cash for clunkers

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

Clunkers
BREAKING: House Adds $2 Billion To Cash-For-Clunkers, Senate Is Next

Well, that was quick. Just four days after the launch of the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," it appears that it may be suspended due to its own success. Apparently eager buyers have blown through the $1 billion allocation, and dealers are worrying...Read More»

Cristian de la Fuente and unidentified friend
Cash-For-Clunkers Site Milks Celebs, Our Patience

Do you know this man? Apparently his name is Cristian de la Fuente, and he's on Dancing with the Stars -- a show that we've never been able to watch because we're always reading press releases and going on test drives and other stuff on your behalf. (You're welcome.) Anyway, Cristian and other...Read More»

Sleazy Car Salesman
Cash-For-Clunkers Kicks Off; Dealers Grumble About Registration, Requirements

Today marks the official start of the federal government's cash-for-clunkers program (sometimes referred to as the "Car Allowance Rebate System" and sometimes as the "Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save" program, both of which cleverly spell "CARS"). On Friday, we mentioned that a set of...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
BREAKING: Feds Release Sneak Peek At Cash-For-Clunkers Rules

In an effort to meet its deadline for releasing the rules of the federal "Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save" initiative (i.e. the official, clunky name of the cash-for-clunkers program), the government has released a 136-page PDF offering more detail than many will want about CARS. However...Read More»

Hyundai logo
Hyundai Launches Cash-For-Clunkers Before The Feds

Final details about the federal government's new Cash-for-Clunkers program--clunkily and officially titled the "Car Allowance Rebate System"--won't be released until July 23, but that hasn't stopped Hyundai from getting a jump on the competition. Hoping to ride the wave of great publicity it's...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
General Motors Launches Six-Day, 72-Hour Sale

In an effort to keep the wheels of (re)invention rolling, General Motors has released plans for a "72-Hour Sale", which starts today and runs through July 6. By our calculations, that's considerably longer than 72 hours, but we're going to give GM the benefit of the doubt and assume they mean...Read More»

2009 Smart fortwo Passion
Trade In Your Clunker, Get Smart

There's been lots and lots of discussion of the merits of 'Cash for Clunkers' legislation, but it's now here. Or at least, it will be next month--which means carmakers are already rolling out programs to take advantage of it. One of the first is Smart, which points out that the 2009 Smart ForTwo is...Read More»

1994 Buick Park Avenue, by Flickr user Rienk Mebius
Senate Passes Cash-for-Clunkers Bill, President To Sign Soon

It's a done deal now. Yesterday evening, the US Senate passed a $106 billion war spending bill that includes $1 billion in funds for roughly three and a half months' worth of "Cash for Clunkers" tax credits. The goal is to assist automakers by boosting US car sales, at the same time encouraging...Read More»

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