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July 10th, 2009

List of Eligible “Cash for Clunkers” Vehicles

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On Wednesday ‘The Auto Prophet‘ republished a list from Edmunds.com of the vehicle models that qualify for the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program. If your vehicle gets a combined 18 m.p.g. you can receive up to a $4,500 voucher towards the purchase of a new, fuel-efficient vehicle:

Edmund’s data only goes back to 1990, that’s why that 1984 Saab isn’t on there. Only cars younger than 25 years old are eligible, so the oldest model year that would qualify would be a 1984.

CLICK HERE to view the list.

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11 Responses to “List of Eligible “Cash for Clunkers” Vehicles”

  1. Chris Says: July 10th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Tim,

    Thanks for posting the link to the list. Many models are eligible, but let’s see how many takers are willing to shell out for the new models.

  2. Tim Manni Says: July 10th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Hey Chris,

    Are you the auto prophet? Yeah, no problem. I was forwarded the link to your site, we’ve wanted to publish a comprehensive list for some time.

    The biggest problems we see is will the guy with the 1990 F-350 trade in his truck for a Honda Civic? Can the person who is driving the 1992 Toyota afford a new Camry?

    What do you say?

    Thanks for stopping by. We’ll certainly be checking back with your blog,
    Tim

  3. Chris Says: July 10th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Tim,

    No, I’m not the Auto Prophet.

    The whole thing is just a “feel good” program for Congress and the administration. They throw a few crumbs to the peasants while they enjoy their premium health care and pension plans.

    Not even the environmentalists buy into this crock.

  4. Tim Manni Says: July 10th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Hey Chris,

    To me it’s just so frustrating. While it is a program that’s designed to generate demand, it’s just…how do I say it, ok I’ll say it again, frustrating that it won’t generate much of anything. The government has already fully showcased that they can spend money, why not spend some billions that will actually see some end results for consumers.

    Give us a program we can really use, or don’t give us one at all. It’s just a waste of time and money otherwise.

    Great dialogue, thanks for commenting, we always appreciate your point of view,
    Tim

  5. karenc Says: July 13th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Unfortunately, many vehicles will not qualify for a voucher. They will qualify for a tax deduction if they are donated to charity.

  6. Tim Manni Says: July 13th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    KarenC,

    You’re right, that’s always an option. Can you give our readers more of an idea what size of a return they could get if they decide to donate?

    Thanks for commenting,
    Tim

  7. Daren Jenkins Says: July 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Is this the list in it’s entirety? Because I own a ‘03 Jeep Liberty 3.7L 4×4 which has a combined fuel economy of 17mpg but it’s not on the list.
    Daren J.

  8. admin Says: July 27th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Daren, I found a list of eligible ‘clunkers’ at Edmunds.com — the Jeep Liberty isn’t even listed. Sorry, dude.

  9. Cash for Clunkers Eligible Vehicles | Cash for Clunkers Program 2009 | Wide Trends Says: July 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    [...] List of Eligible “Cash for Clunkers” Vehicles | HSH Financial News … [...]

  10. TheAutoProphet Says: August 2nd, 2009 at 9:24 am

    TheAutoProphet here. I have updated the list to reflect some changes by NHTSA which caused some cars to be added and some to be removed.

  11. Tim Manni Says: August 3rd, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Thanks Prophet, we’ll check it out!

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