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Old 04-09-2012, 08:18 AM
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Did you finance the Jeep? If so, you might consider refinancing it. If you want to get a replacement with the Overland's features, I doubt "dumping" that relatively new Jeep is going to save you any money.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

What is the intended use pleease ? Apparently some offroad & planned family. Any towing ? How big ? Do you need a new car or would a 2002-2006 work ? Are you upsidedown on the Overland ?

Just need some more information first.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Agree with what others are saying. What you lose on trade in, taxes, tags, etc. will far outway what you will save in fuel.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Personally the only car that I would consider is the new 2013 subaru outback. The just announced new engine, new tranny and major upgrade to technology /interior. The biggest plus is 30 mpg highway.

Probably would work for me in terms of utility but the only problem is that I don't like the looks of it. Instead I'm waiting for my dream car - GC diesel. Hopefully my current car can make it. If not than subaru here I come.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

LIke others said, any gas savings will be offset by the negative equity in getting rid of your WK2. The best option, in my opinion, is to refinance at a cheaper rate. Look into joining a credit union, etc. My loan rate with my credit union (refinanced 2 mo. ago) is 4.24% and lowered my payment about $20/month.

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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

does the explorer get that much better MPGS? makes no sense to get rid of an overland for an explorer unless you secretly like it better... like others said, keep it unless you are going with something significantly better on gas...
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

The Explorer sucks in conmparison, and buying another new car is a very poor investment as you are taking a big depreciation hit on the 2011. If your 2011 is paid off, you can sell it private party, Or perhaps consider the 2013 GC with the turbo diesel and 8 speed ZF trans, which will get considerably better mpg and should be out this fall. I still think gas prices will fall considerbly later this year, as it is the wall street speculators responsible for driving the prices up, with Exxon Mobil laughing all the way to the bank.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:56 AM
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

I hate to say it but you should have planned better and bought a house before you bought such a nice vehicle. Banks have strict guidelines on what home loan you qualify for, based on your income, amount of down payment, and any outstanding loans. They do that because if you default then they have to boot you out of the house and it makes them look bad and costs them lots of money and legal hassle. For vehicle financing the bank guidelines are much less restrictive because if you default they can snatch the car from you in literally minutes.
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gas prices have leveled off and I heard they are expected to drop
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

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LIke others said, any gas savings will be offset by the negative equity in getting rid of your WK2. The best option, in my opinion, is to refinance at a cheaper rate. Look into joining a credit union, etc. My loan rate with my credit union (refinanced 2 mo. ago) is 4.24% and lowered my payment about $20/month.

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Humm, might have wanted to keep searching credit unions because there are definately better rates than 4.24%. For example, I have been VERY happy with Pentagon Federal Credit Union. Some of the best customer service I have ever experienced (you can get a live person on the phone every time within 3 minutes anytime of the day and any day of the week. Their current rates are 1.99% for up to 48 months for used, and 1.99% for new up to 60 months, or 3.49% for used up to 72 months.
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Re: Alternative to a Grand Cherokee

Got a raise today...I ain't getting rid of my Overland...nothing comes close...nothing!!!!!

Thanks people for your advice...and if I did have to get rid of it...it would have been into something significantly different...Mazda CX-5...Outlander...something smaller, cheaper and better on gas. I'd cry everytime I had to drive it knowing what I gave up.

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Got a raise today...I ain't getting rid of my Overland...nothing comes close...nothing!!!!!

Thanks people for your advice...and if I did have to get rid of it...it would have been into something significantly different...Mazda CX-5...Outlander...something smaller, cheaper and better on gas. I'd cry everytime I had to drive it knowing what I gave up.

Go Jeep go!
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