Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cash for Clunkers

NYTimes posts the final numbers on that clunker of a government giveaway. This was supposed to be a corrupt, inefficient give-away to the corrupt, inefficient American car makers, right? Well, Washington can't even do pork very well. The program successfully took American clunkers off the road and replaced them with Asian-brand sedans.
Top 10 New Vehicles Purchased

1. Toyota Corolla
2. Honda Civic
3. Toyota Camry
4. Ford Focus
5. Hyundai Elantra
6. Nissan Versa
7. Toyota Prius
8. Honda Accord
9. Honda Fit
10. Ford Escape FWD

Top 10 Trade-in Vehicles

1. Ford Explorer 4WD
2. Ford F150 Pickup 2WD
3. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
4. Ford Explorer 2WD
5. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD
6. Jeep Cherokee 4WD
7. Chevrolet Blazer 4WD
8. Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 2WD
9. Ford F150 Pickup 4WD
10. Ford Windstar FWD Van
The government, of course, is labeling this clunker "wildly successful". Just like the British victory at Bunker Hill, I guess, or the victories of Pyrrhus over the Roman Republic.

No comments: