Deals on Used 2015 Chrysler 200s
Chrysler recently ended a hidden dealer stair-step incentive. This type of incentive pays out only when dealers reach a certain sales goal for a given month. If they reach it, they get a retroactive bonus for each Chrysler 200 they sold that month. If they don't hit the sales target, they get nothing.
This set up a situation where some dealers were looking at up to $100,000 in hidden incentives if they could reach their sales goal, and a lot of dealers ended up purchasing a few cars themselves so they could reach the target and claim the incentive.
However, when a dealer purchases a vehicle, they can't turn around and sell it as new anymore. That vehicle is considered used, and the warranty period starts on the day they purchased it. So now, there are hundreds of 2015 Chrysler 200 models for sale with less than 10,000 miles on the odometer. I checked Cars.com and found several listings for under $14,000. (These vehicles are still covered under warranty). One was listed for $8,900 (see screenshot below).
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