The Car Allowance Rebate System is a new program from the NHTSA that helps consumers purchase new, more fuel-efficient vehicles when they trade in a vehicle that is less efficient. Those with eligible vehicles can visit a participating dealer and receive a credit worth either $3500 or $4500 towards the purchase of a new vehicle.
This program was just signed into law, and some of the details are still being worked out, but the website is being updated regularly to include new information.
CarZen is a new site that aims to assist consumers who are preparing to purchase a new automobile. There are other sites that provide similar information (Edmunds, NADA, etc.), but CarZen offers a unique questionnaire to match customer’s wants and needs with current vehicles. The tool is quite comprehensive and will provide the user with a ranked list of cars that fit their needs. I tested it out and was quite impressed with the details that were covered. I was also very surprised by the results–the site suggested some cars that I would have never thought to look at. Hope it’s helpful!