• Nov 9, 2007
It looks like Chrysler is going to give car shoppers a holiday gift as incentive to signing on the dotted line. After a rough year that saw the automaker break away from its Daimler overlords, Chrysler wants to end 2007 on a high note. To that end it will be offering rebates on virtually every vehicle in the lineup during December. Though there's no word on specific amounts, according to The Wall Street Journal the campaign will begin with a series of ads on Nov. 20 and cover Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. The biggest discounts will likely be offered on the four models about to be discontinued: the Chrysler Pacifica, PT Cruiser convertible, Crossfire, and the Dodge Magnum. If any of those has been on your short list, it looks like a great time to get one.
[Source: Automotive News, sub. req.]


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      ronin
      • 7 Years Ago
      What are the discounts? Manufacturers are offering all kinds of incentives on models now (just got an email today on 2500 off 07 G6).

      What is so attention-getting on this one?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Blue light special!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd be willing to bet if you get a magnum they will be. Probably not for the Pacifica and PT Cruiser
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shortage of parts? The law requires the car companies to keep making parts for at least 10 years past the date it goes out of production. Most companies make stuff longer, not to mention that thanks to shared platforms there are plenty of interchangeable parts.

      Way to fear-monger.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have to agree. I wouldn't mind picking up a 2007 magnum r/t with some nice rebates. I get an employee discount so this sounds like great news to me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The whole parts argument is pretty stupid. You can still find new parts for cars built in the 1960s. Even after the OEM stops making them (years from now) there is another tier of manufacturers that keep making them.

        However the resale argument is very valid. IMO you don't buy any of these cars if you're going to get rid of them before they are paid off....



      • 7 Years Ago
      Great, people can buy cas that will have ZERO resale value, shortage of parts, plus everybody laughing and pointing fingers
        • 7 Years Ago
        Pure Intellectual^^
      • 7 Years Ago
      It seems too many people on here are worried about parts. If you are buying a Chrysler brand new your are going have a lifetime warranty on the powertrain...So whats to worrie about. Also, the PT is not going to be killed off, only the Convertible model...so again nothing to worrie about there. Last, pretty much any part that would fail would be mechanical and mechanical parts are not unquie to any car...unless of course it cost $100,00 plus maybe then, yes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only cars that were released by Chrysler that i liked were the 1996-1999 Dodge Avenger and the 2003-2005 Dodge Stratus 2dr Coupe. The rest of their lineup was either unappealing, boring, or complete garbage.

      Also for some older farts getting ready to state your winded old fart speeches about Chrysler making the world's first minivan, chance taking designs...blah blah.blah yada yada yada please save it.

      If Chrysler wants to be back in the game then they need to really seriously shape the hell up. Heck their current lineup only appeals to 13-20% of the population and slowly declining. I'm talking about the people, for example, who actually in their right ecstasy intoxicated mind think that the new 07 Avenger and Sebring are the coolest cars ever released by this company.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If the Stealth was on the list, it would be the biggest Mitsubishi fanboy post without actually using the word Mitsubishi in the history of this site.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There is no such law, that I'm aware of, that requires or forces auto makers to provide parts up to 10 years. I was in the automobile business for over 20 years, several of those in the parts department. We would run into several things like interior trim pieces and such that would be discontinued after 6 or 7 years. We also ran into some mechanical parts from other manufacturers that were discontinued after the same time frame.

      Auto makers discontinue models all the time. Everybody seems to be singling out Chrysler for making a good decision in dropping these models.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chrysler is also falling into the "rental car trap" -- many of their vehicles are being associated with rental agencies. Isn't it like more than half of the Sebrings made go to rental companies? Ouch.

      Chryslers use to be fantastic looking cars a few years ago, but lately they really aren't doing anything except making mediocre vehicles.

      Mazda, on the other hand, has done the exact opposite -- gone from mediocrity to big-name. Their cars are very appealing and reliable, and are generally a good value.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You could pick up a Charger RT around here for 25K + TTL during the glut last summer - and despite that they didn't seem to be going off the lots very quickly.

      I almost bought one, but the water leaking inside the door and burning smell in the AC scared me off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i dont care what anyone says, i always liked the Crossfire, and the Pacifica was a cuv ahead of its time.. now it just looks like a minivan.
      still hate dumb dodge.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is really a shame, I think Magnum was a horrible car…horrible, I rode in it many times. But the concept was there, they just had to IMPROVE the car, not kill it off. This car had a potential to be a huge seller, if they only improved on it.
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