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Unread 08-05-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default C.A.R.S. qualification info??

Hey, all. Does anyone know about the "Cash for Clunkers" program that's going on in the USA? It's formally called C.A.R.S. (

Anyway, my bro has an eligible model SUV: the engine runs, but the transmission is shot. Vehicle won't move, afaik. Seeing as how they are going to destroy /disable the engine anyway, is it still necessary to have a working transmission in it in order to qualify for C.A.R.S. trade-in? (That would obviously ruin the deal.) Again, the engine runs fine; transx is shot. The requirements for a C.A.R.S. trade-in only state that the engine must run. They say nothing about a working transmission.

I know it would be somewhat silly, since they are going to scrap the gas-guzzling vehicle anyway, but I need a definitive answer, and it's been rather elusive. Thanks all! Any help is appreciated.

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From what i've heard they'll give you at least 3500 for any car if the engine runs. Doesn't have to run good. Go ahead and give it a try.
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