So far this is my favorite Cash for Clunkers video that I have found so far:
No, the point is to take away the clunkers that the people can actually AFFORD, give them a $4500 "coupon" to take off the already inflated car pricing, HOPE that these people will buy something from Government Motors, go into more debt, help out the company that we as the citizens have already dumped enough money into, and the goverment can profit. They should be giving us a FREE car.98escortkid said:I thought the whole point of the program was to tear the vehicles apart and recycle them to make new cars. But I agree it is indeed a crock of ****
BAM!Onegimp said:According to the goverment, Escorts are not clunkers. Considering early second gens aren't worth crap, I'd take the $4500 if I was in the market for a new ride. Only problem is the car I was looking at isn't on the approved list of vehicals.
white-lightning said:Yesterday me and my friend went to look and at some of the "clunkers." One we saw was a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. I think a lot of people are cashing in on this because they can get more for the old car as a "clunker" than as a trade in.
What?! You can get more than $4500 trade-in on that! The idea behind the program is to get gas guzzlers off the road for good, that's why they destroy the engines. Besides the bearings, that stuff they put in the engine also coats the oil passages so even if you were to rebuild the engine once it heated up that stuff would be in your oil. I still don't agree with destroying the engine and having the trans off limits at the junkyard. The car traded must be in drivable condition so there are alot of trannys going to waist. There should also be a rule that the car must have over 100K miles to be traded. It difficult to call a car a clunker when it has under 100K.white-lightning said:Yesterday me and my friend went to look and at some of the "clunkers." One we saw was a 2006 Toyota Sequoia.