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    Australia launching 'Cash For Clunkers' modeled on U.S. program?
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    Australia's recently seated prime minister, Julia Gillard, is just now talking about a "cash for clunkers' program when most other countries ended theirs ages ago. Yet for Gillard, the program isn't about stimulating car sales but rather about stimulating the Earth: Gillard wants to get about ten ...

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    Report: Despite C4C, more old cars being scrapped than new ones purchased
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    A new study by R.L. Polk & Co. finds that more Americans scrapped their old vehicles than bought new ones, even during the height of the Cash for Clunkers program. The study took place over a 15-month period ending last September. During that time, a total of 14.8 million vehicles were ...

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    Cash for Clunkers more than twice as effective as first thought?
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    In what might turn out to be one of the biggest games of "he said, she said," in the history of the world, Maritz Research, an automotive market research company, is claiming that the government's Cash for Clunkers program actually boosted auto sales by much more than previously thought. Maritz ...

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    Report: Japan opens Cash-for-Clunkers to U.S. brands
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    Japan's Transport Minister Seiji Maehara saying words we put into his mouth
    Curiously, there was actual outrage in Congress recently over the fact that American cars were left out of Japan's version of a Cash-for-Clunkers program. We say curiously because Congress has been pretty copacetic for ...

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    Detroit 2010: Transportation Secretary LaHood ponders another round of cash-for-clunkers
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    Cash-for-Clunkers was among the more watched auto-related story lines of 2009. With the industry hurting, the government provided cash vouchers of between $3,500 and $4,500 to anyone who turned in a vehicle that was eight (or more) years-old and with between two and 10 miles-per-gallon worse fuel ...

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    Report: Israel gets into the Cash-For-Clunkers craze
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    Israel is the next contestant in the Cash-for-Clunkers game, but playing it a bit differently than national counterparts: Israel's intentions appear to be solely for the purpose of getting older cars off the roads. Run jointly by the transportation and environmental protection ministries, the ...

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    Report: Senator calls for audit of Cash-for-Clunkers program
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    Remember that insane list filled with great cars that were reportedly crushed under the Cash-for-Clunkers program? We were wondering if and when the federal government would thoroughly audit dealers who cashed in products like a 2006 Cadillac STS, an Audi S6 or a 2008 Foose F-150. That still may ...

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    REPORT: Detroit Three call Japan's cash-for-clunkers program unfair
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    The U.S. Car Allowance Rebate System (a.k.a. 'cash-for-clunkers') program was a short-term boon for automakers participating in our market. Sales went up, inventory went down and nearly 700,000 vehicles that would likely have otherwise ended up on used car lots were destroyed. And since the U.S. ...

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    STUDY: Cash for Clunkers helped Japanese way more than Detroit 3
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    While there is no question that Obama's Cash-for-Clunkers program accelerated vehicle sales this summer, a new report by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute shows the big winners were from Japan, not Detroit. According to the study, nearly 85 percent of the trade-ins ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #151: With Eddie Alterman of Car and Driver
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    Abuelsamid, Lieberman, Roth and Shunk. Sounds like a law firm, but it's this week's podcast crew. Car and Driver editor-in-chief Eddie Alterman bravely wades into the pool and joins us for Episode #151 of the Autoblog Podcast, as ...

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    Empire Strikes Back: White House calls out Edmunds on Clunkers story, Edmunds responds
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    The facts in the case of the White House versus Edmunds are essentially indisputable – but they are open for interpretation. The federal government's $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program generated 690,000 sales by providing $3,500 and $4,500 vouchers to car buyers who turned in their ...

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    Edmunds: Cash for Clunkers cost taxpayers $24k per car, not $4k
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    Cash for Clunkers vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There is little doubt that Cash for Clunkers gave auto sales a big boost in late July and most of August, but there has been considerable debate as to how much help taxpayers' $3 billion provided. Customers who purchased a ...

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    Hard to Handle: Recyclers reportedly facing crush of cars after C4C
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    The ramifications of America's. Cash for Clunkers program are still being figured out – which isn't all that surprising given that a total of 700,000 or so sales totaling $2.877 billion were processed in just one month. And besides facing the unfortunate lack of suitable demolition derby ...

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    REPORT: J.D. Power predicts October car sales will be down just 6%
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    October is coming to a close, which means we're within a few days of getting the bad news monthly auto sales tally. But October may not look as bad as many feared, at least according to the latest study by J.D. Power. The industry forecasting gurus see October sales down only six percent versus ...

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    STUDY: Used car prices reached all-time high in September
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    New car sales have been in a downward spiral for over a year now, and the big beneficiaries appear to be used cars (and repair shops). A study by Manheim Consulting shows that the company's Used Vehicle Value Index has risen to a record high of 118.5 in the month of September, up 1.8% versus ...

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    Average new car mpg levels hit record high in August, spurred by Cash for Clunkers
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    The success or failure of the Cash for Clunkers program that recently came to an end here in the United States has been and will continue to be debatable, but at least some good was accomplished by the legislation. According to data compiled by Wards Auto, the average new car fuel mileage hit a ...

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    REPORT: Toyota increases 2009-2010 global sales forecast by 3%
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    There have been subtle signs that demand for new cars and trucks are improving. Several automakers plan to increase production over the next few months, and Toyota is no different. Reuters is reporting that the World's Largest Automaker has raised its sales forecast by 3% to 6.7 million units for ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers
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    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their ...

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    Official Cash for Clunkers trade-in list reveals oddities too strange to believe
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    Cash for Clunkers claimed some really interesting vehicles - Was a Buick GNX among them?
    Mixed reaction has surrounded the government's Cash for Clunkers program, but after spending around $2.8 billion, some 700,000 new vehicles have found homes. But what got traded in? We've heard some ...

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    Cars.com survey says public wants more Cash for Clunkers. Well, of course they do.
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    After a month of relentless Cash for Clunkers coverage, we were more than pleased when the Fed's buy-back program finally ended. Nearly every other day C4C was in danger of getting shut down because of a lack of funds. Then there were dealers were worried about getting paid and customers who had ...

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