If you let us crush your Porsche, we will give you $4500 towards the purchase of a Prius!
Ok ok, where do we start with this one? You can read the details and bill and take action for yourself and draw your own conclusions and opinions. The following are just my opinions...
"To accelerate motor fuel savings nationwide and provide incentives to registered owners of high fuel consumption automobiles to replace such automobiles with fuel efficient automobiles or public transportation, and for other purposes."
1. Destroying 4 million pickups and SUVs over the next four years is a simply heartbreaking idea to any truck enthusiast. No part of this sounds like a good idea. This makes me want to snatch every mini and fullsize truck in jeopardy and start a truck orphanage. Only owners who promise to not have their trucks crushed in return for a few cents from the government can adopt them. Perhaps the political do-gooders don't realize that there are people in this world who value these trucks and SUVs, even though they don't. I'm a mini trucker and I know you are too, so you understand the sentimental value attached to these trucks. Many of us wouldn't even think of selling our trucks. The thought of it just going to waste is absurd.
2. I had never thought of my '86 and '99 pickup trucks as being old before I was informed that vehicles before 2004 (do I have that right?) are likely good candidates to be scrapped. Perhaps they would be shocked to know that I don't want a new car. I don't even want a used "new" car. Scrapping a relatively new "inefficient" vehicle seems the epitome of American greed, pride, waste, entitlement, and obsession with image. The truth is that there are gas guzzlers out there, yes, roaming the streets. Let them be; moving forward, we can improve that.
3. I'm seeing that government wants us to buy new cars. They are willing to pay you money to get rid of your Silverado, F150, Ram, etc. I think "inefficient" is a front for just trying to push more new vehicle sales. They are bribing us to buy 2004 and newer vehicles. Making older vehicles less available (scrapping and crushing them) only necessitates that people buy newer vehicles. But, what if I want to look in Truck Trader and buy a early '90's mini for $1500? You, driving your bagged 'n sfbd'd mid 90's mini truck, are not helping us bail out the big 3...and your "gas guzzler" shows how hostile towards mother earth you are, you know...
4. And if goes on and on... good thing it's voluntary. I need some more coffee.
5. Please respond to my uneducated rant.