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Michael Molino: Missed clunkerdom by 1 mpg
Michael Molino: Missed clunkerdom by 1 mpg
Michael Molino is stuck with his Buick in Staten Island.
Traded: 1992 Buick Century (19 mpg)
Bought: Nada

I thought my trusty, rusty ride was a sure bet to qualify. But my Buick gets 19 miles per gallon, just missing the 18 m.p.g. cutoff to count as a clunker. I feel cheated; it doesn't seem like a very inclusive program. I am in the market for a car, and I was shut out.

I know they want to get the big gas guzzlers off the road, but it's unfair that a 3-year-old Hummer gets the trade-in while a 26-year-old car doesn't qualify. A lot more vehicles should be included, and the program should consider other elements -- like steady employment.

It's just frustrating. I volunteered for President Obama at the phone banks. I got my transparency, but I don't particularly like what I see.

NEXT: John Kolber: No clunker for his kid

Last updated August 13 2009: 2:28 PM ET
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