Originally Posted by Schleprock
Josh, your price is directly related to miles. Basically 26k miles in one year, that's high. I would think if these $65k vehicles can't bring $40k after 3 years, then they aren't long for the future product line in Chrysler. Low availability and "great value and performance" should continue to make them hold decent value long term, and if they don't it shows they aren't an item people want. On another forum I am on there was just a bunch of people talking about how they couldn't believe the WK1 SRT8 Jeeps were still selling used for mid-upper $30's.
I have another close friend that wants a 2009 SRT GC. He'd be happy if I can find one under $40k, told me to buy it on the spot. In Toledo, there is only 1 used one at a dealership that I know of, and they're asking around $38k for a 2008. Other than that, the only other SRT's are here, and we have 3 2014's.
I would buy, go long, and trade out after 3-4 years. Even if it has a ton of miles, you're not gonna get hurt too bad...especially with the 2014's. I can see the market for the pre-14's soften about 10%-15% just because of the new model launch.
There are 2 main reasons the used car price is strong, though. First- there's no employee discount, and second there are never any rebates. Leasing is what really drives the used car market, along with the sheer volume of Enterprise, Alamo, and Hertz et al leases that come due in 6 months.