DETROIT -- The Big 3 posted their fourth-quarter rebates last week with payments to buyers as high as $6,000 and interest rates from 0 to 6.75 percent.
The much-discussed move away from rebates simply did not happen, except for General Motors' 2005 models. Here's a rundown:
GM: On 2006 models, Cadillac, Saturn and Hummer list no payments to buyers, but givebacks by other brands run as high as $3,500. Many are up $500 from the summer schedule, but rebates on huge SUVs are up $2,500.
Rebates are a thing of the past on most 2005 cars and trucks. Those that remain are on minivans and SUVs.
Ford Division: Many of Ford's rebates on 2006 models are unchanged from the summer, although there were $500 increases on some pickups.
It was a different story on the 2005 models. For example, the Expedition SUV is up $3,000.
Chrysler group: Payouts on the 2006 Dodge Durango pickup went up $1,000, but Jeeps held steady except for a $500 boost on the Liberty.
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