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Hold Off Buying Certain Chrysler Models

During its bankruptcy, Chrysler shut down all assembly plants for a full 2 months, leading to a shortage of certain models.

On top of this, Chrysler also terminated 789 dealerships, making it harder for consumers to shop around and force dealers to bid against each other.

This has led to price increases for models in short supply which include the Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Chrysler Town & Country.

If you're shopping for these models, you're probably not going to get as good a deal as you could in the recent past.

Unless you have a cash-for-clunkers trade-in, our advice is to hold off buying these models for at least a couple of months while Chrysler builds more inventory.

Nine Chrysler factories started production again on July 27th and dealers are expected to start receiving 2010 models in showrooms near the end of August.

September should be a good month to start shopping for the leftover 2009 models.






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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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