many sites before I figured out these pretty much listed all the best prices in one place.

In many of the cases you are right about second hand prices. The Golfs are a good example. Ultimately the second hand dealers/private sellers are relying on non scrappage customers and the scheme to end. I tried and none of them would bother even trying to compete.

Also most of them said although the scheme runs for some time, most expect the funding to finish mid/end October. Since alot of people are buying the smaller cars, where the £2k makes a big % difference. Although I would normally take what dealers say with a pinch of salt, in this case I'm inclined to believe them to an extent.

Finally a good post!!!!! HEAT AND REP Given, due to the fact someone has the balls to list this lol

Anyway it is very likely that I can get a scrappage discount as I have a 10 year old car lol - that i have had for year near 10 years.

Has to go and I need an Auto... any recomendations would be very helpful. I do have a full manual license but I am getting to old and fed up to bother with the manuals anymore.

I would really appreciate everyones comments on this matter... good or bad....

I would like a Golf OR Seat Leon either is fine with me. OR an A3, but they are far to expensive for my liking.

Please, car lovers... AUTO.... HELP!

I need an auto and would appreciate recommendations on the Diesels as I heard how economical they can be.....

crazymonkey;5977787

Please, car lovers... AUTO.... HELP! I need an auto and would appreciate … Please, car lovers... AUTO.... HELP! I need an auto and would appreciate recommendations on the Diesels as I heard how economical they can be.....



Well to be honest - i've got an auto diesel Audi (a4) - and don't find it to be anywhere near as economical as my dad's manual. - I would say at least 5-9 mg

- So if your going just for economy - go for manual, if you really can't do without an auto. It depends, generally bigger cars (size + engine capacity) are more desirable as an auto, so hold the residual values better and some smaller cars are more desirable as manuals likewise holding more of their value when you come to sell.

God look at the time - I need help

I ended up going for a Hyundai I20 Diesel 1.4 comfort trim with nearly £1000 of extras for 9k after scrappage at the weekend. Have to wait until October to get it though. I hope I got a good deal - I know hardly anything about cars :oops:

NAZ17;5977828

Well to be honest - i've got an auto diesel Audi (a4) - and don't find it … Well to be honest - i've got an auto diesel Audi (a4) - and don't find it to be anywhere near as economical as my dad's manual. - I would say at least 5-9 mg - So if your going just for economy - go for manual, if you really can't do without an auto. It depends, generally bigger cars (size + engine capacity) are more desirable as an auto, so hold the residual values better and some smaller cars are more desirable as manuals likewise holding more of their value when you come to sell.God look at the time - I need help



Not to bothered about the economy - just wan't an auto. Have been driving round in a friends auto recently and its the best thing since sliced bread

So I would love to have one... Not the flappy pads though hate em!

It's odd how VW claim DSG is faster at changing and say so on their stats, but when it comes to proper reviews, they're slower than manual.

Unfortunately, Automatics are more expensive and use up 20% more fuel, in today's world, that's silly.

Hope the new cars they're selling are better than the second hand dross they sell !

spenner999;5977949

Hope the new cars they're selling are better than the second hand dross … Hope the new cars they're selling are better than the second hand dross they sell !



Are you refering to a particular car or has your old banger let you down and you just want a moan?

Useful find.

Did anyone came across scrappage scheme for 9 yr old car apart from Nissan?

Thhanks

Banned

greatminds;5977978

Are you refering to a particular car or has your old banger let you down … Are you refering to a particular car or has your old banger let you down and you just want a moan?



I reckon the poster may posssibly have been referring to Arnold Clark. Good deals but woeful customer service (in my opinion).

[QUOTE=crazymonkey;5977871]Not to bothered about the economy - just wan't an auto. /QUOTE]

Then why not buy a petrol?

schizoboy;5977896

It's odd how VW claim DSG is faster at changing and say so on their … It's odd how VW claim DSG is faster at changing and say so on their stats, but when it comes to proper reviews, they're slower than manual.



My mate would agree with that. He had the opportunity to try a 2.0 diesel A3 with a DSG box, he just got so fed up of it that he gave the keys back and ran a mile. And this is a guy who's normally quite keen on Audis!!

The one thing I did notice with it was the complete lack of interior space. Considering its one of many cars that are all based on the same platform, it somehow manages to reduce the interior to the size of a matchbox, making it feel almost claustrophobic.

Crazymonkey, out of the three you mention (which are pretty much the same car underneath), I'd go for the Seat Leon. Then again I do like what Seat do with cars (and I own a Toledo!), so I am very biased. My absolute fave for a decent family car would be a Focus diesel, but it seems alot of other people have similar views as they hold their value very well.

If you want some good car reviews, go to [url]www.honestjohn.co.uk[/url]. They're really not bothered about pulling the punches. If a car is bad, they will say so. They also list potential problems and all the recalls that were done.

schizoboy;5977896

It's odd how VW claim DSG is faster at changing and say so on their … It's odd how VW claim DSG is faster at changing and say so on their stats, but when it comes to proper reviews, they're slower than manual.Unfortunately, Automatics are more expensive and use up 20% more fuel, in today's world, that's silly.



