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The government, dealers and consumers don't seem to know exactly what's going on with the C.A.R.S. (Cash for Clunkers) program, but Audi doesn't want to lose any momentum and has decided it's the right time to "enhance the deal even further."

From now until the end of August, if you want to swap your clunker for one of 18 eligible Audis, the Ingostadt marque will give you another $1,000 on top of the C.A.R.S. rebate. According to Audi, the allowable models include iterations of the A3, A4, TT, and Q5 from 2008 and 2009. However, there aren't any approved 2010 models, but if you've been thinking about something with four rings on it, August could be your month. Hit the jump for all the details from Audi.


PRESS RELEASE

Audi CARS Allowance incentive program adds $1,000 to August vehicle sales eligible for federal 'Cash for Clunkers' rebates

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi today affirmed an August consumer sales offer that adds a $1,000 incentive to transactions eligible for the federal government's "Cars Allowance Rebate System" reimbursement program, more commonly known as "Cars for Clunkers."

The $1,000 consumer incentive is valid on transactions from today to August 31 and applies to Audi models ranging from the 2009 Audi A3 to the 2009 Audi TT Roadster quattro. A table of all eligible Audi models for the CARS program and the Audi CARS Allowance incentive campaign follows. Not all 2009 Audi models are eligible for the CARS program. The federal government has not ruled on which 2010 models will be eligible under the program. As offered in July, special 60 month APR and Lease terms through Audi Financial Services are also available to complement the CARS program.

"The CARS reimbursement enacted by Congress is a tremendous opportunity for consumers interested in upgrading to vehicles that offer better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions," said Mark Del Rosso, Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. " Now that some uncertainties surrounding the launch of this federal program have been cleared up the time is right to enhance the deal even further."

Current Eligible Audi Models
Make Model Model Year
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Audi A3 2.0T 2008
Audi A4 2.0T 2008
Audi A4 Avant quattro 2.0T 2008
Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0T 2008
Audi TT Coupe 2008
Audi TT Roadster 2008
Audi A3 2.0T 2009
Audi A3 quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 Avant quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi A4 Cabriolet 2009
Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Coupe 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Coupe quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Roadster 2.0T 2009
Audi TT Roadster quattro 2.0T 2009
Audi Audi Q5 2009

*Note - MY 10 vehicles are currently being evaluated for inclusion into the CARS program once the EPA has determined their official MPG ratings.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      the program has got things moving.
      I like seeing Audi getting involved in the action.

      instead of feeling like you're missing out on a coupon
      toward a new car try to be happy with your situation
      and enjoy that...... it's not very "American" to adopt
      a Zen sort of outlook but you might find you're smiling more,
      instead of looking at what the other guy is getting/has.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Heaven forbid someone actually buy a car. Just to buy a car, without taking someone else's money, at the same time?

      Is "gub'ment cheese" now a requirement to buy a new car, or something?

      If you want an Audi, buy the bloody Audi.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This article isn't about government money, it's about Audi giving $1K rebates.
      • 5 Years Ago
      there are still new 2008 laying around?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this on top of the $2500 they were already offering for at least the last month on some models?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Holy farpin' crap. Is GM the only company not putting piles of money on the hood of cars? Maybe GM and Ford?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "*Note - MY 10 vehicles are currently being evaluated for inclusion into the CARS program once the EPA has determined their official MPG ratings."

      Meanwhile the entire C4C budget will be spent by the time they decide to include these vehicles.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So people who could not otherwise afford a new car without $4.5k and are driving around their "clunker" as a result can afford brand new Audis?

      Or was this legislation simply just another typical useless gesture, not affecting the people it was supposed to?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It may well surprise you that people do indeed by premium cars NEW and run them well over 100K miles routinely. The C4C is a nice nudge to towards bothering to visit the showroom to repeat the cycle. Indeed the last couple of MBs and Range Rover I have owned have all exceeded 100K miles. Never judge a person by their clunker...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Totally agree with Ian. Just because I have a "clunker" doesn't mean I can't afford a new car. It also doesn't mean I made a bad, low-MPG choice 10 years ago. Maybe my kids are old now and have their own means of transportation and my once useful people mover is now considered inefficient and not right for the job. This program definitely gives many people incentive to finally trade in their old cars and trucks and get something more fuel efficient. The $1000 makes a that much sweeter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      audi? incentives? this is a really early april fool's joke, right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, the new 2010 2.0T A5 is out in the US. I test drove one last week. Too bad I don't have a clunker. Why not give some $$$ to any schmoe that buys a fuel efficient car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honestly I think the MPG improvement requirement for CARS should've been higher.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Obligatory anti-GM/anti-Obama comments following 3, 2, 1, contact!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I only *wish* that my decision to not own a car for the past 15 years would somehow entitle me to this government largess.

        Tricky thing, word choice.
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