Thursday, July 09, 2009

"Cash for Clunkers" bill passes" .....wind

special report by correspondent Eternal Vigilance

"It ended up being right place, right time for me," said Metzler, 42, who traded his eight-year-old sport utility vehicle for a new Chevrolet Equinox this week. "It seemed like a good opportunity."

"It's a wonderful program. It helps out the environment, it helps out the customer, and it gives a jump to the automobile industry when it needs it the most," said Scott Gruwell, sales director of Courtesy Chevrolet, the Phoenix-based General Motors dealership that sold Metzler his Equinox.

Metzler, a Phoenix-valley insurance executive, had racked up 150,000 miles in his old SUV that averaged 17 miles per gallon. He got a $3,500-credit toward his new car, which gets a slender 3 mpg improvement."


You read right: a slender 3, count 'em, 3 mpg improvement.

So the taxpayers picked up the $3,500. tab for this fucker's 8-year-"old" SUV...... for a NEWER SUV!!!!! Aaaaarrrgggghhh!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I wanna trade in my Hummer H2 for a Hummer H3, please.