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Old 11-06-2015, 06:39 AM
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2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

I'm almost two years into owning and I love my Jeep. I'm driving 21,000 miles per year. If trading it would be for a High Altitude with Hemi and premium sound.
What are everyone's thoughts on trading now, waiting another year- to trade at 63,000mi, or holding it until some major problems???
I'm trying to make the best financial decision in regard to trade value vs what I may have to start replacing after this kind of mileage. I have tier one credit. This is my daily driver and primary vehicle for my business, so I really need it to not be in the shop.
Trade is looking like $29k -$31k depending on dealership. The High Altitude discounted could be had at $51k.
So, three options:
1:trade now
2: trade next year
3:run it out to 100kmi

What's the best financial decision?

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Old 11-06-2015, 08:01 AM
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I'm almost two years into owning and I love my Jeep. I'm driving 21,000 miles per year. If trading it would be for a High Altitude with Hemi and premium sound.
What are everyone's thoughts on trading now, waiting another year- to trade at 63,000mi, or holding it until some major problems???
I'm trying to make the best financial decision in regard to trade value vs what I may have to start replacing after this kind of mileage. I have tier one credit. This is my daily driver and primary vehicle for my business, so I really need it to not be in the shop.
Trade is looking like $29k -$31k depending on dealership. The High Altitude discounted could be had at $51k.
So, three options:
1:trade now
2: trade next year
3:run it out to 100kmi

What's the best financial decision?
The best financial decision would be (4.) buy the lifetime maxcare service contract and just keep driving it for the next 10+ years until the wheels fall off. 2k for the maxcare instead of 20k on a new one.

But if you are not happy with what you have then trade it now and drive the one you are happy with for the next many years. Not the financially smart thing but you need to be happy in what you drive.

If it were me though and i was going to only keep the car 5 years to 100k i would not buy any service contract and just drive it and risk the repairs, to me maxcare is only worth it for the long haul and you have factory powertrain warranty to 100k anyway.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:10 AM
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Re: 2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

Silvermax04- I'm down with 100k plus, but probably not more than that. That gives me three more years. I need (want)to look professional seeing my customers and don't want to be driving a beat, rusty POS.

What's your thoughts on RustCop or any yearly rust inhibitor sprays?
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Re: 2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

I traded my 14 at 50k miles. I prefer driving something 'new' although it might not financially make sense. We all have certain things we splurge on, my ride is what I put more money into.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:25 AM
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Re: 2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

Overlanding - I have been doing new every 2-3 years, but they have been $32k vehicles, not $50k--- this is new to me. I do like the "new" vehicle, but with all the glitches with WKIIs, I think I've been luck so far. I did contact one dealer and told him if he showed me a $16k difference- ($34 trade and $50 for the High Altitude Hemi) I'd sign paperwork immediately. No response so I'm guessing that number is out.
I'd be happy at $18 and might do $20, but that's pushing it.
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Silvermax04- I'm down with 100k plus, but probably not more than that. That gives me three more years. I need (want)to look professional seeing my customers and don't want to be driving a beat, rusty POS.

What's your thoughts on RustCop or any yearly rust inhibitor sprays?
Yep I hear you on that and the junkers. my theory has always been that I buy a new model, loaded vehicle and then I am happy with it longer and trade less so a little more money up front but it works out saving because of fewer trades. This 2014 I got now will be 3 years old in March and there's not really going to be any significant changes until MY19 so no real getting the car bug to trade for a while lol I don't know it works for me.

Anyway concerning the rust protection or zebert or any of that stuff, I think it's a waste of money it may have had some use back in the 70s when cars use to fall apart rusting but it's really not that big of a problem in modern vehicles it can still happen just not like it use to. Also as part of your basic factory warranty you already have 5 year 100k miles corrosion warranty. My last two cars one was 9 years and the other 11 and not a spec of rust on them and we have our fare share of road salt here.

That's something else to keep in mind starting on with MY 2016 the factory powertrain warranty that is currently 5 years and 100k miles drops down to 5 years 60k miles on MY 2016+ guess the warranty work is hitting their wallet too much
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Re: 2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

Good info guys. I'm really leaning toward keeping it for at least another year, then investigate again. There is really no other SUV that can tow 7200 lbs, and still be fun to drive on twisty roads. I really like the new 4Runners, but no V8, not very luxurious interior, and low tow capacity.
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2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

New 4Runners aren't so new though. They are shaped like a barn and can't tow much. And certainly is not fun to drive. My buddy has a 2014 Limited that I spend a lot of time in. Even he admitted he wished he would have bought a GC lol
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New 4Runners aren't so new though. They are shaped like a barn and can't tow much. And certainly is not fun to drive. My buddy has a 2014 Limited that I spend a lot of time in. Even he admitted he wished he would have bought a GC lol
Agree and they have an ugly snout lol. But how nissan turned what was a good suv the pathfinder into a minivan is a greater crime. I use to like nissan but with the exception of altima everything they make now is garbage. I saw the new maxima in traffic few days ago and until I saw the name plate I thought it was a new corolla lol.
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Re: 2014 Hemi Overland- 41kmi- keep or trade?

Best financial decision is to keep the 14. Your talking bout 20k more after ur trade in.

Makes no sense but if u want a HA go for it. For that price I'd rather up the game to an SRT����.
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Hah. No SRT. I still need to tow and get some semblance of respectable MPG
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SRT tows and it's only like a 1mpg epa difference from the 5.7 lol
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