The Last of Debtlodocus Americanus: $5000 Off SUVs

♠ Posted by Emmanuel in at 4/08/2008 12:54:00 AM
Many years in the future, anthropologists will study the demise of the wasteful and ultimately self-destructive species known as debtlodocus americanus. Its debilitating love of debt fuelled purchases of ever-larger, environmentally destructive, and needless McMansions and SUVs. The latter were akin to dinosaurs roaming the Earth at a time of wrenching climate change that ultimately imperilled the existence of debtlodocus americanus. As the price of fuel went above $100 a barrel due to, among other things, US misadventures in Mesopotamia to procure more oil, the countdown to extinction was set into motion. Yet Dick Cheney, one of the species' leaders, continued to propound the widespread belief that taking on more debt was no problem whatsoever since "deficits don't matter."Along the same lines, Cheney's voting record suggested the Earth didn't matter, either. (There is another related species, lomborgus hilarius, whose mad existence we must discuss at another time.)

The last few days of this ignoble species were presaged by deep discounting of the aforementioned automotive abominations in the town that is the ecological equivalent of Bjorn Lomborg waging eco-jihad, Los Angeles. Unbelievably, the slow-witted deblodocus americanus began to realize the error of its ways as filling the tank of one of these enviro-wretches cost more than $120 in LA.. Yet not even Jah the Maker could save the doomed species now...
Big cash rebates on for vehicles with poor gas mileage seems to be a theme in April for Southern California, with 11 vehicles sporting over $5,000 in rebates. The list is dominated by Chrysler, which offers hefty cash-back incentives on some of the biggest guzzlers in its fleet. Also of note is the fact that these rebates are on many 2007 models that can still be found on Chrysler dealers' lots across the Southland.

Lincoln Mercury and Toyota also reveal their big-car-blues in L.A. with big-time incentives of $5,000 on the Tundra and $5,500 on Navigator and Grand Marquis. Check out the attached photo gallery for details on the top 11 incentives in So. California over $5,000.

April cash-back incentives (greater Los Angeles region) over $5,000*:
2007 Chrysler Aspen
2007 Chrysler Pacifica
2007 Dodge Dakota
2007 Toyota Tundra
2008 Lincoln Navigator
2007 Chrysler 300
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis
2007 Dodge Durango
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2007 Jeep commander
2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500