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Jeep Commander, SUV
#114 of 640 Re: The Commander [blkhemi]
Oct 25, 2005 (3:39 pm)
I think the Commander is a strong contender as I want to look at the Land Rover LR3, Volvo XC90, Volvo wagon and even the Mercedes R-class. I'm just not crazy about the R-class as it looks too "Van-ish" to me. I'm sure it's a good driver but the looks hold it back.
I'm glad to hear about the electric seats in the Commander, the passenger seat did not have the function of raising and lowering. I'm sure the Jeep dealer lots will be full by December when I make my decision.
I don't usually like to buy the last model of any brand. The new 2007 S class will immediately depreciate the 2006 as the '07 will come out in March (from what I've read).
Also if you are considering paying upwards of $150k for a car, you are in Bentley territory. I looked at the new Bentley Continental Flying Spur in Newport Beach and it is one nice looking vehicle. The wait is 6-8 months so I may consider a 2007 model. The list was $190,000 fully loaded. And, I'm sure they are going for list right now until things settle down. You can get a Bentley Arnage at a decent discount. A buddy of mine just bought a 2003 Arnage, black with tan leather, rear picnic tables... gorgeous... 11,000 pampered miles.
I know we need to stick to the Commander topic, I could talk cars all day.
#115 of 640 The Commander...
Oct 25, 2005 (4:28 pm)
Blkhemi, are you sure that your passenger front seat is fully electric? I'm looking at the brochure that the dealership gave me and it shows the drivers seat is an 8-way electric and the passenger seat is a four-way electric.
Also, how long have you had your Commander? How many miles do you have on it?
Oct 25, 2005 (4:28 pm)
My JGC Overland has been in the dealer's service shop as a regular since May. What Junk.
Finally, the dealership's GM has stepped in and offers to take me out of my lease 4 months early. Great. (isn't that the point of the "drive ahead" program") And get this he will give me a GREAT price. Wow.
Limited 4x4 with Navigation (thats it for options). He offers me a rock bottom sales price of a $37500 for a Base 4X4 Limited w/ Navigation.
Question after researching this site... Isn't that above invoice? & without the $1500 cash back? The Lease #s are $540 a mo. PLUS Tax, tags & 1st Mo at driveoff. This doesn't seem right. Isn't there a DCX executive that was lurking here that I can speak with. I was ready to walk away from the brand (after 2 JGCs in a row 3 total) and was enticed back with an "incredible deal" for a Jeep loyalist & to compensate for me driving a loaner all summer (at Overland prices).
Should I be disapponted? What does anyone else think of this.
#117 of 640 Re: The Commander... [mark156]
Oct 25, 2005 (7:32 pm)
You probably got a early-release brochure. I had the same one. My passenger seat is a 6-way, including up and down. I've had my Commander since 9/12/2005. I've already made a trip from Malibu,CA to Vancouver and back. And this past Sunday we got in from Vail, Colorado. Already have 9600 miles on it and lovin' it. I went to Bentley of Beverly Hills the other day to check out the Flying Spur and the car is drop dead gorgeous. When asked if I could purchase the car they had on the showroom floor, the rep said sure as long as you've got $210K. WOW. I thought these things were supposed to open at $170K. I was later informed that they've just recently came down to list on the GT's. They had plenty of Arnage's on the lot "discounted".
I think I'm probably going to wait to make a huge purchase like that until I see the new Maserati Quattroporte. I believe that someone on the forums said they're already for sale, but I've checked both East and West Coast Maserati dealers and they said that they are all on stand-by to recieve the cars. I've got a Audi A8 W-12 that I can be in style in until then.
How does a Commander supposed to compete with the cars that we're all ranting about???
#118 of 640 Re: The Commander... [blkhemi]
Oct 27, 2005 (10:23 am)
Blkhemi, yes, I may have received an early release brochure but the Commander on the showroom floor must have been an early release vehicle as the passenger seat button didn't move up or down. I'm hoping that the future Jeep Commanders have the six way power seat as you do.
I have seen the Quattroporte driving around and they are nice looking cars. I think they list for about $160,000 or so. I will not, EVER, pay over MSRP for any car, it just goes against my grain.
Edmunds says that TMV for the Commander is list price minus the $1,500 rebate. I was hoping to get at least $3,500 off in December, maybe I'll get more off, we'll see.
Did you get a discount on your Commander, Blkhemi?
#119 of 640 Commander Defect
Oct 27, 2005 (1:16 pm)
Just bought one and it has hit the shop three times in less than a month. The fourth will be next week when the factory engineer comes down to figure out the problem. I have a loud whistle sound coming from the front windshield area. Also the A/C duct does not seal properly. Drove another model and it did not have the same problems. I purchased the V-6. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Would love to hear the troubles out there. However it rides great. Like the style.
#120 of 640 Re: The Commander... [mark156]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:30 pm)
Mine listed for $43,185 BEFORE:
$1000 Military Cash
$2000 Owner Loyalty
And because I was paying cash, my out the door charge was $35,900. Even got them to pay the taxes and license for me.
Trust me Mark, there are deals to be made as we are in the middle of a energy crisis.
I think you are making a great decision in waiting until December to buy. The end-of-year deals are fantastic, especially on domestic makes.
#121 of 640 Re: Commander Defect [wpa]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:35 pm)
I'm sorry to here about your mis-fortune with your Commander. Seems like your windshield wasn't sealed properly. Hopefully after all is said and done, your truck will be perfect. Mine has been flawless. And trust me, I look for things that the average consumer wouldn't even notice. Other than the huge gas bill I get because I like to hear that HEMI roar, it's a great ride.
#122 of 640 Re: Commander Defect [blkhemi]
Oct 28, 2005 (4:19 am)
They resealed the window and I made the Sales Manager ride with me and it started to howl. Who knows. Thanks for the feecdback.
#123 of 640 Commander... HEMI or Not to HEMI
Oct 28, 2005 (5:26 am)
Is the HEMI worth the hype when compared to the Limited's standard 4.7? Obviously the cost isn't a factor (1200ish) I was more concerned with:
1) Reliability of a high-end (high maintenance?) engine. I don't want to hear about cleaning injectors, carbon deposits, O2 sensors and fuel additives.
2) Fuel:MPG & the fact that I will be compelled to drive a HEMI like I stole it (great sound at mid RPM) and see the instant MPG go to 0. On my current 4.7HO I average 13.3 MPG since new (52K).
Also does the HEMI require premium grade?