President Barack Obama, July 31 2009:
“Now, one of the steps we’ve taken to boost our economy is an initiative known as ‘Cash for Clunkers.’ Basically, this allows folks to trade in their older, less fuel-efficient cars for credits that go towards buying fewer, more — newer, more fuel-efficient cars. This gives consumers a break, reduces dangerous carbon pollution and our dependence on foreign oil, and strengthens the American auto industry.”
Toyota advertisement, August 17 2009:
City mileage for that 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup bought with cash-for-clunkers funds: 14 miles to the gallon.