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    Report: Chrysler and Fiat offering $1,000 rebates to VW owners as Marchionne gets tough
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    The throw-down between Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne and Volkswagen has heated up in earnest. According to Bloomberg, Fiat and Chrysler are now offering current Volkswagen owners in the US $1,000 rebates to trade in their ride. It's the latest in a series of shots Marchionne has taken at his German ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz offering up to $5,000 discounts to VIPs
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    In an effort to take the US luxury-sales crown from BMW, Mercedes-Benz is offering some sweet deals. The German carmaker has told its US dealers they can offer discounts up to $5,000 on the GL-Class SUV for "VIP customers," a distinction to be determined by general managers. The program ...

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    Report: Biggest Rebate Ever? Maybach buyers to get $100,000 spiff
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    Our sister site, AOL Autos, just dug up one of the largest rebates we've ever seen on a new car. If, for some reason, you must have a Maybach before the brand ceases production altogether, you may in line to snag a tidy $100,000 rebate. Daimler previously let slip that the company will kill the ...

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    Report: Ford Transit Connect Electric to qualify for $15,000 rebate in California
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    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is set to add an additional category to its Hybrid Incentive Voucher Program (HVIP) that awards buyers of zero-emissions light-duty commercial vehicles, including the Ford Transit Connect Electric, a discount of up to $15,000 on their green vehicle ...

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    Report: Secretary LaHood says plug-in vehicle point-of-purchase rebates could replace tax credits in 2012
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    Back in February, President Obama proposed changing the credit for plug-in vehicles over to a point-of-purchase rebate, a move that would likely speed up the $7,500 payment. Under the proposal, dealers would reduce the sticker price of eligible plug-in vehicles and apply for reimbursement from ...

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    REPORT: Cash for Clunkers is costing charitable organizations donations
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    Cash for Clunkers is good news for people looking to trade in their old cars for new ones. It's good news for America's troubled car dealers. It's good news for automakers. And it's good news for auto workers, some of whom have been called back to work on assembly lines ramping up to meet demand ...

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    Government credits 180,000 sales to Cash-for-Clunkers incentive
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    Even without a Cash for Clunkers $2 billion extension locked in place by the Senate, the U.S. government bean counters are crediting the auto incentive for moving more than 180,000 vehicles off dealer lots. The big winner so far is Toyota, knocking Ford's Focus off the top-selling vehicle spot ...

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    REPORT: Dealers may have to pay taxes on Cash for Clunkers rebates
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    Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. One prime example is the government's newly minted "Cash for Clunkers" program, or CARS (Car Allowance Rebate System) that launched yesterday. As the rebate program kicks into gear, dealers that are hoping to cash in are facing a new worry. But according to ...

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    REPORT: Nissan engineers tweaking vehicles to meet Cash-for-Clunkers requirements
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    2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR - Click above for a high-res gallery
    In an effort to sweeten the incentive for those taking advantage of the government's Car Allowance Rebate System (a.k.a. "Cash-for-Clunkers"), Nissan has reportedly sent its engineers back to the lab in order to pinch every last ...

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    REPORT: Cash-For-Clunkers dealers instructed to kill engines with sodium silicate
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    According to Bloomberg, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration got wind that some cars being turned in under Germany's Cash-For-Clunkers program were being certified as destroyed, but actually being resold. To prevent that scenario from repeating itself in the U.S., land of Honest Abe, ...

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    Rules for CARS, the cash for clunkers bill, released
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    Preliminary rules for the CARS act – which was known as the Cash for Clunkers bill and is now more officially known as the CAR Allowance Rebate System or the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 – were released by the Federal government today. Automakers have been busy ...

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    New Hyundai 'We pay you for buying our cars' campaign really just deferred incentives?
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    The Hyundai Assurance program may well go down as the most innovative and perhaps successful marketing campaign of 2009. The program was so perfect for our economic times that General Motors and Ford eventually followed suit with very similar offers. But according to The New York Times, Hyundai's ...

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    Ford offering extra incentives to "orphaned" Chrysler owners?
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    Ford is primed to receive a bump in sales as a result of the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, and the Dearborn-based automaker is picking and choosing where to take share from its domestic competition. One area ripe for conquest are customers who've purchased vehicles from soon-to-be ...

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    Mercedes adjusting GLK model mix, options list to kickstart sales?
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK - Click above for a high-res gallery of images
    Mercedes-Benz plotted the sales course of its distinctively-styled GLK crossover last summer, back when there were still a lot of people ordering their new rides with all available options. With that in mind, they shipped ...

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    GM to unveil new incentives to assure buyers?
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    All the bankruptcy talk surrounding General Motors hasn't helped the largest U.S. automaker on the showroom floor, as sales have dropped by over 50% in 2009. Without additional incentives, GM sales may fall further with the the Obama administration's rejection yesterday of the 100-year-old ...

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    Polk speculates about effect of government incentives on 2009 car sales
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    In light of the automaker benefits and car buyer assistance in the recently-passed stimulus package, analysts at R. L. Polk & Co. estimate there will be an average rebate of $330 for every vehicle sold this year. By allowing buyers to deduct the sales tax from a new vehicle purchase from their ...

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    How do you plan to spend you tax rebate? Enthusiasts already know.
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    The team over at SEMA, you know them as the group that supplies the automotive industry with aftermarket performance and cosmetic accessories, have asked more than 1,000 automotive enthusiasts how they intend to spend their federal tax rebate checks. Of course, we know what SEMA wants the answer to ...

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    Ford ramps up F-150 production ahead of 2009 model changeover
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    If you ever wanted to put an Ford F-150 in your driveway, this summer may be the best time to make your move. As the new 2009 F-150 nears production, Ford is increasing its plant's output of the 2008 F-150 to ensure enough supply remains during July and August when plant production will be ...

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    Automakers win: Canada dropping ecoAUTO rebate program
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    After a controversial two-year run, the Canadian government has announced their ecoAUTO rebate program will be ended next year. The ecoAUTO plan offered a $1000 to $2000 CDN rebate to owners of new cars that consumed gas at a rate less than 6.5 l/100 km. Although the ambitious plan sounded like an ...

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    Chrysler offering new rebates; four defunct models priced to go
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    It looks like Chrysler is going to give car shoppers a holiday gift as incentive to signing on the dotted line. After a rough year that saw the automaker break away from its Daimler overlords, Chrysler wants to end 2007 on a high note. To that end it will be offering rebates on virtually every ...

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