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Old 07-22-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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Hi

I am a mom of 3 (two kids still in carseats) and would like to get the Town and Country minivan. Both my Fords have died and we need transportation.
Of course, like most people we are on a tight budget.
I am hoping that someone who works for Chrysler can spare an extra Friends code for me to get the minivan.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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try a dealership. Some of them will arrange an employee discount for you just to get the sale. I had two different dealerships offer to get me the discount from a relative of a salesperson.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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You can ask at a Chrysler dealership, but my understanding is they ended the Friends program in January 08.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Hi

I am a mom of 3 (two kids still in carseats) and would like to get the Town and Country minivan. Both my Fords have died and we need transportation.
Of course, like most people we are on a tight budget.
I am hoping that someone who works for Chrysler can spare an extra Friends code for me to get the minivan.
I don't know how the Chrysler plan works/worked, but when I get the GM discount, for one of my kids, I have to pay income tax on the discount.
I doubt anyone would just give them away.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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Hi

I am a mom of 3 (two kids still in carseats) and would like to get the Town and Country minivan. Both my Fords have died and we need transportation.
Of course, like most people we are on a tight budget.
I am hoping that someone who works for Chrysler can spare an extra Friends code for me to get the minivan.
its iffy but maybe something can shake out.. uaw does a lot of charity drives for local causes..might just take a phone call or two...contact uaw region 1A telegraph rd if in metro..and ask for someone in charity/social cause/whatever and explain you case...might be wrong dept but someone there can probably help.....also try auburn hills headquarters and try it...makes good pr for the company and i am sur they can write off and get good press...try sergio marrchioni and maybe get it free! good luck! C (laid off as of 5/20/11 FROM TEP HOT TEST Dept 27 good luck and god bless
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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try a dealership. Some of them will arrange an employee discount for you just to get the sale. I had two different dealerships offer to get me the discount from a relative of a salesperson.
did you buy one?
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:09 AM
 
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did you buy one?
Most people won't give them away as the giver has to pay income tax on the discount. At least that is the way it used to be.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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GM sues former employee over car discounts - theoaklandpress.com
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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did you buy one?
No. At the time there were too many restrictions and qualifications on the deal that I was trying to get. Since then our financial situation changed, so we bought a used car and decided to wait.


I was looking for a lease. I am not sure that I would buy a Chrysler product. They had massive problems with quality becuase they forced their second and third tier suppliers so low on price that they provided junk. This is mostly beacuse they were owned and run by companies that really did not care. However, even withthe new ownership, I have seen nothing to say that Chrysler has changed that practice. If they have not, then their cars will continute to fall apart shortly after purchase. If you lease, that becomes their problem more than yours, besides if you are carful, you turn it back in before the poblems really start to get serious and before the warranties expire. If you buy, you are buying the problems.


I would like to think that Chrysler has changed their ways with the new partial ownership by Fiat. However, while they have redesigned many of their vehicles, and improved the design of others, they have alaways had execellent designs. It is their quality control on parts that they use that is the problem. I have seen nothing to indicate that they made any changes in procuring parts. If they have, they are not announcing it.

For me to buy a Chrysler again they have to acknowlege that they have identified the parts problem and explain what they have doen to correct it. Otherwise I would expect any new car to start falling apart in lots of little ways almost immediately.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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I'm pretty sure there's still some leftover '10 minivans on dealers' lots here and there. Go into the dealership and offer them the "employee" price to take one of these white elephants. Heck, I don't qualify for any employee/family discounts anymore and if I were buying American, I wouldn't pay more than the employee price or else I'd walk.
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