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#9 of 54 Re: 2007 vs 2008 Jeep Patriot [joep5]
Apr 01, 2008 (7:56 am)
Hey Joep5 I sell Jeeps for a living. The lowest price possible is not always the best price. To Answer your question, if the dealer is going to give you invoice (what they paid for the car) that is the lowest price. But let me ask you a question when you buy this car and you have a question about something on your car or you need help with something who are you going to call ( your salesman). Why are you trying to steal from him or her. If the lowest price is 1,000 less that then best price with the best service. Then why would you not pay twenty dollars extra a month for someone to take care of you anytime you have any problems. To be blunt if you can't afford an extra 1,000 or 20 dollars a month you should not buy a car. Have you ever heard you get what you pay for. Buying a car is a big investment not to have anyone to rely on if something goes wrong. In short Pay your salesman if there is worth it don't cry over 1,000 dollars when have a good salesman is worth much more.
#10 of 54 Re: 2007 vs 2008 Jeep Patriot [jmorrow]
Apr 04, 2008 (8:51 am)
A couple points:
No one calls salespeople for service work. After the purchase, the salesperson is rarely involved.
Invoice price is not what a dealer pays for a vehicle.
#11 of 54 Re: 2007 vs 2008 Jeep Patriot [joep5]
Apr 04, 2008 (9:02 am)
As far as I know, there is $2750 in dealer cash on 2007 Patriots. 2008 models have $500 custer rebate plus $2000 VIN-specific (I think the VIN specific is a farce and all 2008 Patriots get the $2k). rebate. So, theoretically, there is only $250 more on the table for 2007 models. Now, a dealer might be willing to sell a 2007 model for less, maybe $500 or $1000 less than a 2008 model with same equipment, then take off the $2750.
Most likely, it will come down to price vs. availbility. There are not many 2007 models on dealer lots. If you are picky about certain equipment, you may not find what you want. You may end up paying more (for more equipment) on a 2007 model vs. a 2008 model that fits your needs. Use the jeep dealer inventory search feature to look at what your local dealers have on hand.
I test drove a 2007 Compass about a month ago with MSRP ~$26.6k. They were willing to sell it for $1303 under employee price, then take off the rebate ($4750). I did not ask for pricing on a similar 2008 model. I ended up buying a different 2007 Compass with MSRP ~$22.7k for $15.4k + TTL, about $500 under EP. Less of a discount for less equipment, but still $3k less OTD.
#12 of 54 Bad Economy, Bargain Hard and in Sacramento..
Apr 15, 2008 (10:06 pm)
Sacramento area's Chrysler Jeep of Elk Grove (Calif.) advertising 2007 Limited 4x4 Patriots (4 of em) for $5000 off sticker price. Overall national economy is so weak now is when you offer 10-15% below advertised prices. Wait until last couple days of the month and especially last 2-3 days of the quarter.
Same dealer has 2007 Jeep Compass 4x4 for $13,995 (only 1).
#13 of 54 Re: Bad Economy, Bargain Hard and in Sacramento.. [observer22]
Apr 16, 2008 (6:46 pm)
Thanks observer22 and aaron_t...I'm still trying to get the dealer to move a 2007 well below sticker, otherwise will pursue ordering a 2008 under the Friends program. Thanks!
#14 of 54 Re: Bad Economy, Bargain Hard and in Sacramento.. [joep5]
May 02, 2008 (6:10 pm)
What are leases looking like on this car?
Why is there no lease forum?
Why the hell does Jeep have the commander, compas, and liberty? If one were drunk, they would all look like the same car.
#16 of 54 Beware Jeep Dealer,NJ
May 05, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I just got ripped off from Jeep dealer at Dover Dodge in Rockaway. I don't know if anyone can give me advise. Or better yet for someone who look to buy any new car at this dealer. After the agreement of purchase price of Jeep Patriot for 19380 less dealer incentive 2500. When you get in the finance guy, he will tried to trick you anyway he can. He gave you a bunch of paper to sign. Here is for extended warrantee sign here and here...then he asked if I need a Maint. contract for the cost of $595 ...I said no. He will tried to rush you so you don't have time to read all the contract. At the end, with very little consideration time, he still sneak in the cost of Window ETCH $289 + Ser cont$1553 which when we talked he said 1268 then Life ins. which he never mention $303. When tell him, he said come back tomorrow because he has another customer waiting. BEWARE NEVER BUY THE VEHICLE FROM THIS DEALER or look carefully...don't be a full like me. This is the worst experience of buying the car from dealer. I have purchased the car from Honda before they were very nice more upfront, the after service were the best. I decided to buy the Jeep because it's cheaper, but here I ended up paying more.
#17 of 54 Rebates
May 10, 2008 (8:16 pm)
Does anyoe know when the larger rebates are coming back to the Patriots?
May 21, 2008 (10:27 am)
I just purchased my 08 Patriot last night. It's the 4x4 sport with leather seats, and a sunroof. The MSRP was 24,900. I was able to negotiate down to 24,150. Then got a 2,500 cash rebate which brought it down to 21,650. I'm happy with the deal we got, especially for what our trade in value was for our old vehicle.