It's Over: Ten Most Traded-In, Purchased Cash For Clunkers Cars

Cash For Clunkers is finally over. The final numbers? 690,114 cars were destroyed. Was it a win for America? Sorta. Of the purchases, American cars made up less than 40%. Full details, and most traded-in and purchased cars, below. » 8/26/09 12:00pm 8/26/09 12:00pm

Ten Most Traded-In And Purchased Cash For Clunkers Cars (Almost Over!)

Less than half-a-day left in Cash For Clunkers and the end couldn't come soon enough. According to newest data, recorded dealer transactions jumped by nearly 30% this weekend. That, plus the top traded-in and purchased cars, below. » 8/24/09 1:00pm 8/24/09 1:00pm

Ten Most Traded-In And Purchased Cash For Clunkers Cars (Updated,…

As the Cash For Clunkers program begins to screech to a halt we again take a look at the most traded-in, most purchased vehicles and other fun stats. » 8/21/09 6:45pm 8/21/09 6:45pm

Cash For Clunkers Program Ends Monday

The Department of Transportation seems as worried as everyone else about the depletion of funding, and has decided to end the Cash For Clunkers program effective 8:00 PM Monday. » 8/20/09 5:01pm 8/20/09 5:01pm

Is Cash For Clunkers Out Of Money, Again?

We've been watching as the amount of funds in the Cash For Clunkers kitty quickly dwindles, and now the National Automobile Dealers Association is asking for guidance because they believe there's no money left. » 8/19/09 10:20pm 8/19/09 10:20pm

Hundreds Of NY Dealers Pull Out Of Cash For Clunkers

The Cash For Clunkers program isn't just unpopular with classic car lovers. More than 200 New York car dealers are no longer participating because of payment delays; claiming they've been paid for less than 2% of transactions. [AP] » 8/19/09 2:30pm 8/19/09 2:30pm

Cash For Clunker Engine Disabling Leads To Fire

Technicians at Castle Ford outside Baltimore, MD were apparently attempting to disable a clunker van's engine, as required by Cash For Clunkers, when the entire van burst into flames, taking down another clunker with it. » 8/14/09 11:00am 8/14/09 11:00am

Cash For Clunkers Rolls Over $1 Billion

Conveniently, the Cash For Clunkers program rolled over the $1.03 billion mark, exactly one day after the Senate approved $2 billion for it. Wow, crazy coincidence, especially since they didn't send us stats for yesterday to compare. » 8/07/09 4:45pm 8/07/09 4:45pm

Save The Clunkers!

The success of the Cash For Clunkers program has been at the expense of a few great cars. More sales are good, but crushed classics are bad. Look at the Dodge Ram Vanamino above! Someone, please, Save The Clunkers! » 8/07/09 4:15pm 8/07/09 4:15pm

Cash For Clunkers Program Actually Benefiting Truck, Crossover Sales

The NHTSA list of the most purchased cars under the Cash For Clunkers programs favors cars. But if you look at it by model, and not by trim, trucks and crossovers are the true winners. » 8/07/09 1:45pm 8/07/09 1:45pm

Cash For Clunkers Gets $2 Billion Boost From Senate

The second-to-last obstacle to to continuing the Cash For Clunkers program, i.e. securing another $2 billion, has been removed with the Democrats successfully stopping the Republicans from adding any amendments to a vote of 65-32. » 8/06/09 6:05pm 8/06/09 6:05pm

Senate Likely To Pass $2 Billion Cash For Clunkers Extension Today

Senate Democrats will likely approve another $2 billion for Cash For Clunkers today. The catch? Republicans will be able to vote on an amendments for the bill, including one forcing the government to sell GM and Chrysler stake. » 8/06/09 9:15am 8/06/09 9:15am

The Government Does Not Own Glenn Beck's Computer

Glenn Beck sounded the wing-nut alarm after sharing disclaimer text from, the official Cash For Clunkers website, claiming the government's taking over computers. It's not true, but it does make us wonder what files are on Beck's laptop. » 8/05/09 1:00pm 8/05/09 1:00pm

Where Cash For Clunkers Money Is Being Spent

More than $600 million has been requested for Cash For Clunkers vouchers. But where's it being requested from? Below, a state-by-state analysis of where the money's heading. » 8/04/09 7:15pm 8/04/09 7:15pm

Ten Most Traded-In And Purchased Cash For Clunkers Cars (Updated)

We were the first with a list of the ten most traded-in clunkers. Now here's the updated list of the most traded-in and purchased vehicles under the Cash For Clunkers program as of yesterday morning and 157,000 trade-in requests. » 8/04/09 6:15pm 8/04/09 6:15pm

Not-So-Big Three Winning Cash For Clunkers Sales War... Barely

The Cash For Clunkers program's clearly moved vehicles off the lot. With the Senate considering an additional two billion dollars, our question is: who's winning the Cash For Clunkers sales war? The answer: American automakers, by a nose. Here's why. » 8/04/09 9:00am 8/04/09 9:00am

Ten Most Traded-In And Purchased Cash For Clunkers Vehicles

Here's the official, exclusive list of the ten most purchased and traded-in vehicles under the Cash For Clunkers program. The big winner appears to be Ford, which has the most traded-in and most purchased vehicles. » 8/03/09 1:00pm 8/03/09 1:00pm

VIDEO: How To Disable A Cash For Clunkers Car

The Cash For Clunkers law requires dealers to destroy the engines of the trade-in vehicle or face a $15,000 penalty. The government's step-by-step instructions as well as graphic video of a Volvo in seemingly great condition being destroyed below. » 7/31/09 6:00pm 7/31/09 6:00pm

Cash For Clunkers Still Running

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Cash For Clunkers program is still up-and-running. Don't listen to the haters, this program will continue through the weekend. So trade in some crap! [Photo Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sancya] » 7/31/09 5:30pm 7/31/09 5:30pm

Drink Up With A Cash For Clunkers Cocktail

Yeah, this whole Cash For Clunkers thing makes us want to drink, too. Thankfully, the folks at have created an appropriate drink: The Clunker. How do you make one? » 7/31/09 3:30pm 7/31/09 3:30pm