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Cash For Clunkers Cars Stacking Up, Can't Be Recycled Quickly Enough
Cash For Clunkers Cars Stacking Up, Can't Be Recycled Quickly Enough

The Cash For Clunkers, or CARS, program was rather successful in collecting old, junky cars--but it's having a hard time getting rid of them. And that is translating into a lot longer--and potentially dirtier--process than had originally been anticipated. Recycling the clunkers cars is one of the...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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Used Car Prices Hit Record High

According to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, used car prices hit an all-time high in September, based on sales values and trade-in values for vehicles across the U.S. The rise is due in part to Cash for Clunkers, which shrank used car inventories. However, Manheim also attributes the spike to...Read More»

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Average MPG of New Vehicles Soars in August, Thanks to Clunkers Cash

Chalk it all up to Cash For Clunkers: The average gas mileage of new cars and light trucks sold during August reached a record high of 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent over the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The 23-mpg level equals the highest recorded average, back in August 2007, when gasoline neared...Read More»

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WTF Friday: Car Thief Dashes With Clunker

People are generally of two minds about Cash-for-Clunkers: either it was a brilliant piece of economic stimulation, or it was a big, steaming pile of stupidity. Similarly, we are of two minds about a car thief in Vineland, New Jersey, who made off with a 1997 Ford E350 Econoline van that had been...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»

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Cash-For-Clunkers Continues, With Dealers Taking The Lead

Remember Cash-for-Clunkers? Gee, that was fun. Wouldn't it be cool if we could keep those good times rolling? Well, that's exactly what 73 auto dealerships (and counting) have opted to do -- and their plan has fewer restrictions than the fed's. Check the video above for details, then click over to...Read More»

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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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Survey: Nielsen Reports Cash-For-Clunkers Online Data

Media metrics powerhouse Nielsen Research spends a great deal of time analyzing TV ratings and buying habits, but the company has also kept its eye on the federal government's Cash-for-Clunkers initiative. New data reveals some interesting insights about the program and its effect on the public. As...Read More»

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Automotive Stimulus Program Takes The Government Out of Clunkers?

The reports are mounting of an increasingly common scene: a would-be new car buyer is thwarted in their attempts to trade in a car under the government's cash for clunkers program, and leaves the lot dejected. But now a private group of automotive retailers has joined forces to offer their own...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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Ford Focuses On The Focus To Meet Clunker Trade-In Boom

The Ford Focus has been extremely popular with Cash-for-Clunkers buyers. With an MSRP starting just above $15,000 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24/33 mpg -- not to mention the new luster of attractiveness Ford has acquired in light of its refusal to accept bailout dough -- the Focus is...Read More»

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Cash For Clunkers: Mechanics, Aftermarket Already Hurting?

We've heard a lot about the positives of the Cash-for-Clunkers program in recent days. It gets gas-guzzling vehicles off the road in favor of more fuel-efficient, potentially safer ones, and has brought business back to blighted dealerships and auto malls. In an immediate sense, it looks good...Read More»

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ALERT: $2B Cash-For-Clunkers Extension Passes Senate, Obama To Sign

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate passed a $2 billion extension to the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program--better known as "Cash for Clunkers"--by a vote of 60 to 37. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it today. The vote approved a bill identical to the one passed last Friday by...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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Small Cars In Short Supply Due To Cash-For-Clunkers Boom

Plan to swoop in and get the deal of the decade at the local lot by taking a new car off their hands? Sorry, but it looks like you might have missed your opportunity for some of the best deals. Late last year, earlier this year, and even into this summer supply far outpaced demand for many brands...Read More»

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UPDATE: GOP Will Oppose Cash-For-Clunkers in Senate

Last week, we reported that the US House of Representatives voted 316 to 109 to pass HR 3445, which allocates another $2 billion to Cash-for-Clunkers from an energy-loan guarantee program. A backlog of dealer paperwork and unexpectedly high consumer interest means the program may already have run...Read More»

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Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)

Most of the United States now require that you insure your vehicle before you can register it. Enforcement, however, varies considerably. As we learned recently, in New York state, you can be arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle if you incur a moving violation in it that would otherwise net...Read More»

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Ford To Post July Sales Gain Thanks To Cash-For-Clunkers

The good news: Ford Motor Company is set to post a year-over-year sales increase for the month of July -- its first since 2007. The (potentially) bad news: the jump in sales for July 2009 is due to the federal government's Cash-for-Clunkers program. We say that's bad news because in scientific...Read More»

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