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

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  • Sounds good. What city and Dealer?? If I understand, you could have paid $22,400 if you chose the cash back. Is that right?

    Good luck, I have had a solid 1994 JGC 4WD for the past 14 years, which I bought new in Sept 93 for about $23000 OTD. Amazing how prices haven't increased too much, at least in this one case, but deals are different.
  • We live in wonderful state of Minnesota. This dealer happened to be located in Roseville, Minnesota which is just a suburb of Minnesota/St. Paul.

    Yes I could have paid $22,400 if I wanted to get the cash back option (or if I were a savvy finance guy).

    Glad to hear your good experience with Jeep. :)
  • Have you considered about buying a 2007 model new GC? I don't think there are many changes between 2007 and 2008 plus you will get more incentives on 2007 compare to a 2008. It will also eliminate your worry about buying an early build of 2008. Just a thought!
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    Thanks for the reply. The '08 had several things that I wanted that the 07 didn't have -- HID lights, MyGig, and nicer interior. The 08s currently have a promotion for free Mygig + Navigation ($792 value), which brings the rebates between the 08s and 07s a lot closer.

    I ended up placing a factory order for a Limited 4x4 with the new 4.7L engine. Took about a month from the time I ordered to delivery (I'm in Sacramento, CA). I picked it up last week and I'm very happy with it.

    The price was invoice. No negotiating. There wasn't a trade involved.
  • Satisfaction is the bottom line, I am glad that you are happy. Enjoy!
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    Thank you! Fingers crossed, I won't have any problems.
  • I have a question for all the experts out there. I want to install this DVD Navigation unit in my 07 Grand Cherokee Laredo E package. After reading the specs, I have a hunch that my trim might not be 100% compatible for this unit. However, if I still buy the unit and replace my factory basic CD player, wouldn't I still be able to use the 6 disc CD part and the NAV system and give up other options that it comes with? Does not the unit come with all the "brain" it needs to operate or it need some more 'guts" that my trim is missing? Any thoughts? Thank you.

    I went to a couple of dealership and they are giving me different information. Here is the link for the unit I am talking about:

    http://www.mopar.com/m_acc_cat_part.jsp
  • naatz1naatz1 Posts: 187
    I also live in the same wonderful state of Minnesota but am 80 mi SE of you in Rochester. I pick up my 07 silver JGC Monday Nov 5, our local dealer did a swap with one I found at a dealer in your neck of the woods ... this is the 4th time in 10 years of new cars they have done this for us, so what the car has 100 mi on it if it's what I want!? (My father sadly is no longer around, but was a Chrysler retiree so most of our vehicles in the past 20 years have been of that brand, we also own a 300M).

    Our Jeep's basically a loaded Laredo with the X pkg, 4.7L, Tow and Fortera tires. We have an 01 I6 Laredo that has treated us pretty well & we sold to our college Jr son for winter school driving. I strongly considered CUVs Hyundai Vera Cruz and Saturn Outlook (see my postings on the Outlook CUV forum if you are curious) but despite a smaller vehicle and V8 the Jeep won (as my wife put it, the kids are out of the house, why do we need a mini van sized vehicle?). I did get the following deal:

    07 Laredo List 36,400 w/destination
    Minus 4000 rebate
    Minus 3500 affiliate supplier discount (available from the company I work for who is a Chrysler supplier)
    Plus $75 discount fee plus $500 advertising fee (those tick me off but I paid them using the employee discount too, and the discount company says they are legit).
    PRICE before tax ~$29500 and change.

    The Saturn Outlook won the roominess and MPG award but the Jeep definetly had the comfort, "goodies", towing and value for money. I could have waited for an 08 with the new 4.7L, but the torque is about the same in the old 4.7 so as a boat tow vehicle I am optimistic saving >$2000 is worth it - 08 4.7s are hard to find and have only a $2k rebate, so far.

    I will post more here and on the general JGC forum and a new owner review after a month or two as well. I hope you enjoy you new Jeep as well, we really liked our 01.
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    08 4.7s are hard to find and have only a $2k rebate, so far.

