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I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: kap
Date: June 18, 2009 07:36PM
[autos.yahoo.com]

This is not going to be like the DTV converter box coupon, now, is it?



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/2009 07:38PM by kap.
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 18, 2009 07:44PM
kap
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 18, 2009 07:46PM
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Opponents said it would increase the federal debt without doing much to get expensive-to-operate vehicles off the roads

I agree.

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Under the proposal, car owners could get a voucher worth $3,500 if they traded in a vehicle getting [b]18[/b] miles per gallon ...

kap, did you disconnect one the sparkplugs? Show me the Accord (any year) that can't cough up better than 18MPG on a bad day.
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: kap
Date: June 18, 2009 07:52PM
deckeda,
I know my 87 Honda Accord hatchback has better mpg. That old clunker has served me ... my aunt and now, me, well since 1987. The only big replacement was the engine a little two years ago. Just recently I had to replace its original front shocks and ball joints.

My statement was expressed in jest ;)

I am wondering if most of the ol' clunkers are American made?



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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 18, 2009 08:23PM
My 1986 Civic got over 38 mpg before they jacked up the amount of ethanol in gas. Even on a tank only driving short trips in the city I got 24 mpg.



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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: SteveO
Date: June 18, 2009 08:24PM
My late wife had that Accord in a hatch. It was a decent ride. I was researching them just this morning as I was going through all the cars I've ever owned and seeing what kind of mpg they got.

Wonder if you can buy an old clunker and use it to get that credit? Surely they have some kind of length of ownership requirement?
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: June 18, 2009 08:28PM
I took my drivers test in a 1984-85 Honda Accord Hatchback. I loved that car - it was my grandma's!!
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 18, 2009 08:30PM
My bigger worry would be the lack of resulting haggling you might do on the new car. The dealer gets an electronic voucher and passes the savings on to you. Fair enough, but is he then gonna be so quick to give you a penny more? "Hey, buddy, listen, you're already getting $3500 off!" Then again, $3500 is probably more off then a dealer would otherwise give you on a Prius.
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: RE:up
Date: June 18, 2009 08:41PM
So what do you think this will do to the price of "old clunkers" on the used market?

"Sorry kid. I can get $3500 for it in trade. Why should I sell it to you for $1000 just so you'll have a ride at Uni?"



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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: ADent
Date: June 18, 2009 08:47PM
That 1987 Accord is NOT eligible for the Cash For Clunkers bill.

The old car must get 18 mpg or worse (under most versions). See [www.fueleconomy.gov] for official numbers for cars from 1985 or later.

The worst 1987 Accord got 23 mpg combined.
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: M>B>
Date: June 18, 2009 09:03PM
I purchased a new car on the net a year ago, it went smooth, fast and hassle free! used this site [www.cars.com]

Shopped between 5 dealers in my range got a reply the same day with a price. One was 1G below all the others and they were all below sticker. Phoned the rep, wrote a check and got the car the next day! Couldn't be more pleased.
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Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 18, 2009 09:16PM
Police gun buyback programs are a great way to get guns off the street...

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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: kap
Date: June 18, 2009 10:02PM
And just how do they verify an old clunker's mpg? An 87 Honda Accord with some mysterious mechanical problem could only run 14 mpg at the most?



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Posted by: M>B>
Date: June 18, 2009 10:17PM
I purchased a new car on the net a year ago, it went smooth, fast and hassle free! used this site [www.cars.com]

Shopped between 5 dealers in my range got a reply the same day with a price. One was 1G below all the others and they were all below sticker. Phoned the rep, wrote a check and got the car the next day! Couldn't be more pleased.
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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 18, 2009 11:06PM
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Wonder if you can buy an old clunker and use it to get that credit? Surely they have some kind of length of ownership requirement?

Gotta show it to have been registered to you for at least one year, so don't bother trying to corner the clunker market.
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Posted by: kap
Date: June 18, 2009 11:20PM
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Acer
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Wonder if you can buy an old clunker and use it to get that credit? Surely they have some kind of length of ownership requirement?

Gotta show it to have been registered to you for at least one year, so don't bother trying to corner the clunker market.

Well, there goes my eBay scam golden opportunity!



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Re: I have a 1987 Honda Accord. Think I can trade in for 2010 Prius? ;)
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 19, 2009 12:14PM
I'm pissed that they added in the 1984 or older language as that did not appear to be in the previous versions I read.

And the SUV provision... what a waste of paperwork that is.
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