August 16, 2009

Colorado Man: Maserati Clunker!

The Cash for Clunkers program is clearly a runaway success if people are calling a barely-driven Maserati a clunker now!

That's exactly what one man did in Colorado this week, trading the car in for a new Subaru, of all things. As flashy as his "clunker" sounds, it will be treated like every other clunker in the program, getting crushed and disposed of next to all the crappy old trucks most people are bringing in.

Let's see how long it takes for Doc Brown to fly through and trade in his DeLorean...

Colorado Man: Maserati Clunker!

A Colorado car dealer got a shock when a man drove in with a trade in the cash-for- clunkers program, a 1985 Maserati BiTurbo. The car is in almost pristine condition, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported. There are only 18,480 miles on the odometer...

Colorado Man: Maserati Clunker!

Posted at August 16, 2009 5:54 PM

I don't blame him for getting rid of that junk. Brand new this car was a big piece of junk. The low miles only indicates that you could barely drive the POS!!!

Posted by: John at August 16, 2009 6:30 PM

yea but i bet the dealer will make a good profit on the sale to a masseratti collecteran 1985 w/18K mi approx in perstine condition think of it I bet that will be seen here in calif in jay leno's collection no dealer in rite mind gonna wholesale that gem



Posted by: BOBC at August 16, 2009 7:53 PM

So the government wants cars that are inefficient, as far as emissions and fuel consumption are concerned, off the road...the clunker program is supposed to help accomplish this.

Here we have a Maserati that has been driven less than 20,000 miles in over 20 years (average of less than 1000 miles per year)...somehow, I don't think this vehicle has been contributing much to the smog or the excessive fuel consumption problems.

It will be rendered useless and be parted for salvage except the engine which needs to be purposely seized. Seems counter productive to me. A car in fine condition that should probably be preserved due to the low mileage and low production numbers...instead it will be destroyed. Kind of sad to me.

Posted by: john at August 16, 2009 9:07 PM

Now you know this car is not gonna make it past the dealer or one of his family members/friends! It was prolly cleaned up that same day and sent to the crib! LOL

Posted by: MDA at August 16, 2009 10:14 PM

John @ 6:30 clearly does not know anything about cars... A 1985 Maserati, less than 20K miles, wood and leather interior? That's a collector's item, not a clunker! That's the only problem I have with this government program--a lot of great classic older cars are going to be destroyed instead of preserved.

Posted by: Amanda at August 16, 2009 10:51 PM

I have a 97 Lincoln Town Car I thought of trading in but, I think 1 jewel traded is enough. I only have 64.000 on mine.

Posted by: Jim Foster at August 16, 2009 11:52 PM

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