Feds to launch cash-for-guzzlers on July 23


Dealers will likely make honest mistakes and wind up with $15,000 fines. For instance, the 1993-1997 Lincoln Mark VIII is listed by the feds as getting 19 MPG. None of those cars qualify. The 1998 gets 18 and thus qualifies under the CARS program.

This has the potential of being a disaster for those who are not overly careful.

If they merely said that it applied to any car that was ten years or older and required the purchase of a 30 mpg (HWY) car, it would have been simpler and much more effective. As it stands, it will be of dubious benefit.


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