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lang 05-16-2008 04:46 PM

What I think about Chrysler's gas gimmick
 
So in case you haven't heard, Chrysler announced a week ago that they have this new incentive program in place for customers buying almost any new Chrysler car. Chrysler will include a card that will guarantee gas prices for 3 years at $2.99/gallon. Under Chrysler's plan, the guaranteed price covers an annual allotment of gallons based on 12,000 miles divided by the average mileage per gallon of the purchased vehicle.

The reason why they came up with this campaign is because after surveying most of their client database, the number one concern was gas guzzling vehicles and the rising price of gas.

This is what I'm thinking:

1. Does this not just promote heavier use of fossil fuels in a time where there is instability in the oil market.
2. Most car companies are going green. Wouldn't this be a dangerous move locking out the environmentally-aware consumer?
3. Why not just spend more money in R&D and make cars that use less gas?

I think it's a poor solution to sagging car sales. Whoever came up with this idea should have been fired.

Your thoughts?

Belsius 05-16-2008 04:53 PM

yeah, thats exactly what I though when I saw that chrysler commercial,

Its basically saying, "So theres a Oil crisis, lets help them spend ever more gas".

lang 05-16-2008 04:57 PM

Belsius, you live in Europe and I've never been. Does Europe promote this much gas consumption? People who have been there have told me that Europeans are not as wasteful as their North American counterparts. How are rising gas prices affecting Europe on a whole?

Belsius 05-16-2008 05:23 PM

Well its difficult for me to talk about Europe as each country is being affeted in a different way. As I was writing this, what a coincidence BTW, I heard my mothers husbend say: "do you know how much has increased the prize of filling a gas tank since this january?, 8 EUROS".

We usually have always been more concious about this stuff, but sadly, Spain has become the 7th (or something like that) most powerful economic power in the world, and that means that extreme consumism has reached spain. People want cars, Big powerful cars. Luckyly gas prize is much higher here than in the US (I litre here and 1 gallon had the same prize when I went to the US in 2004) so people cant spend so much, also since most people live in cities, big cars dont sell as much as litlle cars.

Although we have a socialist party in the power, theres not really that much being done.
People are concious about global warning and Oil crisis, nobody doubts that here. But they dont do that much to help stop it. Its difficult to blame them because the big companies are the ones that have to make the first steps. And they arent doing that much either.

One good thing here, is that public transportation is great specially in madrid. You can go anywhere at any time without a car so that helps and people dont ahve to use cars so much.

AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! 08-14-2009 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by lang (Post 31642)
So in case you haven't heard, Chrysler announced a week ago that they have this new incentive program in place for customers buying almost any new Chrysler car. Chrysler will include a card that will guarantee gas prices for 3 years at $2.99/gallon. Under Chrysler's plan, the guaranteed price covers an annual allotment of gallons based on 12,000 miles divided by the average mileage per gallon of the purchased vehicle.

The reason why they came up with this campaign is because after surveying most of their client database, the number one concern was gas guzzling vehicles and the rising price of gas.

This is what I'm thinking:

1. Does this not just promote heavier use of fossil fuels in a time where there is instability in the oil market.
2. Most car companies are going green. Wouldn't this be a dangerous move locking out the environmentally-aware consumer?
3. Why not just spend more money in R&D and make cars that use less gas?

I think it's a poor solution to sagging car sales. Whoever came up with this idea should have been fired.

Your thoughts?

This has SO MUCH to do with the preview of the Raptors. Good job man!:basketball:

lonewolfpoet 08-14-2009 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! (Post 227422)
This has SO MUCH to do with the preview of the Raptors. Good job man!:basketball:

What's your problem? It is in the Podium thread.

Acie 08-14-2009 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! (Post 227422)
This has SO MUCH to do with the preview of the Raptors. Good job man!:basketball:

Um...this is an off-topic forum to debate current events.

If you don't like it don't read it.

And you might want to think next time before you decide to take a shot at an ADMIN or a Moderator. ;)

Furthermore, Chrysler can kiss my ass!

AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! 07-11-2010 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Acie (Post 227485)
Um...this is an off-topic forum to debate current events.

If you don't like it don't read it.

And you might want to think next time before you decide to take a shot at an ADMIN or a Moderator. ;)

Furthermore, Chrysler can kiss my ass!

Hey I'm sorry I clicked on the wrong thread. Sorry I was being an ass.

Oh and remeber this was when I was a noob at the forums and didn't know what I was doing.:reporter:

Shadowfax 07-11-2010 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by lang (Post 31642)
Your thoughts?

i guess you could buy a Toyota...they never stop...just keep going and going until you hit something

DVS 07-11-2010 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Mxyptlk (Post 406039)
i guess you could buy a Toyota...they never stop...just keep going and going until you hit something


Funny guy.

I hear Chryslers are trying to change the look of the mini van to make it more appealing now. How the hell do u make a mini van appealing?

Gurk 07-11-2010 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! (Post 406033)
Hey I'm sorry I clicked on the wrong thread. Sorry I was being an ass.

Oh and remeber this was when I was a noob at the forums and didn't know what I was doing.:reporter:

lolz it took you only a year to say sorry :p

Shadowfax 07-11-2010 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by DVS (Post 406043)
Funny guy.

I hear Chryslers are trying to change the look of the mini van to make it more appealing now. How the hell do u make a mini van appealing?

a free MILF in every passenger seat ?

Lao Wai 07-20-2010 07:00 AM

WILL SOMEONE DELETE THIS TREAD KEEPS POPING UP EVERY WEEK

AP we miss you!!!!!!!!!!! 07-28-2010 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 406055)
lolz it took you only a year to say sorry :p

lol yea, i dont post that often, and im to lazy to log on.lol


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