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    Ever wondered where all those "scrappage" cars went?

    See Royal Aircraft Establishment and Car Scrappage 2010

    Warning: one or two swear words in the comments

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    Blimey, I just assumed my wife's old Ford Escort Estate had been turned into a fridge in China by now. It's probably sat on that runway rusting way.

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    That's just what I was thinking. What a waste - some perfectly good vehicles there!

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    That site (28dayslater.co.uk) has some interesting stuff in the forums

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    That lot looks better than our parking lot at work! There are some decent cars in there, such a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteM View Post
    That site (28dayslater.co.uk) has some interesting stuff in the forums
    I thought so too - some interesting stuff just down the road from us that I've always wanted to see inside!

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    Urbex is a fascinating topic. I've bookmarked some great sites over the years if anyone's interested - my urbex tag on delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Is this real?

    What a waste. Most of them looked better than my car.
    Seconded... cant believe that they are all just sitting around with not a lot happening to them.

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    Why couldnt they have given them to people who cant afford to buy a car? Young people, people looking for work but with no transport, immigrants who would have normally got a grant... The govt. could then tax themand make some of the money back; road tax, petrol etc.

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    I thought the idea of the scrappage scheme was to get unroad worthy (Is that a word?!) cars off the road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Why couldnt they have given them to people who cant afford to buy a car?
    Didn't you ever see Soylent Green - when the greenhouse effect starts to properly take hold and over-crowded Britain starts sinking in to the North Sea, those cars will be hot residenitial property!

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Urbex is a fascinating topic. I've bookmarked some great sites over the years if anyone's interested - my urbex tag on delicious.
    Those are great - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Have you mixed up your films?
    No - in the film (and, if I remember, the book), an abandoned car stuck in permanent gridlock was consider decent, roomy accomodation. Unless I'm thinking of another post-apocalyptic story - Mad Max?

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    So much waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    No - in the film (and, if I remember, the book), an abandoned car stuck in permanent gridlock was consider decent, roomy accomodation. Unless I'm thinking of another post-apocalyptic story - Mad Max?

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    Wasn't that in a Dr Who episode?

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