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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Jun 13, 2007 (4:37 am)
Ive read on here that Wranglers Do Not hold their value. I didnt know if they did or didnt until this week, as i purchased for pure fun of the wrangler. I have a 2005 unlimited rubi auto I paid $25K for in Dec. 04 with a sticker price of 31K and she now has 19K miles. I was thinking of trading for a 4 door suv or car...more so for gas mileage and convience for the family.
Ive been to several dealers to check about trade in value. My experience with trade inns have never been good but for one which was my honda accord.
Dealers have quoted me for $17,900 to $20K BEFORE we ever got started on negotiations for a vehicle. I wanted to know where they stood on my trade in before i started all the hemhawing....it might be backwards but to me if they are going to low ball me on the trade even if ive negatiated a great price but get my trade stolen its all a waste of time.
Anyway i must say the prices offered suprised me in a positive way...ive just been making regular payments on a 66 month note and based upon the median value offered i could trade in and not be upside down and probably could retail her and have $$$ in my pocket.
A good example is my Pontiac Vibe which i paid $21K for in Feb. 06 and now is only worth $13K...shew thats some serious depreciation...glade i plan on keeping it for many more years.
It might be that my jeep is a wrangler unlimited and a rubi dunno....but im very happy with whats being offered and i thought it would have been Much less.....
#384 of 706 Re: 4DR/WD Saharas Still at MSRP? [kgabehurt]
Jun 13, 2007 (4:50 am)
I checked the LAX carmax as well as on in georgia i think that is selling new jeeps. I called and they told me I had to be resident of that state to take advantage of the price...i guess a way to keep people from flying out and bring back cheaper...although i was able to pick up my 05 rubi for almost 6K under sticker from a dealer in Indiana thats advertised on ebay, the have it shipped back to me in Texas. Even paying shipping costs i stilll came out way ahead of what any dealer would offer me here in Texas.....
#385 of 706 Re: Resale Value [jefferson1964]
Jun 13, 2007 (5:41 am)
Ive read on here that Wranglers Do Not hold their value............im very happy with whats being offered and i thought it would have been Much less
Good post. Some people seem to enjoy casting doom and gloom without having any grasp of the real facts.
Wranglers have always had a better retained value than virtually any other vehicle out there.
#386 of 706 Update:07 Sahara order
Jun 18, 2007 (2:21 pm)
Stopped by the dealer today just to see if the order was still in limbo(the order was placed 5-17)..The wrangler was finally given a Vin# & will be delivered as an 08..Now, it's just a waiting game.......The dealer said it will prob. be one of the 1st 08's they recieve......Hope it's not built when the workers come back from there 2 weeks off & are to lazy to tighten all the nuts & bolts
#387 of 706 Re: Update:07 Sahara order [printz]
Jun 18, 2007 (2:43 pm)
I'm not surprised it's coming as an '08. Don't worry about lazy workers as much as workers learning how to build any changes in the new model. However, there aren't any major changes so you should be ok.
#388 of 706 Re: Update:07 Sahara order [mac24]
Jun 20, 2007 (12:17 pm)
Thanks for the reassurance........For the most part I've had pretty good luck when purchasing a new vehicle(very few mechanical problems), I'm kinda do for a lemon....Do you know of any subtle changes of any kind on the 08's??..
#389 of 706 2007 Wrangler 4dr, Sahara pricing
Jun 25, 2007 (11:32 am)
I'm trying to find out what prices people are paying for their new wranglers. I'm looking at a 4dr sahara, auto, 2 wheel drive, hardtop and 18" wheels, with no other options and their MSRP is $28064, which is about a grand over the MSRP configured from Jeep's website, and their "internet price" is $26323. Has anyone out there been getting a better deal, if you call it that? I'm wondering if I have any more room for negotiations? I know that the MSRP has continued to rise over the past year from Jeep but does that mean that their invoice has gone up too? Since the price now is reaching the $30000 mark after taxes and fees I'm wondering if this is worth the money with Diamler-Chrysler's declining quality and dismal 3yr/36000 mile warranty. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#390 of 706 Re: 2007 Wrangler 4dr, Sahara pricing [podmed2002]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:41 am)
I'm looking at a 4dr sahara, auto, 2 wheel drive, hardtop and 18" wheels, with no other options.......
If you ever want to sell it, or trade it, you might want to consider 4wd.
I know that the MSRP has continued to rise over the past year from Jeep but does that mean that their invoice has gone up too?
I'm wondering if this is worth the money with GM's declining quality.......
#391 of 706 Re: 2007 Wrangler 4dr, Sahara pricing [mac24]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:53 am)
Sorry, had GM on the mind for some reason. LOL. I guess what I should have said was the american auto makers as a whole.
#392 of 706 Re: 2007 Wrangler 4dr, Sahara pricing [podmed2002]
Jun 25, 2007 (12:07 pm)
At least you didn't confuse it with an import.
Actually, while anyone can produce the odd lemon, Jeep's build quality has been very good for many years now.