Sunday, August 09, 2009

Top Ten Clunkers (and their replacements)

My overly rabid friends and occasional drinking buddies at the Whited Sepulchre are all aghast at what they are terming the "snuff film" of some Volvo being disabled for the Cash for Clunkers program (presumably so the car can't be resold by some shifty individual after the trade.

According to US News and World Report,  here are the top ten cluckers being ditched by their owners:

  1. 1998 Ford Explorer
  2. 1997 Ford Explorer
  3. 1996 Ford Explorer
  4. 1999 Ford Explorer
  5. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. Jeep Cherokee
  7. 1995 Ford Explorer
  8. 1994 Ford Explorer
  9. 1997 Ford Windstar
  10. 1999 Dodge Caravan

Sorry, but you won't see me shedding any tears over this lot.

Actually I'd like to see the Volvo procedure performed on some of the drivers of these beasts. I have to put up with this assholes on my work commute every day.

Here's what the top ten replacement purchase are (again, curtesy of USNWR):

  1. Ford Focus
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Toyota Corolla
  4. Toyota Prius
  5. Ford Escape
  6. Toyota Camry
  7. Dodge Caliber
  8. Hyundai Elantra
  9. Honda Fit
  10. Chevy Cobalt

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