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Old 07-24-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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Does anyone know the web page that lists old cars that qualify $4500 cash rebate from Government. I have 1996 Infinity G20 and am wondering if it qualifies for the Government refund.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Here you go, from the magic of Google:

Cash for Clunkers Eligible Vehicles List - Edmunds.com
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Hi,
Does anyone know the web page that lists old cars that qualify $4500 cash rebate from Government. I have 1996 Infinity G20 and am wondering if it qualifies for the Government refund.
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Looks like your current car does not qualify.... so it does not matter which ones quality for the $4500..
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Does anyone know the web page that lists old cars that qualify $4500 cash rebate from Government. I have 1996 Infinity G20 and am wondering if it qualifies for the Government refund.
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Your car doesn't qualify because you average about 23 mpg if you have an automatic and even more if you have a manual. "Clunkers" have to average 18mpg or less.
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If you can't take advantage of the cash for clunkers deduction maybe this one will do.

Special Tax Break Available for New Car Purchases This Year
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Here you go, from the magic of Google:

Cash for Clunkers Eligible Vehicles List - Edmunds.com
Apparently the government thinks my 2002 van is a clunker. Who da thunk it? Though judging by the the combined MPG improvement, it would be hard to get 10 MPG more to qualify for the $4500 rebate.
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So, when you get cash for your "clunker", do they send it to the crusher, or do they just sell it to somebody else?

Also, it seems like people currently without a clunker would buy one, then turn around and trade it for the cash bailout, right?
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So, when you get cash for your "clunker", do they send it to the crusher, or do they just sell it to somebody else?

Also, it seems like people currently without a clunker would buy one, then turn around and trade it for the cash bailout, right?

The 'clunker' tradeins get a one way ticket to scrapsville.

See how it goes down here - Cash For Clunkers: Trade-Ins Get Lethal Injection | The Truth About Cars

...and you can't just go out and buy a beater to flip it on a new hoopty. I think it has to have been registered/insured by you for the last 12 months.
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If you can't take advantage of the cash for clunkers deduction maybe this one will do.

Special Tax Break Available for New Car Purchases This Year
Oh wow! And here I am trying to wait until after we have moved to buy my new car. That's a nice incentive too and it expires at the end of the year.
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The 'clunker' tradeins get a one way ticket to scrapsville.

See how it goes down here - Cash For Clunkers: Trade-Ins Get Lethal Injection | The Truth About Cars

...and you can't just go out and buy a beater to flip it on a new hoopty. I think it has to have been registered/insured by you for the last 12 months.
That's a big waste of energy. My 2002 car is good for another 2-3 years or 40k miles. At least leave it on the street so that people can rip the parts off.
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Here you go, from the magic of Google:

Cash for Clunkers Eligible Vehicles List - Edmunds.com
The list provided from Edmunds.com appears to be incomplete. My 1995 4WD F150 with a 5.8L engine is not listed.

The cars.gov site provides a means to check any vehicle through the FuelEconomy.gov tab and obviously my F150 can be found there.
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Oh wow! And here I am trying to wait until after we have moved to buy my new car. That's a nice incentive too and it expires at the end of the year.
You may have to monitor this, if possible. It expires at the EOY *or* when the program runs out of money, which ever comes FIRST.

I've seen both $1B and $4B batted around, don't know which they ended up with, or a new number.

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That's a big waste of energy. My 2002 car is good for another 2-3 years or 40k miles. At least leave it on the street so that people can rip the parts off.
Agreed. I wrote my congress critters, like that does any good. It does not appear that they did any analysis at all on mpg savings versus the energy to replace a working car with a new one years earlier. FUEGO came up with some scenarios that showed a $4-$30 cost to the taxpayer for each gallon saved (not counting the scrap replacement cost, just the $3500/$4500 versus gas savings). I calculated ~ $200K to save a car mfg job for a year (shift in a year actually - this program will only shift the purchase of a vehicle, those vehicles won't be bought later). Some supplier jobs will be saved, I didn't account for that because I didn't have the facts, but that is still a big number if you cut it down, esp considering it is a SHIFT in demand/jobs, not a "creation" of demand/jobs.

