Car makers, always on the cutting edge of making what should be an easy and exciting purchase stressful and unpleasant, have come up with a new way to steal something away. In this case, it's your 7th Amendment right.
A quick Civics refresher -- The 7th Amendment of the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that guarantees your right to a jury trial. It's no small thing.
Enter Chrysler. You go to the dealership to buy a new vehicle, and your salesman surprises you by offering an extra $200 in factory money as part of the "Employee Advantage - Friends Program." You're no Chrysler employee, but you have hit it off with the dealership folks, so who are you to say no to $200?!
Beware -- the "Employee Advantage - Friends Program" document that you have to sign has teeny tiny print that strips you of meaningful rights you have if there is a problem with the vehicle. What rights? If you have an issue with the vehicle (and unless you live under a rock, you know that there can be real, safety and performance, problems with vehicles), you cannot bring a lawsuit. Instead, you promise to to through Chrysler's internal process and then arbitration.
What's so bad about arbitration? It's expensive and unpredictable. It's a process totally controlled by Chrysler. And it has none of the safeguards of a trial - no record, no judge, no appeal.
My advice -- do your research; negotiate the best, fair price you can on the vehicle you want; read everything you sign when you buy (good advice for anything you do); and if you see an arbitration agreement -- say no. $200 is no where near enough to give up what could be significant rights; rights you won't know you need until you need them.