Scrappage scheme roundup: offers for UK drivers

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 06th Sep 2017

Here at PetrolPrices, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the new scrappage schemes being offered by BMW, Mercedes and Ford. While talk of a government diesel scrappage scheme remains just that, it seems that even more car manufacturers are taking matters into their own hands.

Hyundai scrappage scheme

Hyundai is now offering customers the chance to save between £1,500 and £5,000 via its scrappage scheme, which is available to those with a Euro 1 to Euro 4 emissions rated car registered before 31 December 2009. They must have owned the car for a minimum of 90 days. It can be either a petrol or a diesel model.

A saving of £1,500 can be made when purchasing Hyundai’s popular i10. Meanwhile, £5,000 can be claimed off a Santa Fe. Customers can also enjoy £2,000 off of Hyundai’s innovative IONIQ hybrid model.

Fiat scrappage scheme

The scrappage scheme offered by Fiat is a little more specific. Fiat is offering up to £5,300 off its range throughout September for any Fiat, Alfa Romeo or Jeep that was registered before 31 December 2009.
The top saving offered by Fiat is £5,300 off the Alfa Romeo Guilietta; the smallest is £2,125, which can be taken off the cost of the popular Fiat 500.

Volkswagen scrappage scheme

One of the biggest scrappage scheme savings comes from Volkswagen. Customers can claim an impressive £10,000 off an e-Golf, thanks to a combination of £5,500 from Volkswagen, and £4,500 from the government’s OLEV scheme.

Volkswagen also offers £1,000 off the Up and a £6,000 saving for those who choose a Passat GTE.
Seat and Skoda are offering the same scrappage scheme, as both are part of the Volkswagen Group. Customers can scrap any Euro 1 – 4 diesel that they have owned for at least six months, up until 31 December 2017. Customers can save £1,500 when purchasing a Seat Mii or £3,500 if they choose a Seat Leon. The most that people can save on a Skoda is £4,000.

 

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Nissan scrappage scheme

Nissan’s scrappage scheme focuses on the Leaf. Customers can save up to £2,000 off the 24kWh model. They could also opt for £3,600 off the price of a Micra, £4,500 off a Juke, or £3,500 off the new Qashqai.
This scrappage scheme is only being run by Nissan throughout September. It accepts Euro 1 – 4 classification cars that were registered before 2010. Interestingly, Nissan is the only manufacturer that includes money off used cars in its scheme – all other manufacturers only offer savings on brand new vehicles.

Renault scrappage scheme

Customers who have their eye on Renault’s affordable electric Zoe can save up to £7,000 if they have a Euro 4 standard petrol or diesel car to scrap. This is a combination of Renault offering £2,000 off and the government’s OLEV scheme covering another £5,000.

Audi scrappage scheme

Audi has also launched a scrappage scheme, whereby customers can save up to £2,000 off a Q2 or an impressive £8,000 off a Q7 e-tron. Audi will accept any Euro 1 – 4 diesel car from any brand, but the owner must have had it registered under their name for a minimum of six months.

Toyota scrappage scheme

Customers looking to buy a Toyota can also make a saving. Scrapping your car through the Toyota scheme could get you £4,000 off the price of a Land Cruiser, £3,500 off an Auris or a respectable £2,500 off the price of a Yaris.

Vauxhall scrappage scheme

Vauxhall is one car company that has not launched a new scrappage scheme. That’s because they’ve had one in place since November 2016. Under this scheme, customers can save £2,000 when they scrap their car and replace it with a new Vauxhall.

Where to start

With so many different manufacturers to choose from, you’re sure to be able to get money off, no matter which car you have your eye on at the moment. This makes it the perfect time to upgrade to something a little more environmentally friendly.

Are these scrappage schemes enough to make you trade in your older vehicle? Or are you holding on in the hope that the offerings to become even more generous? Leave a comment to let us know.

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Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Sorry but the scrap page scheme is just a con. The buyer is NO better off than last year with no scrap page scheme. When you buy a new car, it’s list price is (for example) 15,000. Nobody in the history of time has ever bought a new car for the list price! The get a few thousand for your old car depending on age etc, and the company “knocks” you 2k off, anyway! Check out any car advert “list price is xxx but our autumn deal sale extravaganza saves you 2k off the list price” So simply calling this… Read more »
PJAJ
PJAJ

Have you ever tried to get much of a discount from VW normally??

