Cost of First Car Policy

To some, the new car scheme might seem like a great thing. To others, the scheme might have provided too sweet a deal to pass up. When all is said and done though, there is no such thing as a free lunch. has a cartoon that might sum things up.

Several people I know bought a car under the scheme simply because they wanted to take advantage of the tax return, even when they didn't need or want a new car.

That is not to say that the scheme isn't valuable to some, but did those who devised the scheme have the good of the people in mind?