We’re hearing from a lot of dealers who are saying that they are getting lots of enquiries regarding the scrappage scheme. Indeed Ford and Honda are talking up the scrappage incentive and Honda in particular are clearly in need of some sales bearing in mind their factory is only just re-opening again after 3 months. It is hoped that we the scrappage scheme does add more new car sales for all participating manufacturers and if the figures that we hear bandied around are true then it certainly sounds encouraging.
If and when dealers do commit to the scheme it will be interesting to see how many of these orders / enquires actually turn in to sales if customers are expecting the £2,000 government / manufacturer discount and a dealer discount on top.
It’s good news if sales do vastly improve and some old ”nails” are disposed of but until we get some definite numbers we should tread carefully.