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Cash for clunkers round-up (4)
  • Cash for clunkers round-up  [ Wed Aug 26 2009 1:04 PM ]

    Now it's all over with and you want to know the important thingsā€”no, not if/when/how the government will every disburse that much promised cash. You want to know which were the most frequently traded in and which were the most popularly sold vehicles over the course of the program. Courtesy of Jalopnik we have it:

    Top 10 New Vehicles Purchased

    1. Toyota Corolla

    2. Honda Civic

    3. Ford Focus FWD

    4. Toyota Camry

    5. Hyundai Elantra

    6. Toyota Prius

    7. Nissan Versa

    8. Ford Escape FWD

    9. Honda Fit

    10. Honda CR-V 4WD

    Top 10 Trade-In Vehicles

    1. Ford Explorer 4WD

    2. Ford F150 Pickup 2WD

    3. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD

    4. Jeep Cherokee 4WD

    5. Ford Explorer 2WD

    6. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD

    7. Chevrolet Blazer 4WD

    8. Ford F150 Pickup 4WD

    9. Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 2WD

    10. Ford Windstar FWD Van

    Looks like it was an outstanding deal for the Japanese.

  • Wow  [ Wed Aug 26 2009 1:20 PM ]

    So the GM bankruptcy the-sky-is-falling hysteria which propelled the CARS program along in the first place results GM cars on that top 10 list?? Wait, so you're telling me people still don't want 'em?

    Outstanding deal for the Japanese, indeed. 3 Toyota models and 3 Honda models rounding out the top 10, wow.

  • Funny, huh?  [ Wed Aug 26 2009 4:14 PM ]

    The manufacturers that people want to buy cars from are already financially solvent.

    It's extremely unlikely that I'll ever own another vehicle from the ford group, but none the less, good on them for building cars that sell. Globally even. IIRC the f-150 series is the selling-est automobile line ever. They're represented TWICE on that list. Musta sold a shitload of 'em.

    Last edited [8/26/09 4:16 PM]
  • That's funny  [ Thu Aug 27 2009 9:18 AM ]

    I can totally see you in a Lincoln Town Car. It's pretty much the epitome of class and geriatric sophistication.

    The Ford Explorer line is also represented twice on that top trade-in list. Guess the Jurassic Park craze finally came to an end. :)

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