Yep, the Official Site says it's still up and running (it says the programs runs thru November 1, 2009 or until all funds are exhausted, whichever comes first). I've read various estimates, but most sources say it will last at least another 7-10 days (at least) before the additional $2 billion approved on Friday will be depleted....but I'd suggest the sooner, the better...and he'll have more vehicles in stock to choose from also! The Kia Forte is a sharp-looking car, actually much better looking than the Honda Civic, IMO. I actually test drove one last week, just out of curiousity! It was the mid-level EX model with the "Fuel Economy Package" which adds two very important features- it has a 5-speed automatic transmission vs. the standard 4-speed and it has a unique motor-driven power steering system (unlike all other Fortes) that felt very nice...plus the transmission upgrade boosts the mileage ratings from 25/34 to 27/36, a boost of 2mpg city and highway AND better acceleration at the same time! I was a die-hard Honda owner for almost 20 years, from age 16 and had 10 different Honda and Acura vehicles during that time! But in late 2005, I went to test drive the then-new 2006 Civic and it didn't appeal to me in the least....so I had to figure out what my first non-Honda vehicle would be....I bought a Mazda3 and, even after 3.5 years, I still love it! You should get your dad to at least take a look/drive in the new 2010 model! If the Honda Fit had been around back then, it's very possible that I would've bought one! They're definitely my favorite Honda and I'm a fan of the versatile hatchback bodystyle! I drove one a while back and the performance was adequate with the automatic transmission in most situations...but never more than adequate....and in some situations, it feels underpowered....the manual transmission Fit is an entirely different experience! It's fun to drive, fairly quick (and sounds great hitting 7000rpm, like a true Honda)!