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Chrysler Aspen

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  • We researched several SUV's with certain options that we were looking for and we bought a FULLY loaded Aspen that we are very happy with. The ride and interior are plush, the 8 speaker Alpine system with subwoofer and 368 watt amp is powerful and crystal clear. We have the remote start, DVD Nav, Video entertainment, 20 inch chrome wheels, power liftgate, sunroof, towing package, etc. There was no other SUV on the market that could give us all that we have for the price.

    The exterior is a matter of personal opinion. We think it looks great and with all the compliments we have gotten, we must be right. It is a great looking SUV. Let us not forget that the 300 was considered ugly too by "experts", and look at the sales of that car. We bought one of those too.
  • thjattythjatty Posts: 14
    I just ordered a fully loaded Aspen today from my local dealer. I researched the heck out of all suvs for 3 solid months. On lux side, I've owned a Landcruiser, Porsche, tricked out Z71 suburban, and some very nice VWs. I've researched like crazy; considered the following:
    Acura MDX (not crazy about new body style)
    Mercedes Benz G320CDI (nice but just too darn expensive. I could buy one, but I just wont shell out that much for a car)
    Lexus GX (no fold flat and it's a smaller version of my LandCruiser)
    Acadia and Outlook (too pricey for what you get), and have decided to go with the ASPEN. It fits my needs best; family cruiser, 4x4, nice, lux. I want to keep this for a long time. My wife has a Pacifica which we really enjoy. We take it on trips everywhere and its great for the family. So...
    I should have it by next week as it is coming from another dealers inventory. the bang for the buck factor is the clincher for me.
    thjatty
  • All big SUBs and trucks need big grills to cool off the big engines. I'd consider a minivan if they came with 4WD and could tow my 6,000 lb. camper over the moutain passes.

    Somehow, the minor exterior changes vs. the Durango make it a nicer looking vehicle in my opinion. I have a 2002 Durango and will probably be buying a new Durango or Aspen this summer.
  • vrbkavrbka Posts: 1
    Am looking at the same rig for my wife. What was the msrp on your rig? The one we are looking at is $45,326. Can you tell me where you got it, and as much as I hate to ask, what kind of deal did you get?? Thanks p.s. how's the gas mileage with the mds hemi???
  • blue05blue05 Posts: 42
    I just purchased one nice vehicle my only compliant is the back end jumps around over some bumps . The mileage isn't bad at all if you keep the R P Ms around two grand 20-22 mpg highway can be achieved . If you like the rumble of the exhaust and the sound of the HEMI you will have no problem getting single digit gas mileage.
  • I have a 2007 Aspen 2 weeks old and 420 miles on it and yesterday it cut off in the middle of the road failing to restart . I tried to do a vehicle systems check with no success the lights and radio worked .The ring around the D in drive disappeared . This is my first Chrysler product and last when you spend 40,000 plus you don't expect it break down after 2 weeks ,420 miles ,and still have TEMP tags on it. :mad:
  • Every state has LEMON LAWS, you should have 30-days to register a complaint with the state....it could entitle you to a new vehicle or money back...check it out.
  • blue05blue05 Posts: 42
    I contacted a lemon lawyer in the state of Maryland and was told the dealer has 4 times to fix the problem or 30 days in the shop within 15 months or 15,000 miles . The vehicle was out of service for 17 days .Here is what really PISSED me off was i had 420 miles and a full tank of gas when it was towed in . I was told my vehicle was ready so I went to the dealership and waited for them to bring me my truck . I got in to find 1\2 tank of gas and 334 added miles put on my vehicle . The long and short i asked about my gas the excessive miles we had to do this ensure the problem was fix and can't reimburse you for your gas . The Front Control Module was the problem . :mad:
  • buddytdbuddytd Posts: 1
    Hi!

    I just got an essentially brand new 2007 Aspen from Orange County Jeep
    in Costa Mesa CA. I live in Oregon, and saw their demo (21 miles) when
    we were down there in February. I took it for a long test drive and
    thought about it. It was fully equipped with essentially everything
    you can imagine - 120v inverter, heated second row seats, second row
    console, towing package, entertainment system, gps, rear parking
    assistance, all kinds of stuff. They took almost 10K off the price.

    When I got back to Oregon, I couldn't find a deal even close. So I
    called them up two weeks later. They still had it, and we came to a
    great price. They shipped it up to me for WAY less than it would have
    cost me to fly down and drive it back. Altogether a great experience.

    I surprised my wife with it - she had no idea it was coming. So, it's
    actually her car.

    I have one immediate difficulty. The one item they didn't get was the
    automatic controls for the heater air conditioner. Instead of the cool
    digital controls, these are all mechanical, just like the controls on
    our eight year old van.

