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Autocar paid a visit to a scrapyard to find out what cars have been traded in under scrappage

Autocar's Richard Bremner recently paid a visit to some scrapyards to find out what cars had been traded in under the government's scrappage incentive scheme.

He found some interesting - and surprising - results, including mark four Volkswagen Golfs, Ford Pumas, BMW convertibles and MGBs. You can see some of his more interesting finds by clicking on the high-res picture gallery link below.

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When Bremner visited BH Salvage in Kensworth, he met Alan Tarn who said some of the cars in his scrapyard "were enough to make you cry".

You can read more about Bremner's experiences in this weeks Autocar magazine, which is on sale now.

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tannedbaldhead 1 October 2009

Re: Scrappage high-res picture gallery

rogerthecabinboy wrote:
and the country's in the toilet

whole world's in the toilet :-(

rogerthecabinboy 1 October 2009

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And this is what happens when you turn off the artificial stimulus of scrappage schemes:

Auto sales fall as Clunkers rush ends

Without the popular government program and low inventories, Ford's sales slip 5%, while Chrysler and GM sales plunge more than 40%. Toyota sales down too.

Holy sh1t. No wonder the loon Brown and the real PM Mandelson want to keep it going till election day. It's like drugs, once you start out on the sh1t, you need more and more to get the same hit. The same crap with Quantitative Easing, printing money, to pay for all this sh1t by the Bank of England. Once you start you can't stop, until the money's completely f**king worthless and the country's in the toilet.

tannedbaldhead 1 October 2009

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I said this earlier today on a thread about i10 sales but recon it's of more relevance here.

I think the reason the scrappage scheme is the flagship of Govt intervention is because when looked into in depth it actually costs the Govt nothing. Look at it this way.Senario 1: I have a 10 year old car, I keep it, resultant Treasury income zero.Senario 2: I have a 10 year old car the Govt "spends £1000 pounds" to encourage me to buy a new Hyundai i10. I buy it. Govt recieves car tax & vat, on the purchase (a lot more than a grand), income tax on the salesman's commision, income tax on the commision recieved by whoever sells me the loan, corperation tax on the profits made by the dealership and the finance company as a result of the sale, reduced social security payments as a result of the dealer not going bust and I can go on. What the Govt are doing is giving the punter a discount to encourage sales (just like the dealer), no more, no less.