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 @OKnox Btw, did you see Chuck Todd confirmed Brennan was (predictably) in KSA w/Obama?
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emptywheel @zlheiden Right. I'm going to call the Queen and complain.
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emptywheel @quinnnorton OK, but I just hope someone does a "Sully's childish reading of the Republic" on the wall of Plato's Twitter cave I can read.
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emptywheel @jerdemink @AthertonKD read it so both of us can avoid it. https://t.co/kML8O44ajm
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emptywheel @pastordan ABSOLUTELY! Just not people who fall in love with it as literalism at an age where they should know better.
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emptywheel @AthertonKD Did you Storify it so I can link to it as further warning?
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emptywheel @AthertonKD Thankfully @MSignorile warned me, which was decisive factor in giving up.
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emptywheel Anyway: it's crap. Never trust anyone who doesn't read the Republic until grad school AND reads it literally. https://t.co/fP9W6sVxIc
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emptywheel @MSignorile It's crap. But some on the left apparently like being abused.
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emptywheel Abt half way thru Sully piece hit w/dilemma: finish it so I can point out what self-indulgent crap it is or give up? https://t.co/g6NrwfhlMI
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emptywheel Sully apparently missed Hillary repeatedly pointing out how much $$ Candidate Obama got from banksters. https://t.co/g6NrwfhlMI
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emptywheel How did Sully get to grad school before reading Plato's Republic? https://t.co/g6NrwfhlMI
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