Under the Cash for Clunkers program, dealers give buyers an instant rebate, then the dealer gets compensated by the government. The government is currently overwhelmed by the number of dealer requests and is having problems processing the requests quickly.
As a result, some dealers have pulled out of the program entirely. But there are plenty of dealers who are still participating—if you look hard enough, you can find them.
Also, do not let dealers make you get the rebate from the government—that is not the way it works. If you encounter a dealer who tells you otherwise, just head to the next car lot.
p class=”alert”>The Cash for Clunkers program ends Monday at 8 p.m., so you will have to take advantage of the program right away!
How to Avoid the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Snarl | Yahoo! Autos
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