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Old 04-01-2015, 06:45 AM
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Re: Sydney SRT Club

Yeah. This was part of my frustrations doing my research. The reports are scattered and all over the place. Websites reporting conflicting info and Jeep websites not even updated to what they are selling

- Jeep UK lists a 2015 SRT at 461 brake horsepower or 344 kW.
- Jeep Aus still only lists the 2014 SRT even though dealers can sell the 2015 SRT.
- Redbook (Aus site) only recently updated its records to the 2015 GC models and lists the SRT at 344 kW.
- 475 brake horsepower here: http://www.torquenews.com/106/2015-j...uxury-only-115
- 354 kW listed here (Aus site): http://performancedrive.com.au/2015-...ed-power-0523/
- 344 kW here (Aus site). They say the power is unchanged. http://www.caradvice.com.au/305700/2...ark-says-jeep/

Not sure what to even guess more is better but 344 is more than plenty




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Old 04-01-2015, 07:25 AM
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Yeah. I'm a PITA it's a February built vehicle. I'm sure the late '14 ones are fine but i'm picky.


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Mindif I ask how much you paid sub 90k maybe or hard to make a deal as you ordered special 2015 model?
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:32 AM
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Yeah. This was part of my frustrations doing my research. The reports are scattered and all over the place. Websites reporting conflicting info and Jeep websites not even updated to what they are selling

- Jeep UK lists a 2015 SRT at 461 brake horsepower or 344 kW.
- Jeep Aus still only lists the 2014 SRT even though dealers can sell the 2015 SRT.
- Redbook (Aus site) only recently updated its records to the 2015 GC models and lists the SRT at 344 kW.
- 475 brake horsepower here: The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Gets More Power, More Luxury for Only $115 - Torque News
- 354 kW listed here (Aus site): 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT revealed, more power | PerformanceDrive
- 344 kW here (Aus site). They say the power is unchanged. 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee : New noise-cancelling technology won’t tame SRT’s bark, says Jeep

Not sure what to even guess more is better but 344 is more than plenty




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It's crazy isn't it but I'm thinking that someone got the conversion from 475hp to kw wrong
as you would expect the US site to be the correct one given how pathetic the local site is.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:10 AM
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I pushed pretty hard but I also got mine as a novated lease which triggers a fleet discount discussion. I ended sub $85k with sunroof + 19 speakers and tow pack. This is my third such lease and I found that you need to still push a dealer yourself as well as working with the novated lease company. If you are buying without a lease then make dealers compete against each other. They are not your friend, they are there to make money from you. There is no sales person who does not make money on a car, no matter how often they tell you there is no margin, nor are you looking at the "last {insert desired colour} SRT in Australia".

The only thing I can says watch some of John Cadogan's videos on how to buy a car. He may not be everyone's cup of tea but listen to the key points on negotiation and setting up a level playing field. Not everything will work but there is an art to it. You have to make it enjoyable for the dealer. Make it a challenge/game for them to want to work for you, they pretend to be your mate...do the same. The moment there is any friction is the moment they lose the will to work with/for you, that's the time to walk away. Buy the car for the right price from the right dealer, you don't have to service it there, even if they offer free car washes - let's face it the car washes are craptastic at dealers anyway.

http://autoexpert.com.au/how-to-beat-new-car-dealers/ Also check him out on YouTube autoexperttv.

Tell me if I am ranting or if perhaps anyone wants some tips.

Heck who knows, maybe I ended up paying too much but still feel good about getting ripped...sales people are good at that.

Sorry...stepping off soapbox now.


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Old 04-01-2015, 08:35 AM
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Re: Sydney SRT Club

Ha haha yes seen cadogans videos their very good ,Sub 85 k sounds a great deal , i may have to try through a broker I get too shitty dealing with morons , and would blow it for sure
Thanks for the info.
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I pushed pretty hard but I also got mine as a novated lease which triggers a fleet discount discussion. I ended sub $85k with sunroof + 19 speakers and tow pack. This is my third such lease and I found that you need to still push a dealer yourself as well as working with the novated lease company. If you are buying without a lease then make dealers compete against each other. They are not your friend, they are there to make money from you. There is no sales person who does not make money on a car, no matter how often they tell you there is no margin, nor are you looking at the "last {insert desired colour} SRT in Australia".

