Ford Focus is king of the scrapheap

Published:  20 January, 2022

The most scrapped car in 2021 was the Ford Focus, with 29,525 taken off the road last year according to data from Scrap Car Comparison, which also showed the average age of scrapped cars was 14 years old.

The Vauxhall Astra came second with 22,143 and its stablemate the Corsa came in third with 21,717 cars being destroyed. Overall, Ford was the most scrapped brand, closely followed by Vauxhall.

Top 10 most scrapped car models in 2021
1. Ford Focus: 29,525 cars scrapped
2. Vauxhall Astra: 22,143 cars scrapped
3. Vauxhall Corsa: 21,717 cars scrapped
4. Ford Fiesta: 18,034 cars scrapped
5. Volkswagen Golf: 13,468 cars scrapped
6. Renault Clio: 13,280 cars scrapped
7. Vauxhall Zafira: 10,703 cars scrapped
8. Peugeot 206: 10,519 cars scrapped
9. Volkswagen Polo: 9,108 cars scrapped
10. Ford Mondeo: 8,303 cars scrapped

Top 10 most scrapped car makes in 2021
1. Ford: 76,418 cars scrapped
2. Vauxhall: 72,893 cars scrapped
3. Volkswagen: 33,715 cars scrapped
4. Peugeot: 32,981 cars scrapped
5. Renault: 31,289 cars scrapped
6. Citroen: 22,264 cars scrapped
7. Nissan: 14,691 cars scrapped
8. Toyota: 14,246 cars scrapped
9. Honda: 13,045 cars scrapped
10. Fiat: 13,019 cars scrapped

Commenting on the survey, Dan Gick, Managing Director of Scrap Car Comparison commented: “This is the fifth year running where we’ve seen the Ford Focus come out on top as the most scrapped car, and we expect to see it featuring highly in our most scrapped lists for many years to come yet. Popularity will always have a bearing on which cars are scrapped, and 2021’s results help to spotlight the enduring popularity of the Focus model, even if many do eventually meet the scrap heap.”

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