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Old 09-03-2011, 11:39 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chat

I recently re-watched the Moto-Man episode where he rides along with Ralph Gillies in the new "Green with Envy" 392 Challenger. There is a quote Ralph makes that, I guess, now rings true.

"Now we're doing things that we hope will get credit for instead of being afraid to do it in the first place. Over time I think.... we have no choice but start getting our brands to stand for something. You can't be all about extreme value. You've got be about innovation, luxury and performance."

I can't post the link to the video because my work blocks streaming video. The quote begins at 21 minutes into the video.

All very interesting now.......
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:44 AM
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Then you have their warranty which is (IMO) one of the worst warranties in the business and their customer service at the dealership. No road side for an flat tire and no rental coverage if your Jeep is in the shop overnight. Those are items if you get if you buy their extended warranty but you can only get their 100K mile maxi care warranty since they do not offer a life time warranty on SRT models.
Wow, kinda makes you wonder whether they've figured out the SRT drivetrain can't handle the 150k mile target mentioned in the engineers' chat. They sort of hinted at that when explaining why the tow limit was lowered over the standard Hemi.
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However, I question if JEEP can pull of this type of pricing. There are still a lot of people that remember how Chrysler products were. Those are years and years of failure that you just can't shake off with a "new and improved" model. Chrysler still does not have the following that both GM and Ford has that can justify a 60K price tag for an non-luxury car.
I agree and we will see. I did ask my dealership when they are upgrading their service area for these $65K Jeep and they said "soon" Starting at the front and working their way back. LOL...We'll see!
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Then you have their warranty which is (IMO) one of the worst warranties in the business and their customer service at the dealership. No road side for an flat tire and no rental coverage if your Jeep is in the shop overnight. Those are items if you get if you buy their extended warranty but you can only get their 100K mile maxi care warranty since they do not offer a life time warranty on SRT models.
I have roadside assistance when I purchased mine new. I programmed the number into my phone, but never needed it. My dealer also gave me a loaner for a day long warranty fix. I did not have the extended warranty and never discussed purchasing till after this repair was done. Maybe it's your dealer and not the whole lot.
Which bring me to the next point, is they do offer a lifetime warranty on the SRTs. I have the price quote and the only reason I didn't go with it, was because it is non transferable like the 7/100K.
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I wish the SRT all the best but don't think its going to last too long on the market. Its just going to become another Dodge Ram SRT10.
I highly doubt your right with this assumption.
The new Jeep is much more user friendly and appeals to a much broader spectrum than the Ram. At 9 mpg, and sales totals of 1900 units in 2006, vs 3200 of the Jeep SRT8. The demand wasn't there.
SRT is upgrading and expanding their line up as a separate company. I am 100% sure, the Jeep won't be like the Ram.
However, I've heard rumblings from SRT for a Ram SRT again, so we'll see.
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Which bring me to the next point, is they do offer a lifetime warranty on the SRTs. I have the price quote and the only reason I didn't go with it, was because it is non transferable like the 7/100K.

What is the cost of the lifetime warranty compared to the 7yr. Does it cover everything or just powertrain?
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Price is about $400 more total.

Maximum Care is the most comprehensive plan available. It extends your vehicle's powertrain and basic component coverage beyond the 3-year/36,000-mile manufacturer's warranty and covers more than 5,000 components, providing virtually complete mechanical coverage for your vehicle. Maximum Care is an exclusionary plan, often referred to as "Bumper-to-Bumper" and as such if it's not excluded, it's covered. The only parts and labor not covered are:
  • Maintenance services and items used in such services.
  • Glass, plastic lenses.
  • Body and paint items, including soft trim.
  • Wear items such as manual clutch assembly, brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums and belts are not covered at any time.
  • Snow plows, winches and trailer hitches

  • $0, $50, or $100 Deductible Per Repair Visit
  • $100 "Sign-and-Go" Towing and Roadside Assistance*
  • $35/First Day Rental*
  • $35/Day Car Rental Allowance*
  • $1,000 Trip Interruption Protection*
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I may have found my base 2012 SRT Jeep......1200 miles away. Should get the info on it tomorrow....
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great price too......


not getting my hopes up yet though
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