List of ‘clunkers’ revisedby Tim Manni
As it prepared for its “cash-for-clunkers” program, the government rejiggered gas mileage figures on about 100 older vehicles last week in a way that changed whether they would be eligible for up to $4,500 in sales inducements.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the changes resulted from a double-check of its fuel-efficiency ratings on more than 30,000 1984 and newer vehicles in advance of the official start of the clunkers program Monday.
The EPA was instructed to compute the mileage of eligible vehicles to the fourth decimal place(!), which resulted in changing the eligibility of “about 100 vehicles,” the EPA said.
And here’s the revised Cash for Clunkers Eligible Trade-In Vehicle List, courtesy of Edmunds.com.