• Matt Posted: 2/4/2009 8:41am PST

    "terrible idea"

    If this passed, why won't someone just buy a $300 car at auction, and immediately trade it in to steal the $4500 dollars from taxpayers. This is a terrible idea.

  • Flash Posted: 1/22/2009 1:07pm PST

    "Pre-1970 cars have no MPG rating"

    So my 1963 Chevy II Nova hardtop is ineligible?? GREAT!! There was no EPA when it was made so there are no fuel mileage rating for it.

  • Scott Posted: 1/16/2009 7:15am PST

    "What about this...."

    If Congress is willing to do this, which I agree with Joe is a bailout to consumers with either bad judgement or priorities, but is having difficulty in helping the big three, why not combine the ideas. Instead of giving Detroit cash to hold them over until when and if business picks up, why not put together an incentive package to all consumers to buy big three made cars? This way no money is spent unless it goes to improves business conditions, and if it doesnt help and and one or all of the big three fails taxpayer losses are minimized. Also, it benefits consumers as well as the big three. Maybe if more people bought some of the newer American car designs they'd like them. This may be a crazy idea but shouldn't someone think about it?

  • Joe Boucher Posted: 1/15/2009 2:34pm PST

    "No Cash for SUV (er, clunkers)"

    It's not quite a good idea. Frankly, I resent what looks like a bailout of those SUV buyers who find themselves with an unsellable gas hog, while people with 25 mpg cars can't qualify. There's a better way to spend a couple billion per year.