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    Chrysler announces "economic stimulus package" - keeps gas at $2.99 per gallon

    In response to direct customer feedback citing the prospect of rising gas prices as a top concern, Chrysler has announced its own economic stimulus package: an exclusive gas price protection policy that eliminates the risk of further spikes in fuel prices.

    With the U.S. purchase of eligible Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, customers can enroll in the ?Let?s Refuel America? program and receive a gas card that immediately lowers their gas price to $2.99 a gallon, and keeps it there for three years. The offer is available at 3,511 U.S. Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships through June 2, 2008, and is available on vehicles ranging from popular new compacts, crossovers and minivans to full-size diesel-powered pickup trucks.

    ?Today we are proud to introduce an unprecedented program to help put customers? minds at ease and do something to help working people who are worried about the volatility of fuel prices and vehicle cost of ownership,? said Jim Press, Vice-Chairman and President, Chrysler LLC. ?The Let?s Refuel America Price Guarantee puts money in your pocket today, and allows our customers to better manage their fuel expenses. And you can't get it anywhere else besides a Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealership.?

    The Let?s Refuel America program offers consumers a combination of the fuel price protection program and additional bonus cash up to $3,000 on available vehicles, including Chrysler PT Cruiser, Dodge Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dakota and Dodge Ram.

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    $2.99 guaranteed fuel card for up to 3 years
    Offer valid with up to 87 octane regular unleaded fuel, E85 fuel or diesel fuel only, depending upon purchased vehicle*
    Yearly allotment of gallons provided
    Annual gallon allotment ends each year on 7/31 (first year ends 7/31/09)


    Easily register via a dedicated web site or by calling designated 1-800 number
    Personalized Let?s Refuel America Gas Card arrives within 4-6 weeks of receipt of application


    Use the Let?s Refuel America Gas Card like any credit card ? just swipe and type in your PIN to use

    * If mid-grade or premium unleaded fuel is purchased, the customer will be billed for the $2.99 plus $.15 per gallon for mid-grade (88-89 octane) or plus $.30 for premium (90-94 octane). All other grades of fuel higher than 94 octane are not covered under this program and the full pump price will be billed through to the customer plus a $2 service fee per transaction with no gallon usage penalty. If customer purchases unleaded gas (including E85) on a diesel card, or diesel fuel on an unleaded gas card, the customer will be billed the full pump price plus $2 service fee per transaction with no gallon usage penalty.

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    Re: Chrysler announces "economic stimulus package" - keeps gas at $2.99 per gall

    I am just wondering if they know something that we don't. At current prices if you drive 15,000 miles per year and average 20 mpg, they are paying 620.00 per year to keep the price at 2.99 versus the current $3.62 average. If the cost keeps going up, that will be more.

    That is the equivalent of discounting a car an additional $1800 over 3 years, assuming gas prices stay where they are.

    This will be interesting. If I was in the market for a car, Chrysler's gas guzzlers may not be too bad an option, at least in the short term.


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    Re: Chrysler announces "economic stimulus package" - keeps gas at $2.99 per gall

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    I am just wondering if they know something that we don't. At current prices if you drive 15,000 miles per year and average 20 mpg, they are paying 620.00 per year to keep the price at 2.99 versus the current $3.62 average. If the cost keeps going up, that will be more.

    That is the equivalent of discounting a car an additional $1800 over 3 years, assuming gas prices stay where they are.

    This will be interesting. If I was in the market for a car, Chrysler's gas guzzlers may not be too bad an option, at least in the short term.

    It's a desperation move; sales of vehicles that use a lot of gas are.... tanking. Chrysler was hurting to begin with, before the gas situation got out of hand. If they can't pull out soon, they may end up in the dustbin of automotive history. GM and Ford are staring into the pit, too.

    Maybe they can pack up operations and make a go of it in Injia?

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    Re: Chrysler announces "economic stimulus package" - keeps gas at $2.99 per gall

    I would agree, but GM and Ford have had profitable European ventures, where gas has been over 4 bucks since the early 1980s. They can't seem to pull it together, car wise here in the U.S. They should just start exporting european models here and/or retooling their plants here. I believe that a lot of these cars meet our saaaaaafety requirements as well. Well scratch the retooling part. Investment in the USA? Thats not compeeeeeeetitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive.


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