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.