With the 1st September 2009 plate-change just one week away, a VAT increase looming and dwindling funds soon set to make the government's scrappage scheme history, there's never been a better time to invest in a new Vauxhall.
Buyers with a qualifying car to trade in through the scrappage scheme are in pole position to get a straight £2000 off their new purchase, meaning that a new Vauxhall Agila 1.0 Expression is available from a miserly £6295. But with a VAT rise to 17.5 per cent on the horizon, there's a 2.5 per cent saving for buyers who take delivery now, rather than later.
In addition to these big savings, Vauxhall is offering a further £560 Scrap & Save discount on the Vauxhall Corsa 1.0-litre Life 3-dr model with a scrappage trade-in, bringing the total discount to £2560 and the car's on the road price down to just £7695.
Plump for a Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 Life, Vauxhall's innovative five-seat mini-MPV, and the deals get even better. Scrap your qualifying banger for £2000, and you'll get an extra £3155 discount, reducing the bottom line to only £8295.
The biggest saving of all, however, can be found on the evergreen Vauxhall Astra's 1.4 Life model. The best-selling, British-built five door hatch can now be purchased via the scrappage scheme for an unbelievable £8995 on the road - that's a total of £6410 off this model's normal retail price.
But for buyers unable to take advantage of scrappage there are still a host of tempting deals on top of beating the VAT rise. Active Plus editions of the Vauxhall Astra, Meriva and Zafira, which all feature alloy wheels and electronic climate control as standard, are now available with four years' 0% finance and free redundancy cover, while the 2009 European Car of the Year-winning Vauxhall Insignia also benefits from redundancy cover and three years' 0% finance.
Choose the Vauxhall Corsa SXi, and not only do you get three years' 0% finance and free redundancy cover, but also free insurance for all drivers aged 19 or over.
So whether you're trading in your banger, cashing in on current rate VAT, or simply looking for some of the best new cars deals around, Vauxhall has it covered.Published 27 August 2009