Cash for Clunkers was a bureaucratic burden for many local auto dealers, but it provided a dearly needed summer sales boost and helped stop a year-long sales slide.
Area dealers' sales rose 10 percent in August, when the government incentive program was in full force, according to data from the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association.
- Auto dealers see sales drop after Clunkers' end - The Louisville Courier-Journal
- Did Cash for Clunkers Fail? - The Atlantic Online
- Here comes the clunker hangover - BusinessWeek
- Dealers work to reload after Clunkers success - The Waco Tribune-Herald
- Washington bails out Detroit - The Washington Post [Oops. That one is about football.]
See also also:
- Russians, Too, May Get 'Cash for Clunkers' Rebates - Voice of America
The hope is that a "rubles for wrecks" plan next year will revive the domestic auto industry and spur Russian new-car sales, now running at less than half last year's levels.
- Luxury vehicle market dips
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News