    I called two dealers and was told it was going to be impossible to
    change out the manual controls with the electronic ones. I get the
    feeling that neither one of them wanted to do the homework. I even
    called the Chrysler hotline in the owners manual, but they referred me
    back to the dealer.

    I haven't tried the selling dealer because they are too far away. Even
    if they could do the work, it is not going to be possible to get the
    car to them to do it.

    So, here I am. Open to any and all suggestions.

    Bud Izen
    Mineral Gray 2007
  • toprotortoprotor Posts: 1
    I live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and spend many hours on the roads and freeways. I leased a 2007 Chrysler Aspen with the 5.7 Hemi one year ago for a three (3) year period. I am satisfied with the performance other than the 13 mpg figure. Since then I have seen exactly five (5) other Aspens throughout the area. Other than terrible gas mileage, is there a clue in here somewhere?
  • Does anyone know how to disengage the navigation safety feature? It is a pain in the butt having to stop on the highway just to find a gas station. Thanks
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    Chrysler LLC made it offical today November 26,2008, the Aspen and the Durango will end production by the last of December 2008. The Chrysler Aspen will join another fine vehicle the Chrysler Pacifica was halted one year ago this December. If you don't think that resale is not hurt by this, guess again.

    farout
  • I need some help. I have 2007 Aspen. It has about 41k mile on it. Placed in service about october 2006. Taken care pretty good, change oil and taken in at service intervals. This is my problem. when slowing down around 30miles per hours, there is a very loud "clunk"...perhas from the transmission or the differential, I am not sure. Each time I take it in to be checked, the noise does not occur. I have taken it in 3 times and nothing. It is now past the 36k warranty period. does anyone out there have any idea what could be going on. I am going to take it in again soon becasue it is happening more frequently. Any ideas ? :sick:
  • pepe11pepe11 Posts: 41
    Based on a discussion I had with a Chrysler salesman and what I can find on the internet, Chrysler only halted production of the Aspen Hybrid that is manufactured in their Newark, DE plant. I've looked at this car, not yet test driven it yet, but think it is a very good value for the discounted price. Any comments from current owners would be appreciated. Do you love it, like it...hate it, or whatever.

    Thanks in advance.
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    pepe11: I am sorry to tell you it was NOT just the Hybrids, Both the Aspen and the Durango ended production. I verified this with an owner of a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealer. You can go to www.airfleet.com/production,html and check out December 08.

    The sales people do not want to tell you a new vehicle they have on the lot has been discontinued, The reason such huge discounts on the Aspen and Durango is because sales were worse than you can imagine. The bad word is "HEMI" which translates to save money on the price, but gas will cost more.

    The latest news is that Cerberus is making very serious changes to meet consumer demands, Chrysler brabd will be mainly cars, Dodge will become the truck brand, and Jeep will be the brand it is. Most likely the Caliber and Compass will end and the PT Crusier will end in june this year, and the Avenger and Sebring are going to be down sized by 2011, The Phoenix engines will begin to show up in 2010 which will get improved mpg and power. The 2.4 "world engine" will be gone by 2011 as well. Fiat looks as if it will take 35% od Chrysler LLC, in exchange for using platforms and engines to be made in vehicles here.

    Go to www. allpar.com and read the latest news as far as Chrysler is concerned, Chrck under news. This is a very good site to get accurate news.

    farout
  • Why end a car after 3 year production. I dont understand why Chrysler would end a car after 3 years production. I own an 08 Aspen with a HEMI engine and it is good on fuel for what it can do. I Chrysler gave this vehicle independent suspension and re geared it for cruising and not as much towing the car would get 27 mpg I have goten up to 23+ and when filled it up and calculated it did almost 20. this is as good as my Acura MDX with a V6. GM is not going to disscontinue Suburbans or Escalades. Hey hybrid Damilar diesel...
  • How did your problem work out? We have a 2007 Aspen with the same problem, it has been to the dealer now 4 times, and has still not been fixed. We get the run around that it is a software problem...any new information?
  • dieseler1dieseler1 Posts: 5
    I have 45K and running strong I also have a lifetime wrap.
  • kasrhpkasrhp Posts: 11
    So I have a question, I am looking at used suv's. Preferably the 08's. The Aspen is at the top of my list, but is that a good thing considering Chrysler is halting production on it? Its really between the Aspen, and an Explorer limited. I like the Aspen more, but I am planning on having it for many years to come. Thanks for the help.
  • jpfjpf Posts: 496
    The Aspen is based on the Dodge Durango which has been around a long time. The powertrains are used in other Chrysler/Dodge models. I don't think you'll have a problem getting parts for it. Having said all that, I suggest that you buy one with the original manufacturer's warranty because these vehicles have a lot of electronics which can be expensive to fix without a warranty. Good luck.
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