What I think about Chrysler's gas gimmick
Old 05-16-2008, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 05-16-2008, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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".
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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?
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.

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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?
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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!
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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.
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Your thoughts?
i guess you could buy a Toyota...they never stop...just keep going and going until you hit something
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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?
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Oh and remeber this was when I was a noob at the forums and didn't know what I was doing.
lolz it took you only a year to say sorry
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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?
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lolz it took you only a year to say sorry
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