“The ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program is a great way to get old, gas-guzzling vehicles off the road,” said Rick Cox, owner of the Sullivan Automotive Group. “We found a way to make it better by offering the same savings even if a trade-in doesn’t meet the official ‘clunker’ definition.
“If the trade-in is a qualifying ‘clunker,’
The Administration established the CARS program to help consumers replace older, gas guzzling vehicles with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles and to help stimulate the national economy.
The government credit is $3,500 or $4,500 depending on the amount of fuel economy improvement between the old and new vehicle.
Important points for consumers to know about CARS include the following:
• Vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
• Only new vehicle purchases qualify
• Generally, trade-in vehicle must get less than 18 mpg and new vehicles must meet certain fuel economy requirements
• The program ends Nov. 1, 2009 or when the government funds are exhausted (whichever comes first)
“Many drivers want a fuel-efficient new vehicle,’” Cox said. “But, some customers are discovering their old vehicle doesn’t guzzle enough gas to meet the government’s ‘clunker’ guidelines.”
Sullivan Automotive Group in the greater Terre Haute area in Sullivan, Indiana, is offering $3,500 or $4,500 savings on most 2009 new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® vehicles. Customers are not required to trade-in a ‘clunker’ to benefit from this savings. However, if customers do have “clunkers,”
Consumers can learn more about the CARS program at www.cars.gov or by calling the U.S. Department of Transportation’
The staff at Sullivan Automotive Group is available to provide estimates on the value of trade-in vehicles and answer individual questions about the program.
Sullivan Automotive Group is an authorized new vehicle dealer affiliated with Chrysler Group LLC and sells Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac and GMC vehicles. Chrysler Group LLC was formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group and produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Mopar® and Global Electric Motors (GEM) brand vehicles and products.
Sullivan Automotive Group provides warranty service for all Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.