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#61 of 100 Re: Suburban gone, 2009 NAH here [maxbeta]
Aug 11, 2009 (4:35 am)
I know that the sales tax can be deducted from my income tax, but what is is the $2350 tax credit you refer to?
Many hybrid vehicles qualify for a tax credit. The tax credit gets phased out once 60,000 of the vehicles are sold. For example, the Prius no longer qualifies for this credit. However, many hybrids do qualify, including the Nissan Altima. See the link below for more information.
Federal New Energy Tax Credit
#62 of 100 TELLING ME TO GIVE THE CAR BACK
Aug 13, 2009 (7:34 am)
I traded my van for a Mazda5. Dealer called yesterday and said to bring the car back. Government denied my claim - they said because I was late renewing my tags that I do not qualify. I am the registered owner and have been for 3 years. This is more than outrageous. My daughter (in her creativity and with the dealers permission) cut the seatbelt from our old van - He said go ahead were going to crush it anyway. Now I have no new or old vehicle
Even Edmonds site says "Has been registered in your name and insured consistent with state law continuously for at least one year, immediately prior to the trade-in date" The state of Missouri considers me registered for the full year! And there is no one to help me - a stay at home mom, with school about to start!
#63 of 100 Re: TELLING ME TO GOVE THE CAR BACK [gcamoriano]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 13, 2009 (7:42 am)
The state of Missouri considers me registered for the full year!
If Missouri considers that you have been the continuously registered owner for a year, you should try to get a statement from them to that effect and provide that to CARS. Someone in your local congressional delegation may be able to grease the process for you.
Good luck! (and seatbelts can be replaced - the Mazda dealer should do this for you since they told you daughter to cut it and it's a safety issue).
#64 of 100 Traded my 1995 Ford Explorer for Mini Cooper
Aug 13, 2009 (8:43 am)
I got 4500 credit and eventually wound up taking possession of the MINI July 31st at 6:00PM - last day before the CARS program went into hiding for a week and the day before NY Sales tax went up by half a percent. It's a long story - the dealers in our area were freaked out about the CARS program being discontinued but eventually the braver ones went for it. I'm really happy with my MINI - my first new car in 15 years (I usually buy pre-owned). On the other hand, I now have my first car payment in 15 years. Overall, we are thrilled, however.
#66 of 100 Re: Traded my 1995 Ford Explorer for Mini Cooper [g0thamite]
Aug 13, 2009 (1:28 pm)
Congratulations on your MINI. What did you trade in?
#67 of 100 Re: Traded my 1995 Ford Explorer for Mini Cooper [hpmctorque]
Aug 13, 2009 (2:32 pm)
check the title of the post.
#68 of 100 Re: Hyundai Accent [hpmctorque]
Aug 13, 2009 (2:33 pm)
The Cadillac had too many problems--windows that didn't work, doors that wouldn't open, 1 windshield wiper, leaking radiator, only 3 brake lines working plus something was wrong with the steering--the front end often locked up trying to turn a corner. It also would stall at least once a day as I drove along. So I am extremely happy with my Accent.
#69 of 100 Re: Hyundai Accent [cjs811]
Aug 14, 2009 (6:39 am)
Which Cadillac was it? I can see trading in one of those awful truncated FWD models for an Accent. The fact that you'd get one of them to run this long is a miracle. Cadillac was at its lowest point by 1985.
#70 of 100 Re: Hyundai Accent [lemko]
Aug 14, 2009 (9:25 am)
Careful, that "awful' 85 truncated FWD Cadillac shares its platform with your '88 Park Avenue. Since you know this, I imagine that adjective refers to the 4.1 V8, in which case I'd agree.