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Can this babe be really called a clunker??! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> i felt so sorry for that Volvo, tourtured for over four minutes and it still was going strong, you can actually hear it crying... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> don't cars have any rights any more? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waj2KrKYTZo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waj2KrKYTZo</A><br>
 

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Re: Very cruel! what a waste! (Guru)

Yeah, Cash for Clunkers is a major failure. Anyone with a brain should be able to put it all together and realize they aren't really saving 4500, it is just us taxpayers that foot the bill for the few thousand that do the stupid program before it gets shut down cuz it is a money hole. And all the cars that have a ton of good parts or that could be used for thousands of more miles are going to make quite the stock pile of scrap metal and other stuff that has to now be recycled somehow. Pretty sure it will cost more than they think it will to get rid of them all. Idiots, plain and simple. I'm so excited for my great great great great great grandkids helping pay for someones clunker and other stupid "stimulus" ideas.
 

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Re: Very cruel! what a waste! (Guru)

Ok why are all these people killing cars !??! i am so confused ? <p>I thought there was alot of specifics with the cars such as they had to be driving to dealership ? Am i confused on what cash for clunkers is ?
 

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Re: Very cruel! what a waste! (jdsr917)

The easy rundown of what it is:<br>you have to have a car that meets specific criteria, and trade it in for a new (not used) car. Your old car is not allowed to be resold and must be scrapped/totaled. Stupid, eh? Not only is it hurting used car sales, it is putting people who couldn't or shouldn't buy a new car into more of a situation because they now have the car payments to make. I don't get how this is supposed to solve any problems, but instead give people a false sense of savings.
 

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Its worse then that.<p>Think about it if your someone that drives around in an old clunker and only now you decide to upgrade your not going to be buying anything good or safe. Your only going to buy something cheap. That $4500 is half way to a brand new hyundai<p>The only thing cash for clunkers is doing is killing good American/European cars and replacing them with korean cars.
 

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Isn't people living/buying beyond their means what got us into this [email protected]#tstorm in the first place? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Not like I'm a total defender of this program, but the main purpose is to get old gas-guzzlers off the streets. For the rebate to be received, the clunker has to have under a certain mpg rating and must be traded in for a car with a certain improvement of mpgs.<p>The engines have to be destroyed with sodium silicate in order to prevent resale, but I am also pretty certain that it is only the body that has to be scrapped, everything else is fair game to be salvaged.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LennyQ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not like I'm a total defender of this program, but the main purpose is to get old gas-guzzlers off the streets. For the rebate to be received, the clunker has to have under a certain mpg rating and must be traded in for a car with a certain improvement of mpgs.<p>The engines have to be destroyed with sodium silicate in order to prevent resale, but I am also pretty certain that it is only the body that has to be scrapped, everything else is fair game to be salvaged.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Umm ok so get your diabetic a** on a bicycle or walk. Or heck...take the public transit that you ALREADY PAY FOR!<p>[/spiteful mood] <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>EDIT: This was not meant as an attack towards you, just the mentality of idiots who think this is a good idea.
 

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Blow them up !!!<p> All we need are people out there getting profit off of our cars which we intended to get rid of by the all mighty $$$
 

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Re: Very cruel! what a waste! (Guru)

We all share this pain:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=123211" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=123211</A>
 

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Stupid Democrat program. <p>Someone I know traded there Nissan Altima (30mpg) car in for a Jeep and they got the $3500 rebate. Not sure how they pulled that off but I don't think that helps get the non-fuel efficient cars off the road.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Guru</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can this babe be really called a clunker??! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> i felt so sorry for that Volvo, tourtured for over four minutes and it still was going strong, you can actually hear it crying... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <B>don't cars have any rights any more?</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are far faster & easier (and a lot less cruel) methods of killing a motor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Very cruel! what a waste! (frontwheeldriven)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>There are far faster & easier (and a lot less cruel) methods of killing a motor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Why didn't the guy just open up the airbox armed with a hose? Hydrolock is kinda instant isn't it?
 
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