Originally Posted by ncollado
I am going to the Jeep dealer to order my 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland only option I'm getting is the HEMI 5.7 I need to agree to the price and give a deposit to get the VON (vehicle order number) Does anyone have any advice I how much have people paid under the MSRP to date??? Not sure what negotiating power I have. I don't want to pay more than I should. Please any information is valuable any model that anyone has ordered. Have people paid MSRP or what discount off MSRP. The economy is still not great I figured there should be some room to wiggle.
Advice please??? I figured I might as well before I have to put money into my 2005 Laredo X package with 46 K miles original brakes and tires, before I replace thoose I figured I'd buy new.
Any and all advice would be appreciated. Milous any advice??? Your info is golden.
You need to check your state's laws, but in most locations the deposit is refundable. Second, when placing the order, again in most states, an order is not a legally binding contract. The dealer is financing the build with a promise by you to purchase it when it arrives. You can however, again check your state's laws, walk away from the deal at any time.
I'm in NJ and this is the case Once the vehicle comes in, then
you negotiate the price. Of couse they'll have you buy the balls since you've waited forever for it!!!
Finally, most dealers will let you see the ordering system to make sure you have all the specs you want. On the system you will clearly see what invoice is versus MSRP for each option. A good dealer won't hide that information from you, and besides, it's all over the internet anyway.
So I know I didn't answer your question, but the moral of the post here is be informed before you walk in the door and know how to get out of the deal before you get suckered into one.
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In my area, most are paying about 500 under MSRP. 1700 under is considered a great deal. It's a new car and it's hot in demand, so leveraging power is not in your favor.