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#607 of 853 Re: Design problem [farout]
Feb 06, 2009 (6:20 am)
I called chrysler as you told me and spoke with Richard, I told him that I want to buy other Chrysler car and in this time go sticker price vs sticker price was unfair because to get a similar equiped car is $5000 to $7000 more, I told him that I was been told to drive the car at least 5000 miles for the torque converter to break in that is 15,000 miles, he told me that he was about to call the gril from impartial services ,by today they will have the new figures for me.
I have seen three options 1) chrysler pacifica signatures 2008 series 0 miles fully loaded gps etc... for $25,000 out of the lot, 2) chrysler aspen 2009 all extras for $33,000+ tax . 3) Town and country all extras no gps $32,000 + tax
I have driven the three and the one that drives better is the aspen but I'm afraid of $5 galon gas again even that this car works in four cilinder mode at low speeds and highway, average in city is 13-15 and highway would be 18-23 what do you think?
#608 of 853 Re: Design problem [faschulz]
Feb 06, 2009 (6:39 am)
I cannot comment on the buyout your going through as I bought my Pac used and have got nowhere with the dealer so I am now out of luck as it's out of warranty. They could not duplicate any issues the last two times I took it in and now that it's out of warranty they know I won't be back. I am thinking of trading it in on something else, I absolutely like the Pac but the problems I have far out weight the like I have for the car. Good luck on the buyout!
I would like to comment on the gas mileage of the Aspen. I own an '07 Durango with the 5.7L Hemi.. By far this is the most favorite vehicle I have ever owned.. I think you would be very happy with the Aspen as it's just a Durango in a little nicer clothes.. I average about 20-22 mpg on the highway and City driving is good when I can keep my foot out of it.. absolutely love the sound of the engine!
Good luck with whatever you get.. hopefully you stay away from the Pac's as I have also drove an '08 with 99 miles on it and it was worse than mine..
#609 of 853 Re: Design problem [faschulz]
Feb 06, 2009 (7:02 am)
I would look at the Chrysler that fits your needs best. The Aspens and Durango are like the PAC's ...no longer being made. I think a vehicle no longer being made might depriate more than the T&C. IF AWD is not important to you the T&C would be my personal choice, if I lived in a place that did not need AWD which I do. As for the price of gasoline, if we get into a depression gas could become a major issue again. If the T&C has the 4. L and the 6 speed transmission, that's a great combination, I think. But don't take my word. Go and talk to the Service manager,and service Tec in the shop, see what they think.
I sure would not believe Comsumer Reports on anything. There is a great bias against the American big three and I would not buy anything but a vehicle from the Big Three. I have had 17 Chrysler made vehicles. I know more about them and I have been pleased. Now All makes of vehicles are in reality about the same. All makers of vehicles have some weakness that's unique to them. Generally if you keep the upkeep on a vehicle up it should last to at least 150,000 miles and even more.
Just as a note, me personally, I would honestly pray and ask the Lord for His help in making this selection. (I am a retired Pastor so I ask the Lord for direction a lot)
I think you are on the right path. Keep us informed.
#610 of 853 Re: Design problem [farout]
Feb 06, 2009 (12:25 pm)
farout look at the numbers that they sent me from impartial services they look bad for me also they are not considering the refund that they gave me for $2,900 of the extended warranty they sold me when I bought the car, take a look and let me know how this numbers compare to yours.
The breakdown of figures pertaining to the repurchase of your vehicle is as follows:
Down Payment $ 9,499.03
Net Trade In Allowance 0.00
Monthly Payments Made (# payments) 16 X
$424.80 (mo.payment) 6,796.80
Flat Amount 0.00
Aftermarket Accessories 0.00
CREDITS SUBTOTAL $ 16,295.83 *
Rebate(if Applicable) $ 0.00
Mileage/Usage Fee 5,847.79
Damage (Requires Estimate) 0.00
DEBITS SUBTOTAL $ 8,280.79 *
PAYOFF TO LIENHOLDER $ 17,400.71
NET REFUND TO CUSTOMER $ 8,015.04 *
(Credit less Debits)
#611 of 853 Re: Design problem [faschulz]
Feb 09, 2009 (10:12 am)
Mine was much different, very much so.
