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Old 04-25-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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If car manufacturers spent as much time designing cars as they do naming them, there wouldn't be clunkers. "Intrepid!"
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Crazy isnt it? There are alot of nice 10+ year old cars out there with low mileage and/or still in very nice condition.

Here is my grandpas 1955 Cadillac with 58K miles and its still in pristine condition.... guess its considered a clunker.
It is as far as the government is concern because of teh emissions which is what they are after. They osulf otherwaise careless just as texas gave people so much for awhile until the funding in the program ranout.What they really want to do is get hoghemisions vehcioles off the roadway and aftre the program thet are likely to charge a outrageous amount to get one inspected or licensed, that the future ;like it or not.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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You don't get a bailout. Your not an elite Wall Street insider. LOL!
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Carlsbad
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Obama just loves to pander to people by offering free money to them, in exchange for their support and future votes. What's next? Cash for credit card bill program...
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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I hope it gets shot down.

Obama included this bill in the stimulus package, but it was removed.
I think this is actually one component of the stimulus that would give immediate boost to the auto industry... Germany saw a 40% increase in car sales and they are talking of extending their legislation until the end of the year.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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Terrible idea, I hope it fails. No need to destroy perfectly good cars and trucks.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Warren, MI
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Hello,

I sure hope it goes through, I want to get a new vehicle and I will do it only if I get cash for my clunker.
$4000.00 would be GREAT.

Otherwise I will have to buy a used vehicle.

Paul
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Here
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Hello,

I sure hope it goes through, I want to get a new vehicle and I will do it only if I get cash for my clunker.
$4000.00 would be GREAT.

Otherwise I will have to buy a used vehicle.

Paul
Yes. We should all have our tax dollars go toward helping others buy new(er) cars to replace their clunkers they've run into the ground. Sounds like a great idea.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Warren, MI
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I didn't say I agree with it, however if it happens I will use it!
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Warren, MI
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Hello,

President Obama spoke of this legislation this morning during the announcement of Chrysler's Bankruptcy. Maybe just maybe, Obama will by my car after all!

Paul
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