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Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#298 of 892 Great time to buy a 2006 Jeep
May 12, 2006 (7:20 pm)
Great advice by Re: Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience [Sylvia] by drpoyer
It is a great time to buy a big SUV with a big engine! Be smart use this to your advantage. I am very happy with the price I got. Much better than the what I paid for my 1995 Cherokee. I was not very flexible on what I wanted(color options). The more flexible the better off you are.
I live in San Francisco and bought mine at Normadin Chrysler in San Jose. They have been in business for 130 years(they started selling buggy’s). If you live in the area I recommend them.
· 2006 Limited Hemi 25K package – loaded
· Electronic infotaiment center – DVD you can patch in your ipod
· Side air bags
· Chrome Wheels USELESS
Dealer price ~$35,000
Price paid $35,143
Savings from list $8,082
% off list 18%
In my case I was thinking $36,000 on a best case and $1000 trade. I got $1,500 on my trade. It was the last weekend of the month. They came down in price real fast. Included in above price is $3,500 rebate. Of that $2,500 was for anybody and another $1,000 if you financed. I was prepared to pay cash but financed $3,000.
1) Read Don’t Get Taken Every Time by Remar Sutton. It gives a great step by step process on how to buy a car.
2) Use www.jeep.com. Find your closest car at 2 dealerships. If you live in a big city go outside the city, also go to dealers with a large inventory.
3) Get a pricing report from Consumer reports and price what the dealer has. I heard AAA has this for members.
4) Buy what the dealer has. Go to the dealer with the car that is the poorer match of the 2 you choose test the waters. This is good if you are trying to trade in or are financing. Walk away.
5) Go to the second dealer at the end of the month and have a walk away price. Start at a lower model so they think they are up-selling you.
6) Follow the advice in post 295 Re: Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience [Sylvia] by drpoyer
Hope this helps and enjoy the trails!
#299 of 892 Re: Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience [ramdoug2002]
May 15, 2006 (9:13 am)
Check discounted Chrysler/Jeep warranty pricing at chryslerwarrantys.com. This is a dealer in Des Moines that sells the warranties (real factory) at a discount. Check them to keep your dealer honest.
#300 of 892 Looking to buy new JGC
Jul 11, 2006 (1:44 pm)
I was hoping someone could help me...
I'm looking to buy a new 2006 4X4 65th anniversary edition Laredo. This is the first time I'm buying a new car and I'm not really sure what offer I should put on the table. The total price of the one I'm looking at is $30,975. What should I offer up? What should I settle on?
Thanks for all your help!
#301 of 892 Re: Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience [Sylvia]
Jul 26, 2006 (12:45 am)
I bought a 96 XJ for $2713 from a friend, was advertised for 3 and a half k, so i think its a pretty good deal. Very few problems and tidy inside
#302 of 892 Which is the better used buy?
Jul 30, 2006 (9:00 am)
I am looking to replace a 96 GC Laredo which I loved and was totaled in a wreck (not my fault). I have found 2 Jeeps, test-drove each once and was pleased with both. Would like to eliminate one before I give the other a second look and take it to my own mechanic.
Car Lot - 2000 Cherokee Limited, 4-door, 4WD, V-6 Auto, 117K miles, all power, cruise, leather, CD/cass., remote keyless entry, DIC (driver info center), alloy rims w/off-road tires, excellent condition, $7,000 on the road (which includes 3mo/3K major component warranty). What I don't like: no split glass tailgate (I might be able to live with this); the boxy shape (but it's starting to grow on me). I don't do major off-roading, so I would opt for less tire when it came time to replace them.
Private Party - 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4-door, 4WD, V-6 Auto, 141K miles, all power except seats, cruise, leather, 6 CD changer (which doesn't work), remote keyless entry (he said this works intermittently), newer tires, very good condition, $4,500 (plus $280 tax/title). What I don't like: no DIC; cheap-looking rims; engine made a rumbling sound in idle. I have my own sound system so the CD changer doesn't concern me.
I am leaning toward the 2000 Cherokee Limited, but is it really worth the extra cost? If the engine rumble in the 95 GC is nothing major, I could see myself driving it, being happy, and having more money in my pocket. I am looking for the one that is the better all-around value.
What's a girl to do???
#303 of 892 is this a good deal?
Aug 03, 2006 (1:09 pm)
just quoted from a dealer in TX
JGC 4X4 Limited 4.7L V8 MPI with 28K package, plus 17" X 7.5" Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels. MSRP is over 39k.
The dealer offered me 31k, including destination fee, plust TTL and Doc fees. Sound cool to me since it is 8k off the MSRP. Considering the Employee pricing, how you guys think about this offer?
#304 of 892 HOLD OFF !! DC to dump Employee Pricing
Aug 09, 2006 (3:48 pm)
The results have been tepid and they will resume much larger rebates and additional EOY discounts similar to last year.
It appears that consumers recognize the Employee Price as a scam and they can negotiate to that point anyway. It may save them time but the consumer is interested in saving
$$ in the face of three dollar gasoline.
Stay tuned for the announcement soon and hold off until you hear.
#305 of 892 Re: HOLD OFF !! DC to dump Employee Pricing [misterep]
Aug 31, 2006 (2:14 pm)
OMG! I was about to go buy a commander 65th Anniversary Edition for $24,000, Tonight b/c the "employee pricing" ends today!! I was wondering how that works because I didn't feel I was getting a deal from the Jeep dealers. The reason is because they will only offer the same amount off of MSRP (empl.price-rebates) & they won't negotiate any further. I find it hard to believe they are eating the cost on the employee pricing. Souns to me like they are getting what they would get if they sold at MSRP b/c all other discounts and rebates are comming from the manufacture. AM I WRONG HERE? Now that I've seen you're post I'm thinking about waiting...Right now they are only taking off about $4800 (unless you finance through them, u get an extra $1000) which is $2800 off for employee pricing and $2000 factory rebate. How did you hear that they are going to offer better discounts after employee pricing ends? (I've been looking for info like that all over) I wonder if they are gonna offer better stuff starting Sept.1st Labor day weekend.
#306 of 892 Great Jeep Deal
Sep 02, 2006 (10:15 am)
August 28 I got a great deal on a Grand Cherooke. Leased it at a dealer in a Detroit Suburb. Black 2006 Laredo with the 65th anniversary package and 4.7L V8. Sticker was $33,300. With employee price and various discounts I got it for $25,500 + TTL. No downpayment on the 27 month lease with 10,500 miles. I am not a DCX employee. The salesman said they had to move all the Jeep V8's by the end of the month. This was their last one. All the Hemi's were gone. These forums really helped me plan for this deal. Great help.
#307 of 892 First Time Jeep Owner
Sep 03, 2006 (2:34 am)
Finally pulled the trigger on an 06 limited with the 5.7 and navigation on Aug 29th. I was looking more at getting a Q7 but with it being first year in production we decided to let them get most of the kinks out first. MSRP on our jeep was 42995 with discounts we leased for a purchase price of 34120 that included all fees and full services for 27 months(the same term of the lease). Over all we have found small reasons to take the jeep for outtings. I must say I am surprised how much we enjoy it so far. I'm just hoping for a happy 27 months and 27000 miles, who knows I may not be getting a Q7 after all later.