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2013 and Earlier - Jeep Cherokee (All) Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • harry0harry0 Posts: 42
    I just purchased a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 at Corson Jeep in Hyannis on Cape Cod.
    The base price was was 36005.
    Options
    25K………………………………..1,900
    Quadra- Drive II 4WD System
    Power Sunroof
    Elec LTD Slip Differential Rr Axle
    Elec LTD Slip Differential Frt Axle
    Sirius Satellite Radio with 1-year free service

    Trailer Tow Group IV………………255
    7 and 4 pin Wiring Harness

    5.7 Hemi Multi Displacement Engine……845
    5.7L Badge

    6 CD/ Full Map GPS Display Nav Radio……1,200

    UConnect Hands-Free Communication….275

    17X7.5 Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels………820
    Destination Charge………………………..695
    Total Price………41,995
    This is what I paid for the Jeep.
    MSRP PRICE $41,995
    DISCOUNT 3,222
    NET INVOICE PRICE $38,773
    CORSON BONUS CASH -1,000
    SALE PRICE $37,773
    I had several factory incentive options to choose from.
    1.) Take an additional 2,500 cash rebate off sale price. OR
    2.) Forgo the $2,500 rebate and take either 0% financing for up to 60 months, or
    2.9% financing for 72 months.
    I took the 0% financing for 60 months.
    I traded in my 1998-740il w/57000 miles and got 13,000 for my trade. ( Dealers offer was 11,500 for my BMW. I wanted 13,500. We agreed on 13,000.)
    I was very pleased with the transaction.
  • bigdrakebigdrake Posts: 1
    A friend wants to sell me his Grand Jeep Cherokee 4x4 with 100,000- miles on it for $1,000.00 (one thousand) but it needs a new transmission and rear end. He has two quotes for $4,000.00 to get the work done. So, is this a good deal and are there any problems with the 1994's? Would you purchase a 1994?THANKS FOR THE REVIEWS!

    Big Drake
  • rheiserheise Posts: 7
    I received an offer on a new GC Ltd with Hemi, Nav and Uconnect.

    He offered $500 over invoice but the invoice had $600 additional of regional advertising. Is this normal, or is this something that can be negotiated?

    Also, the base MSRP was $100 higher than this site and even Jeep's own site. Is this a regional difference perhaps for Illinois, or should I investigate more?

    They are offering 0% financing through this week and I want to close a deal in the next day or so.

    Thanks for any help!

    High Z
  • Hello I live in NJ and was wondering if anyone has purchased an SRT8 jeep and what a good deal would be?
    Bill
  • We baught a grand cherokee limited almost completely loaded except for the HEMI and four wheel drive. Was supposed to be something like $42K MSRP but we ended up after a nights hasseling we braught them down to 38, then 32, and finally 29,995 out the door. :D
  • drpoyerdrpoyer Posts: 1
    I purchased an 06 Limited loaded.
    Hemi, K package, uconnect, just about everything. sticker was 41995.00 I paid less than 35500.0 with 0% for 60months. This was at or below what the dealer actually paid for the car. They needed 1 car to make unit bonus and I was that car on the last day of them month 3:30pm

    Here are some buying tips my father gave me. He and the family have been in the business for 40 years

    1) Know what you want. Know the packages and the options, be flexible with the color. Use the internet to shop, save yourself and the dealer the trouble of tying up the sales person. Once you narrow your cars on line, send some emails and get pricing. Online pricing is almost never very good, but its a benchmark. Test drive them all and make your choice. Then start to deal, but not on that day. Don't give the dealer any more info than your contact and licence. Do not let them take up too much of your time.

    1) ALWAYS BUY AT THE END ON THE MONTH (This is key)
    you have to find the dealer that is looking for that 1-3 units to make bonus for the month. If they are a ways off, and you can ask, of bonus they WILL NOT cut to the super deal. Most often the manufacture will have a dealer incentive for a car, or option each month The sales persons bonus does not matter here. Its the dealers unit bonus that counts. BTW Hot cars, new models seldom get a good deal.

    2) Look at the Manufacture date of the vehicle. Dealers hate to have cars sit. so better deals are given on 30-60-90 day vehicles

    3) Never talk about a trade, you don't have one until you reach your price, then deal the trade. Better yet, never trade at the dealer. Its easy but is it worth the 2k they need to skim off the top?

    4) Dealer invoice is BS. There are hold backs, incentives and other monies not shown there. Its not a bad price on a hot car, but if your willing to wait and deal down it may be worth it.

