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2013 and Earlier - Jeep Wrangler Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • shine2shine2 Posts: 4
    The EP is 25689.
    The current offer is 20165.

    It is a 4x4, automatic. It has power windows, power locks, infinity speakers.

    What do you think? Can I get them lower since it is a 2008 or is this a solid offer?

    Thanks so much in advance!
  • This sounds like a pretty good deal. There are no '08's left in our area and the '09's are selling well.

    I like even numbers so I'd tell them $20K and it's a deal!!
  • shine2shine2 Posts: 4
    Thank you so much for the feedback!!! I may get it!
  • shine2shine2 Posts: 4
    Final cost:
    20k even (thanks previous poster for your advice! I like even numbers too)....had them add the towing package in with the has one of the 'easy order groups' on it....don't remember the name of it but included on/off road tires, gas shocks etc, as stated before had the infinity upgrade and power convenience group, it's an automatic 4x4....financing was 5.1ish through a local credit union that my dealership works with for 60 months (excellent credit helped but that angle may have been able to been worked some more, not sure)....a bit more then the 4.84 offered through BOA but enabled me to get the 1k additional off to make it the 20k......has 1 year of sirius as well.....

    I'm happy with my was at Bob Frensley near Nashville, Tennessee. 1k on trade in (it was a hunk of junk, lucky to get that, 2000 Ford Windstar with 120k miles and some mechanical issues), 6k down and my payments came to about 284 a month...I did really have to work with them, shop around, and let them know I was buying a Jeep 'today' at the best deal I could find and had to push them lower through 4 rounds of negotiation. I went in to the dealership with research and printouts 'in hand'....referenced them often.

    I hope this information helps somebody. Best of luck to everyone shopping!

    Most important thing..I LOVE my jeep!!!
  • been researching and looking for over a week now! went from grand cherokee x with lthr heated seats etc. been looking at that type of suv for a little more comfort level in the cold winters thinking it would be worth the higher payments. i drove a 09 unltd base w/hardtop, manual and LOVED it! Actually got excited, i'm worried though about the winters and the manual locks and windows. price is 18k compared to x cherokee at 28K. Any advice? is this a good price for the very base unlimited? Thanks. (can't seem to get all the rebates with an upgraded power 09)
  • madw3rldmadw3rld Posts: 2
    This is an amazing deal! I got them down to $20,168 for the base (no power windows, soft top, no power locks) which is not a good deal at all.

    If you don't mind helping me,
    Did your 2008 come with the lifetime powertrain?
    What "research and print outs in hand" did you have?
    Do you know what exactly they did to lower the price? Like incentives, rebates etc? THANKS!
  • I agree, great deal its making me question my deal of 18k for my base w/hardtop.
    my rebates were: emp pricing 1900, then 4250- rebates. My dealer says he can't take any more off employee pricing so i might wait to see if the rebates on the 2009 models improve next month to step up to the power pkg.
  • madw3rldmadw3rld Posts: 2
    What rebates were they offering you that added up to 4250 and is it an automatic 4x4? At least yours included a freedom hard top!

    I have a 06 Commander that I was going to trade in and I just found some dealers offer "buyer loyalty" so I am going try that route too. Basically, I love my commander but it is depreciating fast and would only trade it in on a Wrangler Unlimited. Right now the deals that they are offering me are "good" but not "great". It suprises me because you look at Dodge slashing prices and competitors like Chevy and Ford who are too... and you are telling me that the employee ++ from jeep is less than 2 grand? Come on Jeep (not to mention, Chrysler employees still get another $1,000 off)

    The thing that irratates me the most is when dealers say "well we may have a couple $500 coupons left but they are in limited supply." Why dont they just say "Well, I know we have room to play on the price, let me check with my manager to see if we can drop the price."
  • its a manual - rebates were the two listed on the web for 09's and a 1k financing and i'm not sure if the other is because its an 08 or a dealership rebate. I'm still deciding if i should wait for better rebates for 09 to get the x. good luck!
  • don't feel bad about losing out on that 20k 08 unltd with power - i think i'm going to have to go w/a 09 (less rebatesand no more 08's except in yellow) so 09 x w/power, fog, alarm and dual tops for 24k. so price diff. ends up about the same as yours (2,600 diff between base and power pack, 1,500 for dual tops). have fun driving!
  • shine2shine2 Posts: 4
    Sorry for the delay in answering, I've been out of town.

    Yes, it came with the lifetime powertrain warranty and 3 year standard warranty as well.