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Complete information on the program available here:

Here's the quick read on the 'cash for clunkers' rules just published - USATODAY.com
CARS.gov - Car Allowance Rebate System - Formerly Referred to as Cash for Clunkers
http://www.nhtsa.gov/ - 135 pages of detailed rules
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I'm tradin' my '98 F-150 (V-8/14 mpg average) for a 2010 Camry SE. Already made the deal, and the new car's sitting on the dealer's lot. However, they say the C for C system's so clogged with people trying to get in all at once, they can't get in to register. So....hopefully by Monday the Camry will be mine. That'll make us a 2 Camry family. DW's is an '07 LE that we bought new in '06. I got the $4500, plus another $1000 rebate from Toyota, plus a $400 military credit...PLUS....of course I had to still whittle 'em down on the MSRP too.
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I'm tradin' my '98 F-150 (V-8/14 mpg average) for a 2010 Camry SE.
Congrats. My '98 F-150 has 58,000 miles on it and has become part of the family. I may keep it for the duration.
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Mine has closer to 200k and it's also got some transmission issues, plus a misfire on number 4 cylinder that I think's related to a head problem, possibly a crack. It's running kind of rough, and I'm not sure the tranny will make it through another winter. That's when it slips the most. Also, I bought it used at 100k miles, and it had been wrecked & repaired before I bought it, and cosmetically it's got some rust & paint issues from that deal. The $4500 thing is my only chance to get close to that amount out of this truck. I know buying a new car is pretty much a losing proposition.

Oh yeah....I'm moving back to Texas next month! Job transfer to Lufkin,near the end of August. Wisconsin's been nice enough (not counting January!) but it's time to head back down south where I belong. Folks are nice enough around here, but they can't drive worth a damn! Sorry Finance Dude, no offense!
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Oh yeah....I'm moving back to Texas next month! Job transfer to Lufkin,near the end of August.
Lufkin in August. I can almost smell the paper mill from here...
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I'm tradin' my '98 F-150 (V-8/14 mpg average) for a 2010 Camry SE. Already made the deal, and the new car's sitting on the dealer's lot. However, they say the C for C system's so clogged with people trying to get in all at once, they can't get in to register. So....hopefully by Monday the Camry will be mine. That'll make us a 2 Camry family. DW's is an '07 LE that we bought new in '06. I got the $4500, plus another $1000 rebate from Toyota, plus a $400 military credit...PLUS....of course I had to still whittle 'em down on the MSRP too.
I'd really be proud of that "buy American" spirit. Here, I thought it was the American government that was giving the cash back. Maybe the Japanese government also got involved and we didn't know it.
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Agreed. I wrote my congress critters, like that does any good. It does not appear that they did any analysis at all ...
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Congress? Analysis? We should be glad these guys can read and write. Well, one may doubt even that, as they seem to want to go on TV and talk all the time.

Anyway, who voted them in? As someone has said, if you are disgusted with these critters, you obviously have not seen their constituents.



Now, where's the Web link of the eligible car list so I can check to see if my car is on it.
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I'd really be proud of that "buy American" spirit. Here, I thought it was the American government that was giving the cash back. Maybe the Japanese government also got involved and we didn't know it.
Talk to Congress, they didn't put a "Buy American" (whatever that means these days) clause in the program. So no requirement (not even implied) to "Buy American" if you are able/willing to participate.

Considering the complexity of determining foreign versus American content, and the unintended consequences, I think it is just as well. But I'd prefer they scrap the bill than scrap working vehicles. I also don't consider it very "democratic" to offer a benefit to a special/random group of people (those who bought gas hogs years ago and are now looking to buy new cars), while others (who might have been more conservation minded and bought high mpg vehicles) get nothing.

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