Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Dan JGC's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,817
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 3805
Dan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Stopped in for an oil change and tire rotation at my nearby Jeep dealership. It is a new dealership in a former other brand dealership building so am glad one opened about 1.5 years ago nearby me. Good for service.

Went over to look at the new cars while I was waiting. Spoke to a salesperson which I try to avoid. She was pretty much straight forward after giving me the initial "oh, do you lease or own...I bet you lease".....which I know I am younger and look young (but not THAT young anymore).....I have never leased and am a cash buyer. I told her I was just waiting for my oil change and this was my fifth Grand Cherokee and it is a Summit. She readily admitted that I probably know more about Jeep Grand Cherokees then she does because she has to keep track of all the models. She used to be a school teacher she said. Certainly not a higher trained VIP sales person ... oh well, the dealerships are still a work in progress. Better to have great vehicles first...but at some point the dealerships need to step up.

The one helpful thing she did was to take me back to her office to give me a card (like I cared) but then proceeded to staple it to a brochure. She said it was the VIP program.... didn't explain what that was. I was gonna toss it later but took a glance at it. Basically, it gives you a no hassle 1% below invoice price. Nice to know.

I know better prices can still be gotten, but thought I would pass along that at least this dealership is offering it (once they figure out you're not a newbie car buyer that can be rolled over).
__________________

__________________
•|||||||• 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 V8 in Bright White Clear Coat exterior with Grand Canyon Jeep Brown interior. Built 3/20/2014 (I & KZ on 3/21/2014). •|||||||•
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2014, 06:12 PM
WK2OverlandII's Avatar
Quadra-Drive
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Clinton, Co. PA
Posts: 343
Thanks: 57
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 1684
WK2OverlandII is on a distinguished road
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

I have never heard of that program…it must be new…If you are a Chrysler affiliate you can get it for 1% below invoice...I have on a couple of Grand Cherokee's my 2011 and my 2014. I joined Tread lightly (at treadlightly.org) for a $75 membership for 3 years. Then went to the Chrysler affiliates page and login and received my Chrysler control # which was good for the 1% below invoice. It saved me about $3,500 without any negotiating at all.
__________________

__________________
2014 JGC Limited - Granite/Black - 3.0L ECODiesel - LUX II - NAV - Off Road II- Block Heater.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Dan JGC's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,817
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 3805
Dan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

^^^^^^^

Yep. I had done the treadlightly when I ordered my 2011.

Now if they offered 3% below invoice I may have a hard time passing on the 2014....Just saw a white Summit with the dark brown interior.....sweet...
__________________
•|||||||• 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 V8 in Bright White Clear Coat exterior with Grand Canyon Jeep Brown interior. Built 3/20/2014 (I & KZ on 3/21/2014). •|||||||•
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2014, 08:50 PM
Colby's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 117
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 505
Colby is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

what is treadlightly and how does it help you? does it only work if your are ordering a new vehicle from the jeep site or can you use it for the cars on the dealers lot?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Dan JGC's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,817
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 3805
Dan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

^^^ treadlightly is an organization with an affiliate program where members are supposed to get 1% below invoice on almost any new car - on the lot or ordered. Hassle-free.
__________________
•|||||||• 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 V8 in Bright White Clear Coat exterior with Grand Canyon Jeep Brown interior. Built 3/20/2014 (I & KZ on 3/21/2014). •|||||||•
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 194
NYCardinal is on a distinguished road
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colby View Post
what is treadlightly and how does it help you? does it only work if your are ordering a new vehicle from the jeep site or can you use it for the cars on the dealers lot?
1% off factory invoice for a $100 donation. Tread Lightly Its not a terrible deal if you're ready to buy a new jeep, but you have to be a member for a month before you get the control #
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2014, 01:07 PM
Hitchhiking
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Setoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond reputeSetoutguy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Actually you dont have to be a member for a month. You can get the control number etc for the 1% below invoice before the 30 days are up. At least you could back in 2012. Membership costs for Tread Lightly is not going up with inflation. They are taking folks to the cleaners for 3 years.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1972
Hammerhead has a reputation beyond reputeHammerhead has a reputation beyond reputeHammerhead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Some large companies also offer supplier discounts for their employees. I work at GE and we get the 1% below invoice deal on Chrysler vehicles and there are similar options for other brands.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-11-2014, 11:41 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 296
PB4UGO is on a distinguished road
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

To give some additional comparison, Audi offers Audi Club Members a 6% discount plus current incentives.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2014, 11:34 AM
Shannon's Avatar
Loving the Jeep
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 1,209
Thanks: 217
Thanked 168 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 2059
Shannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond reputeShannon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

The DC and Texas deals are much better. 5.5% off invoice in Texas with no added fees, the DC deal has extra fees, and winds up around 6% off invoice.
__________________
SFU: Mine - all Mine: 2014.5 Overland 4X4 EcoDiesel, Billet Silver/Black. ORAII, Adv Tech, Engine Heater, 2000 coats of paint
Picked up 11/14


Current Ride:
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Ecodiesel
2007 Wrangler (wife's ride)
2008 20' Four Winns bow rider speed boat
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 277
Thanks: 77
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 479
GunnySpook has a reputation beyond reputeGunnySpook has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

+1 what Shannon said....
__________________
The Gunny

2014 Overland CRD, ATG, ORA II
2014 Cadillac SRX
2001 Corvette Conv.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-12-2014, 12:39 PM
SnoFire's Avatar
The Negotiator
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 54
Thanked 135 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 389949
SnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond reputeSnoFire has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
The DC and Texas deals are much better. 5.5% off invoice in Texas with no added fees, the DC deal has extra fees, and winds up around 6% off invoice.
In Wisconsin, we had it at 6% for awhile and now the dealer has it at 4% without the affiliate program. Some dealers will use the affiliate but still give you a better deal, they just get 2% back from it if you use it or they are smart enough.
__________________

__________________
2014 GC Limited V6 LuxII/Tow/RA4 Max Steel/Blk Michelin LTX M/S2

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ram

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community