Raymond Addicott
Raymond Addicott
All well and good if you can afford to change and buy a new car, but not all of us are that well off. Hence the reason for my purchasing my cars from the second hand car market. As for the intention to sell new electric cars only by 2040, or earlier in Scotland, their range is limited and they are totally impractical for distance travel, not to mention their prohibitive cost for anything big enough to call a family car. For anyone with a touring caravan, and no I don’t have one, I doubt electric will prove suitable, which… Read more »
Tom Leeks
Tom Leeks
I absolutely agree with this comment, I have made it myself previously. If the government, rather than the manufacturers want to be serious about removing older, polluting cars from our roads they need to make a cash allowance against purchasing any car up to a max age limit (perhaps 2 or 3 year) which would then include the purchase of a ‘young’ used car. I am retired with only a very modest pension. Although I no longer cover very high mileage, I currently run a Peugeot 306, 2 litre Hdi diesel which will now be classified as highly polluting. I… Read more »
Colonel Mustard
Colonel Mustard

Alternatively,run your old banger until it dies, and when it does, go and get another good used motor. Makes for much cheaper motoring, and surely more environmentally friendly than the wasteful over-production of new cars.

Denise Federico
Denise Federico

What about people who can’t afford to change their car. I have an Audi a2 diesel which is still great. I have an incurable cancer but for the moment I’m ok. I can’t afford to change cars

Dave
Dave

Best wishes to Denise.

John
John

Hello Denise
Sorry to read about your cancer.
Don’t despair, the no diesel scheme does not come in until 2040.

Mervyn S
Mervyn S

Why do they only offer scrappage against new vehicles, a lot of people who own the older cars cannot afford to buy a brand new car.

bishbut
bishbut

Anything at all just to get you to buy their cars ? Another gimmick ??

Nicky
Nicky

Never brought a new car ad I cannot afford it. Scrappage scheme doesn’t change that fact. So we just end up being penalised further down the road.

Simon
Simon

It’s not a case of holding on to my car(Ford Focus coupe convertible 2.0L diesel) in the hope of getting a better deal it’s more a case of financial practiclaity and availability,
Firstly like some of the other posters I can’t afford to chop my car in for a new one, in reality all they are giving you is less then the value depriciation for the first 1-2 years… wow.
Secondly if I want to change my hard top convertible for a new on there isn’t much choice.

Oliver Holden
Oliver Holden

Mine is a w211 Mercedes e class diesel 2003. I’m never getting rid of a car that’s built like a tank for a tin can of today’s cars. Never. Plus, it’s a rip off scheme anyway.i’d probably get the same for part exing it. And nobody ever pays the list price….

John
John

You have until 2040 to run it.
Why are people panicking now?

Michael Geen
Michael Geen
Because motor trade is panicing, we were told by the Government that diesal was far better for everyone. /when everyone bought diesal, diesal fuel suddenly became more exspensive, what a surprise! Diesal actually costs less to produce, it is a byproduct of producing petrol, fuel companies more money, government dont care as they make more money on taxes. I have bought diesal cars for last 10/15 years, if maintained properly there is nothing wrong with diesal plus by the time 2040 comes round I will more than likely not care as will not be driving. Oh and by the way… Read more »
FBS
FBS

Ihave a 2005 E 320 Oliver , the only car I have bought new, a retirement present to myself. It has covered 66k only and still runs and drives like new. There is no way I would want to swap this car with or without the scrappage scheme. Surely in this day of technoligy someone can come up with a conversion to bring it up to the later standards.

John
John

This scheme is a joke.
I have a pretty decent diesel car that ive had for 18 months.
To buy a new equivalant(my manufacturer not offering scrappage) would cost me at least forty grand and they want to give me two. Not going to happen.

John
John

You can run it until 2040 as I understand the situation.

Trev
Trev

In 2040 new cars sold can’t be only powered by petrol or diesel.
Anything made prior to this can still be used… if drivable no matter the fuel… lead additives still available for unleaded.

Jack williams
Jack williams

Seems this scrappage scheme is a con trick, having looked at a number of dealerships for small cars and they now appear to be more expensive!

