I guess that news about the bailout plan for US automotive companies is all around right now with a lot of mixed reactions. I personally donâ€™t think it is a good idea if something similar was proposed here. Just today though, I noticed this article at http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=1053898 that talks about how one auto dealer is offering a 2009 Dodge Caliber for free with a purchase of a 2008 Dodge Ram, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Aspen or Jeep Commander until today.
The main reason apparently is due to the slowing economy and how sales have not been good as a result for the company. That makes me wonder if this will be a common thing with other dealers as well if things continue the way it is. While I guess it is a good deal, would someone really want to purchase a car if the whole goal is to save money?
It is enticing as I guess if you really wanted a vehicle you could essentially split the sales cost with someone else between the two vehicles. This also shows you the power of consumer spending in terms of driving prices up or down. Imagine if most people used say a bike or public transitâ€¦â€¦that would definitely create a price drop.