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Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
Nov 30, 2007 (2:16 pm)
I've got a firm offer on a Used 07 Grand Cherokee where I've been to the dealer. I just got a phone call from another dealer with a New 08 Deal (numbers are more flexible since I haven't talked with him yet). I can't buy both, so I've got to pick one. Here the deals are...I welcome your thoughts...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Black (ext) / Grey Cloth (int)
Several scratches on exterior and one ding.
Several scuffs and a small stain on interior.
Clean Carfax report.
$18,000 (I have my own financing)
$5,500 for Trade in of 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee in good condition with one ding on exterior.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Black (ext) / Grey Cloth (int)
Haven't negotiated trade in value, but estimated at $6,000+
#417 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [swede405]
Nov 30, 2007 (5:08 pm)
$4k difference between a used 07 with 130000 miles or a brand new 08? It's a no brainer for me. Get the 08.
#418 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [verdugo]
Nov 30, 2007 (7:53 pm)
Thanks, but it's only 13,000 miles. Not sure if yours was a typo or misunderstanding. Thanks for the reply though...
#419 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [swede405]
Dec 01, 2007 (6:52 am)
I agree with verdugo, get the 08. You have the V6 which did not change from 07 (I bought a new 07 vs 08 mainly because a month ago the 08 rebates were less and I actually did not want the re-engineered 4.7L as I am an engineer and know when you change something that's worked for 10 years in the first year something will go wrong!). You also get a Lifetime Powertrain warranty, and get better deals on things like Added Care (I got 7/70 for $600 on my 07 covering all major parts). There are some minor adds in the interior as well for the 08. Good luck!
#420 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [swede405]
Dec 01, 2007 (8:00 am)
Yes, it was a typo. 13,000. And even if it was only 1,300 I'd say to get the 08.
#421 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [swede405]
Dec 03, 2007 (1:04 pm)
I mean $22,298 for an 08 GC is a good pricing comparing my deal and I was happy with my deal (well until now, j/k). I bought my 07 GC about couple of months ago just because 07 had a better promotion that time vs 08.The price that we negotiated to for my 07 GC was $22,400. So you are paying less than what i have paid for my 07 2 months ago. Even there are no major changes, your car will be alway one year yonger than mine. Plus your basic CD player will play MP3 formats which does not happen in my 07 model and it is driving my wife crazy already. Don't even think about buying the used 07. The extra 4 grand is well worth for your 3600 miles/3 years factory warranty and a lifetime power train warranty.
#422 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [sunbeeb]
Dec 03, 2007 (5:36 pm)
Thanks for the replies
I ended up getting the new '08 with several add-ons for $21,500 and still got $6k for my trade in. All I can say is shop the deal around. It worked for me and I ended up getting a better car than before for nearly $1,000 less. Of course it helped that the salesman I originally talked to on the phone tried to pull a bait and switch and I ended up working with the sales manager who was nice enough to work hard to keep a customer. FYI, I wouldn't expect that deal from another dealer, but maybe I'm wrong.
Thanks again for the advice.
#423 of 892 Re: New vs. Used [swede405]
Dec 03, 2007 (9:09 pm)
Congrats. There are def. some good deals out there. Let us know how you like it.
#424 of 892 Is this forum slowing down due to less sales?
Dec 19, 2007 (5:22 pm)
I haven't peeked here for a few weeks since my "new" 07 GC is now 6 weeks old 1600 miles. I just noticed an add for $3000 dealer cash plus $1000 more on 08s w/no financing requirement, so essentially what was a $2000 08 rebate in October now equals what the incentives 07s were then.
Makes me think sales are slowed to a crawl, however our MN gas went from $3.05 the day we bought our GC to $2.85, and it's in the $2.75 range in other towns around us (feels good until one realizes a year ago it was $2.15, clearly a deterent to new SUV sales until we get the next snowstorm!). Is ANYONE buying new 07s or 08s?
#425 of 892 Re: Is this forum slowing down due to less sales? [naatz1]
Dec 20, 2007 (5:30 am)
Well, somebody is buying. Sales increased in November compared to October (8,489 vs 7,449).
Those figures are still below last year's numbers though.