http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/31/business/31clunkers.html?_r=1&hp Something seems suspicious to me. The annualized sales rate right now is around 10M new cars, making for an average of about 830,000 cars per month. How on earth were there anywhere near 250,000 qualifying (I have a hard time imagining a high percentage of new car sales involve a qualifying trade, considering how old the "clunker" has to be) sales in a week? Even if a large number of these sales came from the 3-4 weeks before the CARS was officially started, they would still represent on the order of at least 20-40% of volume sales over the time period, which I just find highly unlikely. I wonder how many of these applications are legitimate?