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Car buyers hope Cash for Clunkers continues

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A lot of South Georgia car dealers and prospective car buyers hope Cash for Clunkers continues.

The program that provides a rebate if you trade an old gas guzzler for a new car with better mileage was so successful it ran out of money in a week.

On Friday The House passed a bill to use $2 billion in stimulus money to keep it going.

The Senate will vote on it next week.

Carl Gregory in Albany sold almost ten new cars with the deal; the clunkers people trade in can never be driven again.

"No sir we cannot put them back on the road once all the documents are finalized and we have the proof the government needs we have to lock up the engines. We take them to a salvage yard and dispose of them," said Randy Askew. General Manager.

President Obama said Friday he's happy the program was so successful and helped boost car sales.

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