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#418 of 437 Jeep Patriot
Apr 29, 2008 (5:05 pm)
A friend bought a Jeep Patriot the other day. A lot of SUV for the money, but the overall quality of interior materials were a bit subpar. A very nice looking jeep, gets very good gas mileage 23/26(?), has the CVT trans, side curtain airbags, stability control, traction... for a MSRP of $20,380. He said he got the friends and family discount and rebate which made it $17,000. The lifetime powertrain warranty was a selling point which influenced his buy. He also bought the lifetime extended bumper to bumper warranty for $1,800. Sounds pretty good don't it?
#419 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [jipster]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:20 am)
NO...he got hosed on the warranty. He should have GOOGLED and went to Champion Dodge Chrysler (Barrington, Illinois)...I purchsed a Chyrsler )OEM warranty and saved many many dollars...NO...I do not work for them.
#420 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [nortsr1]
Apr 30, 2008 (8:28 am)
What did you pay that makes you think he got hosed?
#421 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [jipster]
Apr 30, 2008 (9:32 am)
Keep in mind that he bought the Patriot for nearly %17 under MSRP, which is a pretty good deal, even if he could have negotiated a few more dollars off the lifetime warranty.
#422 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [tedebear]
Apr 30, 2008 (9:44 am)
Keep in mind that he bought the Patriot for nearly %17 under MSRP, which is a pretty good deal
O.k, he just emailed me the specifics. The Jeep was MSRP $20,150....minus dealership discount of around $800... minus $3,175 rebate ... which is a total price paid of $16,163. That's around 20% under MSRP
He paid $320 in lisence and fees....$970 in taxes. The lifetime bumper to bumper warranty was $1,960
Now considering some people pay $1,960 for 4 years of extended warranty... the price for a lifetime of total coverage seems pretty darn good. By the way, my friends brother-in- law is the GM of this Chrysler dealership.
#423 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [jipster]
May 01, 2008 (5:30 am)
Go to there website and check out their prices.
#424 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [nortsr1]
May 01, 2008 (7:09 am)
I did. A savings of around $3,500 each on two different Patriots, and a savings of less than $1,000 on another. My friend had savings of $4,000 off MSRP... so I'd say he got a better deal than what Champion Dodge Chrysler of Barrington offers.
#425 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [jipster]
May 01, 2008 (11:10 am)
I did not mean he did not get a great deal on the vehicle...I am saying he could have saved $$$$ by not purchasing the Chrysler warranty at that dealership. He could have saved even MORE $$$$ by purchasing the Chjrysler OEM warranty online. Besides, he already purchased the warranty....so there is no sense beating a dead horse.
#426 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [nortsr1]
May 01, 2008 (11:31 am)
ohhh, the Chrysler OEM warranty online. Well, OEM warranties can be cancelled can they not? May be something to look into if he can save $200 or $300.
#427 of 437 Re: Jeep Patriot [jipster]
May 02, 2008 (5:13 am)
I am not sure if the Chrysler OEM warranty can be cancelled. I have read on other sites that the Honda OEM Warranty can be cancelled....but... I do not know "how soon after the purchase date"....