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Thread: New car scrappage scheme to be announced: Indo

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    Default New car scrappage scheme to be announced: Indo

    Allegedly a €2k scrappage allowance plus reduced car tax if you scrap yer auld banger for a new one - not that there is that many of them around for scrappage these days.

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    If that's true, it's a disgrace.

    You can see why the taxi drivers are so up in arms with stuff like this. The little fish's tax money is being used to feed the big fish.
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    DAFT!


    Sure now with the NCT who drives that much of a banger anymore(cept my jelly tot infested child bus! of course!)


    Why does he fec8kng drop VAT and persuade southern shoppers to stay at home!
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    Is there really need for a scrappage scheme. I know from checking the various outlets ie web-based, print and garages that there are PLENTY of bargains out there. The problem does appear however to be the fact that people don't have the money and banks etc.won't lend. I'm looking to change my 01 for a new one but can't get the loan, even my local CU have reduced the loan to share ratio.The scheme is welcomed I am sure but I believe its only tokenism.

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    It's an attempt to give you an incentive to purchase a new car. It's also going to fail.
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    Thats the problem, I want to buy a new one but can't get the loan. I'm sure there are a large % also in similar position to myself. I'll look at that 05 Skoda instead!

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    well maybe i'm mad but i drive a ten year old car and have been waiting to see if this does come in before I buy. Know a few other people waiting for the same thing. Not everyone is driving a 2 year old car...2 grand off and reduced motor tax would push me towards a new motor as opposed to a second hand one...

    only thing is where will the finance for the rest of it come from..

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    Surely the scrappage scheme should only apply if you buy a second-hand car - for example, if you replace your 12-year old car with a 2-year old car. This would be more environmentally friendly as it would not lead to the environmental damage involved in the manufacture of new cars. It would be symbolic also - we are not a "new car" country any more.
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    Stupid idea. We don't produce cars in this country - so it won't help keep jobs.

    What we do produce is houses. There should be a house scrappage scheme. Knock your old house down and get a stamp-duty free house in Athlone/Mulingar/Dundalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeGaulle 2.0 View Post
    This would be more environmentally friendly as it would not lead to the environmental damage involved in the manufacture of new cars.

    really really sick of the environment..and the green policies and the green effort like the 'switch the lights off' crap from last week..

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