RIP 308 mk3's.

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Wow, just wow. Pointless. There are some rare and nice cars on there... The obvious Supras, but also the Subaru Legacy AWD Turbos, those are rare too. Why would you want to get rid of cars like that??
 

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I just hope there are some faithful MK3 owners out there that won't just give up on them. I really hate seeing this happen but I'm pretty damn sure there is a way around this shit. ;) I would never consider trading in my gem for a piece of shit ECONO BOX MICRO MACHINE. The funny thing is that when these new cars take a crap working on them will be a PITA and I hope it costs the consumer out the ass to fix the damn thing.
 

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That officially sucks, but don't forget. Some stealerships were offering the gov't incentive on ANY vehicle, WORKING OR NOT. If you have a Sube' that has a hydrolocked or otherwise blown engine and can tow the $%^&in' thing to the stealership, they'd give you money for that too. Not all vehicles had to be running to make it, and with Supra's pechant for BHGs, it's highly likely people went with that route instead of fixing 'em up and keeping them. Some steal-techs I know said that they were even accepting front- or rear-end damaged vehicles that were too costly to repair but not yet totalled by the insurance co. People have these problems and don't want to deal with them, so they used the gov't incentive to ditch their woes.

Figure about 50% or so of the vehicles ran less than a few miles before crapping out, and figure 50% of THAT number was probably fixable within a reasonable cost to the owner. Now the discard numbers start to make more sense.
 

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Well my MK3 supra just got more rare! :naughty:

But eh, if I was working at a dealership... why would it matter if the car ran? It's going to be crushed anyway.
 

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This is only going to make the economy worse........

"Hey, I don't have any money. But I'm going to get myself in more debt than I already have."

It may make the economy better for some people, but it will hurt more people in the long run.

If you have been thinking about the repo business, this is the time. In a couple of years, when the already-broke people lose their jobs, shit will hit the fan my friends. repo men will BANK.

I can't believe how stupid people can be...........
 
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That MKIV was in CT, was traded into a Jaguar dealership in Bristol. Was a CLEAN silver 97 turbo targa 6 speed, bone stock and low miles.
 

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and i cant see the list on this computer at school, but is there seriously a buick GNX on there?
Nope no GNX's or GN's on the list that I can see. But I do see some 18, 1987 regal's so if they did go I would guess it would be in that listing.
 

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It did say GNX (super rare) in there, too bad someone couldn't offer to pay more so we could keep some of those beauties. :(

Duane
 

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It did say GNX (super rare) in there, too bad someone couldn't offer to pay more so we could keep some of those beauties. :(

Duane
Yep Opps my fault it was listed under ASC.


ASC Incorporated
UNLISTED
1987
10

GNX
1987
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And it looks to be true according to gnxregistry.com
http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/gnx-fortunate-547/298225-gnx-destroyed-under-clunkers-program.html

Im reading it now

EDIT: Im thinking there are typos, reading
jalopnik

From jalopnik:

NOTE: We find it hard to believe that many vehicles in the list below were actually destroyed through the Cash for Clunkers program, and while they may be officially on the list, their inclusion is more likely explained by an error in the submission process, typos or dealerships that managed to game the system.

&

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/24/shed-a-tear-for-clunkers-that-deserved-better/
 
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I'm thinking a lot of these were cars that were more valuable than $3500 - $4500 so the dealership claimed to be C4C'ing them for a sale, then turned around and sold them for more money than they would have gotten from the gov't.

It's the individuals fault for not selling their car private party instead. Also, I'm willing to bet that 97 Supra was really a typo and was an 87 instead. Then again, maybe it was totally ragged and ready for the junkyard anyways?
 

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This is only going to make the economy worse........

"Hey, I don't have any money. But I'm going to get myself in more debt than I already have."

It may make the economy better for some people, but it will hurt more people in the long run.

If you have been thinking about the repo business, this is the time. In a couple of years, when the already-broke people lose their jobs, shit will hit the fan my friends. repo men will BANK.

I can't believe how stupid people can be...........
i agree 100%. i thought this idea was stupid. and as for the mkiii i would imagine few of them were real rust buckets up here in the northern states.
 

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Search for a 1987 Maserati. The car was mint. And I mean showroo
stuff. The only issue. Electrical issues. Guy was selling it for $4k. No one bit. So traded it in at the $4500 Cash 4 clunkers program. DONE!

Sad really.
 

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weak dumb people in this "economy" = CFC working too well..

Heh, I didn't cough once. I built a big garage, put a new 40 year roof on my house and bought another car....
 

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There is gonna be a lot of sad CFC people come January and they get a 1099 form to be filled with their Federal Income Tax for the $4500 they recieved for their trade.
 

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I'm thinking a lot of these were cars that were more valuable than $3500 - $4500 so the dealership claimed to be C4C'ing them for a sale, then turned around and sold them for more money than they would have gotten from the gov't.

It's the individuals fault for not selling their car private party instead. Also, I'm willing to bet that 97 Supra was really a typo and was an 87 instead. Then again, maybe it was totally ragged and ready for the junkyard anyways?
My friend saw the car, it was an absolutely mint, under 100k mile, silver 97 turbo targa 6 speed, black interior. Truly a shame.
 

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Hard to believe the GNX was actually part of the C4C.

Those sold in $60000 range when new. Anyone that owned one had to know what they had.:sarcasm:

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