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You are in the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Porsche Cayenne, SUV
#36 of 166 Re: Grand Cherokee SRT-8 vs. Trailblazer SS [davidc1]
Dec 09, 2005 (8:01 pm)
I went to a Twin Cities MN Jeep dealer got a similar story with a surcharge of about $5k for the GC SRT-8. The dealer said they were only getting 1 for 2006. Went down the street to the Chevy dealer which had 8 SS Trailblazers on order. They told me I could order it the way I wanted and all rebates applied. Priced the LS1B with SS package, Curtain airbags and cargo cover. $36,800. Red Tag price $30,400. Quite a price difference for a couple of High perf SUVs. I think the SS will do the trick for $18,000 less.
#37 of 166 Re: Grand Cherokee SRT-8 vs. Trailblazer SS [bosox21]
Dec 09, 2005 (8:08 pm)
Good luck finding one. The dealers are getting very few of them. A good friend of mine is a senior manager at Chrysler told me the 6.1L Hemi supply is tight so production is restricted. The dealers know that no rebates or employee pricing deals apply so they can jack up the prices.
#38 of 166 Re: Grand Cherokee SRT-8 vs. Trailblazer SS [bosox21]
Dec 10, 2005 (1:06 pm)
I think you should expect at least $5k over MSRP. Still, it's not too bad considering what you get for it. I wasn't sure if I can get one at all anytime soon. Chevy SS does seem like a bargain in comparison.
#39 of 166 Re: Grand Cherokee SRT-8 vs. Trailblazer SS [davidc1]
Dec 10, 2005 (3:42 pm)
I found a dealer here in South Florida that was allowing just 2 customers to put deposits down and place orders for the Jeep SRT 8 at MSRP (I was lucky #2).
I ordered it in Black with only the $3100 premium package - no nav or rear entertainment. Total = $43,190
The dealer can only order 3 for the first shipment and he wants one for himself to display in his showroom and slap the $12k premium on it like he did the 300 SRT 8. Delivery is expected late January/early February
If i couldn't get it at MSRP, I'd be shoppin for a TB SS. Roomier and more leg room (I'm 6'3")
#41 of 166 Re: Grand Cherokee SRT-8 vs. Trailblazer SS [blkhemi]
Dec 11, 2005 (2:14 pm)
Finally someone that understands.
that your getting the power of a porsche, at half the price.
#42 of 166 I think I changed my mind
Dec 13, 2005 (2:30 pm)
I think I going for the TB SS over the SRT Jeep. I can get the TB SS for about $30K now (employee price less $3K rebate). I can get SRT at MSRP ($40K with no options). I can more than make up the 25 hp gap with $10K in savings. I would prefer the SRT, but that's a pretty big gab.
#43 of 166 SS vs. SRT
Dec 13, 2005 (8:33 pm)
That Trailblazer SS stands for Screamin Sleeper deal! Plus it retains the 6,500lbs. tow rating! The Jeep GC SRT loses its tow rating!
#44 of 166 Re: SS vs. SRT [ergo]
Dec 13, 2005 (9:37 pm)
Actually, a GMT360 SUV is rated to tow 7200 pounds with the 4.2L I-6 motor and 7500 with the 5.3L V-8, so the TB SS did lose tow rating.
The JGC did lose tow capacity, but if you use either of these trucks tow anything, something is seriously wrong.
Dec 13, 2005 (10:32 pm)
"The styling hit has to be the center-mounted dual exhaust, something you'd expect on a Lamborghini, not a Jeep SUV. It looks cool and has the sound to back it up — a low, muted rumble that segues to a hearty bellow when you tromp on it."
Follow-Up Test: 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (Inside Line)