I bought an A3 1.6 with DSG nearly 2 years ago. MPG for that and manual very close to each other, only about 2mpg different. Beware though, the ride is too restless unless on a motorway when it is just short of unacceptable. Also Audi view themselves as an aspirational brand and charge accordingly.

wellfan;5978090

I reckon the poster may posssibly have been referring to Arnold Clark. … I reckon the poster may posssibly have been referring to Arnold Clark. Good deals but woeful customer service (in my opinion).



Arnold Clark have something of a reputation! But then so do a lot of big car dealers. For every dissatisfied customer that makes a fuss, there's probably one or two perfectly happy punters.:roll:

arnoldclark.150m.com/htm…htm

Does anyone know if I can use this scheme on a car that is broken down and cannot be driven. I'm guessing this would be at the dealers discretion as they would have to collect the car? The gearbox went last week !

madmal;5978202

Does anyone know if I can use this scheme on a car that is broken down … Does anyone know if I can use this scheme on a car that is broken down and cannot be driven. I'm guessing this would be at the dealers discretion as they would have to collect the car? The gearbox went last week !



direct.gov.uk/en/…693

I see nothing about the car having to be fully operational.

But.

I see nothing preventing a Car Dealership from adding it's own conditions either.

Is the scrappage allowance based on the retail price of the vehicle ? only wife's considering buying a brand spanking new Mazda2 TS2 (best price she could find £9600.00 cash) or would the £2000 then be deducted from the deal figure ?

schizoboy;5977896

IUnfortunately, Automatics are more expensive and use up 20% more fuel, … IUnfortunately, Automatics are more expensive and use up 20% more fuel, in today's world, that's silly.



Fuel consumption depends how you drive a car and not on whether it is automatic or manual. Some people will use much more fuel on a manual car, e.g. fast starting in city traffic, reving the engine at traffic lights, etc. An automatic is slower and unless you push down the paddle constantluy to the ground, will run much smoother than a manual car. If driven properly, an automatic uses the same fuel as a manual transmission car. I have an automatic now and my fuel consumption is the same what it was with my previous manual (same model car). I would NEVER go back to manual!

zermattbusby;5978222

Is the scrappage allowance based on the retail price of the vehicle ? … Is the scrappage allowance based on the retail price of the vehicle ? only wife's considering buying a brand spanking new Mazda2 TS2 (best price she could find £9600.00 cash) or would the £2000 then be deducted from the deal figure ?



Depends whether the deal has some nice small print saying "including £1000+£1000 Car Scrappage Scheme Discount" or is obviously including it.

Also it is entirely down to the dealerships discretion whether to then take £2000 off after haggling with you if negotiations does not include it.

zermattbusby;5978222

Is the scrappage allowance based on the retail price of the vehicle ? … Is the scrappage allowance based on the retail price of the vehicle ? only wife's considering buying a brand spanking new Mazda2 TS2 (best price she could find £9600.00 cash) or would the £2000 then be deducted from the deal figure ?

In Theory it chould be deducted from the £9600. In practice they may say that you cannot "stack" discounts.

schizoboy;5978216

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/AdviceOnBuyingAndSellingAVehicle/DG_177693I see nothing about the car having to be fully operational.But.I see nothing preventing a Car Dealership from adding it's own conditions either.



ukcarscrappagescheme.co.uk/200…ks/

Scrappage Scheme Eligibility - Old Vehicle

* Your old vehicle must be a Car or Light Commercial Vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes (N1 class);
* It must be first registered in the UK before 31 August 1999 (”T” reg and earlier);
* The Claimant keeper must have been the registered keeper for at least 12 months before the new vehicle order date;
* The registered keeper must have a UK address;
* The vehicle must have a current MOT certificate;
* The vehicle must be clear of finance;
* Dealers can’t trade in their own cars;
* Stolen cars are not eligible;
* Insurance write-offs are not eligible.

crazymonkey;5977871

Not to bothered about the economy - just wan't an auto. Have been driving … Not to bothered about the economy - just wan't an auto. Have been driving round in a friends auto recently and its the best thing since sliced bread :)So I would love to have one... Not the flappy pads though hate em!



Having persauded my mother to change to an automatic many years ago and found a few cars for her I reckon small automatics are pretty rare secondhand so hold their value much better than manuals. She bought her first new car, a Vauxhall Corsa (old shape, it was a couple of years ago) with a petrol engine & the semi-auto gearbox and the fuel economy is amazing. My only criticism is that the gear change is a bit jerkier then her previous autos (especially the ones with CVT gearbox like Fiats and Ford Fiestas).

Since the dealership has to provide £1000 of the £2000 scrappage allowance from their own margin it is almost inevitable that this will reduce whatever discount may have been available anyway, though it is far from unknown for a dealer to sell a car at a loss (eg to hit a quarterly manufacturer bonus, get rid of an undesirable car, etc). At least there isn't the same need to haggle under this scheme, which many buyers hate.

Since many of the most popular cars under this scheme are now in short supply anyway (notably KIAs, Hyundais and the like) further discounts are likely to be very thin on the ground.

