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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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Cash for Clunkers lasted 55 days and ended with confusion that was a preview of things to come.
pl=505&contentid=505) completely recyclable , so proponents of the Clunkers program naturally assumed that older automobiles would be salvaged in some way and the remaining parts would be auctioned off for a small price.
Sherefkin, "If Output Is a Blip, Clunkers Could Hurt Suppliers," Automotive News, August 10, 2009, http://www.
Remensperger said the federal law governing the cash for clunkers program - in which consumers could qualify for $3,500 or $4,500 rebates by trading gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient new vehicles - left disposition of the clunkers' scrap value as part of the negotiation process.
I'm calling this current manifestation Clunkers with Cash: The disreputable sorts know ripe, low-hanging fruit when they see it, and they are obviously betting that many people in the general public are clunkers with cash.
Since the program launched, the Ventura Boulevard dealership has taken in 100 clunkers.
I combined that known value with an average rebate of 4,200 dollars and a range of assumptions about the fuel economy of the new vehicles purchased and how long the clunkers would have been on the road if not for the program," Knittel said.
The Cash for Clunker idea, which started out with much stricter requirements for increased fuel efficiency, was watered down by Congress to the point that it was wildly popular and, therefore, not very effective.
We hope that credit unions will continue to promote Chrysler Cash for Clunkers as well as the GM CU Member discount.
There were a few clunkers, but the high points were just as high.
Clunkers or not, it was apparent that the Wranglers and cowboy hats had rubbed off.
But large chunks of airspace are still wasted on clunkers like digital television.
Finding them can be hard, he says, because most are not old clunkers.
But getting the clunkers off the road is no simple matter.
The White House claims that car sales are much stronger thanks to the Cash for Clunkers program.