• Jul 1, 2008
Sales of Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehciles are down a scary 36 percent year over year, which means even the somewhat interesting marketing gimmick of the $2.99 gas guarantee isn't working very well. Unfortunately, gas for just under $3 is all Chrysler, LLC had up its sleeve this summer, as the Pentastar has extended the deal through July 31. We'd reported earlier that only 5-10 percent of all Chrysler product buyers were opting for the seemingly attractive promotion, which leads us to believe that the deal isn't much of a deal after all. Maybe Chrysler can borrow the tried and true "Do you have a job? Do you have $199?" from Kia, because the Korean automaker's sales are up 21%.

[Source: Chrysler]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This makes me ROFL.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so let me guess, if this gimmick keeps on failing then Chrysler will extend the campaign until Augst 31st.
      Dan
      • 6 Years Ago
      The $2.99 is a poor gimmick

      it only pays 12K mile a year for three years. At 20 MPG that is 600 gallons of gas a year and is saving $1 a gallon for a total of $1800, Now A days you can get 15 to 35% off the sticker price of a new car (depending of the car) with the auto market being so bad........
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am not defending them but it's clear that there is a heavy bias
      with the comments posted. Whether you like Chrysler or not they
      still control 51% of the minivan market. They invented, continually
      redefine it, and force others to copy it. No foreign company
      including Honda has been able to touch them in that segment. Also,
      they are the only company that can command a premium on v8's right
      now... even with gas prices where they are. The Challenger is a
      perfect example. And the whole drive-line in the Dodge Charger and
      Magnum is referenced off the E320 Mercedes when Daimler merged with
      Chrysler. I know they parted ways... which I believe was a horrible
      mistake for Daimler... but none the less their team work produced a
      few pretty awesome vehicles.
      crystal
      • 6 Years Ago
      1.99 for 3 years might seem like a good deal, but what happens when the gas prices go back down? Are they still going to be charging 1.99?
      • 6 Years Ago
      So let me get this straight. If it didn't work the first time, keep trying it till it works?....what is the definition of insanity?
      Rhonda
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus. I HATE it. In the 2 yrs I've owned it, I've paid out more than $1500 in repairs, including an ignition switch and timing chain. It's a POS and I'd get rid of it tomorrow if the damned thing was paid for! I wouldn't buy another Chrysler product if they promised me FREE gas for the life of the car. (Think of how SHORT a time that would be!!!)
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Rhonda
        I feel your pain
      • 6 Years Ago
      chiorodum 0
      I am so dumb with money that's why I retired at 50 and am right now in West Palm Beach watching the seagulls Fock and dont owe a dime to anyone ! in joy little one keep getting free financing and the only ZERO you will see is in your Bank account ( that's a place where you SAVE money ) DUMB ASS ! Well time for lunch at the club see ya rather than be ya !
        Dan
        • 6 Years Ago
        Every loan in this counrty require a truth in lending form, where all fee are clearly marked, You are not in West palm beach, you are in your moms basement. If you had any clue you would know a good deal when you see one. Many of the 0% financing are legit but requires a credit acore over 700, since yours is about 450 then it would be a bad deal and you would have to pay cash since you would be unable to get financing!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even if Chrysler pulled my local Kia dealers "2 cars for the price of one!" deal, I don't think people would do it. Thats how bad some of their cars are.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wally,

        My inbox hates you
        • 6 Years Ago
        Already done that!!!! Last month I purchased 2008 Ram 2500 for work & got to lease 2008 Wrangler for 2 years @ $1.00 !!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wally,

        ...but doesn't mean that you have to drive a wrangler? That's the problem with Chrysler vehicles--not only are they not worth money to many consumers, but many consumers wouldn't even drive one for free (myself included).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Already done that!!!! Last month I purchased 2008 Ram 2500 for work & got to lease 2008 Wrangler for 2 years!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      how about
      $1.99 gas for the first 50,000 miles
      0% for 72m
      oh and 1 last thing.

      start making better vehicles, that people actually wanna buy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am not defending them but it's clear that there is a heavy bias with the comments posted. Whether you like Chrysler or not they still control 51% of the minivan market. They invented, continually redefine it, and force others to copy it. No foreign company including Honda has been able to touch them in that segment. Also, they are the only company that can command a premium on v8's right now... even with gas prices where they are. The Challenger is a perfect example. And the whole drive-line in the Dodge Charger and Magnum is referenced off the E320 Mercedes when Daimler merged with Chrysler. I know they parted ways... which I believe was a horrible mistake for Daimler... but none the less their team work produced a few pretty awesome vehicles.
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1
        • 6 Years Ago
        $1.99 Gas for three years now were talking... As for that Kia 2 cars for 1 offer, is that joke or something?

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        -JonBoy
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually the solution would be if all of you so called Americans out there would quit buying foreign made products as much as possible. If you call you ISP or any other corpoate help line and get a voice from overseas insist that they connect you to someone here in the USA. Tell them to tell their supers that you are doing a business with an American company and you only want to talk to an American citizen. I have owned cars from several of the american automakers and that is all I will buy and I have always been very pleased with their performance, even my old Studebaker that I used to drive back in the 60's that had a 327 in it way before Cherolet had one and Studebaker also brought out the 289 before Ford. Another very good and faithful vehicle was the International Scout II, but it wasn't quite as pretty as Blazers or Broncos so it went bye, bye also.
      crystal
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oops, meant 2.99
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