If you don’t take advantage of the government’s Cash for Clunkers program by Monday, you will most definitely be riding your bike to work. Or still driving your clunker. But at this point, the clunker is probably so embarrassing, you’d rather ride. Am I wrong?
The New York Times reported just a moment ago (seriously, it was a breaking news update!) that the program will end Monday. It’s been extremely popular, and the $3 billion allocated to the program is about to run out. So if you want to trade in your clunker, you should do it by 8:00 PM EST (that’s 5:00 PM PST) this Monday! But first, you should make sure you qualify. You have to have owned the vehicle for a year, and in some states, proof of insurance for that year is required as well.
Unfortunately, this means I can’t sell my fabulous 1988 Suburban that helped get me out to the East Bay last week. Bummer. But if you’ve had your car for a year, and the idea of commuting on your bicycle is just too much to bear, you should probably get your rusty clunker down to a dealership soon.