Peter J Orchard
Peter J Orchard
I am a pensioner, and at the moment I own a 2010 Ford Fiesta 1q.6 diesel. Driven at 65 m ph on the motorway I get the best part of 70 mpg out of it. My road tax is £20 per year. So why would I want to change and get a new car when the one I have is more than adequate for my needs and is well within my income. All this “green” nonsense is the Government being badgered by the “Greens”. Time the government looked at the larger picture and not just pander to another minority group… Read more »
R Rolph
R Rolph

Current scrappage schemes seem little more than the discount you’d expect to negotiate if cash buyer. My 2.7 Jaguar SType turbo diesel looks set to stay on the road a while longer. Maybe govt should match what manufacturers are offering!

Geoff Jones
Geoff Jones

Interesting that VW Group are not offering any deal for Diesels that where misold as compliant with Euro 5/6, but are focusing on older vehicles Still concerned as to what the effects of the ‘Upgrade’ to the engine will be.

Dave
Dave

I have RangeRover sport that still has a value of around 10k, will anybody give me 15k scrappage.. I think not so, we are still at the same level as we were ten years ago. it is just another way of cooking the books for big business. Give people upto 5k above the value of their car and I think this SCAM may just work!

Chris Gilmour
Chris Gilmour

As cars have dropped in value , looks like car manufacturers are trying to off load there stock to customers disguised as a discount or scrappage scyme, then the customer will then take a big loss in devaluation as thease cars will be fassed out and replaced with electric cars, can’t understand why small economic cars get the lowest amount of money off lol.

PJAJ
PJAJ

The VW scrappage scheme runs until the end of the year. e-Golfs are on 18 week delivery (mid January) and that seems to include dealer demonstrators. So you are going to have to order sight unseen.

Leslie Beaumont
Leslie Beaumont
It seems to me . They’re trying to encourage people to get in more dept. All of these new cars are outrageously expensive for what they are. As soon as they leave the showroom the value drops . So straight away the customer is the looser . Them he’s saddled with all the on-going bills insurance, tax , repairs, and so on. If you can afford a new environmentally friendly new car. ,then good luck to you.. All this climate change is brought about by the Globalist. Not cars or trucks. Its BS.
Tim Stevenson
Tim Stevenson

Another load of classic cars off to the crusher amongst the usual junk.

Bryan Roebuck
Bryan Roebuck

Where is the Mercedes scrappage schema?

Steve Brown
Steve Brown

Totally agree; just marketing hype!
I’d need current trade in value of old car PLUS any scrapage discount which would need to be => 20% to make it worthwhile to get rid of my superb Landrover Freelander for any of these brands.

Zahid Khan
Zahid Khan

I’m holding off for it to get better and manufacturers offer a lot more to make it worth while to commit to a financial commitment

sandie
sandie

my car is not 3 years old yet and i do not think much abought scrapping diesel cars unless not road worthy

Joe
Joe

I have a diesel motor home on a 51 plate that i use for holidays, weekends, and normal running about, no way could i afford to fork out £40,000 or more for a new one. This cost me 10 grand second hand paid for out of retirement pension.

john
john
they won’t do a scrappage scheme for 2nd hand cars because they won’t make the money on them – the government wants scrappage because of the ‘environment’ and the dealers want it because it increases their turnover of new cars – as for German cars – overpriced – stick a BMW – Audi – Seat – Skoda badge on the front and you can add a few £1000 onto the price – Porsche you expect to be expensive, they are a prestige model – all the others are 10-a-penny now. well, not quite, but you know what i mean –… Read more »
Mark
Mark

Where is the scrappage scheme for lorries, buses etc? Just saying …..

LEWIS
LEWIS

Ive LOOKED AT BUYING A TUCSON USING THE SCRAPPAGE SCHEME AND FOUND I COULD GET THE CAR CHEAPER THROUGH CARWOW AND I COULD STILL SELL MY OLD CAR TO A SCRAP YARD.I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT IF I USED THE SCRAPPAGE SCHEME I COULD NOT USE IT WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNTS THEY WERE DOING JUST ONE BIG CON . THE SCRAPPAGE SCHEME SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM TRADE IN PRICE FOR YOUR CAR ON TOP OF ANY DEAL YOU GET ON BUYING THE CAR

TheWiseOne
TheWiseOne
There is no doubt about it, this is yet another scam to make as much profit as possible. I could say don’t be fooled but still many will be! I don’t even need to do the sums to prove that the “real” price will either be no better with the scrappage. Just bear in mind this – we are talking about car sales – one of the most scandalous rip off industries there is! It goes without saying that they will try anything to rip you off. And the worst part is that they are preying mostly on vulnerable gullible… Read more »
Adrian
Adrian

Just sell to Webuyanycar.com go in with cash and see how much more they will discount the price by as no scrap car for them to sell on/scrap

Dick Luther
Dick Luther

a Sept 2006 Diesel 1.4 Fiesta but have just spent £500 on annual MOT and service which included 2 new tyres. I am therefore reluctant to change my car now. Is this scheme likely to still be around next year?

