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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:06 am 
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Have you heard the one about the Standard 10 brought in by its owner under the scrappage scheme for a new Ford Transit van? The blame was being laid at Ford's door and a big bruhaha created over it, and yet my first thought is why blame Ford when it was the original owner that was the cause? If it was me I'd have sold the Standard 10, bought the cheapest shite but driveable euro box off eBay for £200 and traded that in...

Story in the Torygraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/classic ... assic-car/

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:15 am 
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Maybe he didn't want to wait another 90 days?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:48 am 
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This is entirely the fault of the owner. Ford put together the scheme but ultimately it's the owner who decided to trade it in against a Trannie van.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 am 
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What I don't understand (or have missed) is why Ford cannot just sell the standard10. It seems to be their own incentive scheme, with no real government/DVLA interference? Surely they can do what they wish with the trade-ins??

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am 
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Ford can do whatever they want with the trade ins. However there T's and C's expressly say that cars traded in will be permanently removed from our roads. They can't therefore go back on that without serious loss of face. Where does it then stop? The Vauxhall Corsa Appreciation Society might get up in arms over an early Corsa from 1993 or perhaps someone will get all upset because a Renault Kangoo is going to be lost forever.

I believe a deal has now been done to 'save' the car, however it will not remain on our roads so perhaps a museum beckons of it may yield some useful spares as a donor vehicle.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:22 am 
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Cant help thinking somethings amiss with the story. The person "trading in" must realise the Standard would be worth more than the discount he gets surely?. If you went in with cash for a new transit, Im pretty sure they would drop more than a grand from list price. Stolen cars with an ID would be great for this I suppose...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:25 am 
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Cant help thinking somethings amiss with the story. The person "trading in" must realise the Standard would be worth more than the discount he gets surely?. If you went in with cash for a new transit, Im pretty sure they would drop more than a grand from list price. Stolen cars with an ID would be great for this I suppose...

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Didn't the chap get £7k for the Standard? What's one of those worth on a good day? I'd say significantly less than £7k.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:27 am 
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I've actually thought about getting one myself, I've seen anything from £500 to £5000 for a mint one, they seem quite underrated?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:31 am 
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Ah I didnt see that amount anywhere. I thought the scheme was up to 2k ?

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Cant help thinking somethings amiss with the story. The person "trading in" must realise the Standard would be worth more than the discount he gets surely?. If you went in with cash for a new transit, Im pretty sure they would drop more than a grand from list price. Stolen cars with an ID would be great for this I suppose...

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Didn't the chap get £7k for the Standard? What's one of those worth on a good day? I'd say significantly less than £7k.

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Apparently so, seems quite generous eh?
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There has never been a better time to join Ford in reducing your vehicle’s CO2 emissions and improving your fuel economy. With the Ford ‘New For Old’ Scrappage Scheme you can save between £2,000 and £4,950 when you trade in your old vehicle for a new Ford car^ and between £3,650 and £7,000^^ off a new commercial vehicle. You can have peace of mind that Ford will manage the scrappage of your old vehicle responsibly.

How to save thousands on a new Ford

If your vehicle was registered before the 1st January 2010 and you have owned it for over 90 days, you could be eligible for our Scrappage Scheme savings towards the purchase of selected new Ford vehicles. Your new vehicle just needs to be registered between the 1st September and 31st December

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Wow they really do mean business in getting rid of the oldies then..

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