Chrysler
upped the ante for May sales announcing this week a deferred payment program for anyone buying a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Fiat between now and the end of May.

The "No Payments for 90 Days" program began Monday and runs until May 31. Qualified buyers financing their new vehicles through Ally Financial or Chase Auto Finance are eligible for deferment. Some consumers may not be eligible due to state laws.

It's an interesting twist to spur sales, as Chrysler has seen a 31-percent increase in sales this year, well ahead of the 10-percent increase for the industry. However, sales at Chrysler slowed in April, climbing just 18 percent, while overall industry sales mildly grew 2.3 percent.

Additionally, Chrysler announced it was doubling down on military members and their families with its "Military Appreciation Bonus Consumer Cash". Instead of giving eligible military members $500 toward a vehicle purchase, Chrysler is spotting them $1,000 through the end of the month.

The hot selling 2012 Dodge Avenger SE, Chrysler 200 LX sedan, Dodge Journey AVP, Fiat 500 Abarth and all SRT models, including the soon to arrive Viper, are exempt from the deal. See more details below.
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Chrysler Group LLC Launches 'No Payments for 90 Days' Program

May 21, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today announced a "No Payments for 90 Days" promotion on the retail purchase of all new 2012 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brand models financed through Ally Financial or Chase Auto Finance.

This deferred retail payment program is effective today and will continue through May 31, 2012.

Qualified consumers can take advantage of the "No Payments for 90 Days" deferral program on retail contracts for up to 60 months. These programs may not be available to consumers in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania or Maine. For more details, consumers should check with their local Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT dealerships.

Separately, Chrysler Group has expanded its support for the U.S. military by adding a $500 "Military Appreciation Bonus Consumer Cash" allowance to the retail purchase or lease of a new, eligible Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck, or FIAT brand vehicle through May 31, 2012.

The "Military Appreciation Bonus Consumer Cash" is on top of the $500 military bonus cash that the Chrysler Group already offers to eligible members of the military and their families.

Eligible consumers include active military, active military reserve, retired military (honorable discharge required), and retired military reserve (honorable discharge required). All honorably discharged veterans are eligible regardless of discharge date.

This limited-time offer is available on 2012 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brand vehicles, excluding the 2012 Dodge Avenger SE, Chrysler 200 LX sedan, Dodge Journey AVP, Fiat 500 Abarth, all SRT models, and the Viper.

All eligible personnel must present their military I.D., discharge papers (DD214 form), or other documentation that clearly reflects their eligibility status, to a franchised Chrysler dealer in the United States at the time of retail purchase of an eligible vehicle.

Additional information about this special promotion may be obtained from any participating Chrysler Group dealer.


