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 @adamjohnsonNYC The Big-B business of dictating what the Big-F future will be?
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emptywheel @adamjohnsonNYC I think he means big-F Future.
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emptywheel @jjmck79 I went to market, plan on cooking (though spouse just made me pancakes). Will clean up sewing table I rarely use.
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emptywheel @jjmck79 Oh, I would have been cooking and cleaning and sewing, not having benefitted from equality or an education.
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emptywheel May everyone have the kind of fearful Fourth that would have prevented us from winning Independence if our forefathers thought like that!
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bmaz @RPullen @stephenlemons @Steve_Irvin That is pretty much an incoherent response. But whatever.
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