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During the wildly successful CARS program, consumers turned in gas guzzlers and bought nearly 700,000 more fuel-efficient vehicles in fewer than 30 days. For each of these CARS transactions, the dealer who sold the new vehicle was required to register as a participant and to enter the transaction information through a secure web site. Dealers were also required to submit certain documents to support their request for reimbursement. The review process involved checking both the transaction information and the required supporting documents.

The paid transaction databases contain the transaction level information for the 676,984 CARS transactions that were paid as of November 10th, 2010. The cancelled transaction databases contain the transaction level information for the 16,922 CARS transactions that were cancelled by the dealer or by NHTSA as of November 10th, 2010. More information about the databases may be found in the Data Dictionaries. Please note that confidential financial or commercial information and consumer information protected under the DOT Privacy Policy has been redacted.

As of November 10, 2010