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    • sq8bgq
    • By sq8bgq 17th Apr 18, 9:35 PM
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    Scrappage Scheme - is dealer cheating?
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:35 PM
    Scrappage Scheme - is dealer cheating? 17th Apr 18 at 9:35 PM
    Hi all,

    I am going to buy the new car which is discounted from 21k to 17k. They offer up to 3.75k discount for the old car. They told me they can;t offer any additional scrappage discount because the car is very cheap already.

    Maybe I am not right but I thought the scrappage scheme is founded by the government anyway and they will get their money back? Am I right or not?
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    • Typhoon2000
    • By Typhoon2000 17th Apr 18, 9:39 PM
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    There is no current government funded scrappage scheme. You either get a discount on the car or lots of money on your Part Exchange ( which they promise to scrap rather then sell on).
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 17th Apr 18, 9:40 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:40 PM
    Am I right or not?
    Originally posted by sq8bgq

    No you're not - you're a few years out of date re government scheme and what's being advertised now is a marketing gimmick from some manufacturers. As you've found out they're unlikely to give you 4k discount and a further 3.75k for 'scrappage'
    • sq8bgq
    • By sq8bgq 17th Apr 18, 10:51 PM
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    Thank you all!
    • loskie
    • By loskie 18th Apr 18, 6:59 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 6:59 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 6:59 AM
    current"Scrappage schemes" are nowt but a sales gimmick
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 18th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
    Several manufactures offered scrappage schemes last year but I think most but not all ended in December. I did get the maximum discount plus 4,000 scrappage on top, for a car worth about 150.
    I found the best way was to get 5-10 quotes for a cash deal then go back to them all and ask them to add the 4,000 scrappage on top. Most reduced the deal but a few would keep the full cash deal offered as well as the scrappage.
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