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 @PhilPerspective @JimWhiteGNV @JasonLeopold @laRosalind Not ugly, but anodyne on the outside. Pretty damn cool and usable on inside though.
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bmaz @PhilPerspective @JimWhiteGNV @JasonLeopold @laRosalind I still call it the BOB. Think it is formally called "Chase Field" now. Not bad.
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bmaz @PhilPerspective @JasonLeopold @laRosalind Fuck that; come to Phoenix with us too.
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emptywheel @p2wy True. Maybe the city should ensure it's not icy? Too easy, I know. @joanneleon
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emptywheel @p2wy Well, yeah, except for the bizarre turnovers and that people coming up the hill wouldn't have warning. Also, the school. @joanneleon
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bmaz @Schtaunkhauser I know, right?
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bmaz @JasonLeopold @laRosalind Seriously. If I had a pair, I'd sell them and buy another Porsche. I mean, it is just fucking stupid here.
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bmaz @JasonLeopold @laRosalind You better. Liz still wants that damn Cooper Trash can! Seriously though, I'll prob be over before then.
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