• Nov 11th 2008 at 7:29PM
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Click image to see the dealer ad

"Truth-enhanced" car dealer advertising is nothing new. After all, how many times have you seen a newspaper ad for a special on, say, a base model, when the accompanying image shows a fully-optioned, range-topping version of the car instead? It's your job to read the fine print and stay informed so that you're not disappointed by the crank-window special the salesman presents when you get there.

To that end, we'd like to offer a helping hand to potential customers of Lynnfield, MA's Kelly Jeep. If you visit their website and click on "New Vehicle Specials" (under New Vehicles), you'll find a listing for an '08 Chrysler Town & Country. Okay, fine -- but the image that's paired with the listing is the one above. It's the Photoshop love child of the Euro-spec 300C Touring and a Town & Country. In fact, it doesn't look half bad with the 300's front end, big wheels, and flared fenders. One might even be tempted to ask, "Damn, that thing got a Hemi?" Whatever the case, it's more appealing than the blandtacular actual Chrysler Town & Country, which is what the nice man at the dealership will be happy to show you. We understand that the car in the photo above is hidden away in a barn where the owner also keeps a stable of unicorns. Thanks to Koko for the tip (and the laugh).

The full ad, featuring 'shopped photo
  • The full ad, featuring 'shopped photo
  • The 'shopped "Town & Country" photo
  • The actual Euro-spec Chrysler 300C Touring
  • This is the photo that the 'chop is based on
  • Finally, the actual '08 Chrysler Town & Country

[Source: Kelly Jeep]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Mind you, the above image (not the squeezed version, but a nice, professional and proportional photoshop) circulated the Internet two years before Chrysler released its hideousness. Even if they had no design by that time, they still could have taken this image as a base and build a nice-looking vehicle.

      Stupid management = bad decision = Chapter 11
      • 6 Years Ago
      It doesn't look right. It's way too stubby.

      I think the original T&C is actually really nice.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I live near Chrysler headquarters and I see a lot of those T&C minivans on the road around here. They really look nice and I actually wouldn't be embarrassed to drive one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But yeah that mashup is total balls. ICK!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The entire thing looks too squeezed together, and that's what's ruining the whole look. I wish the T&C had the 300 front end; it looks a whole lot classier, IMO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the result of an image search gone bad, the image is linked directly from Image Rent a Car's website, http://www.imagerentacar.com.

      Probably just someone at the company that handles their website updating the specials that doesn't know what the actual vehicle is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...That, and a Scion Sentra with a Ford Focus pic, a Scion Altima, and a Hyundai Savanna van... just noticed those. It doesn't surprise me one bit anymore that they would have that "300 T&C" on there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And I see on Image Rent-A-Car's sales page they're selling a good selection of "Scion Sentras"... ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, but I've said for a long time that their minivan should look like that.

      Instead, they went with a box.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah these guys just did a google image search, it comes up right here

      And it's blogged about here

      • 6 Years Ago
      Further proof that not only is Chrysler to blame for their downfall, but their dealers are as well. Do they think people will see this, think it's real, come to the dealership looking for it, then settle for a T&C when they realize it's not???

      Or maybe the guy maintaining the website realizes his job may not last much longer and is just having some fun.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      I do love me a good minivan... nothing screams I have kids... But I still like to party than this... its the T&C "Mullet" Edition.
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