posted 6 years ago

Dealers Entice Buyers with Swappage Scheme Discounts

Dealers throughout Britain are responding to the end of the Government's scrappage scheme by enticing buyers with new 'swappage scheme' discounts.

Dealers throughout Britain are responding to the end of the Government's scrappage scheme by enticing buyers with new 'swappage scheme' discounts. Terms vary between manufacturers but the general principles are similar to the now retired scrappage scheme.

For example, Skoda are offering consumers a discount of at least £2,000 from the recommended retail price of their range. To qualify, consumers have must a vehicle to 'swap' that was registered before March 2003, has a minimum three months MOT, is taxed, insured, and in drivable condition. Owners must also have owned the vehicle for at least three months and be a UK resident.

Qualifying consumers can treat themselves to a wide variety of swappage discounted Skoda cars. Options include the Fabia from £7,340, the Roomster from £9,260, and the Yeti from £11,490. Motorists who fancy a larger vehicle can choose the Octavia from £9,740, or the luxurious Superb from a temptingly modest £14,165.

Vauxhall also have a range of offers including the swappage discounted Corsa from £7,499. However, family buyers may prefer the more versatile Meriva MPV which is available from £9,999. Those who need a more traditional vehicle are also catered for with the Astra from £9,999, and the stylish Insignia from £12,999.

Toyota are offering a 'swap value' of at least £2,000 if your current vehicle is seven to ten years old. This includes models registered on W, X, Y, 51, 02, and 52 plates. Possible purchases include the swappage discounted Yaris from £9,233, the Auris from £13,140, and the capable Avensis from £15,632. Hyundai's swappage scheme is marketed as 'trade and upgrade'. Eligible motorists receive a minimum £1,500 part exchange allowance for their seven to ten year old vehicle. This means the cost of an i10 can be reduced by £1,500 - £1,700, the Sonata's price falls by £2,000, and the Ford Focus sized i30 drops by a noteworthy £3,000.

Swappage scheme offers can make a new vehicle great value for money. However, it is still worth negotiating hard for further incentives such as cash discounts, favourable finance terms, and free extras.