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Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

Im finally in the market for a Jeep GC again!

Ive been looking at getting a lightly used 2014-2015 overland to purchase. However I just did a search on the Jeep website and it looks like there are still some 2014's available on various dealer lots.

Would it be better to find a gently used (if possible) 2014-2015 overland (or summit if the price is right) OR buy a brand new 2014 Overland? Would a dealer offer a good enough bargain on a brand new 2014 to get it off the lot vs. what a used could go for?

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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

Only the dealer will know the answer to that. Decide how much new is worth and see how close you can get that number to a used one.
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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

I would purchase a new left over 2014....well I actually did last month, and here is why I recommend this.

First off, yes some dealers are discounting left over 2014 models pretty heavily. Consider traveling if some of the closest dealerships dont have any 2014's left, or if they aren't willing to deal. Since im in the Chicago area I have about 400 dealerships to chose from lol.
Second, if you are looking at used 2014 models chances are they are early built ones that may or may not have some issues and recalls. Word around the forums are if you have a 2014 built anytime in 2014 you should be just fine. Its the earlier 2013 built ones I would be hesitant on. Left over 2014's might be a bit hard to find now, but also be careful getting one that has a few hundred miles on it. Chances are it would be perfectly fine, but the thought of imagining it getting test driven day in and day out makes me cringe.
I happened to find my 2014 Summit V8 4x4 last month with 12 miles on the odo still in the wrapper. I paid 47+tax on it msrp of 55.8. I consider that to be a great deal and I absolutely LOVE this Jeep. I have a feeling if I were to find a similarly equipped 2015 I would have paid atleast 4 grand more.

So to sum it up, if I were you I would try and find a new 2014 (without test driven miles) and work a great deal on that. If that doesnt work out then I would just get a new 2015. Again, not that a used 2014 would be bad, but I personally would avoid an early built one.

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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

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I would purchase a new left over 2014....well I actually did last month, and here is why I recommend this.

First off, yes some dealers are discounting left over 2014 models pretty heavily. Consider traveling if some of the closest dealerships dont have any 2014's left, or if they aren't willing to deal. Since im in the Chicago area I have about 400 dealerships to chose from lol.
Second, if you are looking at used 2014 models chances are they are early built ones that may or may not have some issues and recalls. Word around the forums are if you have a 2014 built anytime in 2014 you should be just fine. Its the earlier 2013 built ones I would be hesitant on. Left over 2014's might be a bit hard to find now, but also be careful getting one that has a few hundred miles on it. Chances are it would be perfectly fine, but the thought of imagining it getting test driven day in and day out makes me cringe.
I happened to find my 2014 Summit V8 4x4 last month with 12 miles on the odo still in the wrapper. I paid 47+tax on it msrp of 55.8. I consider that to be a great deal and I absolutely LOVE this Jeep. I have a feeling if I were to find a similarly equipped 2015 I would have paid atleast 4 grand more.

So to sum it up, if I were you I would try and find a new 2014 (without test driven miles) and work a great deal on that. If that doesnt work out then I would just get a new 2015. Again, not that a used 2014 would be bad, but I personally would avoid an early built one.

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Very great information. Thank you! There is actually a NEW 2014 Summit a few miles from where I live that is currently listed for 47k. I was really looking to have a ceiling of 40k for purchase but if I could get the dealer even lower than whats listed, it might be worth the additional price.

Ive never driven a summit so im not entirely sure if its worth it. But if I can get a new 2014 Summit for the price of a Overland, id be stupid to not consider it

EDIT: I also just found a 2014 Summit used for sale with 29k miles for 39k+TTL. Are summits really worth it over the overland? I mean, are they that much more significant in terms of luxury? Im a huge fan of light frost beige interiors which isnt even available on the Summit
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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

Well that's all each individual's opinion. They aren't hugely different, but there are some useful items on the summit that you cannot get on the Overland. Front park sensors (which believe it or not are incredibly useful), Harmon Kardon stereo is incredible, AFS headlights...stuff like that not avail on Overland. Besides that, interior and exterior cosmetic changes. So if you like the looks and those features then Summit is for you.
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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

If you are going to finance for any length of time, rates are usually lower on new cars. Run the numbers to see if it would make a significant difference to you.


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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

New no questions. Better interest rate and warranty
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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

The interest rate thing is of minimal concern. I've been looking up rates for both and some companies dictate that even a used 2014 or 2015 still qualifies under "new" car rates. I have excellent credit which also makes it easier.

I'm currently at the dealership and they have some 2014 and 2015 demo models they let their managers use. The one I'm looking at is an overland with 5k miles and comes with 48k mile/48 month bumper to bumper warranty. The add on are ACC and blind spot monitoring.

The initial offer from them was a price of 44,100 +TTL (roughly 47k+). The invoice on the vehicle was $44,600.
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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

Forget about that demo lightly used convo. There's no telling what was done in those 5000 miles. Go new!! Peace of mind is priceless. But work a great deal on the new 2014 anyway. 😉
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Re: Smarter to buy used 2014 or New 2014?

The dealership did the old "The vehicle was just sold yesterday" (referring to the 2014 Summit they had on the lot).

The demo model was a 2015 Overland 4x2 with ACC and blindspot monitoring. Silver with Light/frost interior. Invoice was 44,100 and the OTD price including TTL was 45,600. Comes with 48 month/48k mile bumper to bumper warranty from purchase date.

While I prefer the peace of mind buying new, Im also looking to not eat the major depreciation driving off the lot with a new vehicle.

I think their MSRP on a demo model is a little bit high. I would love to get to 43k OTD. I walked away for now. Let them squirm!
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It doesn't even have 4x4. Is it a Hemi for that price??


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