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Scrap Car Comparison data reveals top ten most scrapped car makes and models in 2021

New data from scrap price comparison service Scrap Car Comparison reveals which car makes and models hit the scrap heap most often in 2021, according to internal data of the cars scrapped by the provider during last year.


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Scrap Car Comparison’s data revealed that it was the Ford Focus that hit the scrap heap the most in 2021. With the average age of scrapped vehicles sitting at around 14 years old, it’s easy to see why so many of these cars are now hitting the scrap heap – the Ford Focus topped the charts as the most sold car in 2001 and maintained this position through to 2007, so many are likely to be coming to the end of their driveability.

The Vauxhall Astra and Vauxhall Corsa followed as the second and third most scrapped car models last year. However, Ford models continue to feature heavily in the top 10 most scrapped cars, with the popular Ford Fiesta following in fourth and Ford Mondeo in tenth position.

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Top 10 most scrapped car models in 2021

Top 10 most scrapped car models in 2021

Scrap Car Comparison data reveals top ten most scrapped car makes and models in 2021. Ford is also revealed as the most scrapped car make of 2021.

With the Ford Focus revealed as the most scrapped car model of 2021, the trend continues as Ford is also revealed as the most scrapped car manufacturer overall last year. More than 76,418 Ford cars reached the end of their time on the roads last year, with Vauxhall following as the second most scrapped make in 2021.

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Top 10 most scrapped car makes in 2021



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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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