Cash for Clunkers Hitting Potholes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Joy from boosted auto sales and increased showroom traffic has been replaced by frustration as auto dealers wait for Cash for Clunkers repayments.

Delayed government reimbursements have caused many dealers to hold off on making new deals and at least one Mississippi dealer has decided to stop participating.

"I quit," Rudy Dossett Jr., of Dossett Big 4 dealerships in Tupelo said. "We have told people 'Come get your clunker and go somewhere else.' I don't want anything to do with the program."

Dossett, who sells GMCs, Buicks, Cadillacs and Hondas, has 11-14 applications awaiting approval but will not do anymore.

He said he is owed about $45,000 for clunkers and has not heard when he might get the money.

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