When buying any car, especially new, don't just look at the price paid, look at the residual value in, say, three years time. Unless you plan to run the car for its entire life (rare) you may well find the cheapest car depreciates much faster so it really isn't such a bargain after all.

are there any good finance deals available? thanks

m.ad;5977865

I ended up going for a Hyundai I20 Diesel 1.4 comfort trim with nearly … I ended up going for a Hyundai I20 Diesel 1.4 comfort trim with nearly £1000 of extras for 9k after scrappage at the weekend. Have to wait until October to get it though. I hope I got a good deal - I know hardly anything about cars :oops:



It looks like you haggled maybe £350 off the price (3door) or £800 (5d). You could have possibly got a bit more, especially as there is more margin on extras as well normally. £1000 extras isn't necessarily extravegent, you'll have your metalic paint in there probably but not sure what else!

That said, there are better buys than the i20 around in my opinion.

I'm just worried about the brand new Corsa thay're offering.

Transmission - Manual
Fuel - Petrol
Engine Size - 0 cc

crazymonkey;5977787

Please, car lovers... AUTO.... HELP! I need an auto and would appreciate … Please, car lovers... AUTO.... HELP! I need an auto and would appreciate recommendations on the Diesels as I heard how economical they can be.....



Not great in my experience. Superb 1.9tdi auto gave me 25-30mpg around town and 42mpg on a mway run. Far less that the figures mentioned around here for the manual version (although I do think there's an element of 'my *****'s bigger than yours' when people quote their mpg fighures).

pet2000;5978242

If driven properly, an automatic uses the same fuel as a manual … If driven properly, an automatic uses the same fuel as a manual transmission car. [COLOR="Red"]I have an automatic now and my fuel consumption is the same what it was with my previous manual (same model car)[/COLOR]. I would NEVER go back to manual!



Never. I used to drive mine extremely gently and got nowhere near figures of 40-odd mpg around town that other superb owners claimed.

Just for info, in my dads golf mk4 1.9td auto he gets around 30mpg in the city and between 50 and 60 mpg on the motorways depending on how he's driving and traffic.

hope that helps someone:)

Winchy;5978486

I'm just worried about the brand new Corsa thay're offering.Transmission … I'm just worried about the brand new Corsa thay're offering.Transmission - ManualFuel - Petrol Engine Size - 0 cc


Low CO2 though! ;-)

Besford;5978373

Since the dealership has to provide £1000 of the £2000 scrappage a … Since the dealership has to provide £1000 of the £2000 scrappage allowance from their own margin it is almost inevitable that this will reduce whatever discount may have been available anyway, though it is far from unknown for a dealer to sell a car at a loss.



Not the " dealership " the manufacturer, however as has been stated, manufacturers are just upping their list prices, so no real benefit from them, just the taxpayer subsidising the greedy car trade.

for those looking for diesel info we have a VW Jetta a Golf with a massive boot, bought it over a Golf as its nearly the same car but we got it 3 grand cheaper. its a 57 plate 1.9 and we get 45 mpg around town and on a recent trip from newcastle to chester it did 61mpg cant grumble with that

Inactive;5978815

Not the " dealership " the manufacturer, however as has been stated, … Not the " dealership " the manufacturer, however as has been stated, manufacturers are just upping their list prices, so no real benefit from them, just the taxpayer subsidising the greedy car trade.


The taxpayer isn't subsidising anything. The net contribution from government is less than the total tax take on a sale which otherwise probably wouldn't have taken place.

Since we have a government which doesn't support manufacturing the majority of new cars are imported and have been adversely affected by the recent plunge in the value of the pound. Remember when people were buying their cars as personal imports from Europe a few years ago? - well now the Europeans are coming here to buy!

Most dealerships (and manufacturers) are currently running at a massive loss and even the best are marginal businesses in the good times (really!). I've got lots of issues with car dealers but they revolve around incompetence rather than their attempts to stay in business! If you want to see businesses that justify the greedy accusation you have to look at energy suppliers, banks, etc., not the much maligned car trade - there's lots wrong there but greed isn't a big part of it - those who try fail.

madmal;5978202

Does anyone know if I can use this scheme on a car that is broken down … Does anyone know if I can use this scheme on a car that is broken down and cannot be driven. I'm guessing this would be at the dealers discretion as they would have to collect the car? The gearbox went last week !



Find the car you want beforehand, tell them you'll be there 1st thing...then get a mate to tow you there before they open and act as if you've been waiting and are in a rush to get to work etc... :whistling:

Shame they put the prices up to counteract the savings

If driven properly, an automatic uses the same fuel as a manual … If driven properly, an automatic uses the same fuel as a manual transmission car. I have an automatic now and my fuel consumption is the same what it was with my previous manual (same model car). I would NEVER go back to manual!Never. I used to drive mine extremely gently and got nowhere near figures of 40-odd mpg around town that other superb owners claimed.



Exactly - just the design of auto vs manual transmissions means autos will always be slightly less efficient.

The Volvo discounts offered within the Arnold Clark appear to be LESS than Volvo are offering on their UK website which as a minimum should be available at all dealers:

volvocars.com/uk/…spx
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