GM fronts cash for clunkers funds to dealerships

In a recent blog post titled, Cash for Clunkers — who’s going to get burned? I suggested that, because of government interests, winners and losers may be out of the participants control.

Today, GM announced:

In order to meet high customer demand for new fuel-efficient GM cars, crossovers and trucks under the Federal CARS (Cash for Clunkers) Program, the company will today begin providing cash advances to dealers which are equivalent to the amount of federal rebates which are being processed for that dealership’s qualifying new vehicle sales. As a result, dealers will have the liquidity to run their businesses effectively in the midst of this extremely successful program, and to continue immediately delivering new vehicles to GM customers.


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