My wife keeps thinking she can get even more for scrappage. I was surprised to see the $100 on the initial quote. I was expecting zero. :-)
I think the dealer would be better to call it scrappage instead of trade allowance too. The way I understand it you just get the voucher, not any "trade-in" value. It looks like the NHTSA has tweaked the language on home page recently or I just didn't notice it before:
"The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle, and that the dealer disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your trade-in. The scrap value, however minimal, will be in addition to the rebate, and not in place of the rebate."
That sounds like the dealer has to pay you something and the dealer will only get the $50 admin fee for the clunker and that $50 will come direct from the feds, not from any value the clunker may have as scrap.
Aleigu7_6sh, I don't think your dealer has it quite right. We'll find out for sure by next Monday I suppose.