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Old 06-19-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Car shoppers could take advantage of government incentives worth up to $4,500 this summer to send their old gas guzzler to the scrap heap in favor of a more fuel-efficient new vehicle.

US legislation would give up to $4,500 for owners to scrap old vehicle, buy new efficient one -- chicagotribune.com

Too bad this deal was only for American Built Cars.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: here.
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Too bad this deal was only for American Built Cars.
sure about that?


The new vehicle can be U.S. or foreign-built and must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of less than $45,000
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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sure about that?


The new vehicle can be U.S. or foreign-built and must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of less than $45,000
I thought foreign cars were included in the bill.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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sure about that?


The new vehicle can be U.S. or foreign-built and must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of less than $45,000

I wonder what is considered "Fuel efficient"? I drive a Lincoln Towncar that gets about 12.5 mpg.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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sure about that?


The new vehicle can be U.S. or foreign-built and must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of less than $45,000
Yes, you are correct.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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I wonder what is considered "Fuel efficient"? I drive a Lincoln Towncar that gets about 12.5 mpg.
Wouldn't call your Lincoln Towncar exactly eco-friendly...
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Wouldn't call your Lincoln Towncar exactly eco-friendly...

Yeah, I got a great deal on it though, my last vehicle (Chevy Tahoe, another gas guzzler LOL) was totaled and i used the settelment to buy it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Wouldn't call your Lincoln Towncar exactly eco-friendly...
with the gov sucking about .47 a gallon in taxes its gov friendly.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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This is another stupid idea coming from Washington. Why would the government give money to those who can't even save up money for a deposit? This thing smells like the real estate debacle we as a nation are still living with. I see millions of cars being reposed because their owners could not afford to buy them.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Sorry, no money for this program now. Try back... um, never.
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