Tom
Tom

Do the scrappage schemes apply only to UK tegistered cars? I have a french registered VW Golf TDI left hand drive which I want to get rid of in the UK.

Phil Raymond
Phil Raymond

Many sceptics here and from researching NO, you’ll not be quids-in by panic buying a new car with the scrappage scheme. It’s all about getting car sales figures up , some will fall for it, but by 2040 I personally don’t plan on being behind a wheel, not at 97!
Traffic is appalling today at any rate. What the government should be doing is getting to grips with public transport and making that more affordable, some common-sense instead of greed could go a long way.

John
John
Come on people. We have until 2040 to sort things out. That is 23 years away. Why all the panicking about it now? The new scheme will be for electric cars also hybrid petrol/electric cars. Also there are plans to build hydrogen powered cars where the only emissions are water. Some are already in use in USA and Australia. My concern is about what will happen to the worn out batteries, they won’t last the life of the cars. Plus copper and zinc supplies will cost a fortune to make the batteries. This story has not been really thought out… Read more »
Colin Green
Colin Green
I have a 10 year old low mileage Volvo V70 D5 diesel estate owned from new. It is all in good order and is probably worth upwards of £5,000 to somebody who wants an executive class car with lots of wear left in it . So the scrappage value is no better than the trade in or private sale value. If I sold my car privately for say £4,000 I should then be in a good position to do a decent deal on a new car. Add together the sale value of the old car, and the discount component on… Read more »
Richard P
Richard P

Ford are taking both fuels too.

Oliver Holden
Oliver Holden

But I wouldn’t take any of their cars. Too cheap and tacky. And they’re 10 years behind everybody else….

RalphW
RalphW

Are you saying Ford are 10 tears behind everybody else, if so you are talking “””””””” 1.6 turbo, one of the best engines of that size available, 55+ mpg with all sorts of driving, and meets all the latest emissions targets, then there’s the 1.0 3cylinder turbo petrol engine, stunning performance from such a small motor yet economic and clean as well.

Sam
Sam

I also absolutely love my 1.6 TDCI Focus and have never driven a car that costs so little to run but it so much fun to drive. In the year I have owned it I have fitted new discs and pads at a cost of £90 and replaced a tyre. Ill get rid of it if it is stolen or the engine goes but 130k in and there is no sign of this happening. Still as a millpond when idling. Lovely

John
John

I’ve got a 13 plate Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI bought a few months ago at 51k and now at 64k. Runs like a sewing machine, Zero Tax and 670 miles to a tank. Excellent car. I agree with you Sam and Ralph, Oliver is talking rubbish!

Keith
Keith

Does this include small vans as well?

Rochelle Marsden
Rochelle Marsden

My Mazda is 11 years old – (but only done 40,000 miles. I don’t see a Mazda scrappage schemes 🙁 I may well be interested if one turns up!!

Peter McGregor
Peter McGregor

It doesn’t sday in your article, but I assume that these allowances are only against NEW car purchases. If not, I’d love to hear more, otherwise there is no way I can afford a new car, and I never have done. If they are really serious about getting older “polluting” (??) cars off the road, scrappage allowances agains more modern used cars should be available.

Richard P
Richard P

Ford are also taking both fuels.

Peter
Peter

Why are the owners of Diesel cars the only ones that got advantage in the scrappage scheme? Why is the scrappage scheme don’t include old petrol cars? The idea I thought was to have everyone using electric vehicles!

Jack
Jack

Stop moaning and get on with life , you will be dead sooner than you think.

Katie
Katie

This electric car is a scam to get everyone diluted in to the system.

Nobody going to live till 2040 there will be alot of old people and all the youngsters born around 2020 will be living life

John
John

Read the Hyundai section please.

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