clunker


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clunker

1. n. an old car. He drives an old clunker and doesn’t have any insurance.
2. n. someone or something worthless; a clinker. We have to get the clunkers off the payroll.
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Despite this decline in clunker activity, we expect auto sales to be improved through the summer as value-oriented consumers look for deals before new models start arriving," said Jessica Caldwell, Director of Industry and Pricing Analysis for Edmunds.
Clunkers eligible for the program must get 18 MPG, or less<br> 3.
While clunker business began to slow down, dealers participating in the New Stimulus Plan have seen their sales continue to rise because they are helping the larger group of consumers that were left behind by the government program.
Our street can't be swept properly due to these clunkers - and I'm sure most people have to be aware of when the street cleaners are due in the area.
This is a tremendous opportunity for certain people, but anyone driving a clunker should really evaluate whether he or she can afford a new car payment that will last a lot longer than the clunker cash," recommends Edmunds.
Nearly a million Americans participated in the Cash for Clunkers program, officially known as the Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS), as they traded in their gas-guzzlers for as much as a $4,500 rebate toward the purchase of a new vehicle.
Greg Remensperger, executive vice president of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association, vowed to challenge the attorney general's interpretation of the clunker law and urged member dealerships not to buckle under Kroger's pressure.
If you can't qualify for all of that--not just a part of it; all of it--and you still buy a car from one of these dealers, then you are below moronic; you're a Clunker with Cash.
And for the environmentalists, the minuscule increase in mpg required to qualify as a clunker replacement is hardly a victory.
SHE HAS NEVER released a clunker of an album since she burst on the scene with Seven Year Ache in 1981.
Being forced to skate this clunker everyday, you're bummin'
Smith was an absolutely amazing columnist, and these 167 pieces that ran between 1941 and 1981 are all top-notch, without a clunker in the bunch.
While this book is not a clunker (and it easily could have been, considering how quickly it was written), it succeeds only in the modest goal of recounting Barry's rise and fall-a swell, if overly familiar, story.
Since the government has not offered cash for T12 clunker lighting, we took the private sector initiative to step up to meet this challenge.
Clunker owners just moved up their purchase dates to take advantage of the federal subsidy.