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Does anyone know what the margin the dealers are working to?
How do I know what a good deal is? Although i might not want to know, it a bit late now
The Laredo is sub $30k in the US and $50k on the road here and iam sure Jeep Australia dont pay reatail for them.
Well one reason for the extra costs, is they have to manufacture them for Right hand drive, which costs them extra.
The extra shipping is also another one
Stupid government taxes
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As well as cars in general are cheaper in the USA, we always get ripped off, go have a look at luxury car prices, like ferraris, 911s or lambo or anything and you will see what i mean.

As for a good deal, i got mine for $53500 with towbar, metallic paint and bit extra for business rego, so that is doable, now idea how much cheaper you could get one,
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:21 AM
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Anyone else read the November issue of "Overlander" Magazine and the story on air suspension including the new Grand? The Disco 4 also featured.

Ill be honest, I'm quite dissappointed. Although I shouldn't be, because all the early videos of them off-road showed virtually no wheel travel.
Was sorry to see the Disco system so superior in wheel travel.

Yes I too was disappointed with the comparative Jeep performance though I am more interested in simple clearance for touring so I guess its not such an issue. I guess they are completely different system designs as outlined in the article.
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Are they simply comparing the Disco 4 to a Jeep with QL? everything else stock?

Mine wont have QL but i will probably get a 2" lift on it at some stage, im thinking this should give me a bit extra clearance for touring and light 4wding
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Yeah the do seam scarce... hate to say it but i orderd mine in october an its here, although.... it is a petrol... geting delivered in a week or so as iam getting a Laredo and putting leather on it and someother parts.

Moveing from an X5 so slightly nervous, but looking forward to it..
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The cars imported here have most of the tow package as standard (excluding the tow bar) - that is 220amp alternator, heavy duty radiator. Verified this on my build sheet. GC Limited CDR
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Hi ndnnc, Thank you for that info. Regards, Bruce.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:06 AM
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The cars imported here have most of the tow package as standard (excluding the tow bar) - that is 220amp alternator, heavy duty radiator. Verified this on my build sheet. GC Limited CDR
The Laredo as well?
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Yeah the do seam scarce... hate to say it but i orderd mine in october an its here, although.... it is a petrol... geting delivered in a week or so as iam getting a Laredo and putting leather on it and someother parts.

Moveing from an X5 so slightly nervous, but looking forward to it..
Hi Xerocash,

I'm looking at purchasing a Laredo as well, do you mind telling me how much you paid for Leather? and are you doing it though the dealer or an aftermarket mob?

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Mshiranui.. just to let you know, my local dealer uses a normal aftermarket place anyway. They told me if i wanted leather, just go to the place after i get my car.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Maybe have a look at 70th ltd v6 seems to be a few around on carsales,
Drive away $63500, but I reckon should be able to crunch one $60000,Or maybe better, as they won't want to be holding one in 2012. The. 70th comes with most of the fruit,
Sunroof, leather, 20s, and bit of bling, dont forget the free tow bar?
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Leather
I purchased the Laredo with cloth seats and did not consider leather ? I have had leather before and found that in summer you tend to sweat more if in shorts. You also have to treat the leather at least once to twice a year to stop it cracking and just like the leather lounge at home they look great for a while but really are not that practical. Hot days you sweat on them. Yes you can have the air on but the leather still does crack after three to four years. My previous tug a STS patrol had leather a 2005 model and was looked after being treated with leather conditioner. I ended fitting seat covers but you cant fit them to the new Grands as they have seat air bags. The cloth seats in the Laredo are a good quality and appear they will wear well. My advice would be to talk to people who have had leather seats before. I think you might be susprised by what they say. Give it some thought.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:51 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Had leather in my WJ 2003 loved it. Work car done 300k. Just done a $150 repair were I worn a whole in the side getting in and out all the time. Previous cars with cloth only lasted 3 -4 years before needing seat repair.
Got leather in my WK2 love it.
And I am in a reasonably hot area.
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