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    Getting around the scrappage scheme?

    When my Dad was looking at new cars a salesman was telling him that there are ways around the rules

    Here's the scenario he gave

    You want to buy a new car & get scrappage discount, but you don't have an old car

    Your friend does however & might want rid of their car

    You buy the car, but in your friends details with payments from your account. Makes their car eligible to chop in

    As soon as the log book arrives with your friend you sign the paperwork over to you

    Job done.


    Anyone done it? Or used another way around?

    To do this I suppose you do need to trust the other person, and not use the car until you own it.

    It's a pain but as I've found some dealers will give extra discount with the scrappage but then become a tight arse as soon as you say you don't have a car to hack in

    The government only contribute £1000 don't they? So surely as long as the price is £1000 more it's the same whether you scrap or not or not?


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    Thought you had to have owned the car for 12mnths?

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    If your friend had then. It would be ok for the above method


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    basically making the new car 2 owners from new straight away......
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    But if it goes tit's up on the payments, it's still in your friends name, or you fall out with your friend
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    Or haggle, if you can't get £2000 off the price of a new car........

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    There's an extra £3000 of discount, which can't be haggled off & it makes having one extra owner irrelevant. No different than buying an ex demonstrater car

    Idea is you transfer it over straight away so the car is in your mates name for a few weeks


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