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Re: Solid Deal on a Summit?

I love the two tone leather colors. Lexus has had a similar color combo for several years and I've thought it looked good and wished jeep would get something similar. I agree with everyone though on the price, it's crazy steep. It's the only thing causing a delay in ordering already.

The black shows scuffs real easily as well as anything on it.I am thinking the light grey will not show as bad.

Even though I tint the windows to limo tint the first day I get the vehicle the black leather is still hot. Also I kind of like the idea of the lighter interior to contrast the darker graphite exterior. Anyone get the graphite color and regret it later on?

A member above mentioned on selling my current vehicle rather than trading in, I've thought about it. Anyone have a good experience being able to private sell a $18,000 - $20,000 car? I'm wondering if the market for that range is strong where I won't have to float two car payments for months.

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Are the skid plates worth it for someone who doesn't plan on off roading but likes some dirt roads now and again?
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A member above mentioned on selling my current vehicle rather than trading in, I've thought about it. Anyone have a good experience being able to private sell a $18,000 - $20,000 car? I'm wondering if the market for that range is strong where I won't have to float two car payments for months.
Yep - it is no problem, sold my 2011 GC for around $35K via autotrader. Have sold a number of vehicles myself via autotrader and first person to come buys it. You do save sales tax if you do a trade in though....but I have always sold mine for $2K or more beyond the sales tax savings (and costs of autotrader, etc.) based on the the trade in values dealers are willing to give.
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Are the skid plates worth it for someone who doesn't plan on off roading but likes some dirt roads now and again?

No - unless those dirt roads have rock fields or other jagged terrain features you'll be traversing.


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Are the skid plates worth it for someone who doesn't plan on off roading but likes some dirt roads now and again?
They certainly don't "hurt" and are relatively inexpensive from the factory by being already installed. Were I buying a Summit today, I'd probably add them to my order since they made them available.

Not "necessary", however...

Honestly, tow hooks are more useful and I've actually used mine a couple of times...but those are not available from the factory on the Summit and require physical modification of the fascia to install.
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Are the skid plates worth it for someone who doesn't plan on off roading but likes some dirt roads now and again?
I think they are cheap insurance. With your vehicle being quite capable, who knows where you might decide to explore in the future.

I did order them for my Summit.

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I think they are cheap insurance. With your vehicle being quite capable, who knows where you might decide to explore in the future.

I did order them for my Summit.

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I'm looking to buy a new '17 Summit loaded, is this a solid deal a on 2017?

Normally on a current model year I would certainly bargain down more, but this vehicle is NOT on the lot anywhere in the country at this point. It would have to be ordered direct from Jeep and I have never had to do that before so I don't know what the capability is in bargaining down lower than invoice is in this situation.

If someone has ordered a vehicle from Jeep directly in the recent few years, what was your experience in negotiating down below invoice on a newly released vehicle like this?


Here is what I am looking at getting:

2017 Summit MSRP $53,395 / INV. $51,148

Graphite Color Exterior
Indigo and Ski Grey Color Interiror + MSRP $4,995 / INV. $4,446
5.7L V8 Hemi w/ Quadra-Drive II + MSRP $3,695 / INV. $3,289
PLATINUM SERIES GROUP AKA "California appearance package" + MSRP $995 / INV. $886


MSRP = $63080
Invoice = $59769
Dealer Offer = $58,121 Plus tax and fees

I don't understand and am clearly missing something: What are you paying $5k for? You have just the interior color listed as the option but I that can't be it.
Overall, I would say 8% off MSRP is pretty good for an upcoming year model. You could probably do a little better going through one of the big city 'group buys' but if you like the dealer, it might be worth staying local.
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I don't understand and am clearly missing something: What are you paying $5k for? You have just the interior color listed as the option but I that can't be it.
Overall, I would say 8% off MSRP is pretty good for an upcoming year model. You could probably do a little better going through one of the big city 'group buys' but if you like the dealer, it might be worth staying local.
The color I want is only available with the Laguna leather option. Take a look here to see: Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2017 Grand Cherokee pricing and options

I have contacted Koons as others have suggested and so far so good, Craig appears to be a pleasant straight forward person and gave an honest up front deal. I am looking at saving about $2000 if I purchase from him, which for me is worth the flight up there, that way i order it, wait for it to arrive then fly up, take a vacation in DC for a weekend and get my car. So basically the savings pay for a nice 3 day weekend in DC. We'll see, I'll keep the thread posted with what I end up doing.
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It is a fair price. All Jeeps are ordered direct from Jeep by the dealer. Jeep does not fill the lots without the dealer specifically ordering the car. Keeping in mind that holding any product in inventory has a cost associated with it, a sold order gives the dealer the most wiggle room, because the vehicle does not spend time as inventory.

Living only a couple of hours from Koons, I took advantage of the deal they have for Jeep Garage members. If it wasn't for this I would be happy with what you are looking at.

Sometimes if people put the time they spend trying to save a dollar into trying to earn one they just might come out ahead.

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How good of a deal is koons actually? I have had a 3 or 4 cars priced out through to group buy and it seems like it's just a standard 7% off MSRP for every vehicle? The group buy for Jeep actually works for everything there such as Dodge I have seen. How do you know what invoice price is?
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How good of a deal is koons actually? I have had a 3 or 4 cars priced out through to group buy and it seems like it's just a standard 7% off MSRP for every vehicle? The group buy for Jeep actually works for everything there such as Dodge I have seen. How do you know what invoice price is?
I know invoice because they show me a picture of it, but also because the prices they show line up with the invoice cost shown on wk2jeeps.com

Yes the group buy is a standard 7% off from Koons. My local dealer was willing to go 2.5% under invoice but koons is willing to go the full 7% which ends up being around $2000 savings. As well as the process so far with Koons has been quick, efficient and pleasant.
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The color I want is only available with the Laguna leather option. Take a look here to see: Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2017 Grand Cherokee pricing and options

I have contacted Koons as others have suggested and so far so good, Craig appears to be a pleasant straight forward person and gave an honest up front deal. I am looking at saving about $2000 if I purchase from him, which for me is worth the flight up there, that way i order it, wait for it to arrive then fly up, take a vacation in DC for a weekend and get my car. So basically the savings pay for a nice 3 day weekend in DC. We'll see, I'll keep the thread posted with what I end up doing.
Holy crap I had seen the pictures of the quilted leather and thought it looked pretty great but $5k is more than I would have expected. I'm not making any jokes or jabs about it, just genuinely shocked that Jeep would charge more for quilted leather than they do for the diesel.

Best of luck with Koons. I'm curious how the buying experience is. Is the car ready and waiting on you and is there much fuss with paperwork. Like total time in the office would be interesting to know.
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