Frustrated Drivers Wait to Cash In on Clunkers

The "Cash for Clunkers" Program has been wildly popular but it's also left some car buyers wondering when they'll get their new vehicles.

In theory, the Federal Government created the program to boost car makers and dealers with the subsidies of up to $4,500 per clunker but in practice, at lease some of the dealers have been struggling for the go-ahead from the government.

"I'm in desperate need of a vehicle. We only have one vehicle in the house and it's really difficult with the children, trying to do everything and get to work on time," said Shelly Starr of Southington.

Starr purchased a car two weeks ago but the "Cash for Clunkers" rebate hasn't been approved by the feds. She still has the title to her old gas guzzler and is waiting for the day she can drive her newly purchased car off the Honda dealer lot.

"They get a pending status on the computer system and they have to wait til they get an A status which is an approval status on the system," explained Starr.

Around the country some dealers have been requiring customers to agree to pay back the rebates if their clunker rebate isn't approved.

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