The Cash for Clunker clock is running out. The government incentive program officially expires on Monday, August 24, at 8 p.m., so this is the last weekend you can score up to $4,500 for turning in your old gas guzzler in exchange for a more fuel-efficient model.
But don’t rush into any decision. Even with the government handout, you very well may get more bang for your buck with a no-interest lease or by buying used. And you never know: Today’s clunker may be tomorrow’s classic.