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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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.
But the new lighting installation has a shorter payback than the clunker replacement, without any cost to taxpayers and with the opportunity to relight and provide a significant improvement in worker comfort and performance.
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.
He added that the paperwork and conditions attached to the federal government's clunker program only helped fuel the Hate My Car campaign.
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.
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.
As for Brookings' author Terry Moe, I must disclose that I clobbered him in a debate several years ago on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation show on the subject of his 1990 book, Politics, Markets, and America's Schools, a propaganda clunker touting school vouchers.
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.
For the first, Trade or Upgrade, Hyundai will give you pounds 2,000 guaranteed trade-in on your old clunker (seven to 10 years old).
Clunker owners just moved up their purchase dates to take advantage of the federal subsidy.
Industry and Trade Ministry Nihat Ergun shed green light to clunker incentive in the automotive sector.
CUTLINE: (1) Christopher Moylan, general manager at Millbury Ford Mercury in Auburn, with a disabled clunker taken in during the program.
The only clunker, sadly, is the only new recording: a weak remake done by Harrison of My Sweet Lord.
Diane Mohieldin, an amiable executive from Harr, invited me and a photographer to witness the killing of the clunker by Justin Belliveau, an equally amiable service adviser.