    I had printouts from sites like this with people quoting prices they had gotten. I also pulled printouts from yahoo cars etc with great deals, even if they weren't 'exactly local'...I would, in fact, drive a couple of hundred of miles to save a couple of thousand dollars etc....

    I am not sure what they did to lower the price, but I do know they were very motivated because it was a 2008 and 'said' they lost money on it. (Who knows if that is really true, I sure don't know.)

    Again, sorry for the delay in responding. Good luck!
  • Just bought an 09 Wrangler X 2 door automatic w/24S package, hard top, power conv group, anti slip differential, sirrus sat radio and deep tinted windows. MSRP was $27090 and got it for $19500 plus 3yr 0% interest. We feel like we got a good deal. Took a lot of calls and negotiating to dealers locally and in nearby states but it paid off in the pocketbook.

    Love'n my Jeep, now it's time to play and accessorize!!!! :shades:
  • sunnyscsunnysc Posts: 3
    I have just recently been contemplating buying a 09 Wrangler Unlimited. That 19500 price sounds good, I guess that was the Employee Pricing Plus Plus deal??? My question is should I buy one now if I get a really good deal or wait till the 2010's come out as I am not in a real big hurry to buy, Sometimes I feel that buying a new vehicle this late in the model year seems to make the depreciation value worse.
    Any thoughts anyone.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ................... I am not in a real big hurry to buy, Sometimes I feel that buying a new vehicle this late in the model year seems to make the depreciation value worse.

    Unless there were changes during a model year, an early build and a late build will depreciate equally.
    Buying last year's model can be a gamble though, unless you get a really good price or intend to keep it for ten years.

    For you, now is probably a good time to buy as you obviously have no time pressure and can afford to look around and compare deals.
  • sunnyscsunnysc Posts: 3
    mac24, thanks your response. I think I am going to start checking with some dealers tomorrow and if the deal looks right i may jump. If not I can wait till the 2010's come out. Just wasn't sure if the deals out there now are that good to make me but an 09 now.
  • sunnyscsunnysc Posts: 3
    I too am in the same situation. Thinking of waiting for 2010's but wondering about deals and prices between now and then. I have a couple of prices that seem a little too high. An 08 4X4 Unlimited X (fairly well equipped (a/t and power pkg) for little under 24K and an 09 similarly equipped for about 26500. Hoping for a better deal.
    Any thoughts????
  • fgxtomfgxtom Posts: 11
    Hi all, I have been looking for a few weeks for a new wrangler. I initially started out wanting a 2 door hard top Rubi in red with an auto. I didn't really want any other options. Al I am able to find are other colors, and most in my area are in the 28 to 29K price range. Well I came across a 2009 Unlimited Rubi, it is black but it has about everything else I want. The employee price less the rebate is $29500. Which if I am going to pay $29K anyway it might as well be for a 4 door. Any my question is is there more negotiating room beyond the employee price and rebates and financing? I am selling a bike, truck and jet ski, so I wont need to finance too much. But the more I can save, the safer the loan is in this economy.
    I thought I read in previous posts members buying theirs for a few thousand less than the employee price plus rebates.
    The next question will only lead to speculative answers, but with the current incentives scheduled to end thursday, but the impending problems Chrysler is having is there a good chance rebates will improve, or at least the financing go to 60 months? Thanks in advance. Also is that $29K a pretty good deal on a fairly loaded rubi unlimited?
  • I bought my JK Unlimited Rubi (auto/hardtop/power pkg/--no Mygig or side air bags)
    for $28,900 last summer with no incentives. I'd think you should be able to do better than I did in this economy.
  • fgxtomfgxtom Posts: 11
    Wow $28,900 with no incentives or rebates. That is a good deal. How did you work it? This on I am looking at is $30500 employee price, adn then the $1000 rebate makes it $29500, but I told them I only needed the hard top, so I wanted them to keep the soft top and they needed to cut the price $500. THey thought they could do that. Should I be asking for more. I would love to save more if possible, I just dont know if it is. I think the invoice on this one is around $31500, adn the list is around $34500. I would love to buy it in the $27K range, but I am really hoping they improve the number months of 0% on Friday. I would like 48 to 60 months 0%. I know they have some deadlines with the feds for friday, so I dont know if the rebates and incentives will improve or not. It seems more likely not. I guess I may just wait it out, and iof they get worse, I'll just stay on the fence.
  • fgxtomfgxtom Posts: 11
    Well I decided not to jump by the end of the month. Does any one know if the rebates changed, improved got worse. I know with Chrysler filing bankruptsy yesterday, they dont have any cash. But it seems like moving existing inventory would be very important.
  • marcovichmarcovich Posts: 3
    Im looking into buying a wrangler unlimited sahara or rubicon and am curious to see what the price that I could get it at.... What do you think its worth with the economy the way it is right now? If you own one what did you get it for?
  • fgxtomfgxtom Posts: 11
    It seems as though EPP and the 0% are gone for now. maybe after the restructure adn merger, they will come back. I stayed on the fence hoping for 0% for 60 months. The BR ended all hopes for that. As sonn as I can buy and unlimited rubi with power and a hard top for about $29K and 0% for 60 Im in. I found one locally in black that should do nicely.
  • busman01busman01 Posts: 46
    I want to purchase a 2009 Wrangler and need help with the following questions:

