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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/8200500.stm

On 1 September the latest new cars bought through the government scrappage scheme will be out of the showrooms and on the roads with the new 59 number plate.

According to car industry figures UK car sales rose by 2.4% in July compared with the same month last year, the first rise since April 2008 and attributed to the scrappage scheme.

Scrappage schemes in the US and parts of Europe have also been a success in boosting car sales, with Russia set to introduce its own car scrappage initiative.

Have you bought a new car through the scrappage scheme? Are you collecting it on the 1st September, the date of the new registration plates?

Send your pictures of your new scrappage scheme car to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to 61124. If you have a large file you can upload here.

Surely this is a ramping exercise designed to encourage people to buy?

i'm just surprised the article doesn't say "Hurry, offer may expire end of Sept"* *offer runs to Feb 2010 or whenever Govt allocation of funds for this scheme is exhausted

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For me, it's scrappage of 1995 car leaking oil with dodgy brakes, clutch and tyres; for a new small car with 32% off it's RRP. And no loan.

Friend of mine bought a Civic doing it, with 2 years 0%, which he took even though he had the cash. Honda have a lot of them to shift.

I'd never buy a new car otherwise (lottery win notwithstanding of course). I won't be telling the BBC though 'cos I feel a tinge of guilt (NOT) about the fact that the car is made in India by a Korean co.

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the one thing i am not sure on is this: it seems cars may be going up in price due to VAT and weak sterling and list price rises (never pay anywhere near the list anyway, always haggle hard!)

- so is that the real reason there's that increase in new car purchases, rather than anything to do with Scrappage?

if the recession continues, although of course pretty much all the media tells us its now over :) how will car makers shift cars without cutting prices meaningfully? especially in the doldrums of sales likely after Scrappage ceases?

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Pretty appalling story form the Beeb. I'd like to see people posting photos of the "perfectly-good-with-lots-of-life-in-them-still" cars that have been needlessly scrapped at great cost to the environment compared to building a new car and shipping it from overseas.

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It's just their way of giving the tawdry public what they so desperately lack. Those tired, late-night, soft-porn channels, "Babestation" et al, do more or less the same thing: "Why not send us girls your pics [of your knob]!"

Expect Civics to be greeted with ebulient and breathless approval.

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Pretty appalling story form the Beeb. I'd like to see people posting photos of the "perfectly-good-with-lots-of-life-in-them-still" cars that have been needlessly scrapped at great cost to the environment compared to building a new car and shipping it from overseas.

+1

It's just their way of giving the tawdry public what they so desperately lack. Those tired, late-night, soft-porn channels, "Babestation" et al, do more or less the same thing: "Why not send us girls your pics [of your knob]!"

:lol:

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Guest sillybear2

The BBC News website alone costs us £411k per day, despite that they have no imagination of their own and just copy everything other networks like CNN does :-

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/autos/...e_in/index.html

It's a shame Uncle Sam f**ked over the A-team wanting to go green, they'll regret that, fools.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/autos/...trade_in/4.html

Edited by sillybear2

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