What are some of the worst cars turned in for cash from the cash for clunkers program?

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    CARS (The Car Allowance Rebate System) aka Cash for Clunkers looks like a green program, but it really is an economic stimulus program
    http://www.cars.gov/
    The fuel savings are not mandated to be all that great and the vehicles purchased must be new. Being new does not make a car greener per se, it makes the car dealer greener (dollar-wise).
    “If the new vehicle has a combined fuel economy that is at least 4, but less than 10, miles per gallon higher than the traded-in vehicle, the credit is $3,500. If the new vehicle has a combined fuel economy value that is at least 10 miles per gallon higher than the traded-in vehicle, the credit is $4,500.” http://www.cars.gov/faq#category-07

    4 miles per gallon improvement qualifies. So a car that gets 22 (combined) mpg would qualify.

    Fortunately, most buyers are opting for better fuel economy than mandated.
    Top ten cars being purchased:
    10. Chevrolet Cobalt
    9. Honda Fit
    8. Dodge Caliber
    7. Hyundai Elantra
    6. Ford Escape
    5. Toyota Camry
    4. Toyota Prius
    3. Honda Civic
    2. Toyota Corolla
    1. Ford Focus
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-309874

    Yahoo Green has a nice article with picture of some of the “best” cars turned in:
    http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/127/the-clunkiest-clunkers-turned-in-for-cash.html

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