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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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there are the top 10 models sold using the cash for clunkers program. discuss.

1: Ford Focus

2: Toyota Corolla

3: Honda Civic

4: Toyota Prius

5: Toyota Camry

6: Ford Escape

7: Hyundai Elantra

8: Dodge Caliber

9: Honda Fit

10: Chevrolet Cobalt
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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No Obama motor cars in the top 7
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A bunch of bull shit that Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai are on the list.
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Funny... another failed government policy. They wanted to revive the American Automotive industry; yet most of the cars on this list aren't produced in America. They SHOULD have done cash for clunkers exclusively for AMERICAN automotive manufactures; not just any new car that gets good gas mileage.. Is this the change we were looking for? I think not. Also have any of you seen the shit they're doing to the "clunkers"? I have a feeling this plan is going to backfire severely.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #5
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Funny... another failed government policy. They wanted to revive the American Automotive industry; yet most of the cars on this list aren't produced in America. They SHOULD have done cash for clunkers exclusively for AMERICAN automotive manufactures; not just any new car that gets good gas mileage.
Or instead of limiting the choices of the consumer, the American auto industry could use this to motivate themselves to build more small cars here that people want to buy (and will continue to want to buy after this program runs out)?
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there are the top 10 models sold using the cash for clunkers program. discuss.

1: Ford Focus

2: Toyota Corolla

3: Honda Civic

4: Toyota Prius

5: Toyota Camry

6: Ford Escape

7: Hyundai Elantra

8: Dodge Caliber

9: Honda Fit

10: Chevrolet Cobalt
As I posted in another thread, of the top five, only the Prius is imported.

And not that I agree with this, but many people consider a Jap brand car, assembled in the U.S. to be an American product. Just look around this site to find plenty who lean right that feel that way. It is usually the left leaning union socialists (sarcasm intended and thick) who consider them foreign since the profit goes back to Japan.

Heck, even the owner of this site, who is most definatley a conservative repulican, bought a Tundra and justified it as American since it was assembled here in the U.S.

Personally, to me, only Ford, GM and Chrysler are American cars. (not including any small upstart companies)
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Has anybody seen numbers as to how many of each of these cars has been purchased under the program?

All could be in the top 10 but there could be a large enough gap in the numbers that 60% of the top ten vehicles purchased are Ford Focuses (Foci plural?). Yes, 60% may be an extreme number but just posting the top 10 without any actual numbers doesn't really tell you much.
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Bottom line is that a bunch of cars were sold and the old ones are goners so resale will go up due to the the lack of used low mpg vehicles, giving the seller a better chance to go buy a brand new car. Less used cars = more people buying new ones = good for auto industry.
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Bottom line is that a bunch of cars were sold and the old ones are goners so resale will go up due to the the lack of used low mpg vehicles, giving the seller a better chance to go buy a brand new car. Less used cars = more people buying new ones = good for auto industry.
Got some bad news for you. This thing is kinda like a crdit card, sooner or later someone has to pay the bill.

Please tell us where the first 1 billion dollars came from and where the next 2 billion will come from.
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i cant believe there isnt more chryslers on that list with the matching they were doing of the rebate.
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I feel bad for all the teenagers and people that can't afford to buy a new car in the future.

These so called "clunkers" had to be road worthy and insured for a year prior. How many good used cars were just taken off the road??
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Got some bad news for you. This thing is kinda like a crdit card, sooner or later someone has to pay the bill.

Please tell us where the first 1 billion dollars came from and where the next 2 billion will come from.
Wait, you mean to tell me this program might entice people with no money or poor credit to buy something they shouldn't, like all the houses in the last ten years?
Silly talk.
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Wait, you mean to tell me this program might entice people with no money or poor credit to buy something they shouldn't, like all the houses in the last ten years?
Silly talk.
Don't say that to loud or AGoodBuzz will saying that was GWs fault. I'm sure he never saw any of the senate hearings leading up to this mess.
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Don't say that to loud or AGoodBuzz will saying that was GWs fault. I'm sure he never saw any of the senate hearings leading up to this mess.
In defense of the left, it is hard to understand Barney when he has a mouth full of man juice.
Which he seems to have all the time.
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