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Postby bmv6197 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:19 pm

For anyone brave enough to read through it, Pistonheads have posted a link to the full list of cars scrapped under the 2009 scrappage scheme:

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default ... ryId=30915

Car names and models are fairly inconsistently listed, but a rough check shows about 750 MX5s of various versions and flavours bit the dust, not to mention plenty of other interesting vehicles (Alfa Spiders, Peugeot 205 GTIs, Porsches, etc, etc). And that fact that all these cars had to have current MOTs means that a whole bunch of reasonable roadworthy projects or potential track-day cars have gone to their graves, all so that people could get 2 grand off a Kia Picanto, Dacia Sandero or Hyundai i10...

Four and a half years on, who reckons any of those new cars are worth much more than 2 grand themselves now anyway? An excellent use of £400 million of tax-payer money then...

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Re: Scrapped...

Postby drumtochty » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:24 pm

Brad

It has nothing to do with cars it was just a way of getting money into the system and putting some more confidence in the overal market.

Could just as well have been a central heating system scrappage scheme as that would have got people spending as well.

I have seen no shortage of 1995 to 2000 cars.

Plenty scrap around.

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Re: Scrapped...

Postby bmv6197 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:02 pm

Thanks Eddie - yes I remember quickly realising back in 2009 that this was more about kickstarting the economy than anything to do with cars. Shame it kickstarted the Korean economy more than it did ours!

Still, I'm less attached to 90s boilers than 90s cars so would have preferred it that way. Anyway, a terrible waste...

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Re: Scrapped...

Postby mgrays » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:29 pm

:offtopic3: Aye .. so we send 5-10% of the money to the car dealers.. and 90-95% to Korea. That was clever .. should have spent it on something we cannot offshore so easily e.g. houses etc.. need them, too few of them, would have employed plenty of folk.. who now mostly export 20% back to Europe :wink: but most of it would stay here for food/rent/fuel etc. Sort of one of the madness bits like QE where the money boyos take their 2-3% for a government dead cert but at least they were not the naughty boyos and it did pump capital into the bank's spreadsheets. Never mind we can all pay the electro tax now instead for those London owned windy things blighting our hills while there are not enough generators to keep us supplied this winter.. suspect London will be last to suffer that cut and there are no nuclear plants there.. All off topic really and just a kick the can down the street part of our system. :spam:

It did clean up the emissions it has to be said.. Oh well it will make Eddie's Mk2 more valuable one day! :D
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