July 30, 2009

Auto Briefs

Chrysler competes with 'clunkers' and a truck dealer launches a bold promotion

Chryslers

David Zalubowski / AP

Chrysler to match 'clunkers' incentive
Chrysler recently announced it's offering $4,500 in cash toward the purchase of a new vehicle as it seeks to match a government incentive for people to trade in their old gas guzzlers. The automaker said it will offer cash or zero percent financing for six years on most of its 2009 Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep models. The incentive lasts through Aug. 31. Chrysler says that buyers are eligible for the new incentive even if they are not trading in a vehicle under the government's "cash for clunkers" legislation.

--Associated Press

AK-47

Dealership offers free gun with purchase
BUTLER, Mo. -- Buy a truck and get a free AK-47 gun. That's the deal a Missouri truck dealer is offering new customers who buy a pickup truck in August. Mark Muller, owner of Max Motors in Butler, says he knows people will be bothered by the promotion. Muller says he's not handing out free guns. Instead, he will give buyers a voucher to use at a gun store after they obtain a license to carry a concealed weapon. The AK-47 is an upgrade on a previous promotion in which Muller gave away vouchers for the price of a Caltec pistol.

--Associated Press

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