Cash For Clunkers: Eligible New Cars

If you take a look back at my post from Friday, you'll see that somewhere near the end I mentioned that today might be a good day to explore some potential replacement cars and trucks for your so-called clunker. Well, you're not going to believe what I stumbled upon over the weekend -- two extremely helpful lists from that are going to make this a whole lot easier than I thought (for both of us, really).

Cash For Clunkers: Ford's Qualification Calculator

Just yesterday, I gave you a few tips that may spare you the anguish of someone taking advantage of you in the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) -- aka Cash for Clunkers. Basically, it boiled down to one suggestion: Use the NHTSA's official Car Allowance Rebate System Web site,, for all program information. But how do you find out if your car is truly a clunker? Well, Ford Motor Company can tell you -- and you don't even need to drive to the dealership to get the answer.

Cash For Clunkers: Scams

By now it's probably safe to say that you've heard about the Car Allowance Rebate System, or CARS program. No? Well then maybe you're familiar with its slang name: Cash for Clunkers. Yeah, I thought you'd recognize that one. It's funny, but up until just a few days ago, I didn't know the program's official name either. However, even with just that little bit of information in-hand, you may be able to save yourself from getting scammed in the process. Intrigued?

Driving a Bugatti Veyron at Top Speed

I think I'll keep today's post short and straight to the point, how about that? If you recall, last week I asked you about the most embarrassing car you've ever driven, and we received a pretty good response. This week I have another question for you: What's the fastest you've ever driven a car?

Nissan GT-R: Can you spare 7 minutes, 26.7 seconds?

It was less than a week ago when I told you about the challenge to the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1's record-breaking one-lap time of 7 minutes, 26.4 seconds at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. If you recall, it was Dan Watkins, new owner of the one and only (so far) $2 million Stile Bertone Mantide (a corvette ZR1-based supercar), who was going for the bragging rights. But they're not the only ones battling it out at the Green Hell.

Corvette ZR1 and Stile Bertone Mantide: Showdown at "The Ring"

Do you remember just a couple of months ago when I posted about the Stile Bertone Mantide? You know, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that's all dressed-up and now sporting a $2 million price tag? Well, apparently the first Mantide has been sold and its new owner, Dan Watkins, is already throwing down the gauntlet.