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2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by Welly » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 am

On the Radio this morning Renner were offering scrappage cash incentives to get rid of your OLD car for a new low-emissions Euroshitbox.

By 'old' they mean any car registered before 2010 :lol:

As far as I can tell the scrappage 'incentive' is only the same as the discount you can achieve on any new car without a trade-in so you're basically GIVING your old car away for nothing.

Punters will then go all gooey-eyed and bleat on about "ooh they gave us £4,000.00 for our 2001 Fiesta" :roll: :frown:
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by trufflehunt » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:11 am

It's the feelgood factor.

They don't have to sell their 'old' car,
or deal with ....

"...WOT PRICE IS IT M8? WOT CAR IS IT M7?
DO U AV ANY BETTER PICS M8 AS DEM ONES ARE sh*t
IZ NEW CLUCH INCUDED IN SAIL?
WILL U TAK 150 FOR CULLECSHUN 2NYT M9?

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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by Welly » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:43 am

Haha I remember writing that lol :cheesy:
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by Doggy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:47 pm

The basic flaw in all these schemes for me is there's nothing produced today that isn't butt-ugly.

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Post by steve_earwig » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:00 pm

More like nothing produced today that's not going to be a shitload of trouble when it ages into our pricerange :supafrisk:
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Post by OllieNZ » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:17 am

steve_earwig wrote:More like nothing produced today that's not going to be a shitload of trouble when it ages into our pricerange :supafrisk:
T'wife and I were discussing this yesterday, these leccy cars are all good and well for the first couple of years but what aboot once they are 7-10 years old and 80k plus?

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Post by steve_earwig » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:08 am

I suspect you'd end up, due to the prohibitive cost of replacing the batteries, with something powered by a glorified lawnmower engine.
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by Welly » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:01 am

Something keeps telling me that we'll all end up on some kind of merry-go-round (let's call it a leasing scheme) where we're encouraged to rent some kind of gubbermint-backed new hybrid shitbox which after 3 years drives itself to the re-purposing centre and because we're not buying pez and dizzle we get heavily road charged per mile using satellites and ANPR, which'll also know what speed we're doing and where.....

Then, far away, in a sleepy Northamptonshire Village, a group of hard line diesel enthusiasts (lets call them the 'resistance') led by a retired electrical engineer with wavy hair have barricaded themselves into a disused outbuilding where 2003 406 diesel HDi's are stored and cataloged meticulously. Visitors can attend, by appointment, and watch HDi's being started without their glow plugs enabled, and there'll be a 'sniffers corner' where guests are allowed to inhale a heady mixture of HDi exhaust fumes after a fresh oil change :cheesy:
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Post by steve_earwig » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 am

My uncle has a country place,
that no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm,
before the Motor Law
On Sundays I elude the Eyes,
And hop the turbine freight
To far outside the Wire,
where my white-haired uncle waits
Jump to the ground
As the turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind,
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me, an old machine -
For fifty-odd years
To keep it as old has been his dearest dream
I strip away the old debris, that hides the piece of sh*t
A knackered old Peugeot, from a better, vanished time
Fire up the reluctant engine, responding with black smoke
Tires made of cardboard, I commit my weekly crime ...
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by piglet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:02 pm

I'm impressed, that brought a tear.
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Post by steve_earwig » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 pm

Errr, it's Rush :oops:
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by piglet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:59 pm

Pardon my ignorance.
You twisted the lyrics to suit your cause.
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by Doggy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:00 pm

And I thought Geddy Lee used a Jazz, not a P(ug)-bass :?
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by highlander » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Wind... in my hair...
Shifting and drifting...
Mechanical music...
Adrenaline surge!

I love Rush

EDIT: also this song makes me realise that they weren't singing about some dark and dystopian Hollywood feature-film future where people aren't allowed to drive cars ... they're talking about THIS world, where the internal combustion engine is rapidly approaching being outright banned, and soon all cars/trucks/buses/trams/planes/boats/vehicles will be driverless, meaning that nobody will be *allowed* to drive.
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Re: 2017 Scrappage Schemes

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:20 pm

ISTR reading somewhere Rush ripped off some old sci-fi short story for the track, although the car in that was an MGB..

flies in my hair
rusting and dripping
Tappets need doing
trunions splurge!
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