CARS program

Feds: Most Cash For Clunkers Dealerships Followed The Rules
Feds: Most Cash For Clunkers Dealerships Followed The Rules

It seems that some Cash for Clunkers vehicles—and paperwork—have gone missing. We knew it would happen. With hundreds of thousands of vehicles taken on trade—some in good shape and worth potentially more than their $4,500 rebate value—it’s no surprise that a few, somewhere, didn’t end...Read More»

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Despite Clunkers, U.S. Still Scraps More Cars Than It Buys

While last summer's Cash for Clunkers program appears to have accomplished many of its goals, car and light-truck sales are still far from returning to where they were just a few years ago. In fact, just months ago, the U.S. was scrapping more vehicles than were sold. R.L. Polk & Co. studied...Read More»

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Carfax Introduces Free Clunker Check

Vehicle history provider Carfax has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to introduce a new Clunker Check service. The simple Carfax query page allows you, merely by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the suspect vehicle to check whether it was written...Read More»

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Cash-For-Clunkers Smackdown: White House Takes on Edmunds

When Edmunds.com released its report on the Cash-for-Clunkers program on Wednesday, saying it cost $24,000 for each vehicle that wouldn't otherwise have been sold, it must have expected pushback. It may not have anticipated, however, a sharp retort from the highest office in the land: the White...Read More»

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$24,000 Cash Per Clunker? So Says The Analysis

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) was proposed as a necessary and cost-effective way of stimulating the economy and the car industry when it was being debated this summer. Once it went into action, it proved hugely popular, needing emergency funding expansion to meet the demand. But what was...Read More»

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TCC Tip: How Much Should My Repair Cost?

Although this summer's Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program provided the right kind of push for some owners to replace their guzzling jalopies with new cars, it's probably not so surprising that new-vehicle buyers plan to hold on to their vehicles longer than ever before. So-called "rapid replacers"...Read More»

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Couple Finds Cash For Clunkers Trade Back On The Used Lot

A Southern California couple who decided to trade in their 2001 Nissan Xterra under the Cash for Clunkers program in August later found the vehicle for sale in the same dealership's used lot. Oops. It seems that the dealership, Volkswagen of Garden Grove, decided to forget about the CARS claim on...Read More»

Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York
Want Clunker Cash? Stop Reading, Call Your Dealer, It Ends Today

If you've got a clunker you've been meaning to trade in, you'd better take the rest of the day off, 'cause the whole Cash-for-Clunkers program winds up at 8 pm tonight. Here's our checklist of steps for anyone who's still hoping to get those $3,500 or $4,500 rebates for a new car that gets at least...Read More»

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Report: Cash For Clunkers Could Be Broke By September

Three billion dollars is a lot of money - a lot of taxpayer money, to be precise - and that's how much has been allocated to the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), more commonly known as 'cash for clunkers'. But even that much money may not be enough, with early reports indicating the fund could...Read More»

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Cash For Clunkers To Cause Used Car Bubble?

The law of supply and demand is a fairly simple concept - before you exit screaming with memories of high school economics flashing before your eyes, read on for just a minute - but the problem with simple concepts is they are often applied to highly complex situations. Take the impact of the new...Read More»

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