Buy a new low-emissions Vauxhall and you'll get £1000 for your old car
6 June 2007

You've heard of the car supermarkets giving you £1000 for your car, no matter what state it's in – well now Vauxhall is offering you a grand in return for letting them scrap your car. The idea is that you're saving the environment by scrapping your polluting old car in favour of the lowest-emission Corsa, Meriva, Astra or Zafira. Over 15 million cars in the UK are more than seven years old, and as Vauxhall's chairman, Jonathon Browning, points out - "modern, low-emission vehicles can only help the environment when they also replace the older, less efficient cars."So you could swap your knackered old Ford Fiesta, which you wouldn't get £500 for anyway, and get a 1.3 CDTi Corsa 75 for £9920.And your options aren't limited to Vauxhalls, either. Citroen has run a similar offer since June 2006, giving you up to £1000 back when you trade in your old banger for a more economical new Citroen.Simple, effective, and a good offer for anyone looking to upgrade to a new car. If only the offer extended to the VXR8…

Our Verdict

Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa is very refined, stylish and practical. Engines are not so good

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