I think the government should pay every person who owns a new car that gets more that 30 mpg combined a bonus, but that makes too much sense. I might even get a check.
Much like the Road Home Program generally benefited people who didn't have insurance.
We own 3 cars;
A 1993 Civic Honda del Sol - 31 mpg combined.
A 1994 Volvo 940 Turbo - 19 mpg combined.
A 2002 Volvo S80 - 19 mpg combined.
None of them qualify for the Cash for Clunkers program. They all get too many miles to the gallon. The Honda is easy to understand, it's tiny. But neither of the Volvos could be mistaken for an economy or compact car, in fact the S80 is too big for New Orleans.