Oh, and, if your dealer doesn't get the paperwork filed in time, YOU have to pay extra interest and penalties. Just to add to your confidence on that, here's a statement from John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and a multi-franchise dealer in Iowa:
The clunkers program has proved more popular with the public than anyone expected. In that regard, it was a huge success. Now, we have to make sure that dealers will not be penalized by a loss of reimbursement for legitimate program sales for reasons outside of their control, such as an inability to access the Transportation Department’s Web site.In other words: an inability to access the Transportation Department’s Web site is a very real concern for dealers across the nation.