    5) Financing rate. These incentives offered by manufactures is what brings me to a car. Reliability is important but I seldom keep a car past 75k. Is very important on cars this expensive. the difference between 4.9 and 0 is huge. I wanted a Lexus RX but the money I would have made back at the time of sale was not even close to what I would have paid in interest. Watch out for dealer financing. The manufacturing specials are controlled, but require very good tier 1 credit (scores around 700-750 depending). But when they get you bank financing they often add a point or so. Then they get some profit from the lender each month. This is why dealers tend to only work with a few banks. As rates rise this become easier to hide. .5% is a good bit of money over 5 years

    6) Almost any dealer can get the car you want. But if its not on the lot, they will have to DX and trade for it. This will cost you money. Convenience is worth something and you will pay for it

    Most importantly do not let the dealer spin you around. They are masters at this. Especially at closing... never buy the add ons (ever): You can get them cheeper somewhere else. An extended warranty is not always bad but you must be very careful. Manufacture extendeds are better than aftermarkets, but always more expensive. If your car is loaded with Nav, DVD's etc... than it may be worth it. Otherwise its not. Especially if your financing it with interest.

    Your relationship with the dealer really only begins when you go to service. Its very difficult to get good service from a dealer other than the one you have purchased from. They have to do the work, but they don't have to give you any perks. So be careful with the service department and look for 5 star dealers (Chrysler only here). It does mean something. Since most mechanics cannot work correctly on the new high tech cars at least for a couple of years after the model is out and since most after market parts are not very good. You're going to spend some time at the dealer. Jeep does not reimburse the dealer for loaners so 90% of the time you have to rent. If your dealer gives them out, you have found a winner and that is worth a bit extra in the sale price.

    Sorry for the long message... just hope that helps some people
  • micktickmicktick Posts: 2
    I negotiated a great deal on our 2006 JGC Overland purchase, which we ordered on March 18 from Morgan Dodge/Jeep in Durham, North Carolina. This is the second Jeep we've purchased them for below invoice (we also bought our daughter a Dodge Neon from them years ago). We did the deal via email and over the phone and I drove over to do the paperwork.

    The Overland is loaded with all the amenities and features we wanted-and then some-so we didn't need to order any options.

    We agreed on $36,382 net, after the $2,500 rebate was applied (MSRP was $43,375 and Invoice was $39,495). Our salesman said we'd get the benefit of any improved rebates in effect until we take delivery. At signing the rebate was $2,500 and today (5/2) it's been increased to $3,000, so another $500 off the price, which is now down to $35,882!

    Here’s the breakdown:
    MSRP: $43,375, Invoice: $39,495
    Price: $38,882 ($4,493/10.3% off MSRP, $613/1.5% below Invoice)

    Rebate: $3,000
    Net: $35,882 (17.2% off MSRP and 9% below Invoice)

    Net Savings: $7,493

    Of course to the net price we added the 3% North Carolina tax and $55 license and registration fees. Our ship date is May 10, so only a few more weeks to go. We've been extremely pleased with our buying experiences with Morgan Dodge/Jeep and will likely buy from them again in a few years.
  • I am buying a 2006 Liberty CRD. Discussed the exended warranties with the finance guy.
    Offer $1836.00 for extension to 7yr / 70,000 miles.
    I indicated I might have a problem with that as I bought a Buick Lesabre two years back and paid $1635.00 for extended 5 yr /100,000 mile warranty.
    Their selling point was the diesel extended warranties are higher and that this was a 4 wd vehicle.
    I tend to keep a car for a while but I sure don't want to be sucker punched for paying too much for the extended comprehensive warranty.
    Any body had an experiece getting prices on the Libert CRD extended warranty packages ?
    Thanks
  • enedzienedzi Posts: 3
    Great advice by Re: Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience [Sylvia] by drpoyer

    It is a great time to buy a big SUV with a big engine! Be smart use this to your advantage. I am very happy with the price I got. Much better than the what I paid for my 1995 Cherokee. I was not very flexible on what I wanted(color options). The more flexible the better off you are.

    I live in San Francisco and bought mine at Normadin Chrysler in San Jose. They have been in business for 130 years(they started selling buggy’s). If you live in the area I recommend them.

    My Experience:
    · 2006 Limited Hemi 25K package – loaded
    · Electronic infotaiment center – DVD you can patch in your ipod
    · Side air bags
    · Hemi
    · GPS
    · Chrome Wheels USELESS
    Sticker $43,225
    Dealer price ~$35,000
    Price paid $35,143
    Savings from list $8,082
    % off list 18%
    In my case I was thinking $36,000 on a best case and $1000 trade. I got $1,500 on my trade. It was the last weekend of the month. They came down in price real fast. Included in above price is $3,500 rebate. Of that $2,500 was for anybody and another $1,000 if you financed. I was prepared to pay cash but financed $3,000.

