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Even cash-strapped buyers of the new Dodge Ram won't be heard muttering, "I coulda hada V-8." The Dodge boys are slammin' hoods and makin' deals; March is "Dodge truck month" and you can order a variable-valve timed, happily burbling HEMI for no extra cost in the Dodge Ram 1500.
The free HEMI is a cherry on top of the awkwardly named Employee Pricing Plus Plus program. Which itself is in addition to cash discounts up to $3,500 on 2009s. In addition to cash discounts of up to $6,000 on 2008s. Still not enough for you? If you qualify, Chrysler will give you zero-percent financing for up to 36 months through its financial arm. If you ever wanted to sport (or support) the Pentastar, this would be the time to do it.
Chrysler report that they "ranked second in [February] retail among the Detroit Three," not exactly cause for a party. Their February sales represent a decrease of 44 percent from that month in 2008. Still, Chrysler claims it has the lowest level of inventory of the domestics. Seems kind of like ringside fighter boasting that he's only got one black eye to his competitor's two. Tough times, these.