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Chrysler Town and Country, Car Leasing, Van
#290 of 407 Won't refund unused mileage!
Feb 11, 2010 (2:42 pm)
I turned in my 2008 Dodge Caravan on 12/17/09 (three months early) with the "Lease Pull-ahead" option so that I could lease a 2010 Town & Country. I was told that I was being given a rebate to cover my last three payments, so I thought it sounded good. I also had $983.00 for unused mileage coming to me as a refund. Now Chrysler is telling me that I'm not eligible for the mileage refund simply because I turned the van in early. The dealership is telling me that they used my mileage refund as a rebate! I feel like I got royally scammed, and every single time I call the dealership or Chrysler Financial I get no help, and they blame each other! The funny thing is, I did a "Lease Pull-Ahead" two years ago with my last van, and I got my mileage refund with no problem! No where in my paperwork does it state that I won't get my mileage refund if I turn my van in early. I have asked Chrysler Financial where they state this and nobody can find it for me. This is a lot of money for me, is there anyone who can suggest something? Who should I contact, the State of MI? Should I file in small claims court, and if I do, should I sue the dealership, or Chrysler Financial? HELP, I am a consumer who feels totally ripped off! Any suggestions would be very helpful!
#291 of 407 Re: T& C Captive Lease Rates [greener1]
Feb 22, 2010 (3:26 am)
Hi greener1. Generally speaking, when leasing the higher a vehicle's residual values are the better. Lease payments are made up of two parts, the interest portion and the depreciation portion. The higher a vehicle's residual values are, the less depreciation one has to pay over the life of their lease. Sure a high residual value means that your leased vehicle is more expensive to purchase at lease-end than it should be, but who cares...just give it bank to the bank and let them worry about the hit.
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#292 of 407 Re: Won't refund unused mileage! [marbear]
Feb 22, 2010 (3:28 am)
Hi marbear. Did you pay for additional miles over 15,000 at lease signing? If not, they you aren't entitled to a refund. Banks usually do not provide consumers with money back for unused mileage.
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#293 of 407 Re: Won't refund unused mileage! [Car_man]
Feb 25, 2010 (1:49 pm)
Yes, I paid for extra miles, and had 9,000 miles left over. It would have been a refund of almost $1,000!
I have been advised that it is the dealership's error, and so now I am trying to get the dealership to correct my paperwork and send it to Chrysler. Hope they do it or I'll have to take them to small claims court.
#294 of 407 07 T&C Lease Ending - Weighing Options
Mar 02, 2010 (12:29 am)
Have a 39 month lease with Chrysler Financial on an 07 T&C Limited ending later this year. Low miles. Will be under $30k miles at end of lease.
Residual is about $15,000.
Thinking about buying... questions/concerns:
1. Has anyone had positive experiences with Chrysler Financial negotiating on the residual?
2. What kind of interest rate did Chrysler Financial offer on the purchase at the residual?
3. What is best way to extend the warranty? (did not buy an "extra" warranty upon original lease).
4. Can you "certify" the car? what is the process and is it worth doing?
5. Any major service milestones approaching?
#295 of 407 End of lease question
Apr 30, 2010 (8:02 am)
Anyone have experience turning in a T&C (or any Chrysler) at the end of the lease. I have a small (1" or less) tear in the leather of one of the rear seats, and just received the end of lease information about inspecting your car from Chrysler, which indicates that 'any' tear, regardless of size, is chargeable. Can't seem to find anyone at Chrysler to give me an honest estimate as to what type of charge I'll be looking at at turn-in.
The board seems pretty quiet here...CarMan, anyone?
#296 of 407 FLASHING A /C & RECIRCLE LIGHT
May 09, 2010 (10:32 pm)
ANYBODY CAN HELP ME PLEASE, I HAVE A 99 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AIR CONDITIONING AND RECIRCLE LIGHT FLASHING AFTER REPLACE NEW BATTERYEVERY TIME STARTIN G THE VEHICLE.
#297 of 407 Re: FLASHING A /C & RECIRCLE LIGHT [fleon]
May 10, 2010 (3:53 am)
Checkout forum.chryslerminivan.net and post your question there. It is a great site for T&C fixes
#298 of 407 T&C Lease Help Needed
May 11, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I have a 2007 T&C Special Edition that has 2 payments remaining. In order to waive the return fee of approx $400 I was looking to lease another T&C Touring L or Sig series. The prices I received are a lot more than what I am currently paying $330/month. I did put approx $1,000 down on my first lease but I wanted to put nothing down now. The dealers I contacted did not even offer to pick up my remaining payments and I thought there was a pull ahead program. Can someone tell me what a good lease price is with nothing down on either a Touring L or Signature Series is. I have excellent credit. It seems that the Chrysler dealerships in my area on Long Island are not that aggressive. I guess business is better than I thought for Chrysler. Any assistance in my negotiating is greatly appreciated.
#299 of 407 Re: T&C Lease Help Needed [matte0]
May 11, 2010 (7:34 pm)
Sorry for your difficulties, but it is not worth it i happen to know various lease brokers. I can get you quotes on a oddessy ex for a little over 300 final price after tax no money down and exl at approx 400 no money down after tax final price. If you factor in that honda has a $1500 damage waiver and no disposition fee you will do great, get a better car and come out ahead. With money down your final price after tax would be approx 285 for ex and 380 for exl. If you however, want to stick with a chrysler they will help you with that as well and will most probably be able to get you a better price just keep in mind the low reliability ratings on the new models and the shrunken dealer network. I myself am not a broker but i recently got a car and know a few people that sell for various companies. There is no fee at all and you get your car straight from the dealer.(I also get nothing I am just trying to help as I know a few people in this business) I recently dropped my T&C for the oddyssey. The dealers I know are located in brooklyn but could deliver your car to long island if neccessary I also could possibly find out who is in your area. Just reply to the thread and I will tell you who to call as they are very nice and friendly and you may call directly