Originally Posted by Overspin
Thanks, kbench55, will keep that in mind. I've been thinking to keep working with the local dealer first, since this will be my third Jeep and it is where all the service is done. They're a large volume dealer, but in a small town, so they're honest and reliable. Once I make a deal and have a build schedule, I'll make sure I have an out in case of a long production delay and can then go shopping for a stock unit after some deliveries are in. All of this assumes we can work out a deal pretty soon, but they have a little time to work on it once the 2013 pricing is released.
I had thought the same thing about my dealer as well. Then they ended up getting one in that was not the one that I ordered. They had an opportunity to sell it for $8,000 over window price and didn't give me a chance to purchase it. Kinda left a sour taste in my mouth as it would have been the 3rd vehicle I had bought from them in 2 years. That made up my mind to shop around and I am glad that I did. Not trying to change your mind just relaying my story.
ps. I still take it there for service, they are happy to do the warranty work.