Scrap Car Price Update October 2023

Posted on 9th Nov 2023 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

October Average Scrap Car Price €296

October sees scrap cars prices increase for the first time since May this year. The 2% increase to scrap car prices in October, compared to September, is a €2 rise. At this point in 2022 we saw an increase to finish the year on a high, the increase in October could be the start of a similar trend.

Your scrap car could be worth considerably more than the average. The demand for scrap metal and reusable parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of your car, all have an impact on how much it’s worth.

Take a look at the last 12 months trend in the chart below

About the CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index

The CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index is a rolling monthly index covering the last 13 months. It’s updated monthly using the prices paid for scrap cars at CarTakeBack recycling centres throughout Ireland. We’ve taken into account that cars come in all shapes and sizes, which has an effect on their scrap value, the prices show what the average car would be worth. This means that the index gives a great indication of the movement in the value of scrap cars from one month to another.

Top cars scrapped in October

The Ford Focus was again the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in October – that’s every month this year! In October the Ford Focus average scrap price was €294 – exactly the same as September and in line with the general average.

Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.

Ford FocusFord Focus
Volkswagen PassatVolkswagen Passat
Opel Astra Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen GolfOpel Astra
Ford MondeoFord Fiesta

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

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