Miscellaneous Thoughts: Beware of ‘Cash for Clunkers’ scams, 2009 Nissan Cube averaging 26.1 mpg

2009 Nissan Cube MPG

As you can tell by the low number of posts, we’ve been pretty busy around here at egmCarTech. We’d like to apologize for our sluggish speed but we’ve been caught up doing a lot of things at once and our Senior Editor Kap Shah is on vacation, which doesn’t help much. Either way, its time for our Miscellaneous Thoughts post for today.

Beware of ‘Clash for Clunkers’ scams: For those of you that don’t know, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ bill later today – meaning the legislations hasn’t become a law just yet. However, criminals are already taking advantage of the new bill and are using it to dupe consumers. Web sites are popping up everywhere asking customers to provide personal information including names, addresses and social security numbers. Other Web sites tell car shoppers they will put them in touch with authorized “Cash for Clunkers” dealers in their area. – CNNMoney

GM = Green Motors or Government Motors: GM’s Vice President, Environment, Energy & Safety Policy Beth Lowery has posted a new article on the company’s FastLane Blog titled “GM = Green Motors.” The article shares some of the answers to questions she was asked about GM”s efforts to reinvent itself as a greener company. Check it out. – GM FastLane Blog

2009 Nissan Cube drive update: I’ve been driving around the new 2009 Nissan Cube as our press car for the week. Many people absolutely love the car and others absolutely hate it. We finally got around to figuring out how many MPGs we’re averaging and we’re a bit disappointed to say that we’ve achieved 26.1 mpg so far – especially when Nissan says that the 2009 Cube averages 28/30 mpg (city/highway). Stay tuned for more and remember to follow me on Twitter and ask questions while I continue testing this little bugger.

– By: Omar Rana