The "Cash for Clunkers" bill intrigues. Essentially, if you trade your high mileage vehicle for one whose mileage is four to ten miles per gallon better, you qualify for a voucher from $3,500 to $4,500 toward that new purchase.
I'm not sure what the mileage is on my old beater, but I'm sure that a scooter would be a major improvement and one of those aforementioned vouchers would buy a brand new one with money left over. Come on, government. Let me trade in my '92 Honda station wagon for something that will be more reliable for this father of four and get better mileage on our Tennessee roads.