Cash For Clunkers List | What the EPA Made Ineligible

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Is your vehicle one of the 78 the EPA made ineligible? (Photo: rundeautochat.wordpress.com)

If you’re the owner of one of the cars on the following Cash For Clunkers list, I’m sorry. You’re simply out of luck if you had planned to take advantage of the up to $4,500 voucher good toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient car or truck. Perhaps now you’ll be needing payday loans with no faxing or other short term loans in order to make the down payment on a new car. If so, Personal Money Store may be able to help you.

USA TODAY reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made these changes behind the scenes, just before the Cash For Clunkers program 2009 was about to begin. They have expressed no remorse over any difficulty they may have caused consumers. In fact, they have justified their last second changes by saying that they were operating under a deadline where the first day of the program for consumers was their “drop dead” date.

By way of review

For those of you who don’t know, Cash For Clunkers is a government program that enables consumers to trade in cars that are not fuel efficient (18 mpg or less combined city and highway driving) and are less than 25 years old. Acceptable trade-ins next consumers $3,500 or $4,500 for a new vehicle that gets at least 10 mpg more than their trade-in car or truck.

Here’s the hit list

There are more than 70 different cars that have fallen by the wayside when it comes to the Cash For Clunkers list. Thanks, EPA! I’ll separate the vehicles here by year for your convenience:

Alfa Romeo GTV
Alfa Romeo Milano
BMW 5 Series
Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2WD
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan/Ram Van 2WD
Dodge Shadow
Ford Aerostar Van
Ford LTD Crown Victoria
Ford LTD Crown Victoria Wagon
GMC S15 Jimmy 2WD
Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Mark VII
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon
Plymouth Sundance
Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager 2WD
Porsche 944
Toyota Truck 4WD

1988 Vehicles

Mazda 929
Peugeot 505 Sedan
Toyota 4Runner 4WD

1989 Vehicles

Mazda 929
Peugeot 505 Sedan
Porsche 911 Carrera

1990 Vehicles

Audi 80 Quattro
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan/Ram Van 2WD
Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager 2WD
Saab 9000
Toyota 1-Ton Truck 2WD
Toyota Truck 2WD

1991 Vehicles

Audi 80 Quattro
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD
Dodge Ram 50 Pickup 2WD
Lexus ES 250
Mitsubishi Truck 2WD
Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager 2WD
Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Wagon

1992 Vehicles

Acura NSX
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD
Dodge Ram 50 Pickup 2WD
Jeep Cherokee 4WD
Jeep Comanche Pickup 4WD
Mitsubishi Truck 2WD
Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager 2WD
Saab 900

1993 Vehicles

Dodge Ram 50 Pickup 2WD
Dodge Stealth
Jeep Comanche Pickup 2WD
Mitsubishi 3000 GT
Mitsubishi Truck 2WD
Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Wagon

1994 Vehicles

Mazda B2300/B3000/B4000 Pickup 2WD
Mazda MPV
Mitsubishi Diamante Wagon
Volkswagen Corrado SLC

1995 Vehicles

Kia Sportage 2WD
Mazda MPV
Toyota Tacoma 2WD

1996 Vehicles

Jeep Cherokee 2WD
Nissan Truck 2WD
Toyota Supra
Volkswagen Jetta GLX

1997 Vehicles

Chrysler Concorde
Chrysler New Yorker/LHS
Dodge Intrepid
Eagle Vision
Kia Sportage 4WD
Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG
Nissan Truck 2WD
Toyota Supra
Toyota T100 2WD
Volkswagen Jetta GLX

Is your car on the list?

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