The Government's 'scrappage' scheme may have almost run its course, but Vauxhall is set to offer customers an even more generous package, available on three of its most popular ranges.
Vauxhall Swappage offers customers an even more tempting package than the existing Government-backed scrappage scheme, with at least £3,000 off all new Vauxhall Astras, Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatches and most new Vauxhall Corsa models, in exchange for any roadworthy car they own which is at least seven years old.
But unlike some rival manufacturers, Vauxhall is imposing no upper age limit on the car customers trade in. Better still, unlike the current scrappage scheme, even buyers who have a ten year old car (or older) to swap only need to have owned it for 90 days - and dealers will also allow a husband/wife to trade in their partner's car, as long as they live at the same address.
That means that any seven-year-old UK-registered car with insurance, road tax and MOT - no matter what its value or condition - can be used as currency to reduce the cost of the 2010 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Energy 3-dr to just £8,925 and the recently-launched Vauxhall Astra 5-dr to as little as £12,995 for the Exclusiv 1.4 model.
Even bigger savings can be made by swapping your old car for the latest Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch Sport 1.4, with its standard VXR styling pack, sports suspension and air conditioning. Swappage brings the cost of this model down by a remarkable £3,885 to just £12,995.
"We're determined that our customers won't be left short-changed when the Government's scrappage scheme comes to an end," said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall's Retail Sales Director. "Vauxhall Swappage not only increases the amount of discount off selected Vauxhalls from £2,000 to at least £3,000, but it also widens the net to cars over seven years old, compared with ten years plus in the old, Government-backed scheme."
Vauxhall Swappage is available on all Vauxhall Corsa (excluding S & Exclusiv), new Vauxhall Astra and Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch models ordered or registered between 5th February 31st and March 2010 at participating dealers, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.Published 5 February 2010