Cash for clunkers?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iShater, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    #1
    Does anybody plan to use the new Cash For Clunkers program to get a new car? What type of car are you trading-in/buying?

    Thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    The program hasn't started yet. It starts July 1.

    Here's the official website: http://www.cars.gov/
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    I'm trying to get my son to trade in his pimpmobile for a Civic. Not having much luck but I'll keep working on it.
     

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  4. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

    Rapmastac1

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    One of the many problems I see with this program is you have to buy a NEW car to qualify. The new car you get must meet 22mpg for a car. This puts me off because most of the cars I'm interested in average around 18mpg.

    Its really not that great of a deal for the consumer.
     
  5. mwchris macrumors regular

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    Don't quote me, but check the quoted website below. I believe it depends on what you are purchasing. For example, you would be hard pressed to find an SUV or TRUCK that gets 22 MPG, so I believe that if that is what you buy that the new vehicle only has to get 4 MPG better than the vehicle you are trading in.

    Worth looking into if you are interested.
     
  6. iPhoneNYC macrumors 6502a

    iPhoneNYC

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    The purpose of the program is 1) to help the dying car industry 2.) get high polluting, less safe cars off the road. Sounds like a good plan to me.
     

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