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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bmaz @joshgerstein I think he was indeed toast b/c of age, but may be back in play as a moderate compromise. Top of list still is Sri I think.
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bmaz @AnthonyMKreis And, really just Sri.
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bmaz @AnthonyMKreis Love kelly, but ima take your money from you. My bet is either Sri or Garland
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bmaz RT @AriBerman: This @rickhasen piece more relevant than ever: Why The Most Urgent Civil Rights Cause Of Our Time Is Supreme Court https://…
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bmaz Aw, that's nice, thanks Jack! https://t.co/vnLkBYHbjP
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bmaz I really am not a fan of Sri in the least. But at least he would break the Harvard/Yale mold so currently extant. https://t.co/wlHnzkX8iW
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bmaz @ScottGreenfield I shudder to think of where Confrontation Clause would be without him. Will always be thankful for that.
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bmaz @ScottGreenfield Hey, I found something decent to say about Scalia as well. He had some good moments to go along with the bad.
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bmaz @kevinjonheller I've never had anything good to say about Sunstein. Cause there is nothing good to say.
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emptywheel @LOLGOP "Dead-Ender"
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bmaz Well, this is some batshit crazy fearmongering https://t.co/nEES3ggcZ2
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emptywheel @amy10506 But coming from MI it's a lot easier to see how someone plays an open primary, I guess.
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