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Old 04-30-2011, 09:09 AM
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Re: Looking for advice on purchasing a new Jeep

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Definitely, space. Not so much price, as the dealer was offering to help buy out my '08 Jeep lease and the financing with Infinity was better than Chrysler, at the time. When I tested the FX, I did a hard acceleration and the transmission didn't seem to know what to do. Certainly looks and included features on the GC. I don't think the FX had auto wipers? Even small things like hit the turn indicator once and it flashes 3 times.

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I think you get auto wipers with tech package on the FX. As for financing or price in general Infiniti offers hefty discounts for 2011 models, I think I leased my car based on a 3k discount below invoice back in 2008. I had the turn signal flash 3 times on a 2005 Jetta it was a cool feature, I didn't even know GC has it.
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I think you get auto wipers with tech package on the FX. As for financing or price in general Infiniti offers hefty discounts for 2011 models, I think I leased my car based on a 3k discount below invoice back in 2008. I had the turn signal flash 3 times on a 2005 Jetta it was a cool feature, I didn't even know GC has it.
Certainly not trying to one up you, but got $7,000 off the sticker price for my '07 Jeep (from the lot). Apparently, the dealers don't have much room to negotiate with the 2011 GC's. You may be able to get a discount on certain options, though.

I find, the shopping of vehicles is the best part of the process. Well, that and actually taking delivery!
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Certainly not trying to one up you, but got $7,000 off the sticker price for my '08 Jeep (from the lot). Apparently, the dealers don't have much room to negotiate with the 2011 GC's. You may be able to get a discount on certain options, though.

I find, the shopping of vehicles is the best part of the process. Well, that and actually taking delivery!
There is NO negotiation room on Overland 4x4s, at least in the South as they are very rare. I went with the TreadLightly affiliate pricing discount (1% below invoice). The salesman told me that affiliate pricing on a loaded 4x4 summit is an amazing deal these days. Of course your experience may vary locally.
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you could rent both of them for a few days,and go from there.
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Re: Looking for advice on purchasing a new Jeep

Time to revive the thread. I test drove the Overland this weekend, both the V6 and Hemi. First of all, the quality is very nice, just the smell of leather makes the truck feel more expensive than it is. First I drove the V6, dealer gave me the keys and told to come back whenever I am done (no pressure by the way, turned out to be a great salesman, no BS no usual dealer crap). So I spent about 15 minutes playing with all the functions before taking off. As most of you have said, the buttons, switches and materials surrounding you in the cockpit are high quality. I finally put the thing in D and hit the gas. For the truck of this size the V6 is suitable, its not fast or slow its just perfect, its very smooth too. To those who say that it isn't fast enough you need to remember its not a sports car. I drove about 2 miles on a highway and decided to make a turn to drive around on local streets. Brakes were little soft for my taste and I also felt some body roll when turning, but its the characteristics of a truck, once again this is not a sports car. The Jeep is very quiet, and comfortable, has plenty of room for anything a common family might need.
After that I decided to try the HEMI. I took the Laredo V8 since they didn't have any other V8's on the lot. Interior was little different but again very surprised by the quality ( in a good way). As soon as pulled out of the dealer parking i floored the gas and felt the difference in power, again nothing crazy but smooth acceleration, and then the shaking began
I think i experienced the problem as many users here, shaking under WOT. I ignored the issue since I wasn't about to buy that truck anyway. After few miles of driving I sat down with the dealer who again was very cool, knowledgable and gave me a great price on the V6 Overland without even haggling. The V6 would be the engine of my choice, for my city driving the engine felt great and had enough power to pull the weight.
And here is the punch line...As much as I love the Jeep, I think its a very nice vehicle, I really have nothing bad to say about it, I will go as far as ignore the vibration in the HEMI, but unfortunately this car is not for me. I did not feel comfortable driving it, and I am not talking about being comfortable sitting in the seat, I mean driving such a big car in general. I am sure I would get used to it after a while, but thats not what I am looking for. I am used to driving sedans that are quick and somewhat light compared to the jeep that is heavy and bulky. Again, I love the Jeep and I would recommend it to anyone that had a SUV before and is looking for something new.

Thanks everyone for your time, this forum is great and I hope you guys enjoy your Jeep.

I am getting the Infiniti FX by the way.
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Interesting review. Thanks for the time you put in rsz.

So what are you going to buy?
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Is this a good deal?

The dealer today offered me the following deal on a 2011 JGC that was the owners car and has 3k miles on it. I would not be penalized on the miles.
39 months
10k miles per year
$3500 total due at signing.
$359 a month all in (including tax, etc.)

They told me I am only getting such a good deal because they want to move the car and it has 3k miles already on it. Is this a deal that I should jump on? The color is the dark blue which I like but is not my favorite. Willing to live with it though if I am getting a great deal on it.

Can anyone offer some advice on whether I should do the deal? This is a base Jeep - cloth seats, no sunroof. Only thing it does have is the convenience package - remote starts, garage opener, bluetooth, etc.
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