Bad Signs for Chrysler: Buy One Truck, Get One Free

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We all knew the Big Three were in trouble when the top executives of Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors flew their private jets to Washington last week, hat in hand, asking for taxpayers’ money to save their companies. But this is getting ridiculous. Online consumer watchdog Consumerist.com noticed this ad:

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There’s some fine print, but basically the deal is the deal: buy one truck, get a second one free. Maybe those private-jet-flying car company executives really do need a bailout.

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