The Average Clunker Traded in for C4C Was 15 Years Old

The government has released final Cash for Clunkers numbers–so far I’ve glanced through the summary and additional statistics. And one stat I did not know was that the average age for the Clunkers turned in was almost 15 years, and the average odometer reading was over 160,000 miles. (Click the graphic below to be able to read it.)

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In other words, these really were Clunkers.

The summary data breaks out total voucher amounts issued by state. And there’s even a spreadsheet of which individual models were purchased (which we can use to figure out how many of these cars were actually built in the US). More than 14,000 people bought Priuses under C4C, for example.

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emptywheel @p2wy Given profile of travelers I saw this summer--bc of far cheaper fares--imagine this is especially a problem in flyover country.
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emptywheel RT @mvario1: Wyden Doesn’t Know What NSA Does with Its Dragnet Overseas https://t.co/DG5juTpiPb
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emptywheel Last tweet from here: https://t.co/GJa9IryMTW
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emptywheel "Amtrak's policies also provide grounds for civil asset forfeiture, a process that effectively allows cops to engage in highway robbery,"
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bmaz Further discussion from @jacklgoldsmith on Obama possible continuation of Bush CAT policy http://t.co/jvl2NNxd04
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emptywheel RT @lawfareblog: Jack Goldsmith: "The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty" http://t.c…
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bmaz @JustADCohen CCA gets whatever it wants in AZ.
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bmaz @JustADCohen CCA has a stranglehold on the GOP whack job legislature here. Also CCA man Chuck Coughlin is Brewers long time top advisor.
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bmaz @StephanieKelton LA, SF, NY and DC is it apparently. Seems silly not wider released w/all the buzz it is getting. I was going to go tonight!
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emptywheel @Ali_Gharib the same people who, not having read what actually got released, wrote persistent articles abt how nothing bad revealed?
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bmaz @sethdmichaels @UCSUSA Outstanding and congratulations. Sounds like a fun gig.
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emptywheel While everyone's chatting abt poss Burr might Chair SSCI, worth noting he did nothing to shut down illegal wiretap. https://t.co/A6OPvywPQq
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