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    Report: It's been 5 years since Cash For Clunkers, was it a success? [w/poll]
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    CARS set out to kill two birds with one stone: jumpstart slow automobile sales and get a large number of older cars off the road. A lot has happened since 2009. President Obama was re-elected. The Arab Spring saw popular uprisings overthrow dictators across the Middle East and North Africa. ...

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    Report: Average US car now a record-setting 11.4 years old [w/poll]
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    Cars are becoming less and less of a disposable item, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The average age of the 247 million cars and trucks in the US fleet is now up to 11.4 years, an increase of two full years since 2007 and 0.2 years since 2012. The newspaper spoke with Mark ...

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    Daimler crushes unauthorized Mercedes-Benz 300 SL body
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    Replica carmakers take notice: Daimler will not tolerate copies of its signature Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. At all. And if you fail to heed this warning and build a full-size replica of a 300 SL gullwing, justice will come down like three tons of bricks upon your unlicensed creation. German customs ...

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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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    Canada pondering Cash-For-Clunkers too?
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    Historically speaking, Canada has gotten the blunt end of the stick when it comes to new car pricing compared to its southern neighbors. Pricing on many vehicles versus an otherwise identical U.S. counterpart has long been comparatively inflated, and America's recently passed Cash-For-Clunkers bill ...

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    Consumer Reports lists clunkers to cash in on
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    With Congress on the verge of passing some kind of 'cash-for-clunkers' legislation, it's time to take a look at what cars are worth trading in for the scrappage credit and what models would be better to sell by other means. The good folks at Consumer Reports have come to the rescue. Obviously, a ...

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    BREAKING: House, Senate reach terms on 'Cash for Clunkers' program - but only with $1B in funding
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    According to The Detroit News, the House and Senate came to terms late last night on a $1 billion 'cash for clunkers' initiative. Part of a larger $106 billion wartime spending bill, the program is not yet law, as the finalized bill must be passed by Congress (it is expected to be voted on next ...

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    BREAKING: House passes 'cash for clunkers' legislation
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    The U.S. House approved the "cash for clunkers" legislation earlier today, paving the way for consumers to snag up to $4,500 for trading in their older vehicles for new, more fuel efficient transport.The bill, which passed 298-119, drew overwhelming support from automakers, local business groups ...

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    Hyundai reports 4,000 scrap car trades in UK, reveals some surprises
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    Governments all over the world have introduced Cash-For-Clunkers-style programs that are nothing if not controversial. While the stated intent of each of these schemes is to increase new car sales and remove older, dirtier and less fuel efficient vehicles from the road, some powerful organizations ...

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    Scrap the Rich: Bentley Continental is 85% recyclable
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    Bentley Recycling Certificate - Click above to enlarge
    Good news for all Bentley Continental owners who plan to recycle their ultra-expensive and luxurious automobile after the GT outlives its usefulness: Bentley now guarantees that the Continental line is 85% recyclable and 95% recoverable. In ...

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    Cash-for-Clunkers bill to get fast-tracked?
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    According to The Detroit News, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have said they would like to fast track the Cash-for-Clunkers bill through the legislative process. There's a legitimate fear that new car sales will further stagnate while buyers ...

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    REPORT: U.K. officially launches £2K scrappage scheme
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    As expected, U.K. Finance Minister Alistair Darling has officially announced a new vehicle scrappage program that will pay motorists £2,000 ($2,900 USD) for trading in a vehicle that's at least 10 years old for a new car. Half of the funds will be provided by the government, and the other ...

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    SEMA comes out against Cash For Clunkers. Again.
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    Reiterating their position from last December, SEMA has issued a statement against the ever-more-likely "Cash for Clunkers" proposal. This proposal, which would give Americans a financial incentive to get rid of older vehicles in favor of new models, could grant incentives of $3,000 to $5,000 to ...

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