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“Minivan Month” extended to the end of May

by Bill Cawthon on

Chrysler will continue its Minivan Month promotion through May 31. The promotion, featuring the 60-day “Minivan Pledge,” was announced last month. The pledge allows retail buyers of new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to return the vehicle, no questions asked, within 60 days, subject to certain requirements.

In addition, consumers who purchase a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country can select a $750 cash rebate or financing as low as 2.9% for 60 months for well-qualified consumers. An additional $750 in Bonus Cash is with the Town & Country.

Buyers opting for the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan can choose $2,000 in Consumer Cash or zero-percent financing for 60 months on most models. Plus, consumers are eligible for up to $1,500 in trade-in support.

Ram Truck will continue offering the RamBox and no-charge HEMI engine incentives through May 31. Consumers purchasing a Ram 1500 Crew Cab are eligible for $500 RamBox Bonus Cash while those purchasing a 2011 Ram pickup truck can choose a HEMI engine at no charge or opt for the Engine Bonus Cash that is available on most 2011 Ram Truck models equipped with V-6, V-8 or Cummins diesel engines.

Other May incentives include:

Chrysler Brand: Consumers who purchase a 2011 Chrysler 200 are eligible for $1,250 in Consumer Cash or attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 36 months on most 200 models. The all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 offers financing as low as 1.9% for 36 months and up to 4.9% for 72 months for qualified buyers.

Dodge Brand:Buyers of 2011 Dodge Avengers are eligible for $1,750 in Consumer Cash, or attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 60 months, excluding the Express model.

Jeep® Brand: In celebration of the Jeep brand’s 70th Anniversary, Mopar is offering $500 Mopar Bucks for 2011 Jeep Wrangler accessories to consumers who purchase a 2011 Wrangler in May.

Attractive lease rates are available on all Chrysler Group vehicles. Lease Bonus Cash is available on all Chrysler models, most Dodge models and certain Jeep Compass, Patriot and Liberty models.

Consumers should see their participating local Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck dealer for full program rules.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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