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      SooooRight
      • 2 Years Ago
      it takes gimmicks to sell junk.
        billfrombuckhead
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        Chrysler haters sound more and more shrill, idiotic and out touch with reality. You probably wouldn't qualify since it says "qualified buyers". BTW, Toyota, Honda and Korea Government Motors lead the industry in sub prime financing. Chrysler doesn't even finance cars anymore. "It's not what you don't know that makes one a fool but what you know that ain't so.".
          • 2 Years Ago
          @billfrombuckhead
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        Kenny DeRuyter
        • 2 Years Ago
        My Jeep Liberty has 100,000 miles on it and has never been back to the dealer left me stranded. My Neon before that had 70,000 miles and never had to go back and my Ram before that had 125,000 and never had to go back. What is this POS you speak of?
        omgcool
        • 2 Years Ago
        I still drive (and love) my 1999 Motor Trend Car-of-the-Year daily. It has only ever left me stranded once, but it still got me home 30 miles away with a jump-start (battery cable was corroded due to its age, couldn't provide enough starting current). Other than that, I can count on one hand the non-routine items I've needed to replace, and still have a finger left over. It now has 140k+ miles, and I don't plan to trade it before at least 200k because I know it's good for that, and much more. I may even end up keeping it when the time comes. You won't persuade me the least bit. My experience with Chrysler has been very positive, and my next car will most likely be another one. I come from a once-exclusive GM family, for the record. Now we've owned plenty of makes and my opinion stands.
        kingrat001
        • 2 Years Ago
        Your nurses forgot to give you your meds last night. Funny how my last 4 Chrysler built cars and trucks were pretty much trouble free. Only my 2003 Ram had any issues, the rear axle was missing a clip and it self destructed at 7K miles. It was fixed the same day, I had a free loaner, and I had no issues for 53,000 more miles. I only traded it in because I got hurt and climbing into a 4WD truck was a little too risky for me. My friend with his Nissan Titan only wishes his truck was as good as the Ram was.
        sirjaysmith
        • 2 Years Ago
        And what was the last Chrysler YOU owned? I've got 5 that say you're full of complete **** and you are. name should theidiotracer (who loses every time).
      ishmaelcrowley
      • 2 Years Ago
      Going for more sub prime borrowers? Isn't this how we got into this mess in the first place?
        Murad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ishmaelcrowley
        The good financing offers are always for "well qualified borrowers." So, no on the sub-prime.
        Radwon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ishmaelcrowley
        You remember back in 2001 when Chrysler was offering no payments or interest for a full year? I'm surprised they didn't go out of business then but they may have been made better. Many people just dumped them on the side of the road or stopped making payment regardless of what it did to their credit rating as they had s#!+ credit to being with and still qualified for the finance. Isn't this also the kind of crap that go us into this mess in the first place? This is bottomfeeder type sales.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, all the hatred in the comments section of this one. Buncha internet keyboard jockeys with no youtube videos to hate on.
      murphious
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does Dodge/Chrysler have a 40MPG( highway) hatchback or small sports sedan for sale yet? One? The Dart? Give me $1200 to $1500 off the sticker, and have the car I want/need, then maybe we have a deal. But don't try to sell me left-overs; a 3600 lb wallowing tank with a mediocre V6 or gas gulping Hemi. You don't have to use incentives if you actually design and build cars that are relevant in today's market.
        Kenny DeRuyter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @murphious
        That would be World Class Award Winning V6 and the Dart will have 41+ MPG soon after it's launch. When was the last time you drove a Chrysler product if you think they are "wallowing tanks" Maybe you should do some research before you spout your poo from your mouth....just sayin'
      Lockster
      • 2 Years Ago
      They'd better be offering good deals to buy these cars, check out the orange peel paint job in the picture. That is a shocking paint finish, even for economy/budget level cars.
        Radwon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lockster
        And that's the premium paint option. I'll take some spackle and a belt sander to smooth that out.
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        Radwon
        • 2 Years Ago
        I wouldn't blame you. The warranty's expired and the depreciation on that would be monstrous.
      bobmarley
      • 2 Years Ago
      this just lures in dumb people to buy cars they shouldn't be buying/dumb cars
      moredanyou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hehe, That is a Chrysler 300 and a Dodge Durango.
      DSM
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait, the Dodge Avenger is "hot selling"??? I had one for a week as a rental and it was HORRIBLE. I was surprised that a 2012 model lacked in so many ways. The rental car company sure had plenty of them though.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      All you people complaining about the paint quality: That is an older Chrysler badge, and if I had to bet money on it, it looks like the trunk badge on the back of a first gen 300. Its likely a used car, and easily could have been repainted. Either way, its not a brand new car, so repeated comments about its paint quality are totally off topic and unnecessary. PS: Recently buffed my neighbor's 2012 Civic and was blown away at all the orange peel. It was so bad I couldn't get it all out. He chose to bring it to the Honda dealer after I finished and "Surprise!" they told him it was normal. Matter of fact, the sales manager said, "Wow, that's probably the best paint I've seen on a brand new one!" I would hope so, I spent hours buffing the thing...
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