For the 2002 vehicles, which are going on sale as dealers receive them, 16 of the Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac car nameplates carry $1,000 rebates. Chevy and GMC trucks bring buyers $500 to $1,000.
On the 2001 cars, $2,000 is the most popular giveback. Seventeen of the 21 Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac nameplates that carry rebates are members of the '$2,000 club.'
Moving up to the $2,000 level last week were the Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire (from $1,750) and the Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac Grand Am (from $1,500).
On the truck side, the Chevrolet Tracker's payment jumped to $2,500 from $1,500, and the Chevrolet Blazer two-door now brings $2,000. It formerly had no rebate.
Elsewhere, Toyota and Daewoo posted their August incentives.
* Toyota is paying a $500 rebate on its 2002 Corolla and is offering $500 to $1,250 to buyers of 2001 Camry sedans and Camry Solara coupes, Avalon and Corolla sedans, Tacoma and Tundra pickups, and 4Runner sport-utilities. The program ends Aug. 31.
* Until Sept. 3, Daewoo is paying rebates of $500 to $1,000 on 2001 cars and $750 to $2,000 on 2000 models. In lieu of rebates, financing of 2.9 to 7.9 percent is available on 2001s and 0.9 to 6.9 percent may be chosen on 2000s.