Trade Your Clunker For These Sweet Fuel-Sipping Rides

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), popularly known as the “cash for clunkers” program, starts next month. Need help picking a suitably fuel-efficient car?

We’ve already gone over the details, and warned you about how to spot a scammer trying to profit off the program. However, if you really are in the market for a new car, how can you find the best, fuel-savingest one out there? Consumer Reports has some ideas, and they’ve even done the math to show how much money you can save in addition to the rebate, from just buying less gas.

Car Allowance Rebate System [NHTSA]
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Cash for clunkers: The best gas guzzlers to junk
Cash for clunkers bill cuts fuel consumptionñrunning the numbers

(Photo: Laura Northrup)