    Other hints
    1) Read Don’t Get Taken Every Time by Remar Sutton. It gives a great step by step process on how to buy a car.
    2) Use www.jeep.com. Find your closest car at 2 dealerships. If you live in a big city go outside the city, also go to dealers with a large inventory.
    3) Get a pricing report from Consumer reports and price what the dealer has. I heard AAA has this for members.
    4) Buy what the dealer has. Go to the dealer with the car that is the poorer match of the 2 you choose test the waters. This is good if you are trying to trade in or are financing. Walk away.
    5) Go to the second dealer at the end of the month and have a walk away price. Start at a lower model so they think they are up-selling you.
    6) Follow the advice in post 295 Re: Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience [Sylvia] by drpoyer

    Hope this helps and enjoy the trails!
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 843
    Check discounted Chrysler/Jeep warranty pricing at chryslerwarrantys.com. This is a dealer in Des Moines that sells the warranties (real factory) at a discount. Check them to keep your dealer honest.
  • maimai701maimai701 Posts: 1
    I was hoping someone could help me...
    I'm looking to buy a new 2006 4X4 65th anniversary edition Laredo. This is the first time I'm buying a new car and I'm not really sure what offer I should put on the table. The total price of the one I'm looking at is $30,975. What should I offer up? What should I settle on?
    Thanks for all your help!
  • fingalfingal Posts: 3
    I bought a 96 XJ for $2713 from a friend, was advertised for 3 and a half k, so i think its a pretty good deal. Very few problems and tidy inside
  • taugal6taugal6 Posts: 2
    I am looking to replace a 96 GC Laredo which I loved and was totaled in a wreck (not my fault). I have found 2 Jeeps, test-drove each once and was pleased with both. Would like to eliminate one before I give the other a second look and take it to my own mechanic.

    Car Lot - 2000 Cherokee Limited, 4-door, 4WD, V-6 Auto, 117K miles, all power, cruise, leather, CD/cass., remote keyless entry, DIC (driver info center), alloy rims w/off-road tires, excellent condition, $7,000 on the road (which includes 3mo/3K major component warranty). What I don't like: no split glass tailgate (I might be able to live with this); the boxy shape (but it's starting to grow on me). I don't do major off-roading, so I would opt for less tire when it came time to replace them.

    Private Party - 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4-door, 4WD, V-6 Auto, 141K miles, all power except seats, cruise, leather, 6 CD changer (which doesn't work), remote keyless entry (he said this works intermittently), newer tires, very good condition, $4,500 (plus $280 tax/title). What I don't like: no DIC; cheap-looking rims; engine made a rumbling sound in idle. I have my own sound system so the CD changer doesn't concern me.

    I am leaning toward the 2000 Cherokee Limited, but is it really worth the extra cost? If the engine rumble in the 95 GC is nothing major, I could see myself driving it, being happy, and having more money in my pocket. I am looking for the one that is the better all-around value.

    What's a girl to do???
    :confuse:
  • oloolooloolo Posts: 1
    just quoted from a dealer in TX
    JGC 4X4 Limited 4.7L V8 MPI with 28K package, plus 17" X 7.5" Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels. MSRP is over 39k.

    The dealer offered me 31k, including destination fee, plust TTL and Doc fees. Sound cool to me since it is 8k off the MSRP. Considering the Employee pricing, how you guys think about this offer?

    Thanks!
  • misterepmisterep Posts: 52
    The results have been tepid and they will resume much larger rebates and additional EOY discounts similar to last year.

    It appears that consumers recognize the Employee Price as a scam and they can negotiate to that point anyway. It may save them time but the consumer is interested in saving
    $$ in the face of three dollar gasoline.

