Originally Posted by A-kon
If you aren't here to get a rise I will give you an honest answer. You've said enough already to convince me that the SRT Jeep is not for you. If you didn't come away impressed feeling the Jeep is worth its' asking price then walk away. Don't buy it, you won't be happy with it.
I like the SRT, not in love with it but I like it...a bit terrified about the long term reliability (this should be a 4-5 years car to trade below 90.000 miles)
The engine and transmission are a blast and the car drives surprisingly well, I like the practicality and the space.
Fit and finish is not totally at the level I'm comfortable with, the suede headliner and the leather wrapped dash are nice touches but there is a bit too much real estate of hard plastic...nothing against hard plastic per se but the one used on the GC is very ordinary and it does nor belong to a 70K car.
We hate the Cayenne with a vengeance and while the ML and X5 have better fit and finish than the GC, they do not look any better.
Frankly, if Infiniti did not make the asinine decision of dropping the V8 engine option from the FX70 we would not have this conversation....that is IMHO the best looking SUV on the market, despite the age. Another shocking thing is the FX70 does not have a blind spot detection!! Can you believe that?? It has all the tech you can imagine but no blind spot detection (where our Q50 Sport has it!!!). The car visibility is mediocre at best and the lack of this system is a huge no-no for my wife.
I always bought my car between 3 and 5% below invoice, regardless of brand...and I never lost a deal....sometimes took me one month but in the end I always got the car and the price I wanted....so far my luck has not run out.
Depreciation on the GC is tremendous so this make me want even more trying to get the best I could.
Anyway it is quiet for the moment, no salesman call yet (I briefly told him I wanted to buy below invoice).....when they will call me I will make my first offer, probably slightly below 60 and then work out my "buffer".
I will keep you posted.