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Old 03-03-2014, 09:43 PM
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Re: Getting an SRT8, But have a couple questions before i buy.

Any way you can keep the Yaris for tooling around town, and use the SRT8 for major trips, special events, etc? This way you will put lower mileage on the Jeep, so the big expenses (brakes and tires) will be spread out. Also, your dealer should be able to offer a 4 oil change contract that brings it down to $80 or so per oil change, using the correct oil. Whatever you do, you will love the beast. I have two in the family: my son's Inferno Red 2006, and my Deep Cherry Red 2012. I'm hoping that the 2016 model year will offer the Supercharged 6.2L, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Any way you can keep the Yaris for tooling around town, and use the SRT8 for major trips, special events, etc? This way you will put lower mileage on the Jeep, so the big expenses (brakes and tires) will be spread out. Also, your dealer should be able to offer a 4 oil change contract that brings it down to $80 or so per oil change, using the correct oil. Whatever you do, you will love the beast. I have two in the family: my son's Inferno Red 2006, and my Deep Cherry Red 2012. I'm hoping that the 2016 model year will offer the Supercharged 6.2L, but I'm not holding my breath.
Yes, me and the wife was thinking of doing that! That is a really good idea!
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:23 AM
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Re: Getting an SRT8, But have a couple questions before i buy.

If you are looking at a WK2 I would say do not buy it. I am truly not trying to be a dick here, just blunt and honest. I didn't even consider buying a WK2 until combined income was around $200k, and had guaranteed raises and bonuses each year. Even then it's a lot of money. I also own a home on a 15 year pay out that I have a lot of equity in. Most of the 2014 Jeep SRT owners I've met in Houston live in apartments, they don't even have a home. To each their own I guess but that's just stupid IMO. The whole "YOLO" thing has gotten out of hand. It's a justification to make irresponsible decisions.

People nowadays spend way too much money on cars relative to income. It's easy to get emotional and justify the purchase. My advice is wait. Get something practical. Be smart and when the time is right then buy the Jeep. Unfortunately very few people in my generation think this way (I'm 31). I wish you the best of luck and hope you make the right decision.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:32 AM
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I've heard that very tall people have had driver leg room issues in the WK2 Jeeps, specifically their knee hitting the centre console & the shifter when moving their foot from the gas pedal to brake and vice-versa. I suggest you take one for a long city test drive to make sure you are comfortable behind the wheel. Having said that, I'm 6'-1" and have had no leg room issues in both an Overland & SRT.
I'm 6'6" (perfectly proportional) and the WK2 is perfect. The WK1 on the other hand was claustrophobic.

Edit. Just saw Scott's post.
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If you are looking at a WK2 I would say do not buy it. I am truly not trying to be a dick here, just blunt and honest. I didn't even consider buying a WK2 until combined income was around $200k, and had guaranteed raises and bonuses each year. Even then it's a lot of money. I also own a home on a 15 year pay out that I have a lot of equity in. Most of the 2014 Jeep SRT owners I've met in Houston live in apartments, they don't even have a home. To each their own I guess but that's just stupid IMO. The whole "YOLO" thing has gotten out of hand. It's a justification to make irresponsible decisions.

People nowadays spend way too much money on cars relative to income. It's easy to get emotional and justify the purchase. My advice is wait. Get something practical. Be smart and when the time is right then buy the Jeep. Unfortunately very few people in my generation think this way (I'm 31). I wish you the best of luck and hope you make the right decision.

$200K! You must have a bomb ass job... I am only 23 making alone 55K plus. Probably not the best income in the world but diffidently better than most at my age. I don't plan on stopping there either! Making remotely close to what you make is going to take a while lol.

But you make very valid points
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Re: Getting an SRT8, But have a couple questions before i buy.

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$200K! You must have a bomb ass job... I am only 23 making alone 55K plus. Probably not the best income in the world but diffidently better than most at my age. I don't plan on stopping there either! Making remotely close to what you make is going to take a while lol.

But you make very valid points
He said combined income and I agree with him fully. I'm 30 now and waited until I had the above income and housing to make this purchase. I suggest getting a good financial foundation before making such a big purchase.
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Re: Getting an SRT8, But have a couple questions before i buy.

^ You're doing great for your age bud. Don't get discouraged. My wife makes about the same amount as me. It's gonna hurt one day when we want her to stop working. The $200k figure was our combined at the time of purchase.

I'm just telling you want people don't want to hear. I drooled over the SRT for years but resisted. Just trying to help another guy out. I can assure you one thing, 31 is not old like you think it is when you are 23. Hell, even 40 is still pretty young to have very nice things.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:17 PM
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6'8" that's gotta suck man. I'm 6'5 3/4" to be exact at 275-280 musclar pounds and I'm already at the upper limits of comfort in cars. There are a bunch of exotics I plan on owning at some point in the future and most I can't fit in . The ones I can are an extremely tight fit.

I went to Lamborghini track day a few years ago and trying to put me in the Gallardo coupe was a joke. In the convertible I felt like I was in a toy car. I rode in an F40 and I felt like I was stuffed in a can.
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^ You're doing great for your age bud. Don't get discouraged. My wife makes about the same amount as me. It's gonna hurt one day when we want her to stop working. The $200k figure was our combined at the time of purchase.

I'm just telling you want people don't want to hear. I drooled over the SRT for years but resisted. Just trying to help another guy out. I can assure you one thing, 31 is not old like you think it is when you are 23. Hell, even 40 is still pretty young to have very nice things.
No man i appreciate to words of wisdom man, I really do. Gives me another things to think about as well!
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Re: Getting an SRT8, But have a couple questions before i buy.

I agree with a couple of the others. Short and sweet, to the point, this is too much truck for you right now financially unless you have a huge savings account already packed away AND own a single family home.
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If you are looking at a WK2 I would say do not buy it. I am truly not trying to be a dick here, just blunt and honest. I didn't even consider buying a WK2 until combined income was around $200k, and had guaranteed raises and bonuses each year. Even then it's a lot of money. I also own a home on a 15 year pay out that I have a lot of equity in. Most of the 2014 Jeep SRT owners I've met in Houston live in apartments, they don't even have a home. To each their own I guess but that's just stupid IMO. The whole "YOLO" thing has gotten out of hand. It's a justification to make irresponsible decisions.

People nowadays spend way too much money on cars relative to income. It's easy to get emotional and justify the purchase. My advice is wait. Get something practical. Be smart and when the time is right then buy the Jeep. Unfortunately very few people in my generation think this way (I'm 31). I wish you the best of luck and hope you make the right decision.

I would have to agree with this as well. You are young, you need to be responsible and you will have many expenses in the near future from rainy day fund, to retirement, life insurance, disability insurance, umbrella insurance, college savings if you wish to have kids, mortgage, etc. etc. you have plenty of time to enjoy life down the road. build a solid foundation first. i didn't buy my SRT until i was 35, i did all the above and could pay all cash. look at all the jeeps i had before my SRT! there are too many people living above their means on many fronts but to each his/her own.
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