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08-11-2009, 01:55 AM
Who’s been through the Cash for Clunckers application and what’s been your experience! Thinking to trade in a cluncker any feed back appreciated.

08-11-2009, 04:17 AM
I have done it, and it isn't that big of a deal if you have your insurance cards and vehicle registration handy.

08-11-2009, 04:53 AM
Don't use your computer to log onto cars.gov, see my thread in the political section.:)

08-11-2009, 11:45 PM
Yeah all right, so what am I supposed to do...?
Trade in my 1995 D-2500 SLT which granted it's not the greatest anymore, but it's still worth a good $1,500 Blue book...
And get what, a $4,500 rebate ...
Because that's all this is, but what do I get for this?

A truck, let's say another D-2500 slt laramie 2009 model, MSRP: $29185 Invoice:$26097....
Wait a second, how does this crap work again?
I can see it now, no sir, with the cash-for-clunkers program we HAVE to charge msrp...
I'm guessing what this really means is a $30,000 new truck.

By now I'm wondering if the news report of the cash-4-clunkers program running out of money wasn't
just yet another form of marketing as a scare tactic, you know, HURRY UP before it goes away!

So that then I can be stuck with these $400 monthly payments for 6 years?
Minus 4500, $25.5 but add tax and all that ttlir crap, too...
On top of that I can spend several hundred more a year on insurance, not to mention several hundred on property taxes too?
So yeah, $400 a month for the next 72 months...

No, thank you.

08-12-2009, 01:04 AM
All of your records will now be property of the Government. At least thats what it said for this one guy who reported it.

George D
08-12-2009, 11:44 AM
i looked at a new 6cyl chevy it was 13000. mentioned clunkers it was 16500.
thats goverment motors for you.

i told him to get bent

08-12-2009, 12:02 PM
pice shoudl not change, since the dealer is not getting stuck withthe trade in value... they are getting their 4500 and 3500 from the feds.

alos, just searching the site for you car, does not mean the feds are going to invade you computer. the dealers must login to a special section of the website and hence tie their computers to the feds. at which point,, they are the fed computer network and they are susceptible to the feds rules. that means if johnny dealer has been looking at kiddie porn on his work computer and logs into the fed web site then chances are he's gonna get toasted. and rightfully so.

Before you play the video of Glenn Beck's latest loony-tunes conspiracy theory, keep in mind that it's totally nuts. Here's the key information debunking it:

1. If you are a consumer visiting cars.gov (the "cash for clunkers" website) the Federal government cannot take control over your computer, nor will it ask permission to do so.

2. The "Terms of Use" statement to which Beck refers in this clip is not from cars.gov. Rather it is a login page for dealer transactions located at esc.gov.

3. The only people who can get login credentials for the esc.gov site are dealers who have been screened and registered for the "cash for clunkers" program.

4. To summarize: the page in question isn't on cars.gov and can only be used by dealers who have already registered. Consumers won't be impacted by any of this.

08-12-2009, 05:02 PM
There are two guys on our fire dept. that work at dealers. They both say that there are people trading in cars to get their $4500 rebate - on vehicles that easily would have gotten 6 grand on trade in value...let alone private sale.

08-13-2009, 07:35 AM
There are two guys on our fire dept. that work at dealers. They both say that there are people trading in cars to get their $4500 rebate - on vehicles that easily would have gotten 6 grand on trade in value...let alone private sale.no one said that americans wer teh smartest bunch....

I got a call from a dealer that I visted about about year ago, and he reminded me me that my 03 chevy tracker would qualify for the 4500 rebate toward the purchase of a new car...I then asked what about the other 2 grand in value that's its worth (its got a NADA of $7000) Silence...I said is Toyota gonna give the extra 2grand off the purchase price...he sad nothing...I told him I'll think about it....:rolleyes:

08-15-2009, 06:29 PM
Lets see????????????????????? I don't think the majority of us business owners will qualify for the Governments version of wellfair for cars.

I don't think if your driving a 3/4 or 1 ton or larger truck your going to benefit from this Cash for Clunkers program. Just another way to get folks into debit with cars they REALLY DON'T NEED. Your still going to have to pay the note on these new vehicle's


Elite Lawn Care
09-01-2009, 04:36 PM
You will probably have to claim the cash as income on your taxes. it seemed like a big scam to me personally. Like that reporter who just passed away said, "Love your country, but don't trust you government" or something like that.

I hope it works out for those who have done it, and I hope you all by an Import or Ford's, since GM will probably be having the IRS write their warranty policies and you'll have to hire a CPA just to get the first oil changed. and the said thing is man I love GM stuff (really I do love GM Trucks).
(Just attempting some satire and humor here so please no flamin)

09-01-2009, 05:20 PM
I have a couple of friends who used it. Traded in old beat up 90 model f150 and got a new nissan sentra?? or some little car for their daughter. Only had to pay a little under 6000 bucks. Not a nice car but a new car for cheap the girl is happy.

Other friend traded an older chevy in on a new truck. Didn't think he got the best deal for it but he is happy.

On the other hand they said my moms old ford tempo didn't qualify cause it got 21mpg even though she wanted a car that gets 30 something mpg.