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I had a little look around the used car market in the Hannover Germany area.
It's not easy to find a cheap used car right now, because people receive 2,500 Euro for scrapping their old car when buying a new one.
 

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That is just despicable. :mad:
 

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Is this EEC wide, and does Holland have the same 2.500€ car scrap payment?
 

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Is this EEC wide, and does Holland have the same 2.500€ car scrap payment?
At the present time, it is only Germany that pays you Euro
2,500.00 to scrap your 8 year- or older car. It appears that most of the benefit goes to French and Asian manufactureres, not MB, Audi or BMW - as was hoped..Britain is having a look at the program, to help their car sales.
 

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2500 EUROS?

Shit...people are going to be scrapping their poor old Merc's left and right.

I cry.
 

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Wow,that is a lot.Japan will have this soon but Im not sure how much the pay out
will be.
 

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looooooooove the german "salvage" yards...bough a set of 126 euro headlights for 50 euros bout 6 years ago....sadly my old 83 SD was totaled before i could install them; still sold them for $400 on ebay though....now i wish i still had em for my 420...oh well
 

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Some fakts

The car must be 9 yrs old and you must be the owner for a yr or more.

You´ll get the money only if you purchase a new car or one, that isn´t more than a yr old.

Opel sold since this more cars then all importers together.

Sales uprises are for small cars - not much left for MB, BMW Porsche...

You can find all kinds of very good cars in the junkyard - but nearly 0 Mercs :D

What you can find is the crap made after 1993 - elektronic and rusty bullschit (A, B, C, E-Class)


Nobody here sells a good W201, W124 or W126 to buy a little Dacia Logan or Fiat Panda - would you?

Someone who thinks about buying a new BMW, MB, Porsche or Audi, doesn´t really care about 2.500 Euros,
if he has to spend 30, 40 or 50.000 Euro for it. The buyer of such a car doesn´t drive a car worth less
than 2.500 Euro, to make it an afford. Their Cars are worth much more. So there is no benefit for sellers of
expensive cars.

You can get such a movable cardboard box for 5000 Euros, if you wreck your old car. Think about all the parts
you can get for that sum to maintain your Mercedes. Then it is still more reliable than a Dacia.

BTW - Maintenance. Thousends of jobs will be lost in the next time. Smaller services have to fire their mechanics,
because they lost more than a million older cars they worked on. Parts distributors loose thousends of
costumers - next job losses.

Another question - whats to do with a million cars on the junkyards? They are not allowed to resell or export them,
parting out isn´t worthwhile, because there are not much cars left that need used parts. Nobody pays for the metall,
because everybody knows, that they are sitting on a big mountain of cars...

And everything to re-elect this fat tumb Ossi-Babe... :confused:


Roland
 

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Sounds like what they are trying to do here. There is a bill that will give you $2500.00 USD for your old car, but to get it you have to buy a new car...I bet the voucher will go straight to the dealer and you will never see it. With good negotiating skills one can get that much or more off the MSRP allready. Especially with the car sales slump and the lending being non existent.
 

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After seeing US mall department stores with more staff than prospective customers, I was surprised about how busy department stores in Hannover were. Germans are still buying at Kaufhof / Karstadt etc., while traffic in luxury goods stores like Versace / Dolce Gabana on the Opernstr. was light though. The percentage of Germans flying to, or returning from short 4-7 day NY and Florida trips seemed to be about 70% on that route. The difference between the German market economy with the still working social net to catch people before they hit the ground, and the far more capitalist system in the U.S.?
 
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