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  1. 17 Aug '09 02:32
    the cash for clunkers program says the old car's federal MPG when NEW must be 18 mpg or less.

    so where are all the clunkers coming from?

    even my minivan gets 19 mpg!

    these guys are getting a reward for buying gas hogs!
  2. 17 Aug '09 03:34
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    the cash for clunkers program says the old car's federal MPG when NEW must be 18 mpg or less.

    so where are all the clunkers coming from?

    even my minivan gets 19 mpg!

    these guys are getting a reward for buying gas hogs!
    I gave up my 94 Dodge Dakota for a new Kia. The Dodge felt like a friend and the Kia is still a car. the ole' Dodge was leaking all the fluids that it contained, however. It had to go.
  3. 17 Aug '09 03:59
    The clunkers were destroyed to make environmentalists happy instead of being sold to low income people who value transportation more than extreme environmentalism.
  4. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    17 Aug '09 15:24
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    the cash for clunkers program says the old car's federal MPG when NEW must be 18 mpg or less.

    so where are all the clunkers coming from?

    even my minivan gets 19 mpg!

    these guys are getting a reward for buying gas hogs!
    Minivans are underpowered. Put an engine in that beast, and the mileage goes down. My Jeep gets 16, and I'm not planning to trade it in for something that won't haul fishing gear over rough roads and open meadows.
  5. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    17 Aug '09 16:48
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    the cash for clunkers program says the old car's federal MPG when NEW must be 18 mpg or less.

    so where are all the clunkers coming from?

    even my minivan gets 19 mpg!

    these guys are getting a reward for buying gas hogs!
    I know what you mean. I was gullible enough to have bought fuel efficient cars in the first place and so I'm shut out of this program.
  6. 17 Aug '09 21:03
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    the cash for clunkers program says the old car's federal MPG when NEW must be 18 mpg or less.

    so where are all the clunkers coming from?

    even my minivan gets 19 mpg!

    these guys are getting a reward for buying gas hogs!
    They said some people had to return their cars because the goernment wouldn't give the companies the money!
  7. 18 Aug '09 01:27
    Originally posted by eljefejesus
    The clunkers were destroyed to make environmentalists happy instead of being sold to low income people who value transportation more than extreme environmentalism.
    That will probably hurt the car parts stores somewhat.
  8. 18 Aug '09 02:49
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    That will probably hurt the car parts stores somewhat.
    Agreed, and I hear some used car dealers took it on the chin because of the lack of trade-ins, people would rather qualify for the stimulus