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Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#456 of 892 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee [rkurlander]
Aug 14, 2008 (4:17 pm)
I think you mean the Jeep Commander derivative is going away. The 2010 Gr Cherokee is being featured in Chrylser future vehicle releases with a new hi tech variable valve system V6.
Sorry to hear you had a bad JGC, there seem to be many problems during that 99 model change year: I have had both a 01 I sold to my son and now a 07 JGC Laredo with minimal issues, none major.
#457 of 892 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee [verdugo]
Aug 18, 2008 (11:26 pm)
if you feed them,they keep coming back for more..
the four wheel drive market is so "going around the bowl,and down the hole" it's not funny..
one story was someone had 19 month old -top shelf g.m.c,with all the bells and whistles(two sunroofs,d.v.d,ect..)was going out of the country,ended up with$18000..
dealers are drowning in them.
so-yea!..go in and ask what ones they want to give away today!?!..and shop them to death!!usually the ones with the worst traffic stay in business is by best prices..and usually great service too..they earn your business..
#458 of 892 08' Laredo 26X pkg OTD $27900
Aug 22, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I'm looking at a Grand Cherokee Laredo with 26X installed. MSRP is $36,005, dealer ask for $27900 on the road. Any suggestions for negotiation? I'm a first time buyer here and have no idea what price (OTD) I should look for. Thanks for all suggestions.
There is a $4500 + $2000 rebate going on, and $27900 is after all these discounts. So the deal is not that hot.
#459 of 892 Re: 08' Laredo 26X pkg OTD $27900 [plan]
Aug 23, 2008 (5:44 am)
I don't think it's that hot either. I bought a 07 last October (loaded Laredo 4wd 4.7L with X pkg) so that year end closeout is about the same situation you are facing now -except- gas has gone from $2.80 to 3.90 down to 3.50 here in MN cratering the SUV market. A big deal. The MSRP of my 07 w/goodies was $37k because I got a $4k rebate even then plus an automatic ~$4k Affiliates discount since my employer is a Chrysler supplier, taking my pre-tax/fee price to $29K. When my Chrysler retiree father was alive I'd purchased a few new cars using his "green sheet" employee discount which I no longer can get, but the dealership said this was only around $500 more so I did not feel too bad on this no negotiation deal. Anyway, you are getting the same $8000 off 10 months later with the full & midsize SUV business in the tank worse than last Fall - you should be able to get more off shopping around at other dealerships or the internet. Even looking at the up to 28% off Chrysler ads that would be $26k or guessing if my dealer was right looking at a probable Chrysler employee price (copying the current GM blitz) I am guessing you can get off at least $500 more.
BTW, we have been very happy with our 07 Laredo 10,000 miles later. The 4.7L is a fantastic boat puller (I would have never got a small V8 but needed a torquey engine and living in the N woods need 4WD weekly all winter). We get 20mpg70mph and better on slow back roads, 15mpg pulling the boat so while that is about my only "complaint" I don't think I could do much better in anything else ... and the lifetime warranty is piece of mind. We also were happy with our 2001 Laredo which was sold to our son. Good luck!
#460 of 892 Re: 08' Laredo 26X pkg OTD $27900 [naatz1]
Aug 23, 2008 (7:43 am)
I agree with naatz1. You can do much better.
Just as a reference, in September 07 I placed an order for a 2008 Limited. I was able to get invoice pricing without any problems at all. That was before the SUV market really tanked.
You have to consider two things:
* SUV market is not in good shape. Dealers can't give them away.
* You're buying an 08 at the end of the model year. In a few months, your brand new GC will be a year old. You should pay a bit less because of it.
You are in control. I love my GC. Best of luck and def. tell us what you ended up paying.
Oh, one last thing. If you have a trade in, make sure you don't get screwed in it. And be very careful in the F&I office. Don't buy any extras.
Keep in mind that you don't have to buy a Jeep extended warranty at the dealer. You can buy it at any time before your warranty expires. Just google for "Jeep warranty." Don't buy a third party warranty. If your dealer matches the internet price for the warranty you want (onlne is about half of what the dealer wants), then go for it.
#461 of 892 Re: 08' Laredo 26X pkg OTD $27900 [verdugo]
Aug 23, 2008 (10:01 am)
Thanks! You guys just cleared my mind a lot. I'll keep pushing those dealers to give up more profits.
#462 of 892 Re: warranty [casolorz]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:02 am)
You can still buy the warranty online. Google for Jeep waranty. You will find numerous Jeep dealers willing to sell the factory warranty with fairly large discounts.
I have been the owner of several Jeep Grand Cherokees. I would not own one without the factory warranty. Every jeep I have owned I have saved far more than the cost of the warranty. Waranty will definitely help resale value if you sell while warranty still in effect. Whatever you do BUY WARRANTY.
#463 of 892 2009 Grand Cherokee
Sep 29, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Has anyone bought an '09 yet? I know the deals on the '08s are pretty hard to overlook right now but I'm wondering if the '09s are out and how much they're coming off MSRP on them.
I'm not looking for another 6 months; just wondering what the initial discount people are getting on them.
#464 of 892 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee [paule]
Sep 29, 2008 (7:32 pm)
Can't help you with the 09s, but here's my story from last year.
I started looking at an 08 last year in early September. My deal was invoice minus all rebates (I didn't have a trade in). At the time the rebates were $3000. They ended up going to $3500 plus free MyGig later.
Keep in mind this was BEFORE the SUV market tanking, which will work in your favor. FYI, Jeep delayed production of the 09s by a couple of weeks.
In 6 months, you should be able to get a sweet deal. The changes for 09 are minor (push button ignition, availability of internet, and some other minor things). So if you can live without those, you'll be able to get a great deal on a left over 08. This is specially true for the 5.7 HEMI as it got redisigned for 09 (1 better MPG).
Make sure you get the HID lighs. They are worth it!
Come back and let us know how you made out.
#465 of 892 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price
Oct 02, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2008 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4wd, 6cyl. MSRP is $31,390
I have the incentives plan through work but don't yet know how much under invoice it truely is. The dealer just gave me a price of $20,500.00. How does this sound?
From my research, I think the invoice is $28,797.00. The dealer told me today In October Jeep is giving 5500 customer cash + 500 cash.