The most common cars seen at scrap companies

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The great thing about scrapping a car is that it doesn’t matter what condition the car is in, it doesn’t matter what make the car is, it will still be accepted and it will still make you money. Scrapping your car is also much kinder to the environment too, which is always a good thing to know.

As so many cars are sent to scrap, it makes sense that scrap companies will see all shapes and sizes of vehicle coming through their doors. So, with this in mind, what are the most popular cars to scrap here in the UK?

The UK’s top 10 most scrapped cars

  1. Fiat Punto
  2. Volkswagen Golf
  3. Ford Mondeo
  4. Ford KA
  5. Renault Clio
  6. Peugeot 206
  7. Vauxhall Astra
  8. Ford Fiesta
  9. Vauxhall Corsa
  10. Ford Focus

If you think about car manufacturers in the UK, then it comes as no surprise by just how many times Ford appears in the list. Ford are the biggest car manufacturer in the UK and therefore seeing them on the list is not really that much of a shock. 

Not only are Ford cars most likely to be ones that you see on the road as you are driving around, but Ford, like many other car manufacturers out there, offer a scrappage scheme on their cars. 

The scrappage scheme means that those who scrap their Ford car, will get an incentive for deciding to do so. Ford offer a £2k reduction on one of their new cars, if you scrap your old car. Not only this, but there are also a range of other benefits to keep in mind too. These benefits can be as much as £5k overall, which means that scrapping your old Ford is definitely something that you are going to want to think about. 

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Drive something other than a Ford? If you do, then you are going to be pleased to know that plenty of other car manufacturers have their very own incentive scrappage scheme for you to feel the benefit from. 

Toyota, Mazda, Kia and Hyundai are some of the car brands out there that you can receive benefits from. Mazda are thought to be one of the best ones out there for the incentives that they offer as a part of their scrappage scheme. 

That said, it is worthwhile scrapping any type of car, as each and every one will have their own incentive and their own benefits. 

Thinking about scrapping your car and seeing what you can gain from it? If you are then you are going to want to find out more about how much that scrapping your car will be worth for you. Take a look at and see what financial benefit there can be to scrapping your car and moving on with a new one. 


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