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Posted: February 8th, 2013

Thousands of people left the Erie Auto Show after getting a look at the latest cars and trucks on the market.

Representatives of the Sight Center of Northwest PA left with something better — the keys to a new Ford van, a gift from Erie-area Ford dealers.

“The goal of the Ford Friendship Express program is simple — to provide the gift of transportation to the people and organizations that need it most,” said Mark Winkler, chairman of the Erie Ford Friendship Express Selection Committee.

The Sight Center was selected from among more than 30 charities that submitted applications from Erie, Crawford and Warren counties.
The organization will use the van to transport people in the area who are blind or severely visually impaired.

The philanthropic program, already established in western New York, was announced in November for Erie County.

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Posted: February 11th, 2010

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, Chrysler Group LLC is offering a deal worth looking at: a 60-day money-back guarantee on its minivans.

The automaker announced today that buyers can get the guarantee by trading any vehicle made by another automaker for a Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country minivan. The offer runs through March 31.

Buyers must drive the minivans for at least 30 days. If they aren’t satisfied, they can return them to the dealer for a refund of the purchase price, minus registration and license fees.

Here’s the catch: Anyone returning a minivan would not get their trade-in vehicle back, the van can’t have been driven more than 4,000 miles and it can’t have more than $200 worth of damage. Also, the customer must pay Chrysler 30 cents per mile that the minivan was driven.

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