'Scrappage discounts' now on used carsDrivers offered up to £2,000 off a used car

02 October 2009

Carcraft is offering scrappage discounts on used cars

Carcraft is offering scrappage discounts on used cars

One of the country’s biggest car brokers is offering drivers the chance to get a ‘scrappage’ discount of up to £2,000 on some used models.

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Carcraft, which has 11 showrooms around the UK, said it will accept any car during the deal – regardless of how old it is or how long it has been owned for.

This marks a big departure from the rules of the government’s official , which state that drivers must buy a brand-new model and meet .

Used scrappage deals

Carcraft said a wide range of its used cars are covered by the offer, including superminis and large 4x4s.

The company is also offering a free parts and labour guarantee with each car sold, plus free HPI history checks and 120-point mechanical checks.

One of the main criticisms of the government’s has been that the £2,000 saving is quickly wiped out by depreciation. With used cars, however, this effect is less noticeable.

Carcraft sales director Mike Walsh said: ‘Carcraft has always tried to make motoring as affordable as possible for as many people as possible. Our ‘Beat the Crush’ campaign is a logical next step as we try and help those left out of the scrappage scheme to get a better, more reliable car.’


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