Many Brits would rather sell their car privately than take advantage of the government’s new scrappage scheme, according to a new survey.
As many as 13% of those questioned by moneysupermarket.com said they thought they would get a better deal if they sold their car privately and then haggled over the cost of a new one.
But a fifth said that even with the big discounts being offered under the , they wouldn’t be able to afford a new car.
Selling cars privately
Steve Sweeney, head of motor insurance at moneysupermarket.com, said: ‘While one in five of those who have bought new cars since the announcement have done so through the scrappage scheme, our research shows there are many who stand by other options available; selling a car privately and then negotiating on the next model.’
‘For motorists wanting to take advantage of the scheme I urge them not to waste any time – once the cash pot is dry the scheme will end, regardless of the March 2010 end date.’
Which? has an expert guide to the scheme that includes full details of how you can get involved, as well as case studies to help you decide whether or not you should scrap your car.
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