Originally Posted by the_experience03
I really dislike this program for the simple fact that it flies in the face of environmentalism. Sure, we are promoting some economic growth while reducing tailpipe emissions, but we are also eliminating a huge recycling program. Used car parts are big business and it just plain makes sense from both an environmental (producing parts causes emissions) and economical standpoint. In a few years I foresee many parts becoming difficult to find and expensive when you do thanks to this program.
Yes, but you realize that by selling those used parts you are basically keeping other guzzlers on the road. Parting out all these cars does not "take them off the road" which is what this program is souposed to do...
Not that I'm in favor of this program at all, I think it's a huge waste of money AND you're now taking paid-for-cars and replacing them with cars with payments of at least $200-300/month... do you really think someone driving a 15 year old "clunker" should be buying a $20,000+ car? I own 2 "clunkers" but I'm not ready for a $20,000 car loan...
The small dealer I work at has taken in about 50 clunkers... I can't believe some of them, today I seen a 2000 Audi A6 Quattro V8... nice looking car.
Here's a few others from a few weeks ago...
That expedition there in the middle donated a nice center console to my F150... I also have a few sets of floor matts, key fobs for my Taurus, wiper blades & a few other odds and ends.
My gas stealing scheme didn't work out so well, apparently newer cars have some anti siphon valve, so you can't siphon gas out of the tank.