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Stories tagged: cash for clunkers


Clunker upgrades are guzzlers, too

WASHINGTON – The most common deals under the government’s $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program, aimed at putting more fuel-efficient cars on the road, replaced old Ford or Chevrolet pickups …


Cash for Clunkers generates 700K new car sales

Cash for Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget, the Transportation Department said Wednesday.


Red tape ends clunker sales early

Monday was the official last day to buy a car under the federal cash for clunkers program, but many Spokane-area auto dealers had already shut down the rebate plan over …


Final weekend of clunkers program draws crowds

From Vermont to California, exhausted but appreciative car dealers watched their lots grow empty as crowds rushed to trade in gas guzzlers during the final weekend of the popular Cash …


Feds curb clunker deals

WASHINGTON – The government, acknowledging that the cash for clunkers program was running out of money, declared it a success Thursday and killed it off as of 5 p.m. PDT …


Cash for Clunkers to end on Monday

The Obama administration will end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.


Clunker rebate waivers criticized

NEW YORK – Consumer advocacy groups are calling on the Department of Transportation to crack down on dealerships offering questionable sales terms to customers participating in the government’s cash for …


Cash for clunkers brings much-needed stimulus

I miss our 1994 Aerostar in these days of clunker-envy. It was the extended version that could accommodate a 4-by-8 sheet of plywood if the back seats were removed. The …


Congress OKs $2B refill of ’cash for clunkers’

WASHINGTON — Pedal to the metal, Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday night with an additional $2 billion for “cash for clunkers,” the economy-boosting rebate program that caught the …


Clunker vote likely today

WASHINGTON – The Senate reached a deal on saving the dwindling “cash for clunkers” program late Wednesday, agreeing to vote on a plan that would add $2 billion to the …


Some businesses say ‘clunker’ program will hurt

The federal government’s “cash for clunkers” program could end up hurting some local small businesses by driving down the price of scrap and parts and making it harder for low-income …


Clunkers boost industry

DETROIT – The government’s “cash for clunkers” program drew car and truck buyers back to American showrooms last month, making July the best month for auto sales in nearly a …


Confusion abounds over cash for clunkers’ future

WASHINGTON – If you didn’t make it to a car dealer last week, have you missed your chance for the cash – and are you stuck with your clunker? Congress …


Administration: Clunker deals could end by Friday

WASHINGTON — The government’s wildly popular “cash for clunkers” program, offering $4,500 rebates to customers who trade in gas guzzlers, is likely to end Friday if the Senate doesn’t approve …


Editorial: ‘Clunker’ program may need a tune-up

When Congress adopted the “cash for clunkers” program, it was supposed to be evaluated for possible improvements after the first $1 billion was spent. Should the rules be changed? Is …


‘Clunkers’ extension keeps car lots hopping

After a day of on-again, off-again news regarding the “cash for clunkers” program, auto dealers are back where they’ve been for the past week – busy at last.


Officials: ‘Cash for Clunkers’ set to run out of gas

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government will suspend the popular cash-for-clunkers program after less than four days in business, telling Congress that the plan would burn through its $950 million budget …


Doug Clark: News as hard to escape as a speeding citation

Returning from vacation is always such an emotionally traumatic time. If President Barack Obama were smart, he’d scratch all that Cash for Clunkers nonsense and instead focus on a federal …


A great deal for old wheels

David Lausche is doing the math. Miles per gallon. Trade-in values. Four cylinders versus six.


Cash lures drivers to unload clunkers

David Lausche is doing the math. Miles per gallon. Trade-in values. Four cylinders versus six. He’s hoping he can come up with the right answer: a new truck, with a …