Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Cash for Clunkers program, though a success with the crowd that could have afforded a new car regardless of the $4,500 incentive, is fizzling as dealers claim Obama just isn't paying up...
There have been a plethora of related stories out there since the inception of this "stimulus program," like the hit-and-run car dumped as a clunker, bike shops offering bike-clunker cash and Americans split over whether this is an incentive at all... But, the best story I've heard is the guy that turned in his mint condition Maserati BiTurbo (only 18,000 miles!!!!) for a Subaru Impreza.
"...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.
While the Italian sports car stands out among the battered trucks and SUVs other people have brought to Go Subaru in Golden, it qualified under the program. The owner got a $3,500 rebate on a new Subaru Impreza..." (source)