Why cars from the 1990s are on the brink of extinction

For many people of a certain age, they are the cars we grew up with in the 1990s but they are now, according to researchers, on the brink of extinction.

The findings from Honest John Classics reveals that many of the popular cars from that decade are about to follow retail giants like Woolworths into oblivion.

The cars are now dying out and in the last 12 months, researchers say, around 28,000 modern classic cars have been scrapped.

This means that the popular Rover 400, Vauxhall Cavalier and the Citroen Saxo are all dying out.

Now, the website is predicting that this rate of extinction will increase during 2018 as the popular car scrappage schemes continue.

The top 10 bestsellers of 25 years ago

They even say that from the top 10 bestsellers of 25 years ago, the survival rate of those cars is less than 1%.

In one example, researchers say that in 2016, more than 2,600 Rover 400s were taken off the road which was nearly 20% of the total number left.

At this rate, the Rover 400 will disappear completely within the next five years.

It’s also a similar story for the Citroen Saxo and the Vauxhall Cavalier with 10% of Cavaliers being scrapped while there are just 24% of Saxos remaining.

Also, the popular Ford Focus is also vanishing with around 25% of its total numbers being scrapped every year and within four years there will be no Mk1 Focuses left.

That’s the same situation for the Ford Ka with 29% of all remaining examples vanishing every year.

At The Scrappers we help customers scrap their unwanted vehicles

Here at The Scrappers we help customers around the UK scrap their unwanted vehicles for cash and there’s no doubt that the car scrappage schemes introduced by the manufacturers last year, and which have been largely extended into 2018, have seen thousands of cars being removed from our roads.

These cars tend to be the most polluting and the owner are taking advantage of the financial incentive to trade in their old vehicle for a hefty discount on a new one that is EU6-compliant.

However, the researchers at Honest John Classics point out that the MoT failure rate for some of these 1990s classic cars is in decline which means owners are spending the time and money to ensure their old cars remain roadworthy and are now cherished vehicles.

The big fear is if the car scrappage schemes continue in popularity, it is highly likely that the offers will be too tempting for most owners and the rate of extinction for many popular makes and models from 25 years ago will speed up.

How to scrap your car and van

If you would like to know more about how to scrap your car and van and get the best price possible, then it’s time to speak with the car scrapping experts at The Scrappers.