Retiree Friendly Lease Program
Many retirees have indicated that they will have to replace a lease car or an owned car in the next 6 months. While there is still no return of the company lease car program for retirees, the NCRO and Chrysler have established certain processes that eliminate much of the hassle of leasing or purchasing a vehicle. Remember that dealers are independent businessmen and often have turnover in the sales force. These processes eliminate much of the variability in getting a new car. The processes for Detroit Area and outstate are listed below.
Detroit Area Retirees
If you are one of these and live in the Detroit Area remember that there are a select group of dealers that participate in the Retiree Friendly Dealer Program (RFD). These dealers will lease or sell a vehicle at or below the “formula price” that Chrysler has established for retirees. It is a guaranteed price that eliminates the hassle of negotiation. (If you are trading in a vehicle you will still have to negotiate that price.) The website is as follows and the RFD dealers are listed in the lower right. Log onto http://www.ncro.org and print out the process for the RFD so that you are properly prepared. Select the dealer and click on their hotspot in the lower right hand corner of the NCRO website home page to get the phone number and name of the specialist that handles the RFD program. Call beforehand and speak to the specialist who handles the RFD program from the list on the website. Set up an appointment with the specialist and bring in the process from the website. You can use the link to the corporate brand website to determine what model and equipment you would like. But do not use the “lead system” on this site. Do not enter your personal information or you will end up referred to a salesman that may not be the retiree specialist. Instead call the dealership RFD specialist.
If you live outside the Detroit area and it is inconvenient to purchase or lease from a RFD then you will want to follow the process that Chrysler has established on the “Retiree Website”. A link to that process is here. https://hrdocs.extra.chrysler.com/dashboard/StaticFiles/Human_Resources/pdf/helpful_Steps_Successful_Employee_Purchase.pdf
While you are shopping or if you have questions feel free to contact us through the NCRO Blog to let us know what your experience is. We will respond as quickly as we can to any questions to help you in your search for a new vehicle.
While these processes do not replace a company lease program they act as a substitute until a lease program becomes available which we are in continual discussions with Chrysler on.