I agree with you. Even though the gov't will give you money towards the purchase of a new car that's more fuel efficient, it's still not something that many of us can afford, since it's only $3500-4500 towards the cost. Right now, we have no payments on the '90 Ford Ranger they would call a "clunker" as well as only liability insurance and it actually gets over 18 mpg. To get a more fuel efficient truck, we would have to finance another $25,000 and have full insurance coverage-the 'cash for clunkers' incentive, in reality, does not help out those of us who just simply can't afford to purchase a new vehicle. I guess it's a nice idea in theory, but just won't pan out for the people who are really in need.
7/18/12 became wheat- and dairy-free @ 235 pounds