DETROIT -- Starting in the 2006 model year, the Chrysler group no longer will offer its seven-year, 70,000-mile standard powertrain warranty.
The automaker will continue to offer its three-year, 36,000-mile standard bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The automaker's consumer surveys showed that the 7/70,000 warranty protection was a low priority for buyers, says John Schenden, owner of Pro Chrysler-Jeep in Denver and chairman of the Chrysler-Jeep national dealer council.
Money that would have been spent to cover the longer powertrain warranty will go to "other consumer and dealer marketing efforts," Schenden says. He did not elaborate.
Chrysler group officials did not return phone calls.
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