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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 give incentives of $3,000 to $5,000 to scrap vehicles that are at least eight years old and buy a new car that gets at least 27 mpg on the highway (24 mpg for trucks). SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, joins the Automotive Afte

Oh, come on. With a "Cash for Clunkers" bill being tossed around on Capitol Hill, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is trying to round up a posse to fight it. The reason? "These scrapped vehicles will more than likely be sent to landfills, creating more pollution, not less," says AAIA president Aaron Lowe. "Providing incentives for motorists to have their current vehicles maintained for fuel efficiency would be a better use of federal money that would also benefit the enviro

Last November, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) released the results of a poll that asked Americans how higher gas prices were changing their driving habits. The majority (60 percent) said the cost of gas was having an impact on how they drive, while 30 percent expected more changes when $4 gallons of gas are the norm.

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