Originally Posted by JoshXR
Hey guys new to the forum looking at the CRD Laredo in the coming months
Just wondering what people are paying for some of the below options ?
Front parking sensors ?
Great to see you joining. There are lots of lookers/viewers that I have, in the past, tried to encourage signing up. I do not think they realise there are added benefits which they are not seeing. ....and then for a small fee you access further information.
Now it's easy for me to talk because I am in a postion to afford an Overland. I do encourage you to do your homework carefully though because adding extra's is a disproportionate added cost and they will carry a lesser resale value than moving to the next model be it a Limited or an Overland. The easiest example are Laredo owners who have been mislead over the reversing camera. They have purchased it as an optional extra and they have been real shockers as you have no doubt read....a total waste of money virtually not working like they should.
The base model, ie Laredo is an excellent buy because unless you are a Jeep enthusiast most motorists would not know whether you are driving a Laredo, Limited or Overland so you get all the prestige without the cost.
Now having said that, the best thing I have ever done with buying cars was moving to the Overland. I will never buy a vehicle with a lesser standard than this car again, whether it be an MY17 Overland or a Benz or Beamer in a few years. Once experiencing luxury, air suspension, AUTO headlights, Active Cruise Control, the Uconnect system and the list goes on with the Overland...there is no going back.
However, if you are younger still setting out in life there are greater priorities than a car. A well known financial adviser recently stated in the Herald Sun that you should never pay above half your age (in dollars) for a car. I would probably have fitted into that scenario for the first 4 decades of driving but now I think....STUFF THAT, it's time to be impractical and enjoy this wonderful engineering.