The Cash for Clunkers program has given automakers a spike in their sales and while they’ve been reaping the rewards all to themselves, those who have been late to throw their hats on the program are finally doing so.

One car brand that has joined the fold is Audi, which is now extending an extra $1,000 incentive for every car sold under the government-funded CARS program on top of the rebates the program gives away.

Audi’s program only covers a limited number of its models – 18 2008 and 2009 models, to be exact. The newer models are still being discussed as eligible vehicles, although some of them, including the Audi A5 2.0T, have yet to be included because the EPA hasn’t certified the car’s fuel efficiency rating.

Audi America’s CEO, Mark Del Rosso said that the CFC program is a great opportunity for Americans to get their hands on a new Audi, which, for some of us, just might be too good an offer to pass up. It’s not all the time when you can say that you’re this close to purchasing either an A3, A4, A4 Avant, A4 Cabrio, TT Coupe or Roadster, a Q5 or many of their quattro variants. So when the opportunity presents itself, it’s something that’s definitely worth considering.

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To entice customers even further, the $1,000 incentive is only the tip of Audi’s promotional iceberg. Other incentives include a special 60-month APR and improved lease terms.

So if you fancy driving down America’s highways on a brand-new Audi, you have until August 31 to avail of the incentives. We must warn you, though. Promos like this usually dry up quicker than anybody thinks so if you’re thinking about getting an Audi, we suggest that you hurry and get in front of the line before supplies dry up.

Source: Examiner

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10 comments:

  (592) posted on 12.5.2010

I want the guys who wrote 900p of bogus Irak WMD evidence to be investigated for forcing America on a war
based on complete lies.

  (815) posted on 11.25.2010

this car is an absolute stunner, be it red, black, white, silver... heck even the yellow version looks awesome! Even more so with the gunmetal gray
head and tail lamp fairings..

  (177) posted on 08.7.2009

I think the EPA certification is very important in the near future as even now we can see how car companies are trying their best to hit the market record sales in due time before it is fully implemented or some would be in the lossing end.

  (116) posted on 08.7.2009

I guess, Audi is giving out a big promo this time with the CFC program, as it joins the entire plan, we can see how all the car makers out do and out with each other in these periods of survival. and Audi is not making a risk when it joins the pack it is securing it place.

  (137) posted on 08.7.2009

I guess, the plan is really working. It is good tat in the end...the car owners get a better and more efficient model that complies with the requirements. While doing this, we see how small car buyers can bail out the economy by creating a new sign of hope to many automakers.

  (231) posted on 08.7.2009

This CFC program is a milestone. Maybe a little better implementation interms of defining scrap and the role or dealers in the picture would help a lot. But this entire program for me is effective as far as making sales and getting EPA certified is one good move for the future

  (289) posted on 08.7.2009

Why such a big name like Audi will join this CFC program? It only means one thing—this plan is working and the people are biting on it. Now the only question is who will earn the most at the end of the line. Besides, some automakers can’t take or wont take this for granted as the EPA certification is something they cannot stop...so it better to loose on some dollars than not to sell at all in the US.

  (318) posted on 08.7.2009

When the Obama gov’t thought of it they only have one thing in mind: fuel the new market for a better car technology—although this would be hard for its own GMC, I think GMC received billions to catch up with the new EPA requirements and of course to change its image and get a chance in the newly tapped car market.

  (314) posted on 08.7.2009

What makes this program viable is it opens a good market for competition and it sure does make a good market race track for the automakers...now Corolla is leading lately it was the Focus, but it doesn’t matter whose leading what is important is people are buying new cars and are willing to exchange their clunkers into cash and for a new car.

  (421) posted on 08.7.2009

I guess, this only makes senser all...the deal is great and everyone is benefiting from it. It you are getting a better one and new why settle with your oldsmobile? Besides, it only shows that this plan work for the greater purpose...when in 2012 we are all running in more fuel efficient and EPA certified cars. That sounds more healthy and environmental.

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