    Stay tuned for the announcement soon and hold off until you hear.
  • clopezclopez Posts: 3
    OMG! I was about to go buy a commander 65th Anniversary Edition for $24,000, Tonight b/c the "employee pricing" ends today!! I was wondering how that works because I didn't feel I was getting a deal from the Jeep dealers. The reason is because they will only offer the same amount off of MSRP (empl.price-rebates) & they won't negotiate any further. I find it hard to believe they are eating the cost on the employee pricing. Souns to me like they are getting what they would get if they sold at MSRP b/c all other discounts and rebates are comming from the manufacture. AM I WRONG HERE? Now that I've seen you're post I'm thinking about waiting...Right now they are only taking off about $4800 (unless you finance through them, u get an extra $1000) which is $2800 off for employee pricing and $2000 factory rebate. How did you hear that they are going to offer better discounts after employee pricing ends? (I've been looking for info like that all over) I wonder if they are gonna offer better stuff starting Sept.1st Labor day weekend.
  • August 28 I got a great deal on a Grand Cherooke. Leased it at a dealer in a Detroit Suburb. Black 2006 Laredo with the 65th anniversary package and 4.7L V8. Sticker was $33,300. With employee price and various discounts I got it for $25,500 + TTL. No downpayment on the 27 month lease with 10,500 miles. I am not a DCX employee. The salesman said they had to move all the Jeep V8's by the end of the month. This was their last one. All the Hemi's were gone. These forums really helped me plan for this deal. Great help.
  • Finally pulled the trigger on an 06 limited with the 5.7 and navigation on Aug 29th. I was looking more at getting a Q7 but with it being first year in production we decided to let them get most of the kinks out first. MSRP on our jeep was 42995 with discounts we leased for a purchase price of 34120 that included all fees and full services for 27 months(the same term of the lease). Over all we have found small reasons to take the jeep for outtings. I must say I am surprised how much we enjoy it so far. I'm just hoping for a happy 27 months and 27000 miles, who knows I may not be getting a Q7 after all later.
  • clopez,

    Today, Jeep is now offering $4,500 rebate (3,500 + 1,000) against any price you can negotiate which should be about 2,500 off the sticker of the 65th anniversary priced at about $29,000. By waiting you are about $2,200 to the good.
  • misterep what part of the country are you from? I'm from PA and according to the jeep website, I can only get $3500 off. What is the extra $1000 for?
  • Jenn158...

    $1,000 is the Loyalty Cash Allowance.

    i live in Indiana
  • I'm confused now. What price should I be able to get the 65th edition for??
  • Maxxlady,

    If your 65th has a MRSP of $29,000 then you should pay $22,000 after discount ($2,500) and all rebates ($4,500).
  • Thanks for the info. 22k is the price I'm willing to pay, but have yet to get near that offer. I told one dealer that I was offered 24.1 and they wouldn't meet it; I guess they didn't believe me. They called Friday and said that there were new incentives coming out Sept 18, but have yet to hear about them.
  • Could you explain more the 2500 and 4500? I see a 3500 incentive and assume the additional 1000 is with financing (at least that's how it was done in Aug). What is the 2500 discount????
  • If your vehicle has a MSRP of $29,000 then a very reasonable negotiated price would be $26,500. Some would say more like $25,500. Negotiate the vehicle to $26,500 and apply all appropriate rebates.
  • I'm looking at a JGC Limited 2006 w/MSRP of 39,090.
    Dealer is offering 36,214 and w/ 3500 rebate a final price of 32,714. Is this a good deal?
    The 3500 rebate ends on 10/2, are these things usually extended or improved at this time of year?
    Thanks ! for any advise.
  • storrk1storrk1 Posts: 17
    I want to share a horrible experience I had yesterday with the hopes that all of you in the Chicagoland area will be able to avoid a similar situation. In a nutshell, stay AWAY from Advantage Jeep/Chryler/Dodge aka Des Plaines J/C/D. They just this past week took over the Mancari Des Plaines J/C/D.

    Here's my story. I'm in the market for a '06 Jeep GC Ltd with the 5.7L Hemi. I had done my homework and knew what the magic number needed to be to drive home in a new Jeep. Did initial research online and found a few dealers that had the truck I was interested in. Des Plaines being one of them. Went over to Des Plaines yesterday afternoon. Sales guys were actually really nice, very knowledgeable and weren't pressuring at all. The GM got involved and to my initial pleasure, we came to a deal. Shook hands, they started the paper work, high fives were exchanged, the car was sent to the service bay for detailing, I called my insurance agent...the whole nine yards.

    Spent the next THREE hours in the dealership as I was told the finance manger was busy and that he would be available shortly to complete the paper work. They were sorry.

    Another hour later, I was asked to go into an office as the sales manager approaches me and said "Hey buddy, come over here." Hey buddy???

    Long story short, they rescinded the deal saying they had made a mistake in the initial calculations. Blah..blah..blah... (FYI, i have "A" credit, so that had nothing to do with the "mistake.")

    The next hour was a fairly heated exchange between myself, the sales manager, the finance manger, general manger, you name it...I spoke with them. They said it was a mistake but I think that's BS.

    My issues are two fold. One, they didn't honor a deal we made in person! Two, it took them more than three hours to approach me with the news. I can only assume they were trying to keep me there as long as possible so as to wear me out!

    In my book, once you agree to do something, you make it happen. If they made a mistake, they should have honored the price. In all my experience in buying a car, I have never heard of anything like this.

    Feel free to send me an email and I can get into more details. Please friends, avoid this place like fresh spinach from california and tell all of your friends to do the same.
  • what is best out the door price on 06 jeep overland and where?
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