Cars.gov Website Launched By Obama Administration For Cash-For-Clunkers Plan And To Promote Fuel Efficient Cars

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After Change.gov and Recovery.gov, the Obama administration has now launched a new website called www.Cars.Gov. This website will offer information on how to trade in your old car for a more fuel efficient car.

Congress passed the $1 Billion Cash-For-Clunkers plan and sent it to President Obama for his signature and consent last week. This program will help new car buyers to get $3,500-$4,500 when they trade in their old gas guzzling and inefficient cars for brand new energy efficient cars.

According to the Cars.Gov website, here are the five most important things you should know about this plan:

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1. Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date.
2. Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify.
3. Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements).
4. Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in.
5. You don’t need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase.

While this new plan was passed very recently, scammers are already jumping to cash in on this program. So beware of scammers and phony websites. As per CNNMoney,

Some purported “Cash for Clunkers” Web sites are asking consumers to provide personal information, including names, addresses and social security numbers, so they can “register” for the program, said Patricia Swift-Oladeinde, a spokeswoman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the government agency assigned to administer the program.

Other Web sites tell car shoppers they will put them in touch with authorized “Cash for Clunkers” dealers in their area, she said.

Head to www.Cars.Gov for more info on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS).

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Check if you car can be traded in – For complete eligible vehicles list under the Cash For Clunkers program.

To find out mileage rating of your trade-in vehicle, go to www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/sbs.htm

Update: After the success of the Cash for Clunkers program, the Obama administration is proposing the cash for clunkers 2010 program. Check out Cash for clunkers details.

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1 kevin kenyon August 1, 2009 at 6:45 am

i should have bought a million dollar house that i knew i could’t afford.should have bought a truck that gets 2mpg.that way someone could pay for my stuff.if you try too do the right thing you get penalized.you can see my car doesen’t qualify,this is another get rewarded for bad behavior program.

2 fred primm August 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

what about a consumers credit how good dose it has to be to get in on this program??????

3 Ben Edmondson August 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm

DOES THIS PROGRAM ALSO REQUIRE THAT THEY CHECK CREDIT HAVING AND ALL THE THINGS THE DEALER CHECKS OUT WHEN YOU BUY A NEW VEHICLE? IS YOUR CREDIT GOOD ENOUGH? AND LIKE HOW LONG AT JOB? HOW MUCH YOU MAKE YEARLY? AND ALL THAT STUFF, I CANT FIND THAT INFO ANYWHERE??? PLEASE HELP?

4 John Lockyer August 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

My 1998 Ford Contour conked out on the Blue Route on June 30. Davico’s Auto Body charged @$720 just for a “compression check” and to have a timing belt put on, which had been done back in October. A new transmission would have been an extra $2,500, even though I’d previously been told that the worst case scenario would be $2,500.

I had no clue around July 8 about the “cash for clunkers program” when I got a 2009 Hyundai Accent, and that was a “used car” but only with 700+ miles on it, so I guess I’m too late to get any kind of rebate from the govt.

John L.

5 Mikedudical November 24, 2009 at 11:26 am

Why are people still acting like Cash4Clunkers was a good thing? The only thing the program stimulated was Japan’s economy. We took thousand of Americans without auto loans and put them in debt. It’s only a matter of time until the wave of repossessions hits. Watch http://www.repofinder.com in the next few months. The auto industry will ultimately be hurt by this.

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