[Reader-list] Who needs Government when you have Chrysler?

TaraPrakash taraprakash at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 00:11:21 IST 2008

It looked more like a commercial for Chrysler than a criticism. Wonder if 
you wanted it to be like that.

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From: "Aman Sethi" <aman.am at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Reader-list] Who needs Government when you have Chrysler?

> In its attempt to ensure that North Americans continue to buy
> Chrysler's gas guzzling Grand Cherokee, the company has announced a
> 2.99$ fuel guarantee.  According to the press release (appended below)
> - purchasers of a variety of chrysler cars can get a card the locks in
> the price of gas at 2.99$ for three whole years under the ingeniously
> titled "Lets Re-Fuel America" scheme.  Under the scheme, you get card
> that allows you to refuel at participating fuel stations.
> Irrespective of the cost of fuel, the customer will be billed 2.99 ;
> chrysler will pay for the rest.
> Another wonderful way to save the planet  from the country that churns
> out the most greenhouse gases every year.
> best
> a.
> Chrysler LLC Delivers Economic Stimulus; Protects Consumers from
> Rising Gas Prices for Three Years
> "Let's Refuel America" available throughout the U.S. exclusively at
> Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge dealerships through June 2, 2008
> Three-year price protection from volatile gas prices available on
> compact, mid-size and full-size models, minivans, crossovers and
> pickup truck models
> Seventy-six percent of customers cite rising gas prices as "top
> concern" Auburn Hills, Mich. - In response to direct customer feedback
> citing the prospect of rising gas prices as a top concern, Chrysler
> LLC today announces its own economic stimulus package: an exclusive
> gas price protection policy that eliminates the risk of further spikes
> in fuel prices. With the U.S. purchase of eligible Chrysler, Jeep and
> Dodge vehicles, customers can enroll in the "Let's Refuel America"
> program and receive a gas card that immediately lowers their gas price
> to $2.99 a gallon, and keeps it there for three years. The offer is
> available at 3,521 U.S. Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships through
> June 2, 2008, and is available on vehicles ranging from popular new
> compacts, crossovers and minivans to full-size diesel-powered pickup
> trucks.
> "Today we are proud to introduce an unprecedented program to help put
> customers' minds at ease and do something to help working people who
> are worried about the volatility of fuel prices and vehicle cost of
> ownership," said Jim Press, Vice-Chairman and President, Chrysler LLC.
> "The Let's Refuel America Price Guarantee puts money in your pocket
> today, and allows our customers to better manage their fuel expenses.
> And you can't get it anywhere else besides a Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge
> dealership."
> The Let's Refuel America program offers consumers a combination of the
> fuel price protection program and additional bonus cash up to $3,000
> on available vehicles, including Chrysler PT Cruiser, Dodge Charger,
> Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dakota and Dodge Ram.
> The Let's Refuel America gas card program works when a customer
> purchases a new and unused Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicle and selects
> the program in lieu of other available incentives. The customer is
> provided with the registration process documentation and registers
> providing their required personal information via the dedicated web
> site or toll-free 800 number. Once registered, the customer receives
> their gas card and separately, their Personal Identification Number
> (PIN) within 4 to 6 weeks of application. The customer then swipes
> their Let's Refuel America Gas Card at an eligible gas station,
> selecting up to 87 octane regular, E85 fuel or diesel fuel, and enters
> their PIN to begin the fueling process. After the fuel transaction
> occurs, the customer's personal credit card (identified in the
> registration process) is charged $2.99 per gallon.
> Let's Refuel America Eligibility
> The following vehicles are eligible for the Let's Refuel America program:
> Small/Compact Car
> Dodge Caliber, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
> Mid-size Car
> Dodge Avenger, Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler Sebring Convertible
> Large Car
> Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum
> Crossover
> Dodge Journey
> Minivan
> Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country
> Compact SUV
> Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass
> Mid-size SUV
> Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty
> Large SUV
> Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Aspen
> Pickup Truck
> Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram, Dodge Ram HD
> The following vehicles are not eligible for the Let's Refuel America 
> program:
> All SRT models, Dodge Viper, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Ram Chassis Cab,
> Chrysler Crossfire, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Sprinter.
> Select Program Offer
> $2.99 guaranteed fuel card for up to 3 years
> Offer valid with up to 87 octane regular unleaded fuel, E85 fuel or
> diesel fuel only, depending upon purchased vehicle*
> Yearly allotment of gallons provided
> Annual gallon allotment ends each year on 7/31 (first year ends 7/31/09)
> Enroll
> Easily register via a dedicated web site or by calling designated 1-800
> number
> Personalized Let's Refuel America Gas Card arrives within 4-6 weeks of
> receipt of application
> Use & Save
> Use the Let's Refuel America Gas Card like any credit card – just swipe
> and type in your PIN to use
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