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Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#570 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [paule]
Mar 09, 2009 (5:42 pm)
I decided to roll the dice and wait until the end of March since my lease is not up until then. I contacted my previous sales person who said he would match the price I obtained on this Jeep and order it for me. I have dealt with him and this dealership and decided to let him have my business. Should be here in few weeks. My only risk was the incentive piece. They couldn’t guaranty if the rebates would change in March. They were able to inform me the employee pricing would continue in March. All the incentives stayed the same for me (rebates). The only thing that changed was Chrysler 0% financing over 36 months (instead of 48 months). You would think Chrysler would loosen this incentive to sell more cars (60 months). I am going through a credit union so it didn't impact me.
Have you had any more luck in your Overland search? I know the dealerships here are being very aggresive and are willing to deal to win your business.
#571 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [melram]
Mar 09, 2009 (7:16 pm)
When I did my factory order, they told me that I would get the better of rebates -- either the ones at the time I ordered or when the car arrived.
#572 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [melram]
Mar 09, 2009 (7:19 pm)
I ended up putting my search on hold temporarily. The day after I sent out my e-mails soliciting quotes, I received news that the company I work for will be instituting an across the board pay cut soon. I have not yet heard how much the pay cut will be but it could be as high as 20%. Wonderful economy we have.
Anyway, I decided not to purchase until I at least find out how much my pay will be cut. If it's in the 5-10% range, I will possibly be able to deal with that and look at buying since my current GC has over 200,000 miles on it. It still runs fine but I'm finding myself not really trusting it fully to drive 4-5 hours away from home. I have a small child and travel to some fairly remote areas.
I also didn't quite get the price I was looking for. I really wanted to hit at least $12k off of MSRP and didn't quite get there. The incentives here in the mountain west are not as good as the eastern half of the US.
It also appears that Chrysler was going all out in February for incentives and are now pulling back. I noticed that they increased MSRPs, cut back on the discount they were giving in terms of employee pricing, and dropped some other incentives out here (I no longer see the $1,000 Chrysler financial discount).
It also appears that I've lost out on the $2,000 Chrysler owner loyalty bonus. I did find one dealership that was pretty aggressive but they had to get the vehicle I wanted from another dealer. I'm now very unsure as to what I plan on doing. Right now I'm planning on waiting at least until late April/May before doing anything.
Did the dealership still give you the loyalty bonus?
#573 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [verdugo]
Mar 09, 2009 (7:21 pm)
Did they mention anything about not being able to honor non "sales protected rebates" when you ordered yours?
I got that comment from one of the dealers.
#574 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [paule]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:17 am)
Not sure what they mean by non "sales protected rebates." But when I ordered there was a $3000 cash rebate. By the time my WK came (less than 4 weeks later), the cash rebate had gone up to $3500 and MyGig was free.
There was no loyalty money involved or anything else. Sorry.
#575 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [paule]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:18 am)
Best of luck with your work situation at work. We didn't get raises this year, but there haven't been lay offs either (yet).
#576 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [verdugo]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:25 pm)
We actually got small raises in late 2008 but they will now be taken away (and then some). At least I still have a job!
Anyway, I mis-wrote earlier when I wrote "sales protected rebates". I meant "sold order protected".
One of the dealers did not list the $2,000 owner loyalty bonus because he would have had to order in the vehicle. Apparently the owner loyalty bonus was not one of these "sold order protected" programs. In other words, if I did not take delivery of the vehicle in February, he could not offer that bonus.
#577 of 893 Re: 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited [paule]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:53 pm)
That sounds legit. Good luck with the job.
#578 of 893 To hop on the LEASE BUY OUT train or not... where's my BIG DISCOUNT??!!!?!
Mar 16, 2009 (7:32 pm)
Currently leasing and have the option to buy for $17,000 (plus tax);
2007 JGC, X Package 4x4, 33k miles
Runs well, and I had the dealer inspect it and they fixed a few warranty things but said otherwise it looked good.
I think it's an OK deal (the CF website is showing a "discount" of $1,600) -- but it's like not blowing my mind or anything.
I've seen some people here say their end-of-lease buy out dropped like $3-$4k from the original predetermined buy out price -- wondering why mine only dropped $1,600?
Is it possible to negotiate these lease end deals at all? If so, how does one go about it?
I think the only way I would walk away from this is if I can find a 2008 LTD for the same price. Getting a year newer and an upgraded trim level might be enough for me to go through the hassel of rolling the dice on a new ride, otherwise the X PKG that I know has been taken care of will be good for another year or two.
#579 of 893 Re: To hop on the LEASE BUY OUT train or not... where's my BIG DISCOUNT??!!!?! [80srockgod]
Mar 16, 2009 (8:12 pm)
No idea about negotiating the lease buyout. However, I did a quick search on carmax. There weren A LOT of 2008 Laredos with anywhere between 8K to 20K miles for around the same price that your 2007 with 33k miles.
And I'm sure you can get those 08s cheaper than list price.
I wouldn't pay $17k for a 2007 X Pkg with 33K miles. Would you?
Let us know what you ended up doing.