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Cash For Clunkers Program Ends Monday 08-24-09 – Appliances Next?

By • Aug 21st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

So car buyers are exhausting $3 billion allocated to the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS.) The government announced that this so-called Cash For Clunkers program will shut down on Monday 08-24-09.



New and Improved Cash for Clunkers Program?

By • Aug 15th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

With the overwhelming popularity of the Cash for Clunkers program, the government is making a number of changes to the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS.) Here are a number of updates for those who still want to take advantage of this program.



What They Do to the Clunkers

By • Aug 3rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

The Cash for Clunkers program is in full force. Here’s what dealers do to the clunkers they received in the trade-ins to destroy their engines before sending them to the scrapyards.



Lauren Fix and Geoffrey Pohanka Debate on the Success of Cash For Clunkers Program

By • Jul 31st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

Today I caught an interesting debate between Lauren Fix and Geoffrey Pohanka on the status and success/failure of the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers program. CNN brought them on as part of its coverage of the first anticipated depletion of the one billion dollars allocated to CARS after just 5 days.



Car Buyers Found Themselves Ineligible for Cash for Clunkers Over the Weekend

By • Jul 28th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Some cars’ combined mpg has magically increased or decreased over the weekend. So why is that important you ask? Well for those who thought their old cars qualify for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers program last week, they found out over the weekend that they now no longer qualify!



Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” Program

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” program. It’s all about moving cars out of the showrooms, and the net result will be to help stimulate jobs in the U.S.



NHTSA, DOT Publish the Final Rule for Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

The CARS final rule has been published to set forth requirements and procedures for the voluntary vehicle trade-in and purchase/lease program under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009. This program helps consumers pay for a new, more fuel efficient car or truck from a participating dealer when they trade in a less fuel efficient car or truck.



Cash For Clunkers: smart fortwo Gets Maximum Incentive

By • Jul 20th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

New smart fortwo buyers can get maximum rebate from Cash For Clunkers program, regardless of traded-in car. The EPA has listed the smart fortwo as the top two-seater class for fuel economy for the 2009 model year. CleanFleetReport.com has the smart on its list of New Cars that Already Meet 2016 Fuel Economy Standards.



Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers Program Kicking Into Gear

By • Jul 14th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash For Clunkers” program is the federal program that helps consumers purchase a new, more efficient vehicle when an older, less efficient vehicle is traded in. Expect dealer showrooms to have increased traffic between now and November 1, and fewer polluting cars on the roads. But there are downsides as well.