clunker


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clunk·er

 (clŭng′kər)
n. Informal
1. A decrepit machine, especially an old car; a rattletrap.
2. A failure; a flop.

clunker

(ˈklʌŋkə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) chiefly US a dilapidated old car or other machine
2. something that fails: the novel's last line is a clunker.

clunk•er

(ˈklʌŋ kər)

n. Informal.
1. something worthless or inferior.
2. an old, worn-out machine, esp. a car.
[1940–45]
Translations

clunker

[ˈklʌŋkəʳ] N (US) → cacharro m

clunker

n (US pej inf: = car) → Kiste f (pej inf), → Mühle f (pej inf)
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It also showed that if current trends hold, purchase intent would be back to pre-Cash for Clunker levels by August 20.
brandId=gm&src=sch&seo=goo_|_2009_GM_Cash_For_Clunkers_|_2009_GM_Cash_For_Clunkers_Retail_-_Content_|_Cash_for_Clunker_System_|_dummy_keyword " target="_blank">GM & The Car Allowance Rebate System website here</a> to see if your car qualifies for the Cash for Clunkers program.
While the Cash for Clunkers program is coming to an end manufacturers and dealers are concerned that their business will return to pre-clunker levels.
Relatively speaking, our worries center around the trade-in value of the old clunker parked in the driveway and the monthly payments on a new set of wheels, or getting rid of the old TV in favor of a new big-screen unit, or getting around to long-neglected upkeep or upgrades on the house or apartment.
Granted, moving a vehicle every 72 hours is not going to be much better and it only adds another clunker in the streets, but front yard parking brings down the whole neighborhood's appeal.
Before, cars were only two of the top 10 vehicles purchased with clunker trade-ins; now, six are cars," stated Edmunds.
Griffin and Bonnar are spearheading the dealership's Cash For Clunkers campaign- an initiative that encourages Vegas residents to purchase a car sooner by trading in their "clunker" for cash.
As the clunker sales reached a fevered pitch, I think it's fair to say that the deals got much stingier.
If none of the 8,600 Oregon consumers who participated in the clunker program had received credit for the scrap value of their trade-ins, that would have left $1.
Nihat Ergun spoke to reporters in Qatar, where he attended the Turkish Export Products Exhibition, and said, "it would not be a realistic approach to say that the future of Turkish automotive industry could be saved only by clunker incentive.
They'll get the government Clunker voucher, Your Price, and Your Cash then, as the saying goes, laugh all the way to the bank.
If Rent-a-Clunker's very first car actually was a clunker (which, by the way, is North American slang for a dilapidated vehicle), why wasn't I a speck on the horizon in a shiny sedan from Kurt's Rent-a-Car?