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General Chat Thread, 2k for 10year banger trade in in General; Originally Posted by klop I'm more likely to swear at them than laugh i've got to confess! Beetle and camper ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by klop View Post
    I'm more likely to swear at them than laugh i've got to confess!
    Beetle and camper here.. they're the older two. new (lol, 9 years old) car is just a daily run-a-bout :-)

    But, it is 40 this year, just looked and it was registered 15th July '69, we'll bake it a cake and maybe give it a service for its birthday

    Saw your post earlier about the bug.. best get your lad out there working on it ;-)
    When he comes back from Uni he will be on to it - the other old car is my younger son's mini - also not going at present.

    My lad went to the Volksfest in Plymouth last weekend - the bay camper he was in didn't make it,and had to get there on a low loader. In a strange twist of fate, on Monday we were out and about and saw the same bay camper coming back, on a low loader!. As well as at least 3 campers conked out on the side of the road - in only a 30 mile stretch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    you have to have owned the car for at least 12months :P
    so there shouldn't be any price effect on 10-year+ used cars because if you buy one now in 12 months time the scrappage deal will be over.

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    banger scheme = great success!!!

    maybe. possibly. who knows....

    BBC NEWS | Business | Scrap scheme boost to car sales

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    "...government figures show".

    I'm sceptical about how much difference it's actually made in isolation... they're hardly going to say "sorry, we got it wrong" at a time like this. Hmm.

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    It 'worked' in europe, and as i predicted previously it'll work to an extent here aswell. Obviously they are betting on recovery in the car market as a whole in line with recovery in economy, consumer spending etc. to kick in by the time the scheme comes to an end. It's a short-term prop or stimulus as politicians like to say. There would be something wrong if these artificial stimulus had no effect. Even a marginal effect would be unusual because of the extreme lows in sales figures, stimulus has a much greater impact when you start from such a low base as in previous months.

    everything's relative.

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    well i am real life proof it worked.... i have a shiney new car outside compared to the skip on wheels i used to own... as i said earlier in the post without this scheme i would never have bought a new car..

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    Quote Originally Posted by coquet636 View Post
    well i am real life proof it worked.... i have a shiney new car outside compared to the skip on wheels i used to own... as i said earlier in the post without this scheme i would never have bought a new car..
    Out of interest, did you buy a British made car?

    mb

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    but of course NOT ..... i bought a Kia from the local garage so at least one person i know is better off....

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    There you go

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Sod you lot with cars, [ ok I have one that's only used at weekends to ferry the kids around in ] but what about us bikers of this world ?
    As usual we get SOD ALL and forgotten about - thanks Darling you furry eyebrowed sperm of the devil.
    Cycle to work schemes

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