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CAR Allowance Rebate System
Government Program

A government program to give incentive for buyers to trade in older vehicles for newer, more fuel efficient cars.  Known by the acronym CARS, the word "CAR" in CAR Allowance Rebate System is itself an acronym for "Consumer Assistance to Recycle," as written in the legislation creating the program, the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009.  The program is also known by the informal name "Cash for Clunkers."

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Documents

DateReport NameAuthorsFile
April 2011AUTO INDUSTRY:  Lessons Learned from Cash for Clunkers ProgramGeneral Accountability Office
PDF
- 2,812KB - 43 pages


Photographs

Pontiac Grand Prix Cash for Clunkers CARS display at M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Pontiac Grand Prix

Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
View photo of "Cash for Clunkers" Pontiac Grand Prix - 1,402KB
Pontiac Grand Prix Cash for Clunkers CARS display at M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Pontiac Grand Prix

Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
View photo of "Cash for Clunkers" Pontiac Grand Prix - 1,402KB
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Cash for Clunkers CARS display at Reichert Chevrolet Buick in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
August 4, 2009
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Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
July 30, 2009Crash 'em or trash 'emGus Philpott
August 7, 2009Cash for Clunkers - how stupid!Gus Philpott
September 22, 2009Buyer's Remorse - C4CGus Philpott




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