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For 2013, spring officially starts tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th! Not sure what pops into your mind when you think of spring, but I think of flowers, billowy clouds, and a road trip! There are few things in life as enjoyable as driving with the top down on a beautiful, sunny day! Simply put, there is no better car to drive on that road trip than a convertible! Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram just happens to have the PERFECT solution to enjoy the spring weather that is sure to be “just around the corner”!  A drop-top that raises the standards: You’ll find it on our 2013 Chrysler 200 Hardtop Convertible, which is actually fit for all seasons.

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The Chrysler 200 Convertible, on sale or for lease now at both of the Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram locations (Greenwood at 750 U.S. 750 N / Indianapolis at 4630 E 96th Street)! This Convertible is one of the few automobiles left that will give you a pleasant ride without breaking the bank. For 2013, the Chrysler 200 convertible gains improved driving manners and new color options.

New for 2013:

  • An enhanced and retuned suspension resulting in an improved ride and better handling.
  • A larger front stabilizer bar has been added, a rebound spring was added to the front struts and damping rates have been revised, too.
  • In the rear, shock damping has been revised, rear spring rates increased and a new rear jounce bumper has been added.
  • This midsize convertible is available in both soft- and hard-top versions and has room to spare in trunk, even with the top down. You’ll enjoy up to seven-cubic feet of cargo space with the top down and 13.3 with the top up.
  • Best-in-class interior passenger volume is standard.
  • Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway in the 4-cylinder.
  • Drivers who crave more power should opt for the award-winning Pentastar V6, which that cranks out 283 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque through a six-speed automatic; expect 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

Like all Chrysler vehicles, the 200 Convertible is safe. Standard safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Antilock Brakes with Brake Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System; there are also advanced multi-stage front airbags to go along with the active head restraints. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 200 Convertible its top rating, “Good,” in both moderate overlap front testing and side impact testing. A five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty brings you peace of mind and speaks to the quality of the 200 Convertible.

  • The Touring trim comes standard with 17-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlamps and a power-operated cloth top. Inside, drivers are greeted by an Electronic Vehicle Information Center, ambient interior lighting, six-way power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic temperature control and the Uconnect® Media Center 130 system with six-speakers. SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription is also standard.
  • The Limited adds the V6 engine to the list of standards, as well as 18-inch wheels, foglamps and dual bright exhaust tips. Supple leather adorns the seats, with heaters added for the front passengers, and the Uconnect Media Center 430 with Bluetooth, DVD capability and 40GB hard drive is included, as well.
  • The 200S adds a healthy dose of attitude with unique “S” trim including 18-inch wheels with painted black pockets, body0colored door handles and mirrors, black painted “S” grille with painted black bars and a Chrysler winged-badge with black inlay. The steering wheel and leather seats with suede inserts are marked with an “S” badge, and the audio system is a premium Boston Acoustics setup.

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Available on both the Limited and 200S are the Uconnect 730 system with Navigation and 6.5-inch touch-screen, and the retractable, body-color hardtop. “Gotta” ask? What do you appreciate most in your convertible? http://bit.ly/101B3D6

We encourage you to chat * click * call * or stop into one of the Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram store’s today. We are conveniently located in either  Greenwood or Indianapolis. To learn more about the 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible, Sedan or our pre-owned models we currently have in stock, visit the links provided. Our sales team would be happy to help show you around the lot, discuss specifications of the different models, answer any questions you might have, as well as set you up on a test drive!

fb_We Love to Chat  Also, our Internet Customer Care Team is available during business hours by chat (Greenwood / Indianapolis),   or by phone: (317) 534-2256.

From our family to yours: be “safe on the road, and happy motoring”!


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Buying a car can be overwhelming; in fact, the pleasure of getting a new car can be quickly clouded during the financing decision-making process and price negotiations. Besides price haggling, many car shoppers are plagued with the decision to lease or buy. Which financing decision is right, and why?

  • Buying – The Benefits: By far, the greatest benefit of buying a car is that you may actually own it one day. Implied in this benefit is that you’ll one day be free of car payments. The car is yours to sell at any time, and you are not locked into any type of fixed ownership period.
  • Leasing – The Benefits: Perhaps the greatest benefit of leasing a car is the lower out-of-pocket costs when acquiring and maintaining the car. Leases require little or no down payment, and there are no upfront sales tax payments. Additionally, monthly payments are usually lower, and you get the pleasure of owning a new car every few years.