    In my zipcode (95827), the 08 4.7L's have a $3500 rebate. And add the free MyGig with Navigation offer, and the '08s make a lot of sense.
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    I just checked jeep.com. I entered zipcode 55101 (which according to google is in MN). The 08 4.7L have a $3750 rebate in that zip code. The 07's 'only' have a $45000 rebate.
  • naatz1naatz1 Posts: 187
    $45000 rebate, hey then I can afford the Overland! :)

    55901 is SE MN Rochester and 55455 is Minneapolis. Both now show a $3000 rebate on 08s on www.jeep.com through 12/5. But it seems to change weekly as last week it was $2000 which is what our dealer showed as of Weds too. Our dealer showed the 07 $4000 rebate expiring 10/31 but jeep.com showed 11/5 and now per the dealer a similar deal (same money, but handled different) goes into November. The extra $750 is only with Chrysler financing which we don't need. The bigger problem is finding a Laredo 4.7, there is only one within 100+ miles of us and not the color we want or even a backup color (and for some reason no Nav or Mygig listed for it either, unless again that is another NEW deal!?!). There are few Limited 4.7s as well, of course fetching thousands$ more. And remember the new MSRP of the 08 Laredo is $900 more as well, but the bigger problem is a glut of V6s and hemis, no new 4.7s.

    Oh well, if I was looking 2 months from now I'd probably find a better deal ... or 2 years from now maybe a 30mpg JGC hybrid that tows 6500 lbs, ya sure you betcha.
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    I hear you about the limited availability of the 08 4.7L. There aren't ANY 4.7L's anywhere near me. I ended up placing a factory order. It took 4 weeks, and I got exactly what I wanted.

    In addition, you get the better of the rebates from when you placed the order or your GC arrives.
  • I am glad that you bought the X package trim. Now that I have been driving for almost about a month, I kind of miss all those options that would have come with the X package. It is cheaper to get all the options when they are already included in the vehicle rather then installing them later. Enjoy!
  • naatz1naatz1 Posts: 187
    Yes, there are a lot of "goodies" here that I like, besides the trip computers, steering wheel controls and advanced audio (which we had in our 2001 JGC, but I like) my wife has her heated leather and now sunroof. There is a couple inches more room in this 2007 WK body than the older 2001 style JGC, so at 6'4" I fit, barely, with the seat all the way down even w/a sunroof. But she likes the sunroof and it does give more light and airiness to the interior plus I am sure like in our Chrys 300 we'll enjoy it in 5 months when it warms up again(argh).

    So far in first 100 miles of driving to work in back, I am getting 15mpg city average, driving conservatively but playing with the remote start and yes it does start from my window at work ~ 300 feet away - NICE. I am contemplating trying it out on E85 ethanol before it gets too cold in SE MN. The night we picked it up gas went back over $3/gal, but a local chain dropped their E85 to $2.04, however I haven't even used 1/4 tank so I have a ways to go.

    I will post here, the MPG forum and writeup a new owners review after a few weeks. My only minor disappointment so far is NOT in the Jeep but getting 4 different answers from 4 different sales and technical people on cost of ownership maintenance questions I asked prior to purchase. I should have asked but did not know the front/rear differentials needed 15000 mi fluid service, much more than my 2001 but my mistake "assuming" the new vehicle would have improved. That is a pain to get at so I may have to bite the bullet and have the techs or my family car repair man do it. I was told the plugs were 100k miles like on my Chrys 300, but NO, the 4.7L has 30k mile old style plugs. Bummer but I think I can get at those as I have usually done my own "simple stuff" like plugs, serpentines, coolant. Those again are minor things, nothing to worry about yet, very happy with our purchase. LET IT SNOW!
  • Have an opportunity to buy 2003 Grand Cherokee with 22K miles for $8500.00. Sounds like a good deal to me what do you guys think.
  • naatz1naatz1 Posts: 187
    Looks pretty attractive. Make sure it's really 22K miles (however you do that).
    Our local bank black book for a 03 Laredo 4WD with 4.7L V8 lists
    $12,250 and trade in $2000 less. so I'd say around $11K private party is fair
    but you can look at Kelly Blue Book's web site for that.

