posted 6 years ago

Last of the Cheap Scrappage Deal Hatchbacks

Motorists investing in a cheap new hatchback this month still have time to benefit from the Government's Scrappage Scheme.

Motorists investing in a cheap new hatchback this month still have time to benefit from the Government's Scrappage Scheme. Motoring.co.uk's new car database makes it easy to find these great value town cars. So, let's consider the options.

The pint-sized Fiat Panda is available, with the scrappage scheme discount, from a rock-bottom price of £4,995. However, motorists who believe the 'Panda' should only exist 'in the wild' may prefer the Renault Twingo. This quirky city car is great value as it handles reasonably well and costs as little as £5,495 including the scrappage allowance.

Buyers wanting to bring Germanic order to their life may be tempted to squeeze behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo. This robustly constructed supermini costs, when accompanied by a 'scrap' vehicle, as little as £6,896. The larger Golf is also available on the scheme from £11,600.

Drivers who fancy something more unusual may find the Hyundai I20 their perfect companion. This capable run-around costs from £6,995 including the scrappage allowance - and is a genuinely worthy rival to more fashionable marques. The I20's smaller sibling, the perfectly proportioned I10, is also available on the scheme and prices start at £5,695.

The Government's Scrappage Scheme will close its doors on March 31, 2010 – or when 400,000 vehicles have been consigned to the heap. Motorists wanting to off-load their old banger may therefore be wise to choose a replacement rather soon.