When it comes to whether to buy or lease a car the options can be confusing. To help you make an informed decision we have provided the information below, we hope you find it informative and useful. I understand that this post looks a bit lengthy, but I promise it is good information and worth the read!
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Step 1: There is a selling price whether you buy or lease your next car. You can negotiate the selling price even if you are planning to lease, just as you would if you were planning to buy.
Step 2: If you were to put the same exact amount of money down on a leased car and on a financed car, the lease payment would typically be lower than financing. This is one of the biggest draws of leasing; you can get more car for your money. With a lease payment, you’re only paying for the car’s depreciation during the term of your lease, whereas with a loan payment, you’re paying for the entire purchase price of the car.
Step 3: If you own your own business, and the car you are considering will be used for business purposes, you can write-off most, if not all of the payments by leasing. If you buy, you can only write-off a portion of the depreciation or take the mileage deduction. We recommend you consult with your tax professional about the write-off.
Step 4:  Generally speaking, it is harder to get approved for a car lease than it is for a loan. So make sure to check your credit and see if you qualify.
Step 5:  A car lease will have an annual mileage cap. The norm is between 10,000-15,000 miles. Once you go over the specified mileage on your leasing contract, you will incur mileage charges. If you think you will go over the mileage cap, we recommend that you pre-pay for the additional miles at the time of signing, because it’s typically cheaper to pre-pay rather than to pay at the end of the lease. When you buy, there are no rules on mileage, the car is yours to drive as little or as much as you like.
Step 6:  There’s less commitment when you buy than when you lease a car. When you buy, you can drive the car till the wheels fall off, or you can sell it or trade it in at any time and pay off the remainder of your loan. With a car lease, if you want to end your lease before the term is up, you will incur costly early termination fees.
Step 7:  Most leased cars are under warranty for the duration of the lease, so repair costs are minimized, which is nice perk. Some brands like BMW and Toyota also offer free maintenance programs during all or part of their lease agreement, which means that all you need to worry about is putting gas in the car. Keep in mind that manufacturer warranties differ in length and coverage.
Step 8: Leasing a car gives you more flexibility when it comes to getting rid of your old car. Unless you actually drive your car till it dies, you will have to deal with selling or trading it in at some point, which can be a hassle. Whereas, at the end of a lease term, you can: 1) Turn in your car, and either buy another car, lease another car, or re-lease from the same brand; 2) Buy the car you were leasing for the predetermined residual value on your lease contract; or 3) Buy the car you were leasing and sell it to a third party for profit (if your car is worth more than purchase price offered on your lease contract). Because the used-car market has been so strong the last couple of years, some consumers can actually make money by buying and then selling their leased car for more than the residual value of the car.
Fact #9: Customizing is not advisable with a lease. Generally speaking, you can do it, but at the end of your lease, you will have leave the customizing and lose your investment or remove any custom parts you have added. (If removed, you have to pay any damage to the car from the modifications you made.)
Fact #10: Reasonable wear-and-tear is expected and is written into a car lease contract. A lease contract will also specify what is considered “excessive.” It’s safe to say that if you return your leased vehicle with scratches, dents, worn tires, or other not-yet-repaired damages, you will be billed for those repairs. So, although there is no written contract, you will need to be mindful of the condition of your vehicle if you plan to resell.

The decision to lease or buy will always depend on your personal circumstances. If your objective is one day to be rid of pesky little car payments and you actually want to take ownership, buying a car may be the best option. If, however, if your goal is to drive a new set of wheels every three to four years and minimize your monthly costs, leasing a car may be a good alternative.

OBrien Automotive Family Celebrating 80 Years in the Business_small The O’Brien Automotive Family of dealerships are one of central Indiana’s best source for new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, and Toyota & Scion brand vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles & Factory Certified Pre-Owned. Our goal is to make as many central Indiana customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and competitive prices. We welcome you to stop by one of our convenient locations, call us at 317-534-2256, chat online (Indianapolis location Chrysler Brands – Greenwood location Chrysler Brands * FIAT Brand  / Toyota & Scion Brands), or submit a request make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today. Check out our lease specials by visiting this page. If you should  have any questions, please give us a call!  If you do not see the particular vehicle you were hunting for on the internet lease specials list, don’t fret. Simply call:

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