2005 Jeep Crd msrp $ 27,790.
less mileage - 1240.
Pay off 26281.
owed to me off compass 267
2007 Compass Sport 4x4 $24500
. amount financed 24233.
Chrysler Service contract was transfered to Compass from Jeep Liberty CRD
mine was pretty simple.
#612 of 853 Re: Design problem [faschulz]
Feb 09, 2009 (11:12 am)
I am not so certain that Impartial Services is particularly impartial.
#613 of 853 Re: Design problem [rhollis]
Feb 09, 2009 (1:09 pm)
rhollis: Glad to see you back. I was too outspoken with you the last time I responded to you. I appologize, rhollis, please accept my sincere regrets. To be honest as I have thought about it I was just full of people putting down my pleasure with PAC. I reacted more like a child, than the mature, old fart I am, and try hard to be.
ISP must be different now that Cerberus has control. the cost per mile they are charging him is rather steep. However we got a buy back where we bought another Chrysler, that may be the difference.
Did you get an Aspen to replace your PAC?
I again am glad your back.
#614 of 853 Re: Design problem [faschulz]
Feb 09, 2009 (1:33 pm)
After reading your post again, after I osted my response, I looked at this again.
Are you going just for a return of your money? What the heck is $ 5847.79 for mileage all about? That seems super high, and very unreasonable!!!!!!!!!!!
What kind of vehicle have you going to get now? What is damaged $ 2433. worth? Did you have an accident that your insurance did not fix?
I kee4p our vehicle pretty much clean, but by no means was the Jeep CRD spotless. There were some scratches, and the seats were nasty. The Liberty Seats got spots just from water. The material was cheap crap.
I wonder if you are taking a hit of $ 8280. maybe you shoul tell Chrysler to fix the PAC even if they have to put a brand new transmission in it! Remember there is a LIFETIME POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, and I think I'd make then fix it right or come up with a better deal. How many miles do you have on the PAC 40,000 ? Heck at $ .25 cents a mile that is 37,420 miles which is high. I paid $ .05 cents a mile, and that was lower than most, but you are being super charged......why?
I can't believe you are being jerked so bad. You might call IPS and ask is this the best you can do? Let them know you know how I was treated and why such a huge difference???????????????? Wow, I 'd be very unhappy, unless there is something I don't understand. You should get about $ 10,000. off the sticker on your replacement then. Let me know whats up, ok?
#615 of 853 Re: Design problem [farout]
Feb 14, 2009 (8:13 am)
I sent those numbers to Richard (chrysler) and explain to him that I was charged with some damage but in fact the car is like new inside and out side I take care of my cars very much and looks like new, I mention to him that I agree to pay half of the miles which is $2923 for the 24,600 miles my Pac has, and that the fact that the car has so many miles is because the service advisor told me that the break in time for the converter is 5000 miles so if you get the original plus two that they replace that equals 15,000 miles, also that the extended warranty that they sold me I cancelled after 3 days and the refund for $2,826.56 was received by Chrysler financial and applied to principal, he told me that he will call impartial services and will let me know, by the afternoon he called me and told me that was a mistake and all was fixed, the amount comes now to $13,300 , that is if I got a Chrysler car
if not I'll be charged with the whole $5847.79 for the 24,600 miles for me still high.
by the way I went and test drive the PAC signatures series that I can get for $24,000 (full loaded) and the feel at the begining was good with no front suspension noise, but when i went to open road I noticed that the transmission just shifts up to third gear and was about 4,000 Rpm at 50 miles per hour the auto stick was not working as well , so I forgot the Pac It's a shame , I think I will get the Aspen because beleive it or not has better resale price than the town and country, I can get one fully loaded MSRP $40,300 for $30,000 plus taxes.
I'll keep in touch.
#616 of 853 Re: Design problem [faschulz]
Feb 15, 2009 (5:04 pm)
faschulz: I happen to remember that my buy took place when DC was the company not Cerberus, That may be part of your situation. Whatever you choose it seems to me you are going at it the right way.
What's odd you post just showed up on this forum today. I wonder why it takes so long for your posts to show? I chech this forum just about every day so it sure is odd.
Good luck, keep in touch