Vauxhall brings back the scrappage scheme

Thinking about trading in your old banger for a shiny new motor? Vauxhall is bringing back the scrappage scheme with a guaranteed £2,000 minimum part exchange on all its models.

The offer can be combined with other deals such as free insurance and flexible finance.

Vauxhall’s retail sales director, Leon Caruso, said: “Even customers who think that their current car is only worth a few pounds can now turn it into a £2,000 contribution towards the cost of a new Vauxhall – and that’s over and above any other deals they negotiate with the retailer, including free insurance on Adam Slam and Corsa Limited Edition.”

With tempting finance and free insurance on the Vauxhall Corsa and Adam, the offer is likely to prove very tempting to young drivers.

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) this week revealed that the Vauxhall Corsa and Astra both appear in the top 10 bestselling cars in the UK so far this year.

With the Vauxhall Astra about to be replaced, that will partly be down to tempting offers at Vauxhall dealers.

Like the real scrappage scheme of 2009, there are some terms and conditions to Vauxhall’s offer. You have to owned the car for at least three months, so don’t go buying an older banger in the hope of saving money on a new car.

Vauxhall says all part exchanges handled through the scheme will be dealt with via its partner RewardingRecycling.co.uk, suggesting they will be scrapped.

This might prove controversial as, like with the original scheme, it might lead to roadworthy vehicles being taken off the road.