Cash for Clunkers

You may have heard of the program Cash for Clunkers. We've been hearing a lot from people lately telling us to go trade in our recently acquired van....

Which would be foolish for so many reasons:

1: Someone GAVE the van to us...for FREE. The government is not offering us that same amazing generosity with their trade in offer.

2: They gave us the van because we needed it. We don't NEED 2 cars but we did need a vehicle that we could actually fit into if we were going somewhere with the dog and a suitcase or two.

3. It not only serves us as a 2nd car, but all our friends who have downsized to 1 small car and can't figure out how to go out of town are finding our van quite useful as well.

My husband of course checked out the Cash for Clunkers program to find out what it was all about. And being a numbers guy he crunched a few numbers and sent me an e-mail with a poignant question:
"Why are cars more important to us than the lives of half a million people?"
Curious how he got to that question? Check it out on his blog and let him know what you think.


Vanillabean said...

yes good point. Free is the best deal! We have an old car we just inherited, but we can't get it started... I don't know if we can get cash still if we arrive by tow-truck. But I'm still gonna look into it. It's doubtful.

Joshua Pond said...

Plus, and I say this with all seriousness, that van is sexy as hell.