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  • opel_bitch
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    Originally posted by sean_dhc1 View Post
    Thats an old Cavalier Cesaro. By the looks of it they've 'added' a few dints to make it look worse than it was as they look very new on the wing & rear end
    It only had one dent when first parked up. I guess everyones been
    havin a go as they pass by

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  • sean_dhc1
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    Thats an old Cavalier Cesaro. By the looks of it they've 'added' a few dints to make it look worse than it was as they look very new on the wing & rear end

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  • opel_bitch
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    Why do they keep using Vauxhalls?
    This is outside our local Volvo dealers

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  • sean_dhc1
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    All cars from our local dealer go to Liverpool, engine ripped out then the car goes straight in the crusher to a nice cube shape.
    They had a Veccy CDX in a few months ago on a T plate, 77k from new with all the nice goodies & could'nt have any parts off it

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  • Scott
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    So the keyword there is "dismantler".....buy it back in kit form

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  • DaveDempsey
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    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    Was just thinking along those lines too Steve, but on a slightly different angle.

    I assume that the dealer will be claiming the scrappage allowance by sending them to a breakers.....but is the payment only given when DVLA receive a scrap notification (yellow bit I think...may be red) of the V5c.
    What I'm getting at is whether enthusiast like us could buy the "scrap" from the dismantler before it gets squished....would this stop the payments?

    Not that I care whether the dealer gets its pound of flesh, just saving some perfectly decent or rare vehicles from the scrapyard in the sky
    The dealer gets a certificate of destruction when the car is picked up by whoever is handling the scrappage of the car. And no you couldnt buy the car from the dismantler before its crushed.

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    Originally posted by Mike View Post
    this was on the astra mk2 owners site, spotted on a vauxhall dealers forecourt to promote the 2k scheme



    I saw this astra on saturday and was shocked!its at my local dealer in banbury in oxfordshire.Didnt look to bad either!

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  • barry_hood
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    Originally posted by Mike View Post
    they only doing it for a year though so its not to bad, only down fall is if you sign up you have to collect the car in so many days, if you dont you lose it all dont you?
    your car has to be delivered within 4 months.if its delivered in 4 months and 1 day you have to pay back the £2k scrappage allowance

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    they only doing it for a year though so its not to bad, only down fall is if you sign up you have to collect the car in so many days, if you dont you lose it all dont you?

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  • barry_hood
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    yep is a crying shame.we have had some nice motors in at work under the scrappage scheme.

    we had a really nice standard corsa gsi that was brought in under the scheme.the cars are collected by vauxhall then scrapped.that is the only way they will pay thier £1k of the scheme.

    thing is you could have a really nice car but realistically s/hand will be worth about 1k so people bring them in and get 2k.

    we are selling quite a few cars at the moment so something must be working

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  • Trel
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    Its the way the old cars will go. R.I.P to many decent motoer

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  • Steve
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    My Vectra is using the same amount of fuel a week as the Corsa was, and I think that is down to the lazy gearing of the F23 and the extra torque getting through the gears faster.

    This is the nail in the coffin for Mr Brown:

    http://www.topgear.com/us/videos/more/thirsty-prius/

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  • Bendy
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    Originally posted by Steve View Post
    Friends of the Earth were in the news the other week slating the Scrappage scheme, as a ten year old car with average mileage that is now eligible for the scheme has not even paid back its carbon footprint from manufacture, never mind the miles it has put in being driven. Their argument is that cars should be made future proof, ie the engines should be capable of bringing up to the latest emissions standards to allow them to stay on the road and reduce their current carbon output.

    The likes of Billy and Andy's Corsa B are actually more enviromentally friendly than when they left the factory, if that isn't an excuse to modify a car, I don't know what is!! Most modifiers fit later spec engines into their cars with better engine management, so we should all be getting medals and knighthoods for modifying cars, rather than insurance premium hikes and hassle off the DVLA and the Police




    AMEN to that brother!

    You should see the MPG my old manta returns, modern(ish) engine in an old light car! Im sure its doing less harm than most things on the road in more ways than one!

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  • Steve
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    Originally posted by Bendy View Post
    I think half of this idea is to boost car sales and half is to get uneconomical cars off the road so they will have to be scrapped from what i understand. So they will never see the road again unless you saved it and got it a new identity!!!

    Its not right anyway, whats more harmfull to the enviroment, keeping a car that already exists running with a few parts or building a new one in a factory
    Friends of the Earth were in the news the other week slating the Scrappage scheme, as a ten year old car with average mileage that is now eligible for the scheme has not even paid back its carbon footprint from manufacture, never mind the miles it has put in being driven. Their argument is that cars should be made future proof, ie the engines should be capable of bringing up to the latest emissions standards to allow them to stay on the road and reduce their current carbon output.

    The likes of Billy and Andy's Corsa B are actually more enviromentally friendly than when they left the factory, if that isn't an excuse to modify a car, I don't know what is!! Most modifiers fit later spec engines into their cars with better engine management, so we should all be getting medals and knighthoods for modifying cars, rather than insurance premium hikes and hassle off the DVLA and the Police

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  • Scott
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    Thats pants

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