List of Late Model Used Cars Qualifying for "Cash for Clunkers"
The "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:
- 1993 Cadillac DeVille
- 1993 Cadillac Eldorado
- 1992 Cadillac Seville
- 1995 Jaguar XJ6
- 1998 Lincoln Continental
- 2000 Lincoln LS V8
- 1995 Lincoln Town Car
- 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
- 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
- 1991 Pontiac Firebird
- 1999 Chevrolet Astro
- 1994 Chevrolet Blazer 2dr 4WD
- 1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4dr 4WD
- 1996 Chevrolet S10 4WD
- 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD
- 2000 Dodge Dakota
- 1997 Dodge Durango
- 1993 Dodge Ram 4WD
- 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
- 1995 Ford Aerostar
- 1994 Ford F150 V8 4WD
- 1999 Ford Expedition 4WD
- 1998 Ford Explorer 4WD
- 2000 Ford Windstar
- 1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4WD
- 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8
- 1994 Jeep Wrangler
- 2001 Kia Sedona
- 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD
- 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
- 1998 Nissan Quest
- 1991 Toyota 4Runner 4WD
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,
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- Gregg Fidan
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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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