Which cars are we most likely to send to the scrap heap?

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This might surprise you, but the Ford Focus is the most scrapped car in the UK, but do you have any idea which other vehicles you are most likely to see in the scrap yard? We’ve compiled a list of the top 15 cars that have been scrapped in the last year: 

  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 

Scrappage schemes

Scrappage schemes have been put in place by car manufacturers as a way to make more new car sales, and reduce the number of older vehicles on the road that are polluting the environment. Often, they will give you a reduction on buying a new vehicle if you opt to scrap your old one. 

Last year Ford had a pretty impressive scrappage scheme, which as well as them being the biggest car manufacturer in the UK, explains why so many Fords were scrapped in the last year. Ford customers were offered a £2000 reduction, plus additional discounts for scrapping their old vehicle for a new one. If you had a ford Focus, you could have had a discount of up to £5000 for following their scrap scheme. 

Which companies are still offering scrappage schemes? 

Do not despair, Ford are not the only ones to have a scrappage scheme, many other car manufacturers have their own scrappage schemes to help you save money on a new vehicle. Here’s a list of the companies currently still offering their own scrappage schemes: 


Discount: Between £1500-£5000
The vehicle being scrapped must have been registered before 1st October 2011


Discount: Between £1000-£4000
The vehicle you are scrapping must have been registered before 30th September 2010 and you have to be the registered keeper. As well as this, you must be a registered UK resident and have owned the vehicle for at least 6 months before scrapping it. 


Discount: Between £3000-£5000
The vehicle being scrapped must have been registered before 31st December 2010


Discount: £2000
The vehicle you want to scrap must have been registered before 30th September 2011 and you must have owned it for at least 3 months. On top of this, the vehicle has to been in a good working order with in-date tax. 


Discount: From £2000
You have to have owned the vehicle for over 90 days before you scrap it and it must have been registered before 1st January 2012. When you purchase a new vehicle with Ford it must be a commercial vehicle. 

Ready to scrap your vehicle? If you are eligible for one of these schemes then it’s essential that you check with the cat manufacturer to make sure that the scheme is still running. If so, you could receive a good amount of money off a new car. However, if you are eligible then you can still have your vehicle scrapped and get some money back. Using Car.co.uk, they will give you an evaluation of how much you can get for scrapping your vehicle. From here, they will collect the vehicle, scrap it and send you all of the documentation to prove the vehicle has been scrapped. 


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