Anyone going from a GC to a Cherokee?
I just got back from deployment a few weeks ago - which means it was finally time to bring out my 2013 Grand Cherokee and get an oil change.
While it was being done, I got to test drive the 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk. Absolutely loved it.
Sat down with the sales guy who took my Jeep in for an appraisal while I looked online. My Jeep was estimated at ~33k for trade-in and the Trailhawk as I specced it (and was on the lot) was a "target price" of 35,800 from USAA.
Sales guy came back saying they'd sell me the Trailhawk for 40k (1k over sticker!) and my trade was only worth 23k. Promptly walked out. 2 other dealerships are offering MUCH better numbers, which are me paying 5-6k after taxes to trade in my GC.
Has anyone else went from a Grand Cherokee to a Cherokee and dealt with the trade in? My Jeep is a 2013 Laredo X 4x4 with the Hemi, Leather, Nav, Tow Group, and 13,900 miles. Perfect interior and exterior with no accidents or repairs done to the vehicle. I would think it would be graded as "excellent" by any standard then.
Kinda pissed about the process since I was hoping for a Trailhawk - however 5-6k is the max I'd pay in a trade since after that amount I am not breaking even at any time. At 5-6k I would make up for it in gas savings in about 3 years time.