With Congress on the verge of passing some kind of cash for clunkers legislation, it's time to take a look at what cars are worth trading in for the scrappage credit and what to sell by other means. The good folks at Consumer Reports have come to the rescue. Obviously a car that has a retail value greater than the corresponding rebate is not worth trading in unless you just can't be bothered to stick a For Sale sign in the window. The CR staff has examined the prices and concluded that pre-1993-94 Cadillac deVilles, Eldorados and Sevilles are all solid candidates.
One surprise car on the list is the 2001 Lincoln LS V8. The LS was a well-regarded if blandly styled sedan in its time. Those looking for a good handling rear drive sedan alternative to a BMW 5-series might want to consider one of these at a bargain basement price.
The truck list is quite a bit longer than the car list, including such winners as the pre-1996 Ford Aerostar and Isuzu Rodeo. Having driven the Rodeo in the distant past, it would be highly recommended to scrap all of them regardless of age and retail value. Check out the whole list at CR. Thanks to Richard for the tip!
[Source: Consumer Reports]
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