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I am thinking about using the scrappage scheme to trade in my 1993 E Class Automatic Mercedes. It has been a great car and has only done 82,000 miles. My wife is reluctant to see it go as she is more than happy with it. I am looking at replacing it with a hybrid Toyota Prius, or maybe the Honda equivalent, the attraction being MPG and no road tax. We do approx 3,000 to 4,000 miles a year. Is a hybrid worth buying for the mileage we do? Would you recommend anything else?

Asked on 17 October 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Talk to Nicholas Froome at www.w124.co.uk before scrapping your
Merc. It might be worth more than the scrappage money. The Honda Insight is over 100g/km, so isn't completely VED free. (Honda claims to be more honest over CO2 certification than other manufacturers.) The Prius III is VED free. Better a hybrid than a diesel for this sort of mileage, especially the Prius that can run electrically for a short distance from a cold start.
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