What Car? Q&A June 2009 - Scrappage question
Greg Innis, via e-mail
A) Only brand new cars qualify for the £2000 scrappage allowance. While pre-registered cars usually have only delivery miles on the clock, they will already have a name on the registration document – meaning they aren’t technically new.
Of course, you don’t have to buy through the scrappage scheme. By selling your old car privately and haggling a great deal on the pre-registered car, you might end up even better off.