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why no summits

so why do yall think there are not that many summits running the roads unless its just like that in my area none of the dealers around me even have them on the lots.

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Old 07-20-2015, 09:42 PM
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Re: why no summits

I see a few around here. Mostly Laredo and Limited's though. The Summit is the most expensive trim level in the GC line. It's not in everyone's budget to own one.
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Re: why no summits

i see yes they are a bit pricey
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Re: why no summits

Humm, I have noticed the exact opposite. I see Summits literally on a daily basis here in the Chicago suburbs...Overland, Limited, and Laredo as well but that goes without saying.
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Re: why no summits

I see Summits all the time. The dealer had 4 or 5 of them on the lot the last time I was there. They are very common around here
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Re: why no summits

I'll see summits here and there but mainly Laredos or Limited's. Well I have started to see more overland's lately.
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Re: why no summits

Here in San Diego the dealers usually have 30 or so GC's on the lot with 1-3 Summits. I've only seen one other Summit on the road here! My guess is it's so much easier for dealers to get people into Limited models with some options. The payment on a Limited with the base engine and a couple options is much easier to swallow than a loaded up Overland or Summit.

Just like a lot of popular SUV's now, they start at $30k-$35k (which is reasonable in my book) and you have to spend another new car ($20k) to option them up. It's ridiculous! I just can't imagine 20 years ago that you could option $20k+ on top of a Explorer or S10 or something along the likes of that.
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Re: why no summits

My dealer's wife gets one every year. You seldom see them on the lots. One big dealership has FCA, Mercedes and BMW on the same campus. I think a lot of potential Summit customers walk next door and get an X5 as they seem to be all over.


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Re: why no summits

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My dealer's wife gets one every year. You seldom see them on the lots. One big dealership has FCA, Mercedes and BMW on the same campus. I think a lot of potential Summit customers walk next door and get an X5 as they seem to be all over.


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They aren't seldom on lots around here. The small dealership in my hometown usually has one and they maybe will have 2 GC at a time.
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Re: why no summits

There are more limited than anything out here , then after that a lot of SRT. I picked up my 2014 summit used for the same price to a little cheaper than what they are asking for used laredo and limited. So it was a no brainer to go for the summit.
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Re: why no summits

Seeing a few Summits on the dealer lots means little as opposed to actually seeing people driving them on the roads. For value, the Limited is pretty good IMHO and can be made ready for some serious off-roading while the Summit is more of a dressier suburban GC which is much pricier. That being said, I have seen a few Summits here and there on the road (maybe about 3-4 every month or so) and one never knows whether its a '14 or '15.
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Re: why no summits

I felt that the Limited was in the sweet spot of features and cost. The Overland had more upscale options but not much in the way of added capabilities or must haves.

The Summit really is outfitted to be a luxury SUV which means that it has to compete with BMW, Lexus, Range Rover, etc. Plus, Jeep is at a disadvantage in the luxury market in North America as it's not seen as a Luxury brand. Traditionally Jeep's image is as a workhorse and off-road go everywhere vehicle.
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