FX2, Did you do the whole process through Ford or did you start it on your own. I'd like to ditch my clunker now and save on insurance, but my truck won't be here for at least 8 weeks.
The dealer did all the paperwork for me, all I had to do was sign over the car to retire you ride when the truck was delivered.
I am not sure if you can turn your vehicle in when you place your order, you may want to call a dealer to confirm.
This is from the Ford website:
Receive up to $3000 from Ford and up to $300 in additional incentives from Retire Your Ride, funded by the Government of Canada on qualifying vehicles of model year 1995 or older.
Step #1:If you own a 2003 (or older) running vehicle that has been properly registered and insured for the last six months, visit your closest Ford dealer to confirm your eligibility under Ford's Exclusive Recycle Your Ride program for up to $3,000 in incentives.
Step #2:Purchase or lease your new 2010 or 2011 Ford or Lincoln vehicle
Step #3:Recycle your vehicle and receive your Ford Recycle Your Ride incentive.
Program in effect from July 1 to September 30, 2010 (the “Program Period”). To qualify for a Ford Recycle Your Ride Program (“RYR”) rebate (“Rebate(s)”), customer must qualify for and take part in either the “Retire Your Ride Program” delivered by Summerhill Impact with financial support from the Government of Canada, or Summerhill Impact's "Car Heaven Program". To qualify for the "Retire Your Ride Program", which offers $300 cash or rebate on the purchase of a 2004 or newer vehicle, customer must turn in a 1995 model year or older vehicle in running condition (able to start and move) which has been properly registered and insured for the last 6 months (12 months in B.C.) to an authorized recycler. To qualify for the "Car Heaven Program", customer must turn in a 2003 model year or older vehicle in running condition which has been registered and insured for the last 6 months to an authorized recycler. If a customer qualifies for Car Heaven or Retire Your Ride, Ford of Canada (“Ford”) will provide an additional Rebate, with the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2010/2011 Ford or Lincoln vehicle, in the amount of $1,000 (Focus, Fusion Mustang, Transit Connect, Ranger), $2,000 (Taurus, Escape, Edge, Flex , Explorer, Sport Trac), or $3,000 (F150, F250-550, E-Series, Expedition, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”), paid in Canadian dollars in the form of a cheque from Ford. To be eligible for a Rebate, Ford must receive from customer, within 30 days of delivery: (1) signed RYR Claim Form; (2) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to Car Heaven or Retire Your Ride, or "Authorized Recycler Drop-Off Receipt". RYR Rebates are available to residents of Canada only excluding Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and Nunavut. Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period to qualify for a Rebate. Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Rebates are raincheckable. Rebates not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection, or Daily Rental Rebates and Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. © 2010 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.