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List of Late Model Used Cars Qualifying for "Cash for Clunkers"

June 18, 2009

Cash for clunkersThe "Cash for Clunkers" bill passed the House last week with a vote of 298-119 and it looks likely to pass in the Senate this week.

If so, sometime this summer, anyone trading in a used car with a combined EPA rating of 18 mpg or less with a new one getting at least 22 mpg will get a $3,500 voucher towards the purchase of the new car. Truck buyers who get more than a 4 mpg difference are eligible for a $4,500 voucher.

Here is a list of late-model used cars worth less than $3,500 AND would qualify for the voucher:

If your car is on the list and you're ready for a new one, wait and make sure you buy AFTER the legislation has passed. In the meantime, to see how low dealers in your area will go on prices (and to see what rebates are included), fill out our free Price Report Form

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California Residents - Important:

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- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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