The cars most likely to be sent to the scrap heap 

The cars most likely to be sent to the scrap heap 

Scrappage schemes have meant there has been a large rise in the number of old cars being scrapped each year. In 2018 the Ford Focus topped the charts, with around 8% of the total vehicles in the UK scrapped being the Focus. Does this surprise you? Well it turns out the Ford had a pretty good deal on their scrappage scheme (especially with the Focus) which meant people were getting rid of their old cars at the drop of a hat in-order to get money off a new one. 

But it doesn’t stop there. Several other car manufacturers have been in competition with Ford to create the best deals with their scrappage schemes. As a result, here is a list of the top 15 most scrapped cars in the UK in 2018…

  1. Ford Focus 
  2. Vauxhall Corsa 
  3. Ford Fiesta 
  4. Vauxhall Astra 
  5. Peugeot 206 
  6. Renault Clio 
  7. Ford Ka 
  8. Ford Mondeo 
  9. Volkswagen Golf 
  10. Fiat Punto 
  11. Nissan Micra 
  12. Volkswagen Polo 
  13. Renault Megane 
  14. Vauxhall Vectra 
  15. Vauxhall Zafira 

What is a scrappage scheme? 

Scrappage schemes have been created by car manufacturers as a way to increase car sales and at the same time, reduce the number of old vehicles on the road that are not so environmentally friendly. Older vehicles are prone to let out more pollutants which are contributing to the rise in climate change, whereas newer models have been designed to be eco-friendlier. 

These schemes are great if you are considering buying a new car, as they can offer a substantial amount of money off the purchase is you are eligible to scrap your old vehicle. 

Ford were leaps and bounds of other manufacturers in terms of the number of vehicles that were scraped. This is not only because they are the UK number one car manufacturer, but also because their scrappage scheme offered buyers a lot of money off their new vehicle. Customers were able to get a reduction of £2000, plus additional discounts off a new vehicle if they scrapped. On top of this, the Ford Focus scheme meant that people could get up to £5000 discount off the purchase of a new vehicle. 

If this has caught your interest. There are several manufacturers that offer similar schemes that can help you buy a new vehicle, whilst also doing your bit for the environment. Simply visit your manufacturers website, or pop into your local show room to find out more. 

What if I am not eligible? 

If your manufacturer is not running a scrappage scheme, or your vehicle simply isn’t eligible, then that doesn’t mean you can’t scrap your vehicle

Even if you have to scrap the car on your own terms, you can still receive a lump sum of money for scrapping it, the amount simply depends on the make and model and the weight of the vehicle. It is well worth looking into having your old car scrapped, as any bit of cash can contribute to the purchase of a new one. 

Scrapping your car is an easy process too, you don’t even have to leave your house. Car.co.uk are a car scrappage website that will give you a valuation of your vehicle, then help you to find your local scrap yard so that it can be collected free of charge. Once the scrap has been carried out, you will receive a bank transfer or cheque with the amount of money agreed, along with a Certificate of Destruction to prove you are no longer responsible for the vehicle. 

So, whether you are going for a scrappage scheme, or looking to scrap your old vehicle on your own terms, you could receive money off towards a brand-new vehicle. Plus, you’ll be doing your bit to help save the world. 

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