    1. Why would I want a Sahara rather than an X/Sport?

    2. With the factory shutdowns, should availabilty of a particular model w/options be a significant problem?

    3. Is the Edmunds TMV a negotiating starting point?

  • fgxtomfgxtom Posts: 11
    The sahara will come with the dana 44 rear axle and dana 30 front, the x comes with 30 front and rear. The difference is toughness and durability. The dana 44 will take most anything you throw at it.
    The sahara also comes with a host of power features and a better suspension, not to mention the exterior differences.
    Buy the x if you want to get into the cheapest jeep possible, buy the sahara if you want a more capable off roader with the ability to make it a true trail rig down the road. Buy the rubicon if you want a trail ready rig with lifetime warranty straight off the lot. If you upgrade the other two with aftermarket stuff you run the risk of jepordizing the warranty, and believe me the new owners of Chrystler will look for any way possible to not honor your waranty. So buy what you think you will need.
    I believe the prices right now may be as high as they will be for a while. THey dont have any incentives to speak of, because they cant afford to offer them right now. Best bet is to stay on the fence untill fall, the deals will roll then. You may not get the exact color, or what ever, but you will probably be able to buy a sahara for the cost of an X right now.
  • thecrazy8sthecrazy8s Posts: 8
    You should probably just go on the Jeep website to compare the models for yourself. I believe both the X and Sahara have the D30 front with the D44 rear. The Sahara basically has more "creature comforts" and "style" options.

    Sahara: 18" wheels, painted fenders, tinted windows, "premium" cloth seats, keyless entry, side steps, and upgraded stereo options.

    I know in 08 the "X" had a few options that were not available to the Sahara; sway bar disconnect, rear locker, and half doors. You may want those options if they are of interest to you.

    There is a big price difference between the X and Sahara, and not too big between the Sahara and Rubicon. You need to decide what the primary purpose for buying the Jeep is and go with the option that best suits your needs and budget.
  • mikeya2112mikeya2112 Posts: 6
    Hi All,

    Just a reply to busman01 inquery...

    Check out the Wrangler X with the 24S package. It has the 44 rear, all power options(if thats what you want), heavy duty suspension, and 17" wheels/tires...I have an 08 with the 24S package, still beats the price of a Sahara with just a few less goodies. Good luck!

  • busman01busman01 Posts: 46
    Thanks everyone for the valuable input.

    Something else came to mind. Can anyone explain the need for the "dual top"? Why would you want a soft and hard top on at the same time? Wouldn't that create extra weight?

    Again thanks.
  • Hey, All!

    I am debating whether or not now is the time to jump in on an 09 Unlimited Sahara. I just started the bidding process with a couple of local dealers. I'm seeing 09 Unlimiteds with a few options (remote starter here, dual top there), typically between $31 and $33 to start, going for $4500 less even before you step into teh dealership.

    How does this sound? Is there more room to play, or should I be patient and let the "restructuring" play out for a bit? Any thoughts would be appreciated!
  • Just checking in to see if anyone's been buying 09 Sahara Editions lately, and if so, what kind of pricing you're getting. Talked with a dealer over the weekend who came off a little over $2000 from MSRP but won't budge any further. Any reports from the wild? Thanks!
  • That sounds about right from when I was shopping about a month ago. Most dealerships would not budge below about $2,000 off MSRP. I was able to get an additional $2,000 to $2,500 off at one dealer with a corporate discount through work, but I think they're still overpricing them when you're starting at $32k to $34k.

    I ended up getting a sweet deal on an 07 Sahara, soft top, 20K miles, super clean for about $22k. Paid for an extended warranty, but it was a much better deal. It seems that there is more give in the used market for the unlimiteds these days.

    Hope that helps!
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