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Used cars re-emerging on to market

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A motoring expert has said there is no shortage of cheaper used cars on the market after the end of the Government's scrappage scheme, as earlier feared.

It is good news for motorists who are looking for vehicles that fit their budget and require cheaper car insurance.

Previously, it had been predicted that the scrappage scheme would bring down the number of late-90s vehicles available in the market, which in turn would increase the values of remaining vehicles.

But expert Honest John, who saw a number of late-90s vehicles on sale while visiting a major BCA car auction, said the forecast had not come true.

The motoring expert said: "Reports that late 1990s cars had all but disappeared due to the scrappage scheme seem to have been greatly exaggerated.

"You couldn't move for late 1990s cars at the auction I went to and there were plenty of bargains to be had, which is great news for motorists who are on a tight budget, but still want a decent set of wheels.

"What this sale told me was that the scrappage scheme did a good job - but it didn't wipe out late 1990's cars."

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