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Hi Auscop , Blakey and others
I also am waiting for pricing (& specs) to be finalised so my novated lease company can price and place an order for me. Glad to hear I am not alone but very frustrated that any of us are in that position. It is really mucking me around not knowing when to begin disposal of current vehicle - sell / trade in?? Can't really do a trade in deal until I know which dealer(s) the novated lease company recommend as best pricing.
I queried the nov.lease contact whether any dealers would be prepared to lower prices for this new and sought after car. He was adamant that it is all to do with volume - if the dealer wants other current and future business from the lease comapny he will need to be negotiable depending how much "fat" is in the price he pays.

Does all this sound logical or am I being had?
G'Day Colozzie, It does sound logical to me, yet I have not posed this question to my novated lease company. I was told yesterday that the prices would be released next week. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the prices are good but I am not expecting much.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:13 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I would not be concentrating on the 7.5% figure. It is not substantiated.
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Im involved with fleet buying.. a source suggests the release date has been pushed back 1-2 weeks due to last minute re-pricing. As you know the AU dollar is in decline and analysts believe will fall to US 90c this calendar year. This has forced a last minute rethink before official pricing is released. To hedge of the potential impact it is expected that increases of up to 7.5% will be applied, its believed the market will still tolerate this increase based on the price of the competition
Trying to not be skeptical here. My novated lease companies fleet manager told me just yesterday that prices are going to be released next week. However now your unnamed contact claims there is going to be a "up to 7.5%" increase. due to the Aussie dollar going down. So I am guessing if this is the case all imported cars can be expected to go up by the same amount? Makes sense to me. Now since I know who my fleet manager is and we don't know who you are and don't know the name or position of your "source" so for the time being I will choose to ignore your posts as they are irrelevant at the moment. I guess by next week we will see.
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I think you will find the Audi will be a $130K car by the time it hits the road.

Sweet car ..... a tad too small for us though. Oh and did you know the Audi has some weired exhaust that makes it sound like a V8?!? ... at the flick of a switch too.....
First drive:* Audi SQ5 TDI review | carsguide.com.au suggests $89,400 plus on roads, but being frugal it avoids LCT so I would still think it will around ~$100k drive away. You might be right that with a few options, the price could creep up, but I think it's worth considering if the Jeep also nudges $100k.

You're also right that it is smaller than the Grand Cherokee and for many buyers that will be a factor. For me, that amount of space isn't really important, though I do like the high up driving position.

I handed over my deposit in August 2012 and I've been eagerly waiting for first a 2013 SRT8 and then since 19th January, a 2014 SRT.

Please Jeep, don't make me jump ship after all this time with a 7.5% price hike...
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First drive:* Audi SQ5 TDI review | carsguide.com.au suggests $89,400 plus on roads, but being frugal it avoids LCT so I would still think it will around ~$100k drive away. You might be right that with a few options, the price could creep up, but I think it's worth considering if the Jeep also nudges $100k.

You're also right that it is smaller than the Grand Cherokee and for many buyers that will be a factor. For me, that amount of space isn't really important, though I do like the high up driving position.

I handed over my deposit in August 2012 and I've been eagerly waiting for first a 2013 SRT8 and then since 19th January, a 2014 SRT.

Please Jeep, don't make me jump ship after all this time with a 7.5% price hike...
You are right. I just jumped on Audi's web site. I remember reading all about it about 8-9 months ago, and all indications on pricing were $130K. Nice surprise that its actually less. I think it would be a great car. Audi's have excellent build quality, and arguably the best diesel engines. Same gear box as the JGC.....
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I think we all need to take a chill pill, all this talk is just speculation from someone who has posted on this forum just a few times, yes we are all just spectators at the moment with Chrysler Australia pulling the strings. Soon enough we will all know where we stand, one thing i do know for sure, any price increase above what i have negotiated, i will be saying sayonara to Jeep.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Gday guys,
I received my E number today,pretty happy let me tell you.Being impatient and I know there is a link from memory that Bretto was put onto but could anyone supply the info required to tracking an E number.Do you have to be financial etc.Also does it let you know the vessel it will be on.Oh and my number is about 140 before bretto's and I received it 10 days after him.Hope this info gives you a guideline or should I say no giudeline.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I have been watching this forum to stay up to date on the MY14. To realize that it must not be personal that two dealerships don't want to take an order, has made me feel a little better. I have even had my existing jeep evaluated for a trade in and have visited in person 3 times and spent hours with the dealer only to still be waiting for a price for my specific requests. I need a confirmed price as I am putting this on a lease, but I am getting closer to having to purchase a Prado at this rate. I am looking at a CRD Laredo with adventure pack II, quadra lift, rock rails, swap of existing tyre's to cooper at3's and tow bar pack. I was quoted $58,500 for the MY13 if they could arrange to get stock from another dealer to meet my requirements. I felt like I should wait for the 8 speed and new release, but now I am regretting not letting them search for me.

