Yes, yesterday, the Obama Administration OK’d car purchasers to order vehicles that aren’t in stock at a dealership using a voucher. This will let people be fully able to pick the car that they want without having to miss out on the full Cash for Clunkers rebate.
Dealerships had been having a hard time keeping up their supply with all the demand that’s been created by the success of the Cash for Clunkers program. LaHood said the changes will expand choices available to buyers while keeping up production for the auto manufacturers. He went on to describe the program as being, “wildly successful.”
The Transportation Department said Thursday that consumers who want to purchase a new car not yet on the lot at a dealership can still take advantage of the CARS rebate but wait for their new car to arrive from the factory. LaHood said the changes will expand buyers’ choices and keep production lines running. He said it is a “wildly successful program.”