The only thing I can says watch some of John Cadogan's videos on how to buy a car. He may not be everyone's cup of tea but listen to the key points on negotiation and setting up a level playing field. Not everything will work but there is an art to it. You have to make it enjoyable for the dealer. Make it a challenge/game for them to want to work for you, they pretend to be your mate...do the same. The moment there is any friction is the moment they lose the will to work with/for you, that's the time to walk away. Buy the car for the right price from the right dealer, you don't have to service it there, even if they offer free car washes - let's face it the car washes are craptastic at dealers anyway.

How to beat new car dealers — John Cadogan's Auto Expert Guide to Everything Automotive Also check him out on YouTube autoexperttv.

Tell me if I am ranting or if perhaps anyone wants some tips.

Heck who knows, maybe I ended up paying too much but still feel good about getting ripped...sales people are good at that.

Sorry...stepping off soapbox now.


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Old 04-01-2015, 08:56 AM
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I would recommend a broker if you tend to lose it with dealers they start tough but some tend to break easily

I nearly kinda feel for dealers cause there are people who offer crazy low dollars for cars and there are also plenty who know what's in their bag of tricks these days. On the other hand there are plenty of dealers who rip unsuspecting customers for a living - it's a two way street.

I may have gotten a good deal but the next person will buy a car for $500-$1500 off the sticker price and feel good about it. Some SRTs are listed for $97k on carsales!!!...and there are people who would pay close to that...and that's just the way it is.

A good broker will know who sells plenty of cars and thus who might move on price to keep sales going, or if you are cool with getting a current MY car but a few months older build they can also source those.

Can you tell I enjoy the negotiation


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Old 04-01-2015, 12:29 PM
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Ha Ha I'm sure you enjoy the negotiation I may think of paying for your flight to perth , or your fuel to drive over in your beast to negotiate for me. My problem is I live in Albany 500 ks from Perth and there is only one Jeep dealer here ,I may have to purchase from perth .I know the dealer here has to honour warranty work etc., but they wouldn't be happy i'm sure, which could be a little bit of worry.
mind you the last new 2014 srt they had ( they order one every now and then ) they advertised it for 85 k drive away , with full sunroof and spider monkeys. So not a bad start figure . Hope Jeep has ironed out the few transmission problems on the 2015 reason i have been reluctant to jump in yet.
Anyway hope you really enjoy your new ride , good to hear your experience thanks heaps,
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I would recommend a broker if you tend to lose it with dealers they start tough but some tend to break easily

I nearly kinda feel for dealers cause there are people who offer crazy low dollars for cars and there are also plenty who know what's in their bag of tricks these days. On the other hand there are plenty of dealers who rip unsuspecting customers for a living - it's a two way street.

I may have gotten a good deal but the next person will buy a car for $500-$1500 off the sticker price and feel good about it. Some SRTs are listed for $97k on carsales!!!...and there are people who would pay close to that...and that's just the way it is.

A good broker will know who sells plenty of cars and thus who might move on price to keep sales going, or if you are cool with getting a current MY car but a few months older build they can also source those.

Can you tell I enjoy the negotiation


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Old 04-03-2015, 08:33 AM
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$85k as a starting point is a great start. Could drop by a few $k more especially if it's sitting there lonely for a new owner.


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My beast has finally left the US ....at last ! Ordered end of Jan was told 6mth but managed to jump queue with similar spec canceled order and I'm really over checking tracking continuously.
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My beast has finally left the US ....at last ! Ordered end of Jan was told 6mth but managed to jump queue with similar spec canceled order and I'm really over checking tracking continuously.

Cool mine got offloaded at Port Kembla on Sunday. I'm not sure how much longer I can wait. I want my SRT now dammit



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