Dodge added $100 to the prices of its three-quarter-ton and one-ton Ram pickups; Ford Division raised the freight fee on four car lines; and Saab increased the stickers on its 9-5 series.
The Dodge bump applies to the Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, 10 models in all. Automotive News estimates that the $100 boost adds $5 to the price of a vehicle produced by what used to be Chrysler Corp.
That increase, combined with September increases on Jeeps and Plymouth, Dodge and Chrysler cars, pushed prices up $9 on a sales-weighted basis.
Adding in the introductory raise of $108 brings the increase to $116, or one-half of 1 percent on 2000-model Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep vehicles.
Ford added $25 to the destination charge of the Escort ZX2, Mustang, Contour and Crown Victoria. The new freight charges are $440 for the ZX2, $550 for the Mustang, $560 for the Contour and $630 for the Crown Victoria.
The increases raised Ford Motor's average new-vehicle price by $3 on a sales-weighted basis, Automotive News finds.
Saab held the line on prices of all but one of its 9-3 series cars. The other, the 9.3 SE Turbo sedan is up $195. Stickers on the 9-5 models rose $300 to $1,550.
Automotive News estimates that the entire Saab line is up a sales-weighted average of $368, or 1.1 percent.
A sunroof and the Saab Traction Control system are standard on base 9-5 cars for 2000, and 9-5 SE models have a V-6 engine.