Cash for Clunkers

"Cash for Clunkers" Program… The term that defined a new industry.

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Cash for Clunkers started out as a government vehicle program in 2009 to encourage people to buy more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly cars. DamagedCars.com keeps that goal alive today.

If you have a less-than-perfect car, you can sell it to us online and fast! We buy damaged, wrecked and totaled cars nationwide.

Sell Your Clunkers to DamagedCars.com

Have an old car and need an upgrade? Or, maybe your car is broken-down or wrecked. Buying a new or newer car can be expensive, especially when your old car may not have the value you’d like. DamagedCars.com buys vehicles in less-than-perfect condition fast. Just click the button below and get a guaranteed offer for your car ASAP.

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Sell Your Clunkers to DamagedCars.comOur offers run on the real value of your car. Request your instant quote, and you’re under no obligation to accept it. It’s even good for three days. There are no hidden fees and towing is free. Once we give you a guaranteed offer, there are no visual inspections at the time of pick-up. If you want cash for your clunker (or at least a check for your clunker), click the big blue button to give us some info about your car. We’ll get you an offer fast. At DamagedCars.com, we buy cars in less than perfect condition, nationwide.

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By filling out our form with accurate information on DamagedCars.com, we can give you an instant offer on some vehicles or contact you with a guaranteed offer shortly after you click “Submit for Offer.”

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Happy with the offer? Provide proof of ownership, and we will schedule the pick-up of your car and deliver the payment at the same time.

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We will hand you a check during the car pick up.

Should I Sell My Car?

If your car is beyond repair or not worth fixing, you can still dispose of your automobile in an environmentally friendly and responsible way while getting money to buy a newer car. You can sell your damaged car in the US within a day or two. Regardless of your car’s year, make, model or current condition, you can usually get paid within 24 to 48 hours of accepting our offer.

What Kind of Cars do you buy?

DamagedCars.com buys all makes and models of cars, including classics and exotics. So, we'll buy your car too. Engine failure, broken timing chain, blown clutch or a bad transmission, it doesn’t’ matter. We’ll work to buy your car "as-is."

Don’t let car trouble get in the way of selling your car. Every vehicle has value. Even junk cars and wrecked or broken-down vehicles can put some cash in your pocket. DamagedCars.com can help you get the most salvage value for your junk car. Click the button below to get your free, no obligation offer.

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Want to sell your less-than-perfect car online, fast? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We buy cars nationwide, and we make it easy. We pick up the car at no cost, so you don't have to bother with junk car removal companies or junkyards.

At DamagedCars.com, we offer to buy vehicles at all levels of damage.

With DamagedCars.com you get rid of your car fast, and you get the best possible offer. The procedure is simple. The transaction is quick and secure and includes our excellent customer service. We work a little like the “Cash for Clunkers” program. We pay money for cars that drivers no longer want. The difference is we have no prerequisites. Everyone is welcome, even if you have a “hard to sell” car.

Cash for clunkers. We’ve all heard the term. It’s a concept that spawned an entire industry. But, where did it come from?

Cash 4 ClunkersOn July 1, 2009, to Federal Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) kicked off. What quickly became known colloquially as the Cash for Clunkers program, CARS was a $3 billion program by the U.S. Federal Government encouraging people driving old junk cars, inefficient, smoggy vehicles to trade or sell the car for new, more efficient and environmentally friendly cars by offering credits between $3,500 and 4,500 dollars.

Cash for Clunkers was so popular that the original $1 billion allocated to the program run out in only 30 days. Congress budgeted another $2 billion, which ran out on August 24th, 2009, marking the end of federal vehicle cash.

All told, CARS (aka Cash for Clunkers) resulted in 690,114 cars sold for a total cost to the U.S. Government of $2.88 billion. Of those nearly 700,000 cars, 19.4-percent were Toyota, 17.6-percent General Motors, 14.4-percent Ford, 13.0-percent Honda and 8.7-percent Nissan.

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Cash for Clunkers, a lasting impact

But, the effect of Cash for Clunkers was felt far beyond those 690.114 cars. It defined an industry. When the cash for clunkers program was established, DamagedCars.com was already two years old. We were already paying cash for cars, or at least checks for clunkers.

Cash for Clunkers
Cash for Clunkers Program
 

With the end of CARS in August 2009, an entire industry had sprung up around the idea of buying damaged, salvage, junk, wrecked and old clunker cars, with DamagedCars.com as a pioneer in the field. High scrap prices, thanks to even higher oil prices, helped more people buy newer, safer, cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars after selling junk cars.

Fast forward to 7 years later, and the Federal Cash for Clunkers program is a footnote in history. But, the term cash for clunkers lives on and so does DamagedCars.com.

So, if you want cash for your clunker or just need to sell your damaged, wrecked or broken-down car, give us a call at 1-877-877-7911 or click the link at the top of the page to “Get an Offer.” We will provide you with a fast, guaranteed offer. Because, at DamagedCars.com, we buy cars in less-than-perfect condition, nationwide since 2007.

Cash for Clunkers Purchases:

2010 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 85700 Location: Miami, FL 33167
$2,750.00

2009 Nissan Altima

Mileage: 180000 Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
$700.00

2008 Honda Accord

Mileage: 177000 Location: Fort Mill, SC 29707
$725.00

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Mileage: 145000 Location: Friendswood, TX 77546
$480.00

2007 Lexus RX 350

Mileage: 129000 Location: Bedford, NH 03110
$3,750.00

2007 Honda Civic

Mileage: 140000 Location: Forestburg, TX 76119
$875.00

2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage: 150000 Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909
$700.00

2010 Dodge Charger

Mileage: 100000 Location: Evans, GA 30809
$700.00

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage: 135000 Location: West Warwick, RI 2893
$800.00

2006 Ford F150

Mileage: 117000 Location: Madera, CA 93637
$2,000.00

2009 Toyota Matrix

Mileage: 125000 Location: Harbor Springs, MI 49740
$925.00

2010 Nissan Versa

Mileage: 140000 Location: Huntsville, AL 35802
$1,235.00

2004 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 96000 Location: San Jose, CA 95135
$810.00

2010 Toyota Camry

Mileage: 154000 Location: Cincinnati, OH 45224
$1,675.00

2002 Lexus RX 300

Mileage: 150000 Location: Morrisville, NC 27560
$2,010.00

2008 Saturn VUE

Mileage: 120000 Location: Hiram, GA 30141
$625.00

2003 Toyota Highlander

Mileage: 140000 Location: Santa Monica, CA 90402
$1,000.00

2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Mileage: 80000 Location: Seattle, WA 98126
$600.00

2013 Hyundai Sonata

Mileage: 42000 Location: Franklin, WI 53132
$2,400.00

2001 BMW 330i

Mileage: 224000 Location: Pinson, AL 35126
$550.00

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Who is DamagedCars?

DamagedCars buys cars in less-than-perfect condition. We make the process easy and convenient by picking up your car without any charge to you. DamagedCars has over seven years of buying salvage cars, junk cars and even late-model cars, trucks, ...

What kind of cars does DamagedCars buy?

DamagedCars will purchase damaged vehicles of any type, including vehicles with physical or mechanical damage as well as junk cars.

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