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Old 05-06-2008, 05:36 PM
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Chrysler offer: $2.99 gas for 3 years

Chrysler offers to guarantee $2.99 gas for three years

What do you think?
If gas prices got high enough... you could get close to paying off the thing.
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I sure wouldnt mind getting ahold of one of those cards!

I think if they actually go through with it, it will boost their sales dramatically, regardless if a person is a dodge guy or not.

Too bad they limit it.
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Chrysler offers to guarantee $2.99 gas for three years What do you think? If gas prices got high enough... you could get close to paying off the thing.
Read the fine print...it says "in lieu of other incentives."

Since ChryCo has up to 7 grand in incentives on some Rams, 3-4 grand on other models, is that gas card really worth getting?

In other words, a buyer might have to pay "full pop" for one of ChryCo's piles to get that gas card.

Here's anudder sales gimmick besides the Lifetime [non transferable] Warranty; free hemi, yadda yadda yadda.

Desperation time: ChryCo sales across the board are down over 34% this year from last year.

Info source: $2.99 Gas Card article posted here: thetruthaboutcars.com
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First, Lifetime powertrain warranty...and now cheap gas?

Chrysler is trying everything they can huh?
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What happens when they go bankrupt?

BTW, my brother got a $1.99 an equivalent gallon for two years deal on his new Honda Civic GX (CNG).

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You are better off with the higher rebate.
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I don't see how this incentive will work. How will the consumer only pay $2.99/gal. only go to certain filling stations?
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In the fine print on the commercial it says "requires visa or mastercard" so I assume you have to get a new card from chrysler and they would pay the difference on the card for gas purchases.
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I guess Dodge/Chrysler needs something to sell their ugly vehicles. The plan excludes Diesel and is 87 octane gas only. Excludes some models including SRT. I'd rather have rebates.
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In the fine print on the commercial it says "requires visa or mastercard" so I assume you have to get a new card from chrysler and they would pay the difference on the card for gas purchases.
They link the program to a card you currently have. But if you don't have a Visa Or M/C, then you'll need to apply for one.

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I guess Dodge/Chrysler needs something to sell their ugly vehicles. The plan excludes Diesel and is 87 octane gas only. Excludes some models including SRT. I'd rather have rebates.
Diesel is included in the program. Also, higher Octane fuel is offered, but at a slightly higher rate. .15 cents more for mid-grade and .30 more for premium.

From Dodge's site:
  • f the vehicle uses unleaded fuel, the $2.99 offer covers up to 87 octane fuel, but not diesel fuel. Diesel purchases will be passed through to the customer at full pump price plus a $2 service fee per transaction.
  • If the vehicle can use E85 fuel, the $2.99 offer will cover E85 or up to 87 octane, but not diesel fuel. Diesel purchases will be passed through to the customer at full pump price plus a $2 service fee per transaction.
  • If the vehicle requires diesel fuel, the $2.99 offer will cover diesel fuel only. Unleaded fuel purchases (including E85) will be passed through to the customer at full pump price plus a $2 service fee per transaction.
But overall I agree with you. I'd rather have the rebates as well since this program is a substitute from the traditional incentive programs that are usually offered. (i.e. no rebates at all)
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you are only allowed a certain amount of fuel per year, from the "lets fuel america" fuel credit program.
when you figure out the savings in fuel costs compaired to the savings from rebate, the ford and chrysler vehicles costing the same amount of money before any rebates will cost you about $4000 more for the chrysler.
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They link the program to a card you currently have. But if you don't have a Visa Or M/C, then you'll need to apply for one.


Diesel is included in the program. Also, higher Octane fuel is offered, but at a slightly higher rate. .15 cents more for mid-grade and .30 more for premium.

From Dodge's site:
  • f the vehicle uses unleaded fuel, the $2.99 offer covers up to 87 octane fuel, but not diesel fuel. Diesel purchases will be passed through to the customer at full pump price plus a $2 service fee per transaction.
  • If the vehicle can use E85 fuel, the $2.99 offer will cover E85 or up to 87 octane, but not diesel fuel. Diesel purchases will be passed through to the customer at full pump price plus a $2 service fee per transaction.
  • If the vehicle requires diesel fuel, the $2.99 offer will cover diesel fuel only. Unleaded fuel purchases (including E85) will be passed through to the customer at full pump price plus a $2 service fee per transaction.
But overall I agree with you. I'd rather have the rebates as well since this program is a substitute from the traditional incentive programs that are usually offered. (i.e. no rebates at all)
I must have heard wrong on the radio commercial, I didn't check out the rules on their site.
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The program also puts into black and white what I was hoping was only a glitch in the economy: Fuel prices are never going to go below $2.99!! I guess we all knew that, but if you are anything like me, you were holding out hope that gas would go back below the $3/ gallon level at some point. I can still hope.

BTW, is this program like all of those rebates? You know, the ones where you go in and they automatically apply the $3000 instant rebate to the car as a down payment? Maybe the gas card can also be used as a down payment?? I mean, face it, the only way some peole can get into a new car is to bring the price down enough for them to be able to afford the payments.
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I must have heard wrong on the radio commercial, I didn't check out the rules on their site.
Hey, it's cool. And even after reading all the aspects and limitations of the program, like you, I'd still opt for the rebates. Overall, you'd most likely still be able to strike a better deal with a hefty rebate and finding a decent APR.

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BTW, is this program like all of those rebates? You know, the ones where you go in and they automatically apply the $3000 instant rebate to the car as a down payment? Maybe the gas card can also be used as a down payment?? I mean, face it, the only way some peole can get into a new car is to bring the price down enough for them to be able to afford the payments.
This is the rebate. in this case, you either opt for traditional rebates (cash back and/or low APR) or you can opt for the gas rebate 2.99/gal for 12 mo./ 12,000 miles.
They calculate the avg mileage of the vehicle purchased using EPA city/Hwy mile #'s and converts it into the # of gallons you are allotted per year.
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Hey, it's cool. And even after reading all the aspects and limitations of the program, like you, I'd still opt for the rebates. Overall, you'd most likely still be able to strike a better deal with a hefty rebate and finding a decent APR.


This is the rebate. in this case, you either opt for traditional rebates (cash back and/or low APR) or you can opt for the gas rebate 2.99/gal for 12 mo./ 12,000 miles.
They calculate the avg mileage of the vehicle purchased using EPA city/Hwy mile #'s and converts it into the # of gallons you are allotted per year.
yup. the gas thing is the only deducton off the sticker price you will get. it works out to be about $1,700 if i remember corectly.
compaired to the $6,000+ you get off the sticker price of a chevy or ford.
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