Vehicle Donations Drop As Cash For Clunkers Succeeds

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Call it the law of unintended consequences, or something you could have seen coming from a mile away, but vehicle donations to charitable organizations have dropped markedly, and the blame is being laid at the feet of the Cash For Clunkers program. Unlike a lot of car guys, I’m a big proponent of the CARS […]

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Clunkers Clunked!

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The Obama administration will tow the “cash for clunkers” program to the junkyard Monday, closing the book on the $3 billion program that convinced hundreds of thousands of anxious consumers to buy new cars. The program is considered one of the most successful pieces of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan, and traffic in dealer […]

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Not All Clunkers Replaced by Greener Cars

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the nation’s top car salesman in recent weeks, has cited the Obama administration’s best-seller list of mostly smaller, fuel-saving cars like the Ford Focus to describe the success of the Cash for Clunkers rebate program. But what LaHood and other administration officials usually don’t mention is that some trucks and sport-utility […]

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Cash For Clunkers – The Morning After

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By Adrienne Gruben People are flocking to dealerships to trade in their vehicles under the “Cash for Clunkers” program, but once the trade is made, dealers and salvage yards are required to remove the car from the road for good, but how?  First up, under the program, the dealer seizes up the engine with sodium […]

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Top Ten Cash for Clunkers Car Candidates

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On July 24, the EPA issued revised new combined MPG numbers for an unknown number of vehicles. As a result, some vehicles that had previously qualified for the Cash for Clunkers program will no longer qualify. If you’re not sure if your vehicle qualifies, you can confirm your car’s new combined MPG by visiting www.fueleconomy.com. […]

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Chrysler Sweetens Cash for Clunkers Offer

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Chrysler Group LLC said Wednesday it is offering up to $4,500 in cash toward the purchase of a new vehicle as it seeks to match a government incentive for people to trade in their old gas guzzlers. The automaker said it will offer cash or zero percent financing for six years on most of its […]

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Buyers Holding Out for Clunkers Cash

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As the 4th of July car-buying weekend approaches, dealerships throughout the country are encouraged by a series of positive signs in the market. Consumers encouraged by promising economic signs headed back to dealer showrooms last month, but sales sputtered in late June as prospective buyers waited

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Senate Approval Final Hurdle for Cash 4 Clunkers

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Get ready, clunker owners. If the Cash for Clunkers bill makes it through the Senate (which is no slam dunk) you may be able to trade in your bomber for incentives on a brand new car! Now that it’s in the final turn and making a stretch run, opposition to this bill will be heating up as […]

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British Embrace New Car Scrappage Program

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The British government says more than 35,000 new cars have been ordered through its new car scrappage program since it was launched a month ago. The government and car industry are sharing costs to offer discounts of 2,000 pounds ($3,225) to new car buyers who trade in a model more than 10 years old. Prime […]

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German Car Sales Continue To Rise, +19.4% In April

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Remember when everyone in the car world was running around like something from a biblical epic, gnashing their teeth, wringing their hands, because they thought that judgment day had arrived and this was it, the auto world was coming to an end. Well, tell that to the Germans. While car sales in America are still […]

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