    Since I just bought a new on the lot 07 loaded Laredo for $29k plus tax, fees this week (see posting above) I sold my son our 2001 single owner 4WD I6 loaded Laredo with 82K miles for $7K and that was low book for that year/miles (but had to give the kid a good deal although he used his prior car sale to help!). Let it snow!
  • I heard jeep is gonna let you put the diesel on the laredo, does anyone know when this will be? how much it will cost?
  • The 3K rebate is excluded with the 0% financing, what about the 750 rebate for the navigation?
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    You're safe there. The MyGig rebate is actually dealer cash. So it reduces the purchase price, so you can still use it with 0% financing.
  • Nice!

    Maybe I should post this at a different forum but anyway here it goes.
    If I want 0% financing should I first call chrysler financial and figure out if we qualify for it or should we do all that at the dealer? we can also do it at chrysler financial online but I am scared of how that may affect the price of the vehicle at the dealer?
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    Sorry, can't help you there.

    If you know your credit score, you should know what your credit is. Maybe you can jut call Chrysler Financial and say what is the minimum score to qualify for the 0% rebate? Obviously it's a non-binding answer, but it can give you an idea.

    Finally, some of the salespeople and F&I guys on other discussions here can tell you what a Tier I and II are. Usually the 0% rates are only for those Tiers.

    Good luck.
  • I have started working with a dealer now which is giving me an 08 grand cherokee limited 4x4 (msrp 40770) for 36400 after all their fees with 0% for 60 months.
    Does this sound like a good deal? I had one which gave me slightly less but was also 10 hours away from me vs the 5 hours this dealer is so I am taking the closer deal.
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    It's hard to tell w/o knowing the exact options you're ordering. For reference, I got a Limited 4x4 as well with MyGig Navigation (free with promotion), HID lights, and tow package for invoice. MSRP (incluiding fees of $40985). I got it invoice w/o any negotiating. In my case, it was $37276.

    You shouldn't be paying around invoice. Find out what invoice pricing is for your WK here http://www.edmunds.com/new/2008/jeep/grandcherokee/100909639/prices.html You don't have too many dealerships around you, so a bit over invoice is doable. I had 6 dealerships nearby.

    Let us know how you do. I love mine. Get the MyGig. It's worth it and free until 12/03 (check the Jeep website).
  • It has mygig nav, the gray metallic clear coat, trailer tow, OWL tires.
    I think invoice is 37206. I am getting it for 36400 after all their fees, so 36400 + county fees (tax, etc, 7.3 where I am at). I had several deals at invoice really quick however they all wanted to order it and I sort of need it now since I carmaxed mine a couple of weeks ago.
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    Very nice. Go for it. Sounds like a really good deal. And since there's no trade involved, they are not making the profit there. Good for you.

    Are you getting the 4.7L or the 5.7L? It's probably the 5.7L since it's hard to find the 4.7L in stock. I had to factory order mine. By the way, it only took 4 weeks from order time to delivery and I'm in Sacramento, CA.
  • Its the 4.7 because I wanted it to be flex fuel. It was really hard to find which is why I am having to travel five hours. They said 4 weeks to order normally but on Xmas they close so it would take 8.
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    Since you're looking for a 4.7L and you don't want to do a factory order, then you'll have to be a bit flexible in the price.

    I'm not sure you're located, but I hope you're not in one of the following states: CA, NY, ME, MA or VT.

    The 4.7L engine is not flex fuel capable in those states.
  • Im in Kansas but I found the car in Nebraska, as far as it goes the deal is done and I am going there tomorrow to pick it up, hopefully nothing will go wrong. It had everything I wanted and the exact colors I wanted, just like ordering it, and only has 13 miles so I am guessing it hasn't been test driven much.
    Thanks for all your help.
  • Hello, I am interested in a new 2008 Gr. Chek Laredo 4X4, with a 3.7L, 26X pkg, and a NAV system. The dealer quoted me $29,900. Is that a good price?
  • what is the msrp? check edmunds for the invoice price, you should aim to be below invoice, I got my limited below invoice with all dealer fees included.
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