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Old 03-07-2014, 04:29 PM
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Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

Hi folks! I've been lurking here for a few months now trying to do some research and I figured I would finally say hello! I ordered a 2014 Granite Summit with the Hemi a few weeks ago and am excited to get it. I have to admit that I have been very unsure about this purchase. It's my first Chrysler product and I have never been a fan. Reading about all of the issues in the beginning pushed me away even more. After going back and forth between this site and another Jeep forum, I decided to give it a go. It might be my first buy in a long time too. For the past 10+ years I have leased all of my vehicles. I am coming out of a Lincoln MKX which I really loved. I am really thinking about ownership on this one. Got a great deal locally. I spoke with Nader at Koons several times about the group buy and his price was great, but I had an uneasy feeling about how I would be treated by the service dept at a local dealer if I did not purchase it from them. I know that dealers care about you a little more when you buy from them. Luckily I have a friend who happens to be the sales manager at one of my local spots. The purchase price I got from him is under $50k plus tax/tags. His price was several thousand under every other dealer in my tristate area. I think its right around 5% under invoice. Just gotta decide if I want to lease or buy. I am leaning towards buying.

Anyway, that's my quick story. Thanks for your help with the decision process. I donated enough money to become a premium member level 4 here. I might give that VIN tracking by Milous a try. Is that more detailed than the info I get from the Jeep webpage? Here is a screenshot of what they show me.

Thanks for reading!

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Re: Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

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Hi folks! I've been lurking here for a few months now trying to do some research and I figured I would finally say hello! I ordered a 2014 Granite Summit with the Hemi a few weeks ago and am excited to get it. I have to admit that I have been very unsure about this purchase. It's my first Chrysler product and I have never been a fan. Reading about all of the issues in the beginning pushed me away even more. After going back and forth between this site and another Jeep forum, I decided to give it a go. It might be my first buy in a long time too. For the past 10+ years I have leased all of my vehicles. I am coming out of a Lincoln MKX which I really loved. I am really thinking about ownership on this one. Got a great deal locally. I spoke with Nader at Koons several times about the group buy and his price was great, but I had an uneasy feeling about how I would be treated by the service dept at a local dealer if I did not purchase it from them. I know that dealers care about you a little more when you buy from them. Luckily I have a friend who happens to be the sales manager at one of my local spots. The purchase price I got from him is under $50k plus tax/tags. His price was several thousand under every other dealer in my tristate area. I think its right around 5% under invoice. Just gotta decide if I want to lease or buy. I am leaning towards buying.

Anyway, that's my quick story. Thanks for your help with the decision process. I donated enough money to become a premium member level 4 here. I might give that VIN tracking by Milous a try. Is that more detailed than the info I get from the Jeep webpage? Here is a screenshot of what they show me.

Thanks for reading!

-Anthony


Welcome, and good luck with the new vehicle! As far as lease vs. Buy, if you really can work out a great price, then buying is a solid option. Keep in mind that with a lease, that % you got off invoice partially helps you, and partially helps the lease company on the buyout price at the end....

Milous' tracking is much better.

This is a good community, i think you will like it.
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Re: Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

Welcome!

Until your order starts production, it might as well not exist. Then, when you get the 'Paint' notice from Jeep (they will email you), then Marlon (on the forum) will give you detailed flow of your vehicle through the build.

After it's off the line, then Milous picks up the detail and reports that, all the way thorough dealer delivery.

Concur, this is a good community!
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Re: Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

Now stop reading before you find problems that aren't problems

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:33 PM
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Now stop reading before you find problems that aren't problems

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Welcome!

Until your order starts production, it might as well not exist. Then, when you get the 'Paint' notice from Jeep (they will email you), then Marlon (on the forum) will give you detailed flow of your vehicle through the build.

After it's off the line, then Milous picks up the detail and reports that, all the way thorough dealer delivery.

Concur, this is a good community!
Looking at the sheet that my dealer printed out for me, this vehicle was ordered on February 18th. Does it usually take this long to get production started?

Who exactly should I be sending a private message to with my VIN? And should I do so right away? Do I send it to both Marlon and Milous? What are their connections and how do they get this detailed info?

Sorry for the load of questions. Thanks for your time!
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Re: Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

Both Marlon and Milous work at Jeep. They *know*.

Go to the order tracking section in the VIP area of the form. Then send you vehicle type, color, and VIN or VON to Milous. He will then get it into his regular tracking. After that, wait.

The next move will be the 'Paint' notification from Jeep (e-mailed to you). Then you can notify Marlon and if he's working that day, he will track it for you on the floor.

Then, when it's finished build and moves into Inspection, Milous will pick up detailed tracking.

Nothing to do until 'Paint' other that just watch, unfortunately....
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Do I actually send him a private message with the info or do I start a new post in there like the other "Tracking Request" posts? I could probably take the time to read the pinned threads to find out but figured I would ask here real quick since I am running out the door.
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Send him a private message.
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Re: Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

Just tried. Looks like his inbox is full. It won't let me send one. Start a new post instead?
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There should be a thread in the VIP section on Order Tracking. enter the message there.
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