• Nov 11, 2008

Joining Denny's, Dunkin' Donuts and Dairy Queen, Dodge has rolled out its version of a discount for the geriatric among us. While the aforementioned restaurants will cut prices for anyone generally over the age of 50, Dodge is seeking card-carrying AARP members (it's $12.50 per year, in case you need to join). Presenting a valid AARP card at the time of sale will get you "Employee Pricing" (or better) on all 2008 and 2009 Dodge vehicles except the Sprinter, Challenger, and Viper SRT 10 ACR models. According to the fine print, the program isn't compatible with other national incentives and it expires (the incentive program, not Chrysler LLC) on January 2, 2009. There's also a $200 fee just to be eligible for the offer, which our penny-pinching parents aren't going to like one bit. Thanks for the tip, MarkWeb!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Folks, you only have to be 50 years old to join the AARP.

      There are plenty of AARP members who aren't "seniors" or "retirees" who can benefit from this offer from Dodge.
      Kate
      • 6 Years Ago
      The big 3 will likely get the bailout, but that will only prolong the agony. They will probably fail again. After that, how are you going to get parts to fix all the American cars you got such good deals on? Parts will cost a fortune and the cars will be stolen like crazy to provide parts. Hello insurance rates. We are already in this loop to a certain extent because insurance companies only want to pay for used parts now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Howabout if they want me to buy one of there cars they better give me any deal I want.

      Please, AARP card or not, they will do anything right now to sell you a car. Otherwise I will go to GM. They too will do ANYTHING.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Chrysler offers deals like this to a zillion outfits. AARP just happens to be one of them. Chances aren't bad that you or a family member would qualify in some other fashion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Selling to seniors minimizes spending big bucks honoring Chrysler's non-transferable lifetime warranty.
      C Clark
      • 6 Years Ago
      Employee pricing? I didn't know they had any employees left on the payroll. If I couldn't beat the employee price by at least $1000 I wouldn't even talk to a dealer.........my last Chrysler product .....hmmmm.......in the 70's! A 1972 Dodge ...the dashboard caught on fire with 3000 miles on the car ....and a 1977 Dodge truck which required an engine rebuild with 40,000 miles. Why haven't I given them another chance! My bad.
        Bar
        • 6 Years Ago
        @C Clark
        Funny I have three Dodge trucks Between them (1969, 1983, 1994) THey have a million miles on them. All have manual transmissions I have replaced clutches on the older two and an engine rebuild after 350,000 miles on the 1 ton. I drove them in rough country, off road and in terrible weather and they never let me down. MY'69 had to have two fuel filters replaced. Both times, it quit in my driveway. You could not give me a Chevy or Ford, both of them have left me high and dry in bad weather and good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      SCENE: CHRYSLER BOARDROOM.

      Exec 1: How do we get these Sebrings and Pacificas off of our lots, guys?
      Exec 2: Let's target the people who think we still make good cars!
      Exec 3: When did we last make good cars?"
      *board room falls silent*
      Exec 2: Yeah, we better target an audience that can't remember, either. Senior Citizens it is!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Folks, you only have to be 50 years old to join the AARP.

      There are a lot of AARP members who aren't "retirees" or "seniors" who can participate in this offer from Dodge.
      bdc3360
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another lame OLD story....come on...try to post NEW and CURRENT relevelant news...GEEZ AOL!!!

      Yawn!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So I can't use it on the only Chrysler model I'd want to buy? Great. . . .
      d. hann
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a very interesting story... Today. Icalled my 83yo mother who told me during our call "guess what I got in the mail today?" I say's what ma? "I got a check for 10,000 dollars" when I asked what it was from she said... "G.M. want's me to buy a car,but guess what I did ?" yea ma,what did you do? "I put it in the shredder"!!! I told her it was probably the right thing to do. What were they thinking?? She's 83, and people wonder how this country got into the mess we're in!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep is also offering employee pricing plus incentives (rebates, low APR) to Wal-Mart employees. My wife works at Wal-Mart. It's too bad Chrysler doesn't make any cars I like. The only Chrysler vehicle I'd consider buying is the Pacifica, and they don't make it any more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice chance for retired person.

      but, If this company be a bankrupt, how does A/S?
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