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Understanding Cash for Clunkers, New Graphic Says it All


The federal governmentís Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) is scheduled to begin on July 24th. With the official start date just days away, consumers are still scrambling to learn the facts about the controversial Cash for Clunkers program.

The consumer oriented Cash for Clunkers Facts blog site ( ) has posted an artistic interpretation to help consumers better understand how the bill can help them with their new car purchase.

Consumers can visit to view the Cash for Clunkers graphic.

The Cash for Clunkers program has stirred up a controversy among US consumers hoping to cash in their clunker for a credit. The current language of the bill prohibits cars with a 19 mpg rating or better from receiving a credit. The federal government is using standardized fuel ratings to estimate each carís efficiency.

Consumers feel that the standardized numbers do not take into account wear and tear on older vehicles that prevents these cars from achieving anywhere near to the mileage estimates posted on .

In response to the controversy, a new website, , has launched to petition the current language of the original bill. By joining the online petition, consumers will add their names to the petition list that will be sent to the original sponsors of the Cash for Clunkers legislation. The goal is to make sure Congress hears their voices if additional funding is requested.

In spite of current controversy, the Car Allowance Rebate System will begin on July 24th . Consumers can visit to learn more about the program and be connected with a participating dealer in their area.


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