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cash 4 clunkers deal took another good range rover. great divide edition . it had lift, snorkel, perfect body and interior.
i wonder what the x owner of this beautiful range rover is driving now? corolla? <<< looser lol
 

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Gaaakkk....!!! I can tell by the stickers on the rear window that it's one (in So Cal) that I just saw on e-Bay, listing the snorkel, GDE front bumper, and a nice custom rear bumper for sale. I meant to bid on the rear bumper, waiting until the last day to bid, but got too busy and forgot until too late. It went cheaply, dammit!
 

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cash 4 clunkers deal took another good range rover. great divide edition . it had lift, snorkel, perfect body and interior.
i wonder what the x owner of this beautiful range rover is driving now? corolla? <<< looser lol
You're going to laugh at this. A corolla would have been better than what he ended up with - a 2010 PRIUS!!!! :crybaby2:

This was his response to one of the questions on his auction:

Q: What are you doing with the rest of the truck?
A: Good question, took full advantage of the 'cash for clunkers' program and picked up a new '10 Prius.


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I see that he's still trying to sell his full-length roof rack on e-Bay.
 

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Granny said:
Gaaakkk....!!! I can tell by the stickers on the rear window that it's one (in So Cal) that I just saw on e-Bay, listing the snorkel, GDE front bumper, and a nice custom rear bumper for sale. I mean to bid on the rear bumper, waiting until the last day to bid, but got too busy and forgot until too late. It went cheaply, dammit!

yes you are right it was from southern californa land rover club .( stiker on the right side of the back glass ) no spot of rust what so ever.
 

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what's worse, he got a raw deal after all:
If you traded in a clunker worth $3500, you get $4500 off for an apparent "savings" of $1000.


However, you have to pay taxes on the $4500 come April 15th (something that no auto dealer will tell you). If you are in the 30% tax bracket, you will pay $1350 on that $4500.


So, rather than save $1000, you actually pay an extra $350 to the feds. In addition, you traded in a car that was most likely paid for. Now you have 4 or 5 years of payments on a car that you did not need, that was costing you less to run than the payments that you will now be making.

But wait; it gets even better: you also got ripped off by the dealer. For example, in LA every dealer was selling a Ford Focus with all the goodies, including A/C, auto transmission, power windows, etc for $12,500 the month before the "cash for clunkers" program started.

When "cash for clunkers" came along, they stopped discounting them and instead sold them at the list price of $15,500. So, you paid $3000 more than you would have the month before... (Honda, Toyota , and Kia played the same list price game that Ford and Chevy did).

So let's do the final tally here:

You traded in a car worth: $3500
You got a discount of: $4500
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Net so far +$1000
But you have to pay: $1350 in taxes on the $4500
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Net so far: -$350
And you paid: $3000 more than the car was selling for the month before
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Net -$3350

We could also add in the additional taxes (sales tax, state tax, etc.) on the extra $3000 that you paid for the car, along with the 5 years of interest on the car loan, but let's just stop here..

So who actually made out on the deal? The feds collected taxes on the car along with taxes on the $4500 they "gave" you. The car dealers made an extra $3000 or more on every car they sold along with the kickbacks from the manufacturers and the loan companies. The manufacturers got to dump lots of cars they could not give away the month before. And the poor, stupid consumer got saddled with even more debt that they cannot afford.
 

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I feel ill... :(
All the work I've put into keeping my crusty dusty Classic going, chanting that every extra mile I get out of her is money saved. I'm hoping she has enough metal left to survive a two inch lift and maybe just one more offroad weekend ( but mainly cause it makes all the work it requires underneath so much easier)... sigh. ... and some mo mo sends this to the scrap yard. Look how clean that frame is... WTF. :evil: freakin' ass clown.
 
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