Last post on Aug 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM
You are in the Automotive News & Views-Archives
What is this discussion about?
#91 of 100 Traded 1991 Infiniti Q45
Aug 25, 2009 (7:28 pm)
Traded 1991 Infiniti Q45 (17mpg) with 140,000 miles for $3,500 clunker cash AFTER taxes (NJ) and $2,000 BELOW invoice 2009 Audi Q5 Prestige (20 mpg) . Definitely would have purchased a CPO vehicle, not new. Cash for Clunkers got me in the new ride.
#92 of 100 Re: Chevy G20 van for Accord EX [carsumer]
Aug 26, 2009 (5:25 am)
I didn't hear about this part and didn't get it. But then again the clunker I traded in was probably only worth about $50 in scrap.
#93 of 100 Picking up Saturday
Aug 27, 2009 (7:47 pm)
my clunker is a 1990 BMW 325i (18 mpg) that I'm trading in for a 2010 Acura TSX! I'm super excited!
#94 of 100 Re: Picking up Saturday [nyccarguy]
Aug 28, 2009 (12:43 am)
Congratulations on the new TSX! Can you tell us about the 325i you traded (mileage, condition, repairs needed)?
#95 of 100 Re: Picking up Saturday [hpmctorque]
Aug 28, 2009 (6:06 am)
YOu have missed the Saga of the 325i over on the sales front line thread. It was junk barely running with no brakes.
#96 of 100 Re: Picking up Saturday [british_rover]
Aug 28, 2009 (7:50 am)
Sorry for missing something that's probably obvious, but what/where is the "sales front line thread?"
The reason I'm interested is that one of my old cars is the same generation 325 as the one that was clunked.
#98 of 100 Re: Picking up Saturday [british_rover]
Aug 28, 2009 (1:49 pm)
#99 of 100 2000 Crown Victoria traded for 2009 Pontiac G5
Sep 29, 2009 (6:01 am)
I traded a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria (with 214K miles) for a 2009 Pontiac G5 XFE. The G5 MSRP was just over $18,000. With significant Pontiac incentives and the $4500 clunker trade, I bought the car for a whopping $7900 (before taxes). That's 57% UNDER the sticker price!!!
I did my research in late June and had all the paperwork prepared in advance. I made the deal the first weekend Cash for Clunkers was operating...before dealers had figured out that this program was like shooting fish in a barrel (and prices went up).
This car is saving me $100/month in gas...which covers more than half of the 4 year monthly payment of $179.
Aug 11, 2010 (3:31 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview participants in the Cash for Clunkers program one year later. Please drop a note to jfallonedmunds.com no later than Friday, August 20, 2010 if you care to be interviewed about your experience.