I am wondering how much Jeep are hurting a reputation that needs work in Australia by treating all new potential sales like this. If I had good service and a price locked in I would be paid up and waiting for my new car to arrive.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

How the hell did you manage to get an E number!:!?!?!?! Alleyoop please tell us Master, how did you work this magic?
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I received my E number today,pretty happy let me tell you.Being impatient and I know there is a link from memory that Bretto was put onto but could anyone supply the info required to tracking an E number.Do you have to be financial etc.Also does it let you know the vessel it will be on.Oh and my number is about 140 before bretto's and I received it 10 days after him.Hope this info gives you a guideline or should I say no giudeline.
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I am wondering how much Jeep are hurting a reputation that needs work in Australia by treating all new potential sales like this. If I had good service and a price locked in I would be paid up and waiting for my new car to arrive.
Jeep will not tell the dealers anything. I attempted to approach Jeep myself and they went ape and wanted the salesperson who gave me the contact details sacked. This is what I sent to Jeep.

"Dear Ms Tanner,

Jeep appear to be sending mixed messages to their clients. On the Jeep.com.au website it says “Are you ready to take a look at the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Contact your dealer today”.
However my dealer knows nothing about the subject and is unable to assist in any way.

Secondly obviously those of us who have ordered our vehicles understand that we will not have them delivered to us prior to the official launch of the vehicle. On launch day would be nice after waiting 7 months plus. What most of the people who are posting on “Jeep Garage” are angry about, and why the forum prospers is that we cannot even confirm if our order has been placed. Stories like this one posted today don’t inspire confidence.
“I ordered the above as a 13 and got caught up in the 14 changeover without my knowledge at time of order. Very exciting except that delivery blew out from 4 months to 10 months ++++? , and it was held up in the factory for at least 6 weeks in inspection.....and where the car doesn't even get ordered by Chrysler Australia till 2.7 months after you pay your deposit.” While the writer went on to say that he “made do” with a 2013 Laredo that the dealer had in stock and he is happy with the vehicle he is none the less dissatisfied with the overall service.

My wife and I placed an order for a vehicle in October last year, to ensure that it was delivered by February/March 2013. Here we are in May, and we cannot even confirm that the build order has been placed and are offered no projection at all as to when or if the vehicle will ever be delivered. We have had to extend the lease on our current vehicle, which is effectively renting it off the lease company so is wasted money and we are told nothing about how long this will have to continue.
What do we do? Cancel our order with Jeep and buy something else? Buy a bomb to get us by until our Jeep turns up someday? Do as the above writer did a take whatever is on the lot, and therefore not get a vehicle with the features or colour we wanted?

The consensus amongst owners and would be owners is that you have a great product at a very competitive price. However we, the customers are being treated very poorly we feel. Not aided by your email below which is translated or interpreted as “We are the big company, you are small individuals. We don’t give a crap about you, sit wait, do as you are told and don’t complain. You will get the product you paid for when we are good and ready.”
Fair enough my purchase is only $60,000 odd dollars, but collectively all those awaiting their vehicles just by forum numbers quickly adds up to several million dollars. I may or may not continue with the purchase, but if the service I and apparently the dealer are getting does not improve I will not consider another Chrysler/Jeep product in the future. Nor would I recommend it to anyone.

Why can’t you just confirm that the orders have been placed so we at least know we are in the cue. We were told previously that the launch would be mid 2013. Well it’s the 5th month so I think a rough estimate would be reasonable. How long to go now? Weeks, months or will it be 2014? Are those who ordered their vehicles likely to get them near the time of launch, or will the orders only be placed post launch, so we have to wait three to six months from that date? Someone at your company knows the answers to these questions. They must, you don’t just wake up one morning and say “Oh look news cars better do a launch today”. Someone there knows when vehicles are being shipped, and when orders were or will placed. I have had extensive experience with Holden and Ford and their projections were accurate to within days even with new models. Seeing as you have to ship from overseas I would accept slightly less accurate information, but no information at all is unreasonable. All I, and most other buyers want is a projection as to when we are likely to see our vehicles. Other car makers do it. Why can’t you?

Alan

p.s this is no reflection on the service I have received from my Local Dealer."

So welcome to the party, I think if you would like good customer service you may need to look to another car company. I of course got no reply from Ms Tanner or anyone at Jeep. Just a call from my dealer telling me he had been chewed out by the state manager of jeep for "leaking" the email address to me and asking me not to contact them again for his sake.
You can draw your own conclusions about what this says about Jeep and their attitude to customers.
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49 currently Active viewers right now. (13 members and 36 guests).
Hey Guests, it costs nothing to be a member. Why not sign up and express your thoughts. I am sure other members will welcome your views and whether you are thinking/intending to purchase a Jeep would be of interest to us all. It also gives strength to the site/forum as I am sure Chrysler Australia has sneeky viewings.
36 jeep officials having a hissy fit over all the information everyone knows lol
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