• Nov 28th 2007 at 6:54PM
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Perhaps the rhetoric coming from Chrysler that the market for minivans is alive and well is just that: rhetoric. The automaker's year end Event of a Lifetime sale happens to include its brand new minivans, the Town & Country and the Dodge Caravan, which can be had until December 3rd with $1,000 on the hood or long-term financing as low as 1.9% APR. Other Chrysler models included in the sale are the 300 ($1,500), 300C ($3,000, excluding the SRT-8), Sebring Convertible ($2,000), Aspen ($1,000), PT Cruiser ($1,000) and the Pacifica in both five- ($1,500) and six-passenger ($2,000) models. You can check out what Dodge and Jeep are offering, as well as any other automaker, on the Cars.com Incentive Page that's always up to date.
[Source: Kicking Tires]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh yeah: the Focus is being sold with incentives as well, but I have yet to see any on the roads... Well, I saw two, but they had dealer plates on them (test drive).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Come to Michigan then. I see one those ugly focii every day when I drive home work. I see a couple new ugly Malibus every day too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey what's wrong with aerodynamic (spaceship like) designed automobiles? It's 2007 for chrissake. Ugly bland boxmobile styling should have died in 95. It's time for a more aerodynamic approach to automobile designs to at least fit with the millennium. I really hope to not see that the design of cars being same as they are today 30 years down the road.

        If you want box like mid 80's caprice classic/ford LTD/CV styled cars then may i suggest a time machine. You can get them at your local hobby store. They require the deed to your house for a down payment.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "ugly" and "new Malibu" don't go together, Dave (I'm aware that styling is a very subjective subject, but new 'bu = hot is usually a consensus between people).

        Of course, you'd rather have spaceship-like automobiles (aka Toyotas of today and domestics of the late 90s), don't you, Dave?
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's with all the cars coming out of Detroit nowadays? They're either really bland (G6, Focus, Avenger) or just plain ugly (Malibu, Sebring) to just over the top gaudy (CTS, SRX, Escalade).

      The new DC vans are bland to bizarre looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Top 10 Problems:
      Problem 1: The styling isn't as nice as the competition

      Problem 2: The dashboard is HIDEOUS

      Problem 3: It's big and thirsty and a vehicle this size isn't a necessity for most people - it's a luxury.

      Problem 4: The motors are not as refined as the competition

      Problem 5-10: It's a Chrysler and the brand name is mud to anyone who's owned a Japanese car.

      I know they did a good job with the price not increasing - but the car looks like it's made to sell on price. If Chrysler wants to retake market share and make significant profits on this vehicle it needs to have something about it that is unavailable anywhere else. It's a decent van but it's not going wow any one who doesn't want to give their kid a time out facing backwards.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "It's a Chrysler and the brand name is mud to anyone who's owned a Japanese car."

        I'm missing out on Problems 5 to 10. I had a Japanese made Honda and it was a great car. We currently have a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica and it is also a great car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        the pacifica is another vehicle that has sold so much on price that it has been discontinued. What I am trying to say is that for the identical vehicle, the average consumer would be willing to pay more for a Toyota than a Chrysler because Chrysler has such a tarnished brand image. I would go so far as to say there is not a segment where Chrysler has a top 3 model. The 300 gets a pass because it is essentially a unique product as a large rwd unibody. The G8 is going to just kill it though I fear.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh boy--the Chrysler fanboys are out in droves. This minivan is good, but it doesn't outdo (as a whole) the dynamic duo of minivans: Honda and Toyota. A couple good features doesn't a success make. Tepid styling and an interior that looks like it came out of a Chinese toy factory really sink them.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Don't forget the pathetic base powertrain! The Uplander comes with a better base powertrain. THE UPLANDER, PEOPLE.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I fail to see the logic of having a constant price be the holy grail. With that logic, you'd prefer an ever-increasing price, it appears. In a capitalist society, bargaining and getting bargains, should be encouraged.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That incentives page is really interesting. According to that page, Caddy is offering 1.9% on the new CTS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dear seller,
      Hello, Am Bill laura am interested in buying your
      item[1971 DARK METALLIC BLUE 1275cc===1unit]and i wants to pay via Cheque ,i will issue a Cheque for the item,my commission as an agent and also the shipping charges,Immediately you get the payment,you will go straight and cash it at the bank place in which you will send the excess funds thru western union money transfer to my shipper in [UNITED KINGDOM] the same day you get the payment ,If u agree on this,kindly send me your contact mailing address to send the payment to you with your phone number. N.B:i will be sending you a payment of [7000]in which you will cash instantly and send the excess funds thru
      western union to my shipper the same day you get the
      payment.I await your reply. have a great day. Pls if
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      payment to you.

      • 7 Years Ago
      What idiots write this? Why don't you check sales figures for the Chrysler Town & Country (which are up since the redesign) before posting such garbage.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Indeed - it's not hard. Haul out your Automotive News, and check the numbers at the back.

        You guys at Autoblog get Automotive News, don'tcha?
      • 7 Years Ago
      My parents had one of these, and from what I remember the interior wasn't that bad, especialy for a domestic. a 92 Grand caravan, but i remember a lot of drivetrain and and a/c problems, but the interior stood up rather well, (who remembrs the burgundy interior chrysler used on these things?) interiors seem like they have taken a huge leep forward on consumers lists of importance....even on minivans! my sister just bought a hyundai minivan!! I laughed untill I saw it, interior wise, the new chrysler minivans should have at least eclipsed a freakin hyundai!!! when i asked them why they didn't look or buy a dodge caravan, his family grew up with a horribly un reliable early 90's Voyager as well...why does a hyundai minivan appear anyways to be as good as a newly designed chrysler? I thought this was chryslers bread 'n' butter mobile.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Simply said Its a major dissapointment.
      Awful front design, Seats covered in that CHEAP rough material that American makers have started using, YUK, what ever happened to real cloth?
      The back seats seem to be tiny, Its Very expensive for a cheap picnic table model, the one I saw was over $42.000.
      MPG is worse than ever, when it should be better.
      This reminds me of the 84 original too.
      Previous model was a much better product.
      It already NEEDS a redesign, Honda and Toyota must have laughed when they saw it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Evidently, it didn't take too long at all for the new Forester to be unveiled.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I Have Driven this car , and i mean driven,I got close to 105mph on the Ohio turnpike it worked fine and handled well. I live in Pittsburgh PA and daily i cover steep hills and switchbacks and the van takes it all! This is not your fathers minivan. It was also a cheap lease deal with all the bells and whistles, with more room than any SUV better MPG,good power, and handling . bottem line IT IS A GOOD CAR THAT IS WHY IT SELLS!
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