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« on: May 13, 2008, 08:34:10 pm »

Chrysler is running a promotion where if you buy or lease a new Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep they give you a gas card to use at the pump. No matter what the pump price, it charges you $2.99 a gallon for the first 3 years (up to 12,000 miles worth of gas or diesel per year)

This is an interesting way of motivating car sales in the face of raising gas prices. Will it have an effect?

http://www.chryslerllc.com/en/refuel/
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 09:58:30 pm »

Paid $3.59/gal for lowest grade E85 at QT today.

The Chrysler thing will work, at least to depleat their current line of autos. Buys time to adapt.

Pretty good marketing move on their part, iyam.
But, don't know the particulars as to limits.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 10:39:59 pm »

I just barely caught that on the tube tonight.  What's the fine print say?

I mean that could get real expensive for them if gas gets to $7 or $8.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 10:47:04 pm »

The price of oil is way too high right now, there's a lot of pure emotion and speculation driving the price.

I would look for oil to be back in the $80 to $90 range in 6-12 months with the price of gas back to something like the $2.25 to $2.50 range. Chrysler has to know this and this promotion is not really going to end up costing them much.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 12:15:40 am »

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Paid $3.59/gal for lowest grade E85 at QT today.

The Chrysler thing will work, at least to depleat their current line of autos. Buys time to adapt.

Pretty good marketing move on their part, iyam.
But, don't know the particulars as to limits.





Don't think QT sells E85....or....do they?Huh  [xx(]
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 01:07:08 am »

quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Wrinkle

Paid $3.59/gal for lowest grade E85 at QT today.

The Chrysler thing will work, at least to depleat their current line of autos. Buys time to adapt.

Pretty good marketing move on their part, iyam.
But, don't know the particulars as to limits.





Don't think QT sells E85....or....do they?Huh  [xx(]



Most likely a mistake due to all the ethanol threads lately.  QuikTrip gas is 10% ethanol, which could be referred to as E10.  In my opinion, it is essentially watered down product deceptively sold as real gas.

E85, of course, is actual ethanol fuel, which "Flex fuel" cars can use.  It has 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline.  Odd that it still requires 15% gasoline to function, if ethanol is supposedly such a good source of energy isn't it?

And if you think E10 gets bad performance, it is nothing compared to E85.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 08:25:33 am »

quote:
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Chrysler is running a promotion where if you buy or lease a new Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep they give you a gas card to use at the pump. No matter what the pump price, it charges you $2.99 a gallon for the first 3 years (up to 12,000 miles worth of gas or diesel per year)

This is an interesting way of motivating car sales in the face of raising gas prices. Will it have an effect?

http://www.chryslerllc.com/en/refuel/



here is what their website says....

"Using a special card, program participants pay $2.99 per gallon for a maximum number of gallons (which varies depending on model) of unleaded gas or diesel fuel in each of the next 3 years. So no matter what the price at the pump says, you'll never have to pay more than $2.99/gallon."

I read an article on cnn or foxnews (cant remember which) and an anaylyst said it would only amount to 350-400 dollars to the average consumer.  IMO not really worth it, but I am sure alot of people will take advantage of it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 02:53:34 pm »

if you are stupid enough to buy a chrysler product in the first place then this kind of ploy is right up your alley.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 04:55:18 pm »

Now don't go trashing crysler.  They came out with some good cars.  I'll even name a few for you.  1............ ummmm... 1............ ummmm... oh come on, someone help me out here
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 05:40:50 pm »

Can you loan out the card to friends and family? How would they know?
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2008, 01:59:53 pm »

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Can you loan out the card to friends and family? How would they know?



exactly.  Expect widespread fraud with this one.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008, 02:01:04 pm »

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Now don't go trashing crysler.  They came out with some good cars.  I'll even name a few for you.  1............ ummmm... 1............ ummmm... oh come on, someone help me out here




the Eagle Talon TSi was a good car, but that was actually a Mitsubishi Eclipse.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2008, 02:45:04 pm »

Gas prices could also dip below $2.99 a gallon in the future then what?[B)]
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 07:40:38 pm »

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Gas prices could also dip below $2.99 a gallon in the future then what?[B)]



yeah right....
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2008, 09:46:38 pm »

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quote:
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Can you loan out the card to friends and family? How would they know?



exactly.  Expect widespread fraud with this one.



It's limited to 12,000 miles worth of gas at the car's estimated mpg rating.
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