Originally Posted by boilermaker593
I'm in the western suburbs of Chicago - what dealer did you work with to get that price? I'm looking at buying an Overland in a few months - probably will order. Were you happy with your sales person? Would you recommend him/her? Thanks!
I did a lot of research, emailing, test drives and hopefully all my work can make your buying process as simple as going in and ordering with no work required :-) Yes I was overall happy with the dealership so far and I would recommend using them again. The dealer was Tyson Motors (chrysler dodge jeep) in Shorewood, IL which is under 2 miles from my house in Plainfield. Wouldnt be too bad of a drive from the west burbs you can either take rt59 all the way down or I55. Its at I55 and Jefferson and only a half mile east of rt59 and Jefferson. My salesmen name was Nathan and he was nice and not pushy like your typical salesman.
The original deal I negotiated all by email before ever stepping foot into the dealer was $41,700. Once at the dealer to order I worked them down to a final price of $41,225+ttl no trade. They took a $250 deposit which I thought was also reasonable. That was the best deal I could get in the entire Chicago area. Unless something changes in a few months dont bother with Naperville Jeep, they would not budge under $43,500 and even told me Tyson Motors was lying and there is no way they could let a new Overland go for right near $41. I said ok watch me....and I did. I understand dealerships need to make money as well, but I gotta do whats best for me to.
Anyway, let me know if I can be of any furthur assistance to you.
P.S. Mancari's in Oak Lawn was the other dealership willing to get into the $41's, but Tyson said they would beat their price. That and along with Tyson being 5 minutes from my house it was a no brainer. Both are high volume large dealers.
2nd P.S. One last thing. I originally wasnt going to order until spring either until I found out how long its taking some guys to get an ordered Overland. I wont have mine until spring time when I was originally looking to buy anyway. So I figured might as well order it now to get it when I wanted it. Otherwise had I waited till spring to order it would have been more towards the end of summer to get it and I didnt want that. I wanted an entire spring and summer to enjoy my brand new Overland and keep it nice and shiny. No payments, downpayments or anything obviously until you take delivery except for small deposit.